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CBD and the immune system: How it works

The immune system is the body’s main defense against infections, diseases and health issues. Since the immune system and our endocannabinoid system are intertwined, it makes sense to use CBD for preventative measures. Here’s how CBD and the immune system work together for optimal health. 

Many factors affect our immune system. For example, not getting enough sleep or exercise and not eating well can cause a drop in our immune function, as does stress and anxiety.

Supplements can help you regain balance, and often even the healthiest of us can benefit from them. At Bella Sante Heath, we counsel people on CBD and the immune system every day.

CBD and the immune system work together as an immune booster for your cannabinoid system. Molecules within your body act as system signals. Simply establishing a ”baseline’” with CBD may have the ability to maintain a balanced and healthy immune system, signaling your body that all is well.

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 and B cells. However, outside of an autoimmune arena, CBD supports the activity of a natural killer of bad cells. Studies also show CBD and the immune system can help maintain the liver, too. 

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 and the immune system can increase white blood cell counts in immunodeficiency disorders such as HIV and cancer, suggesting an immune-boosting effect.

Whether it’s flu or allergy season, or you just want to make sure your body is fighting against all of the daily chemicals and pollutants that you face every day, CBD and the immune system are effective partners in health.  

We hope to help you stay happy, healthy and your immune system in tip top shape, especially with the Covid 19 pandemic threatening our health right now. Please know we are here for you and your questions about CBD and the immune system. 


The Bella Sante' team

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