Protecting our immune system is one of the most effective ways to protect our health. This has always been important, no matter who you are or how you live, but with the ongoing global pandemic, we must pay even more attention to our health and how best to protect it.
Knowing how to protect your wellness isn’t always a simple task and knowing where to start can be a tricky first hurdle.
When our immune system is weak we are susceptible to a whole range of ailments, such as frequent colds, stomach issues, and fatigue. This can be a result of a number of things, like an unhealthy diet or a lack of sleep. Our premium CBD products are all full-spectrum ensuring individuals benefit from the naturally occurring cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids that are found in the hemp plant. CBD works actively in the endocannabinoid system to keep receptors active and healthy, which in turn contributes to the smooth running of our internal health.
Other ways to boost your immune system include:
At night, when we close our eyes and drift off to sleep, this is when our body recharges its batteries and healing takes place. Without rest, the body cannot function properly and this will lead to feelings of exhaustion and fatigue. When we’re tired, and energy is low, our immune system weakens - making us more susceptible to illness and will have a much harder time fighting it off. Ultimately this means that not getting an adequate amount of sleep can make you ill, and keep you ill for a prolonged period of time.
But sometimes getting a restful night’s sleep can be easier said than done. Especially in this climate of uncertainty. Taking CBD a few hours before you sleep can help restore the body’s natural balance (homeostasis) which helps you drift off and stay asleep - granting a good night’s rest.
Keeping active is crucial both for both body and mind. Getting out, being active, and boosting our endorphins will also boost our mood - this can help manage stress, and consequently mitigate the chemical imbalance from stress which attacks our immune system. During lockdown, researchers from the University of Bath published a study that showed how regular exercise can benefit immunity. “In the short term, exercise can help the immune system find and deal with pathogens, and in the long term, regular exercise slows down changes that happen to the immune system with aging, therefore reducing the risk of infections”. (1)
Healthy balanced diet
For the immune system to function properly and effectively it needs to be nourished and nurtured with a variety of energy and nutrients. These can all come from natural sources, a range of fruits and vegetables, nuts, seeds, pulses, dairy, meat, and fish. Sometimes changing your diet can just be a matter of shaking off bad habits and learning some new refreshed recipes.