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5 Pillars for a Strong Immune System Using CBD Hemp Flower
The Strength of your Immune System Depends on How you are Caring for your Whole-Body Health.
A Multi-Pronged Approach to Health with Cannabis
The best way to take care of your immune system is through a multi-pronged approach that considers the body as a whole. This is especially true because the immune system is not composed of a set of organs like other systems, but instead is complex and widespread, containing numerous types of cells and tissues that reside in other tissues and circulate throughout the body via the lymphatic fluid. Knowing no boundaries, the tissues of the immune system reside in the digestive, endocrine, respiratory, skeletal systems and even the skin plays a part by acting as a barrier against environmental toxins.
Having a healthy body in most cases, will translate to an immune system that can activate when in need, but not be overactive, such as in the case of autoimmune disorders. Our goal in this article is to give you some tips to bolster your immune system through lifestyle choices, plant medicine, and avoidance of chemicals that challenge all of our body's systems. This article is written through the lens of how cannabis fits into a healthy lifestyle but is not limited to plant medicine because we know that herbs are just one piece of the whole in Holistic Health.
CBD Hemp Free of Toxins to Boost a Healthy Immune System
1. Say GOODBYE to Harmful Toxins!
Unfortunately, toxins are a part of our everyday lives, some are human-made, and others are naturally occurring. Two toxins that are prevalent in our lives and could be mitigated by reducing exposure are pesticides and phthalates. The major sources of pesticides are perishable foods (fruits, vegetables, and commercial meats), and also includes herbs that have not been grown organically. The risk of these toxins includes slow deterioration of the body, such as the lack of absorption of vital nutrients, to more severe illnesses such as cancer. Avoiding pesticides altogether may be quite an undertaking but you can choose organic produce when possible and even consider where your hemp products are coming from and how they were grown. If you are purchasing your CBD at a gas station, there is a good chance that the plants used were grown with pesticides, herbicides, and fungicides. Products like these will add to your toxin load.
The Sunset on our Chemical Free Hemp Plants in Michigan.
At Society’s Plant, we are dedicated to growing 100% Naturally Cultivated CBD Rich Artisanal Hemp Flower. Just like buying locally grown produce from a farmer, sourcing your hemp flower from a "local" farmer ensures you know that you will get the toxin-free hemp flower to support your specific needs. Additionally, we choose cultivation methods for our plants that restore soil fertility & create a balance between the ecology & humankind. Next to pesticides are phthalates, which are considered endocrine disruptors and are found in insecticides as well as cosmetics with unnatural fragrances. This was a consideration we took when formulating our Magical Plant Salve, created with only essential oils and herbs in a coconut oil base, this salve is a healthy alternative to your traditional pain & inflammation creams.
Herbal Combinations with Cannabinoids for Wellness
2. Leverage Supportive Herbs
As a company that promotes CBD Flower as a wellness tool, our mission is to heal society with plant medicine, by bringing to market artisanal products that elevate humanity. CBD on its own is a plant that offers a wide array of health benefits including immune support by way of maintaining a healthy inflammatory response, providing a calming effect during every day, mild stress and studies have shown CBD supports the activity of natural killer T cells. While there is still research that still needs to be done specifically with the hemp plant, we do have research on how terpenes from plants affect our body’s health as well as research on other herbs that we use to offer extra support to our CBD products. For example, terpenes such as Caryophyllene which is found in strains like Jet Fuel & Rocket Fuel, have potent antimicrobial, antibacterial, and antioxidant properties, all beneficial in protecting the body from viruses & colds. We also love including a rainbow of herbs and medicinal mushrooms in our Herbal Loose-Leaf Teas and our CBD Tincture formulations.
Society's Plant has a full array of Loose-Leaf Herbal Teas that Provide a Wide Array of Benefits!
Society's Plant PositiviTea (pictured below)
Hemp CBD & CBDA infused Loose Leaf Positivi-Tea Herbs:
- Rooibos: antioxidant & vitamin C powerhouse, is also considered a bronchodilator. A bronchodilator is a substance that dilates the bronchi and bronchioles, and in doing so, it increases airflow to the lungs making breathing easier.
- Lemongrass: reduces inflammation and is a plant source of vitamin C
- Hemp Leaves & Stems: sources of acidic cannabinoids such as CBDA & CBGA, they also contain a wealth of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
- Ginger: has antiviral and antibacterial properties
- Turmeric: Giving turmeric its bright yellow color curcumin is the main constituent found in turmeric and is known to have anti-inflammatory properties that help boost immunity.
- Black Peppercorns: another source of Caryophyllene, this spice also works synergistically with turmeric increasing the uptake of its constituents.
