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CBD and the immune system

The immune system is one of the most important parts of the body. It’s the main defense against infections, diseases, and health issues. There are many factors that both positively and negatively affect the immune system. For example, not getting enough sleep, not eating well, and not getting enough physical activity can cause a drop in our immune function. If you want to ensure your immune system is functioning optimally, you’ll want to eat right, make sure you’re getting enough vitamins and minerals, sleep deeply, and decrease your stress levels as well as anxiety. There are many supplements that you can use to balance your body and boost your immune system, but there seems to be one that is leading the pack, CBD!


There are many different autoimmune conditions that affect how the body functions, but even people with high functioning immune systems can benefit from supplements. Boosting immune health helps prevent disease, and hopefully will lead to a long and happy life. Since the immune system and our endocannabinoid system are intertwined a great deal, it makes sense to use CBD for preventative measures.

Whether it’s flu season or you just want to make sure your body is fighting against all of the daily chemicals and pollutants that we come into contact with, you can take a dose of CBD to benefit numerous health issues. One of the things CBD can do for the body is to act as an immune booster for your cannabinoid system, meaning there are tiny molecules within your system that signal various responses to your immune system and may have the ability to maintain a balanced and healthy immune system just by simply taking a daily dose or "baseline" of CBD!


Just like you take your daily vitamins, CBD does the same thing when taken daily it can help keep colds away and help with seasonal allergies. CBD plays an important role in healthy immune function.

Hemp-based CBD oil may have both direct and indirect mechanisms for maintaining immunity. CBD oil from hemp has been shown to balance the immune system by reducing the activity of T cells, B cells. However, outside of an autoimmune arena, CBD supports the activity of natural killer of bad cells. Studies have also shown CBD has helped people who want to maintain immune health in the liver.

Some studies suggest that cannabinoids like CBD are an immunosuppressant, which can explain the relief experienced by medical cannabis users with autoimmune diseases and chronic inflammation. Other studies have shown that regular CBD use can increase white blood cell counts in immunodeficiency disorders such as HIV & cancer suggesting an immune-boosting effect.


We are constantly exposed to infectious diseases, bacteria and viruses (antigens), all intent on running amok and wreaking havoc on our systems. Without any inbuilt defences to keep these invaders at bay, we’d all last about five minutes on this planet. Thank goodness we have an immune system: the complex network of cells, tissues and organs, running with precision to keep us all healthy.

Our immune system also plays a key role in detecting malfunctioning cells inside our bodies, and, through the process of apoptosis or cell death, ensures that these cells do not continue to grow and become tumors. CBD helps with the balancing act that relies on constant communication between our immune cells, tissues, and organs. With the discovery of the endocannabinoid system (ECS) in the 1990s, scientists have found another key piece of the puzzle.

Scientists know that plant cannabinoids like cannabidiol (CBD) impact our health by interacting in different ways with the endocannabinoid system. Thus, it makes sense that consuming CBD will directly affect our immune system. 

Understanding the Endocannabinoid and Immune Systems

There are many different autoimmune conditions that affect how the body functions, but even people with high functioning immune systems can benefit from CBD supplements. Boosting immune health helps prevent disease, and hopefully will lead to a long and happy life. Since the immune system and our endocannabinoid system are intertwined a great deal, it makes sense to use CBD for preventative measures. We hope to help you stay happy, healthy and your immune system in tip top shape!
Especially with Covid 19 running rampant right now.

The Bella Sante' team

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