Cannabis sativa has been used to boost health and nutrition for thousands of years. And now, it’s experiencing a resurgence in the health industry as its benefits have been rediscovered in the modern day.
Leading research has shown that CBD can work alongside the body’s own endocannabinoid system to support vital functions, including mood, sleep and the immune system – our body’s best line of protection from infection.
In these uncertain times, it’s no surprise that consumers are turning to CBD as the health hero of the moment. But even when we’re not living in a pandemic, we’re exposed to viruses, bacteria, and infection every single day - all of which could be a potential health threat if our immune system is not working as it should.
So, let’s explore how CBD can bring your body back into balance, support the immune system and have you feeling your best again.
CBD and Immunity
While research is still preliminary, studies have shown that CBD can have an impact on the immune system. With its anti-inflammatory properties¹, it works as both an immunosuppressant for those with autoimmune diseases and an immunomodulator which brings an immune system that’s out of whack back into balance.
Research also shows that people who are stressed out are more likely to get sick than those who aren’t as high stress can weaken the immune system².
When your body is more relaxed and you’re getting enough sleep, your body is better able to cope with outside stressors and CBD, a supplement that can help with sleep and anxiety³, is an easy way to do that.
What is CBD?
Classified as a novel food by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) since 2019, CBD is booming in the health industry. But what exactly is it?
CBD stands for cannabidiol, a compound that’s found naturally in the Cannabis sativa L. (hemp) plant. Unlike THC, CBD is non-psychoactive so it won’t make you high.
These days, CBD is everywhere – in teas, oils, supplements and gummies. In the UK, a report by the Centre for Medicinal Cannabis found that six million people have used the cannabis compound in some form⁴, while in the United States, sales are expected to reach $1.8 billion by 2022⁵.
How does CBD work?
In order to understand how CBD works, we need to understand our body’s endocannabinoid system, an incredible system that controls just about every function in the body. Preliminary research indicates that the ECS plays an important role in our central nervous systems⁶, maintaining vital functions such as:
- Immune function
According to Dr. Julie Motke, a medical doctor who prescribes medicinal cannabis and CBD and works with stress reduction, the way CBD works in the brain is by interacting with our endocannabinoid system.
Want to try CBD?
CBD is personal and the way you take it comes down to your own personal preference. That’s why we’ve created a premium range of five bespoke capsules with added vitamins and nutrients to support your health from the inside out.
Whether you’re looking for additional immune support, an extra energy boost, better sleep, or to generally feel calmer, we’ve got a capsule to suit you.