The immune system is complex and delicate. Complex because it handles cell growth and death within the body, knocking out diseases, bacteria, viruses, and malfunctioning cells in an effort to stay safe and healthy. Delicate because it walks a fine line—too much cell death can lead to an autoimmune disease, but not enough cell death can create a thriving environment for cancer.
That’s why it’s important to make sure your immune system is healthy, especially in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. While washing your hands, disinfecting surfaces, and keeping your distance can help to protect you from illness, your most effective line of defense will always be a healthy immune system. Nurturing it with clean foods, exercise, and restful sleep is important for its overall health. On top of that, what science is now confirming is that cannabis, and in particular its active compounds like cannabidiol (CBD), can also play a useful role in boosting the immune system, especially when used with other plants and herbs.
Using Full Spectrum CBD Oil to Boost Your Immune System
That concept is exactly what’s behind the immune-boosting power of Immunitiva full spectrum CBD oil. Composed of organically-grown, full spectrum CBD, shiitake mushroom extract, echinacea, barberry, garlic, horseradish, and elecampane, Immunitiva was designed to naturally boost your immune system through the power of herbal synergy.
Harnessing the Power of Herbal Synergy
By using a full spectrum CBD oil like Immunitiva, you experience what’s known as the “entourage effect.” Cannabis, including hemp (its non-intoxicating form), has hundreds of active compounds in it that stimulate our endocannabinoid system (ECS) and other systems in the body. The entourage effect is the theory that using only one of those compounds, like a CBD isolate, could benefit the immune system by acting through the ECS as an anti-inflammatory, but using all of the phytonutrients found in hemp could be even more beneficial. That’s because hemp’s other nutrients also help the immune system, but they don’t all do so by reducing inflammation. By having all the compounds present, you’re boosting your immune system from several angles through the synergy of the entourage effect.
Immunitiva expands on that synergy by bringing other medicinal herbs into the mix. So while the full spectrum CBD oil is boosting the immune system by stimulating ECS receptors, the barberry is activating macrophages to devour harmful microorganisms. Each of the herbs is approaching your immune system from a different angle but with the same goal—to help improve your immunity.
Herbs to Boost Your Immune System
Each of the herbs in Immunitiva’s hemp and botanical immunity blend was picked for their immune-boosting power. Some may have similar properties, like being an antiseptic, but all offer a unique approach to enhancing the immune system.
Shiitake mushroom extract: Mushrooms are loaded with immune-boosting properties like antimicrobial compounds, beta glucans that positively affect B-lymphocytes (natural killer cells) and suppressor T cells, and ergothioneine molecules that help with antioxidative potentiation. Plus, the organic mushrooms used in Immunitiva are exposed to sunlight while drying, which exponentially increases the amount of vitamin D in them, an immune-boosting compound that works directly with white blood cells (our immune system’s soldiers).
Echinacea: Also known as “snakeroot,” echinacea is an antiseptic, anti-bacterial, and antifungal. It activates macrophages which kill harmful microorganisms, and it elevates white blood cell levels in the body. It also has anti-inflammatory effects and can help relieve allergies by working with histamine response, and it may reduce the reproduction rate of fungal infections.
Barberry: Barberry has been used in medicine for centuries, and studies have shown it can kill microorganisms that cause diarrhea, dysentery, giardiasis, urinary tract infections, and vaginal infections. It also contains an alkaloid known as berberine that activates macrophages and can help with metabolic syndrome.
Garlic: More than a kitchen staple, garlic is a powerful immune booster whose medicinal properties have been studied for years. It’s a natural antibiotic and antiseptic. It destroys harmful bacteria, fungi, and viruses and can effectively treat digestive and respiratory system infections. It detoxifies, removes parasites, and reduces blood clots which are often behind immune problems. And apart from all that, it lowers high blood pressure and high blood cholesterol.
Horseradish: Horseradish has powerful therapeutic properties, having been used for centuries to treat conditions like indigestion, coughs, asthma, sinus infections, bladder infections, kidney stones, and rheumatic and arthritic conditions. As an antibiotic, it’s active against a variety of bacteria and can help detoxify and stimulate the liver. It’s also a known antioxidant, and it can increase the number of white blood cells in the bloodstream.
Elecampane: Sometimes called “horseheal,” elecampane has antispasmodic, antiseptic, anticatarrhal (mucus-reducing), and ulcer-healing properties. Scientists have found it to be a potent antibacterial with the ability to fight against the infectious organisms behind issues like staph infections, urinary tract infections, pneumonia, and thrush. It can also help with chest pain, and it contains a substance called alantolactone that can get rid of intestinal parasites.
Incorporating Immunitiva Into Your Routine
Naturally boosting your immune system is easy when using an effective full spectrum CBD oil like Immunitiva. Shake well and take as needed (up to two doses a day) by simply placing the oil under your tongue and holding it there for 60 seconds before swallowing. The capillaries under your tongue will
absorb the extract into your bloodstream where it can get to work. The rest, once swallowed, will disperse through your digestive system. When you’re finished taking it, be sure to store it in a cool, dark place like a medicine or kitchen cabinet.
Remember that everyone’s body chemistry is different, so you may have to adjust your dosage levels before you find the right amount for you. It can be helpful to keep a CBD journal, documenting how much you took each day and how potent the effects were until you find the right dosage for you.
Keeping your immune system healthy is crucial for your overall well being, and plants can play an important role in maintaining its health. By harnessing the power of organically grown herbs, Immunitiva’s hemp and botanical blend boosts your immune system in a way only nature can.