HOW CBD CAN HELP DURING COLD AND FLU SEASON
It’s that time of the year – Cold and Flu Season, and especially with COVID19 around we need to give our immune system a boost. Did you know that CBD can help with this? Here’s how CBD works. Your body uses cannabinoids to upregulate the ECS – endocannabinoid system, to help stimulate and regulate the pathways beyond the ECS.
YOUR ENDOCANNABINOID SYSTEM
Your body’s cannabinoid receptors, also called CB receptors, are the basis of your immune response. CB receptors are spread all over your body and there are more of these than any other type of receptor. It is your body’s intuition that responds to cannabinoids, (i.e CBD), to activate CB receptors where inflammation is under or over the desired activity level and bring it to the desired activity level. This is the way that your endocannabinoid system regulates virtually every system in your body, ensuring that everything is working appropriately and maintaining homeostasis in the body, preventing deregulation and disease.
COLD AND FLU
The most effective way for you to prevent sickness, but in particular cold and flu, is to keep your body running effectively. This is where CBD comes in. Cannabinoids are designed to help prevent illness. When you regulate your health, CBD can complement this and help you to avoid getting a common cold or the flu. The following are the ways that CBD helps you to avoid these sicknesses. Cortisol, (nature’s built-in body alarm system), is responsible for helping the body to fight disease and inflammation. The constant release of this hormone occurs in individuals who are chronically stressed.
This reduces its effectiveness. Over time this can also result in increased disease and inflammation, along with a less effective immune system. If you are dealing with chronic stress your endocannabinoids may become depleted. This means that the CB receptors are not activated, resulting in your body and brain becoming unbalanced. The good news is that there is an easy fix for this – CBD oil.
CBD is an extract of the hemp plant that is full of vitamins. Along with containing more than 110 cannabinoids, hemp extracts also contain terpenes, flavonoids, fatty acids, vitamins, plant sterols, Gamma Linoleic Acid, and chlorophyll, which are all good for your body and can also help the fight against cold and flu. The Plantinum CBD range also has an extra bonus – Our carry oil is MCT, which is not only good for the environment, but amazing for the body. MCT is linked to reducing the risk of heart disease, helping manage blood sugar levels, and assisting in weight loss. It is also a great energy source.
Since cannabinoid signals are so important to your body organs and systems, you may wonder how this impacts sleep regulation. The central nervous system is essential when it comes to regulating sleep and wake cycles. Your body requires sleep to remain healthy, and if your sleep cycles are out, you are more likely to get a cold or flu and also feel generally run down. By adding CBD to your routine you can get a better night’s sleep and stay healthier.
When it comes to CBD, there are many ways that it can help you to stay healthy. Keeping our tips in mind, why not make Plantinum CBD a part of your routine, and add it to your daily supplement intake. We recommend several options, including adding oil drops to your coffee or adding our soft UK Vegan Gummies to your supplement intake.
Plantinum CBD is fully licensed, and all our products have Novel Food classification. We are arguably the UK’s leading specialist in CBD Production and manufacturing.
So give us a call today and help to boost your immune system with Plantinum CBD. We also have a 24hr live chat service for advice and support on the website.