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Learn how to boost your immune system with CBD Oil

The demand for CBD oil is growing at a quick pace, and people worldwide are becoming increasingly aware and interested. Still, most of us don’t really know what CBD is or isn’t, and we are here to clarify things for you. CBD is an acronym for Cannabidiol, which is one of 113 Phytocannabinoid compounds in hemp. 

In stark contrast with THC, CBD is non-psychoactive and has many wholesome uses, among which are pain relief, immune aid, and heart health support, just to name a few. One of the most notable and relevant of which, especially in light of the Coronavirus pandemic, is an immune system boost. It is only these beneficial uses that CBD products are there to provide, without the psychoactive effects of Cannabis. In fact, quality CBD products are made from industrial Hemp plants also grown to make fabric and other commercial products. By US law, these plants cannot contain over 0.3% of THC - a trivial amount.

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CBD products come in a variety of forms, with CBD oil being by far the most popular one. These oils contain a CBD extract in an oil base, which helps the CBD get absorbed into the body. CBD oils can be used in a variety of ways. Most people put a few drops of the oil underneath their tongue, which allows the oil to be absorbed directly into the blood through the fine capillaries. However, you can also apply the oil topically to ease joint pain and dry and acne-prone skin or even add it to your food and drinks.

The recommended dosage will depend on your weight and personal preference. Most resources suggest starting with a small dose, 20-40 mg a day for the first 7 days and then building up to a dosage you feel comfortable with, in 5 mg increments every week. Please note it's not recommended to use CBD oil more frequently than every 4-6 hours.

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In order to understand how CBD can influence our immune system, we'll need to get a bit scientific. The Endocannabinoid system refers to a network of Cannabinoid receptors scattered throughout the central and peripheral nervous system (brain, spinal cord, and peripheral nerves) that participates in the regulation of a wide range of bodily functions, such as mood, cognitive processes, memory, appetite, pain sensation, as well as the immune system. More specifically, Endocannabinoids, or the neurotransmitters our body produces, were found to decrease the level of inflammation in the body, and some scientists now believe that Phytocannabinoids, such as CBD, which bind to the same receptor, can thus have a similar effect.

Apart from that, CBD is widely used to decrease the impact of chronic day-to-day stress, which is known to affect our immune health. This way, CBD oil can have a twofold beneficial effect on our immunity, which is especially important right now when dangerous infectious diseases, such as the Coronavirus, are running rampant across the globe and we could use all the help we can get to protect ourselves.

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