If you have been searching for a way to boost your immune system before the cold winter months roll in, then CBD and Vitamin C could be just what you need!
As the warm months of summer leave us and the colder months of winter roll in, it’s time that we all started taking a proactive approach to our health. Regardless of the current COVID-19 pandemic sweeping the globe, flu season is fast approaching, and we all need to be taking steps to boost our immune system and health.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has released necessary preventative steps that all people can take to help prevent them from getting COVID-19. Still, there are also some proactive steps we should all be taking before every flu season sets in.
The old saying ‘prevention is the best medicine’ isn’t further from the truth, and that’s why we’re talking about CBD and Vitamin C. In the following article, we’re going to take a closer at what CBD and Vitamin C are, how they work, and how they could help you boost your immune system.
WHAT IS CBD AND HOW DOES IT WORK?
Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of over 100 cannabinoids found in the hemp plant. Unlike the other well-known cannabinoid THC, CBD is non-psychotropic. What does that mean? It means that CBD isn’t going to get you ‘high’ as THC would. CBD is also 100% legal.
Inside all of us is something known as the Endocannabinoid System (ECS). It’s believed that the ECS is responsible for maintaining balance and harmony throughout the central nervous system and immune system. When your body isn’t balanced, cannabinoids like CBD can step in along with the ECS and restore things to the balanced and healthy levels that they’re supposed to be at.
The ECS is made up of a series of receptors linked together and spread throughout the body. It’s the way that the ECS is made up, which makes CBD so popular. CBD’s versatility means that there are a variety of different ways that you can easily incorporate CBD into your daily life, including CBD oils, CBD tinctures, CBD vape liquids, CBD topicals, and CBD edibles.
There are various reasons that people worldwide are turning to CBD and incorporating them into their daily lives. Some of the more popular reasons include:
- Stress, relaxation, and mental health issues
- Muscle aches, headaches, muscle pain, and joint pain
- Acne and other skin conditions
Research and studies worldwide have shown that CBD has the potential to be a potent natural anti-inflammatory. There have also been some exciting studies that looked at CBD’s ability to help with relaxation. It makes sense that if you can relax more, you’ll reduce the stress in your life and potentially avoid mental health conditions such as anxiety.
WHAT IS VITAMIN C, AND WHAT DOES IT DO?
We wish we could say that Vitamin C could cure a common cold, but unfortunately, it can’t, but that doesn’t mean it’s not great for you and shouldn’t be part of your regular health wellness routine. Some of the reasons everyone should be taking Vitamin C include cardiovascular deficiencies, eye disease, skin wrinkling, prenatal health, and immune system deficiencies.
There was a recent study conducted into Vitamin C, published in Seminars in Preventative and Alternative Medicine, which summarized and examined over 100 different Vitamin C studies.
“Vitamin C has received a great deal of attention, and with good reason. Higher blood levels of vitamin C may be the ideal nutrition marker for overall health,” says study researcher Mark Moyad, MD, MPH, of the University of Michigan. “The more we study vitamin C, the better our understanding of how diverse it is in protecting our health, from cardiovascular, cancer, stroke, eye health [and] immunity to living longer.”