Recent events have made humans acutely aware of their immune system, microbes in the environment, and the importance of having a healthy immune system. There is a complex interplay between our circadian rhythm, hormonal balance, and immune system that needs a healthy balanced system to thrive. When one of these systems gets thrown out of balance the others may falter and fail to operate at their full potential, leading to a domino effect where their overall function continues to decline. Unfortunately, many people with chronic conditions or chronic exposure to sources of inflammation may have compromised immune systems.
Fortunately, there are lots of great, natural ways to bolster or regulate the immune system and fight of microbes in the environment. CBD provides a great option as a CBD receptor modulator, meaning that it can provide either a balancing or dampening effect for an overactive response by the immune system. But, before we dive into the specifics of how CBD affects the immune system, we must first get a good idea of what the immune system is.