Can cannabidiol (CD) really help bolster your immune system? An increasing number of scientific studies suggest that the answer is “yes.” It’s a key reason that Wellness Plus includes CBD in our Soul Immunity CBD capsules.
Let’s take a deeper dive into a 2020 scientific study that investigated immune responses regulated by CBD.
CBD for immune response regulation
Several years ago, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a CBD product called Epidiolex by GW Pharmaceuticals to treat rare forms of epilepsy in patients 2 years of age and older. This event has prompted a growing acceptance of recreational cannabis and CBD oil for their potential as a medical treatment for other issues.
Interest is increasing in CBD as an anti-inflammatory and immune suppressive agent. One 2020 study by James Nichols and Barbara Kaplan reviewed reports to determine if CBD does fulfill these roles, and it provided a summary of the in vivo and in vitro effects on the immune system.
The authors concluded that “the data overwhelmingly support the notion that CBD is immune suppressive and that the mechanisms involve direct suppression of activation of various immune cell types, induction of apoptosis, and promotion of regulatory cells, which, in turn, control other immune cell targets.”
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