As colder months approach, many of us are wondering about the best way to boost our immune systems, especially in light of COVID-19. With the onset of flu season adding to our concerns, it will also take some commitment.
In theory, committing to a healthy lifestyle can be easy. Following through on that commitment can sometimes be hard. While searching for a quick fix may be tempting, ensuring that we practice healthy nutrition, exercise and incorporate meaningful wellness activities in small, routine ways is the key maximizing our health this season.
One easy way to enhance your personal choices for optimal health is to add small sustainable changes to our daily routines rather than limiting ourselves or taking things away.
These choices are unique to each of us. It could mean adding a piece of fruit to our daily diet or adding a stretch break during a long day of video conferencing. Here are the areas where we can make a positive impact on our Immunity this season.
- Nutrition: Eat a variety of fruits, vegetables, grains and protein sources to build healthy habits.
- Sleep: It is one of our body’s main sources of recovery, both mentally and physically. Most people need at least seven to nine hours of sleep at night.
- Activity: Try to move as much as possible throughout the day. Take a walk during work calls, try to get outside for some fresh air daily or create a regular exercise routine.
- Stress Relief: Practice healthy stress management tools. Start with exercise, meditation, yoga, 10-15 min walks and socializing.
- CBD: Incorporate Full Spectrum CBD into your daily routine
What Exactly is Our Immune System?
Immune health refers to the group of cells and organs in our bodies that work together to destroy infections, viruses and other agents that could pose a threat to our bodies. It is a very important system that keeps us healthy, especially in times of stress. Immune systems are also in charge of monitoring and eliminating cells that aren’t functioning properly. The endocannabinoid system has an influence on most cells in the body, including the ones belonging to your immune system.
The Endocannabinoid System and Immune Health
The endocannabinoid system is a molecular system responsible for regulating and balancing many processes in the body – from immune response, communication between cells, appetite and metabolism, memory, and more – the main function of the ECS is to maintain a state of homeostasis, or balance, within the body. A chemical-signaling system senses disruptions or certain input from your environment and reacts by releasing compounds within your body known as endocannabinoids.
The endocannabinoid system is not wholly understood. However, data shows that CBD and other properties of cannabis have anti-inflammatory properties, which means in basic terms that CBD supports the functions of your body’s immune system and keeps it active when underperforming.
Full Spectrum CBD: a powerful tool for Immune Health
In addition to diet and lifestyle enhancements to manage stress, CBD can have a powerful impact on supporting our Immune System. CBD supplements may reduce anxiety and fear, improve mood, and reduce pain and excess inflammation to enable our bodies to enter the rest and relaxation state and return to homeostasis.
The benefits of using Moon Mother Hemp full-spectrum products is similar to that of eating real food versus taking supplements – we are consuming the food how nature intended it, which results in a more complete effect.
Full-spectrum, higher dose CBD supplementation has a calming and balancing effect on the central nervous system that helps to reduce anxiety before bed, leading to improvements in deep sleep cycles that allow us to wake up feeling more energized and refreshed.
Full Spectrum CBD can also enhance athletic performance as the anti-inflammatory effects accelerate post-workout recovery
Simple ways to add MMH to a healthy routine from our Founder Jessica Bates
Strategically leaving a bottle of tincture or capsules in a place where you are sure to remember to take it can be a helpful way to begin to incorporate CBD into your daily wellness routine. Leave your Moon Mother Hemp CBD near your toothbrush, on your desk or with your daily supplements so you are sure to remember to supplement daily.
Just like any other supplement, the benefits of CBD are maximized when you are consistent with your dosing.