Immune Boosters

What are immune diseases?

The immune system is so complex that it's not surprising it can fall out of balance. Plus, there are some genetic reasons for an immune system to change over the course of a patient's life. Multiple sclerosis, for example, is caused by the immune system becoming overly active and targeting the body's brain and nervous system as if it were a dangerous antigen. The buildup of resulting scar tissue begins to interrupt nerve impulses, in turn causing a loss of motor function and eventual paralysis in the affected individual.

When the immune system is overstimulated, autoimmune diseases and dangerous allergic reactions such as food sensitivities, often occur. This is because an overstimulated immune system treats even the most mundane things (dust, pet dander, pollen, etc.) as dangerous intruders and releases "false alarm" hormones that tell the body to wage an attack. When the immune system is weak and under-stimulated, however, cancer and disastrous infections can take over.

So how can we balance the immune system for optimal functionality with cannabis? Before we tell you about how CBD can be used to boost your immune system and ease an overactive one, here are some amazing natural ways to boost one's immune system. Here are our six favorites.

  1. Oregano oil improves gut health and boosts the immune system by eliminating bad bacteria in your digestive system without killing the good bacteria. When using oregano oil to cleanse your gut, spread out your doses and take 200 mg 3 times a day. 
  1. Japanese mushrooms—enoki, shitake or oyster—are a great immunity booster. They are also loaded with a powerful antioxidant called Ergothioneine that withstands cooking.
  1. Cruciferous vegetables support your liver and immune function by boosting the liver's ability to flush out toxins. Now your immune cells have a happy, healthy home. Pick up some kale, broccoli, lettuce, and cabbage today. 
  1. The smooth, buttery flesh of an avocado contains essential amino acids, antioxidants, and some healthy fats to help balance hormone production.
  1. Ginger breaks down the accumulation of toxins in the lungs, sinuses, and other organs. It's said also to help cleanse the lymphatic system, which is our body’s sewage system.
  1. Graviola has been studied since the 1940s and used to kill parasites, reduce fevers, treat cold and flu, and ameliorate liver problems.

How is CBD an immune booster?

Until now, immune disorders and autoimmune syndromes had no known treatment or cure, but scientists are right now exploring whether various cannabinoids can help balance the immune system. Cannabidiol is wonderful at easing the inflammatory symptoms of arthritis and various neural problems, while also promoting maximum immune function and optimal health. Although the topic of Cannabinoids and the immune system requires further evaluation, the body of research and proof is already growing. Soon, we will better understand how CBD and other cannabis compounds can help us attain optimal immune system function. 

Studies

  1. Cannabinoid-based drugs as anti-inflammatory therapeutics
  1. The cannabinoid system and immune modulation

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Disclaimer: TrueMedicines research is informational and not personal medical advice. Our market research is not medical advice and is not intended diagnose, prevent, treat or cure any diseases. Contact your qualified physician for medical advice.

 

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