Mama's Abundance Tea with CBD and Herbs for PMS and Breastfeeding
If that one doesn’t scream supportive herbs to you, then you should consider the Mama’s Abundance Tea! This one is loaded with hormone balancing herbs that are wonderful for nipping PMS symptoms in the butt, enhancing breastmilk supply and IMPROVING LUNG HEALTH. Check out the great combination of herbs in Mama’s Abundance that could make for the perfect remedy for those with chest congestion or struggling with Covid symptoms. The following herbs are included in this tea:
- Red Raspberry Leaf: soothes irritated lungs and throats especially during upper respiratory conditions
- Nettles: as a lung tonic nettle has been used for asthma and mucus conditions of the lungs
- Oat Straw: helps to strengthen the lungs and loosen lung mucus
- Rose Hips & Orange Peel: both are sources of vitamin C and potent in antioxidants.
- Hemp Leaves & Stems: sources of acidic cannabinoids such as CBDA & CBGA, they also contain a wealth of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants
CBD for Sleep is Healthy for Immune System
3. Get Yo'Ass to Bed!
According to the CDC, “Scientific evidence is building that sleep has powerful effects on immune functioning. Studies show that sleep loss can affect different parts of the immune system, which can lead to the development of a wide variety of disorders”, as cited in the article Sleep and the Immune System. Sleep is often acclaimed to be one of the pinnacles of wellness, yet busy parents, entrepreneurs, or adrenaline junkies often struggle with getting to sleep or staying asleep, so we’ve got a remedy just for you. Our newest line of products is our Mushroom Enhanced CBD Tinctures, each tincture has a superpower such as Thrive for Immunity, Chill for “chillin TF out” and for helping you drift off to dreamland our Dream with melatonin will not only help you get to sleep, stay asleep and also experience transcended dreams. As if quality sleep wasn’t good enough, Dream Tincture also decreases inflammation, supports healthy digestion, and fights fatigue and depression.
Utilize CBD Hemp and Workout
4. Move your Body in a FUN Way
Movement is the 4th pillar in building a healthy body that translates into a vibrant immune system. Research studies have shown that a single bout of moderate exercise provides a positive boost to both the innate and the acquired immune systems. Each bout of moderate aerobic exercise instantaneously mobilizes millions of immune cells. Physical activity may also help flush bacteria out of the lungs and airways and the brief rise in body temperature during and right after exercise may prevent bacteria from growing. The immune system is linked with the lymphatic system and our bodies need movement to circulate the lymph fluid through this system, which produces and moves white blood cells and other immune cells that monitor and then destroy the foreign invaders. While intense workouts such as training for a marathon may cause the opposite result, daily, 30–60-minute, enjoyable workouts are ideal.
If you are new to working out and need CBD support to calm those muscles that you didn’t know you had, check out this blog post for CBD Flower recommendations! We also developed the Magical Plant Salve specifically for treating those sore muscles, post workout. The BONUS is that this CBD salve is made with our RAW Hemp Extract - which gives a boost of CBDA + CBD.
How can you make fitness fun?
We suggest Society's Plant Owner, Bianca's workout videos that you can LIVE classes from the comfort of your home, or over 200 pre-recorded fitness classes. Burn Fit Tribe includes cardio, conga, high repetition muscle sculpting and dance classes to help you move in a way that feels easy, because you are enjoying it so much. You can sign up for a FREE class and 7-day trial membership. If you love it then choose from 3 tiers ranging from $40 to as low as $5/month! Check it out here!
CBD Hemp Flower to Beat Stress
5. Don't Let Stress take over your Life!
Whether you meditate, take slow contemplative walks or simply sit and smoke a ceremonial joint, relieving stress is key to a kick-ass immune system. While a moderate amount of stress can strengthen our systems, when our stress bucket becomes overloaded and we are contending with chronic stress, our bodies reduce the number of natural killer cells or lymphocytes in the body, which are needed to fight viruses, according to the American Psychological Association. As advocates for plant medicine, we believe in the power of CBD flower to assist with combating stress and anxiety. Some of our favorite strains to calm the body & soul are Bubba Kush, Hempress & our Forbidden Fruit CBD vape cartridges. Other ways to distress with CBD products is to take a bath with Life Elements CBD Bath Bombs, a few drops of Society’s Plant Mushroom Enhanced CBD “Chill” tincture and don't forget a hot mug of herbal tea!
There is a huge range of products that we offer to help to boost your immune system, but there is no one product that is going to supercharge your body to ward off all illnesses. We did write an article to dispel the myths about cannabis curing covid - which you should definitely check out! Not to say it doesn’t work, but we want to make sure you are clear on what the research really says. Hint: if I were you, I would be taking the SOCIETY RAW Hemp Softgels everyday…just sayin’. And you should also: de-stress, workout, sleep, leverage those herbs and combat toxins. If you are doing all that then you are all set to THRIVE in 2022!
We then took it a step further and worked with the wonderful ladies at Wake and Bake Co, who also run the Cannabis Coaching Institute to provide an insightful article on the COVID and cannabis subject, while also providing an easy DIY recipe to make your own CBDA rich tea and further add clarity to the reefer madness media frenzy that spun out from the Covid-19 news.
CBD Hemp Flower for Immune System Wellness
There are so many ways to utilize CBD hemp to enhance your overall wellbeing. This list covered some foundational steps to improve wellness and boost immune system. We want you to THRIVE in 2022, so please come at us with any questions that you have about how our products can help you!
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