What are the effects of CBD oil on flu and cold

What are the effects of CBD oil on flu and cold

Cold and flu are normally caused by a virus. CBD can help you fight against that virus because of its anti-viral properties. It can also help to reduce the pain that is caused by the increase in sinus pressure especially when a person is suffering from cold. CBD also has anti-inflammatory properties which can help cure the cold and flue in limited time.

Anti-viral properties

Because of its Anti-viral qualities, CBD really is beneficial when you suffering from a cough, flu or cold. It helps to fight against virus. You will not have to suffer from symptoms of hangover after taking this natural remedy.

Effects on the endocannabinoid system

This system increase receptors in the brain and the body. The THC activated both receptors name CB1 and CB2; the good thing is that CBD oil does not instantly provoke CB1 and CB2. CB1 is found in the brain and very less in other organs like lungs, liver, and kidney, however, CB2 belongs to the immune system. If the immune system gets disturbed, it might cause many diseases.

Reduce the inflammation

CBD is a major cause of reduction of inflammation. This gives a comfort from the pressure and headache. It doesn’t increase the blood pressure or heart rate. This is another advantage for people who are suffering from the cardiovascular problem.

CBD and food

If you mix Cannabis with other foods like turmeric, it may boost its anti-inflammatory qualities. You can also use it in the form of a tea that really helps to relax your body. CBD plays a role in supporting the immune system. Make a cup of tea and add a few drops of CBD oil in it and you can also add ginger, lemon, and honey for taste. You can also drink your favorite herbal tea with CBD and add a spoon of honey.

Use CBD while taking bath

There are many ways to take CBD but the best one is applying it while taking bath. This is a very healthy way to fight with your cold. There are also many other CBD products that you can use in flu. You can also use CBD SALT as a supplement in order to keep the immune system regulated so it wouldn't catch any cold.

Some other effects

  • CBD helps in the reduction of irritation in the throat.
  • CBD also lower the aches and pains.
  • Hemp oil has another effect called anti-proliferative which helps to stop cell growth of the virus.
  • CBD oil helps to heal lungs.
  • CBD oil is also used for skin massage.

The research said that CBD affects the immune system. But there is no 100% assurance of it. Basically, it supports the immune system, which gradually reduced the inflammation. It is the indication that the immune system is fighting in a healthy way with your enemies (viruses, bacteria, etc.).

This article was written by an independent and third-party author specialising in CBD, hemp and cannabis research. Any opinion, advice or recommendation expressed in the article does not reflect the opinion of Formula Swiss AG or any of our employees. We do not make any claims about any of our products and refer to our disclaimer for more information.

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How CBD can help improve the immune system

How CBD can help improve the immune system

CBD is researched day and night in order to reveal its hidden qualities. Besides being famous for treating mental, heart and other diseases, it also has a very positive impact on the human immune system. Since the immune system is responsible in order to detect any diseases and help to fight and provide protection against diseases. Immune system detects the upcoming dangers to the health of a person and makes the body ready to defend itself. The immune system should be able to maintain a balance of self-defense without causing self-harm, when the immune system does not perform up to the mark then the immune response is weakened which leads to autoimmunity. Autoimmunity causes an attack on healthy tissues which results in numerous autoimmune diseases including cancer, HIV/AIDS, multiple sclerosis, allergies and various inflammation diseases.

The immune system and cannabinoids

As cannabinoids are available in various systems of the body, the immune system also tends to work optimally by the functions performed by endocannabinoids. Though additional research is required in order to study the relation of the immune system with the endocannabinoid system, it is still concluded that targeted cannabinoids like CBD help in reducing autoimmune responses and inflammatory responses which are the main reason for sclerosis, cancer and HIV.

CBD and the immune system

Studies reveal that CBD possesses anti-inflammatory properties, which can be helpful in suppressing the immune system by reducing inflammation. As most of the autoimmune diseases are caused by inflammation, CBD tends to be very effective in strengthening the immune system. CBD is an immune suppressor so it has positive effects when the immune system becomes hyperactive or weakened. A hyperactive immune system causes overreaction when met with allergens or diseases and can even self-harm the body. As the case of multiple sclerosis, in which the immune system becomes hyperactive and damages the central nervous system by destroying nerve fibers and scar tissues. Recently, CBD has been proven to be effective in reducing the pain in patients of multiple sclerosis by improving mobility.

CBD and inflammation

Inflammation, besides its negative aspects, is vital for the immune system to inhibit infections. Inflammation is the immune response required to prevent the diseases from spreading by isolating the damaged and infected cells. Therefore, inflammation is needed to fight certain diseases in the body and preventing it can weaken the immune system. However, CBD can also be used to maintain a balance between the functions of the immune system.

CBD and cancer

A weakened immune system leads to cancer, and CBD is also able to fight cancer by strengthening the immune system. One of the functions of the immune system is to tell the unhealthy and aged cells about their time to self-destruct. As with cancer, the damaged cells forget their ability to self-regulate and the disease spread quickly in the body due to the proliferation of the cells. Animal and laboratory studies show that CBD help in the self-destruction of the damaged cells, which lead to apoptosis, and eventually a reduction of the tumor growth. Metastasis was also a result of the mice study that reduced the spreading of cancerous cells. Thus the immune system is strengthened and it also reduces nausea, vomiting and various conditions caused by chemotherapy in the cancer patients.


The dysfunction of the immune system and it not performing optimally is one of the causes of HIV/AIDS. HIV compromises the immune system, due to which the body leaves its ability to fight the virus. As CBD has the ability to make the immune system perform better, it tends to be a good option in treating HIV. A study conducted in 2015 found that the patients who consumed CBD had less viral loads and a more CD4 immune cell which fights against HIV as compared to regular patients. Another previous study of 2003 revealed that the through the use of CBD the T-cell count can be increased, t-cells are used to destroy harmful pathogens and are integral need of the immune system. Moreover, recent studies show that CBD may also be helpful in inhibiting the progression of HIV into AIDS by inhibiting the function of plasmacytoid dendritic cells.

CBD and neuroinflammatory conditions

The immune system also has a major role in neuroinflammatory and neurodegenerative conditions like strokes, head injuries and cerebral ischemia which is a condition in which there is an insufficient flow of blood to the brain. CBD has been used to provide both neurogenesis as well as neurodegeneration which leads to the promotion of new and degeneration of nervous tissues of the brain. The research that concluded these findings was however conducted on animals, more evidence is needed in order to prove the significant effects.

Can CBD improve the immune system?

Well, as various effects of CBD has been described on the functions of the immune system. It is still unclear and no power can claim that CBD will affect the immune system with the same conclusive results. The results can vary as much about the functions of the immune system and immune responses are still unknown. Though, one thing that is clear enough is that CBD has some sort of effect on the immune responses of the body but to which extent CBD should be used in order to achieve the maximum benefits are still to be researched.

The immune system has two ways in which it fights against diseases, the cell-mediated immunity and humoral immunity. Maintaining the right balance between the immunities is required in order to keep the immune system’s functions optimal. The endocannabinoid system is said to control and regulate the proper balance between humoral and cell-mediated responses. Therefore, the stimulation of ECS through active cannabinoids like CBD helps in enhancing the health, balance, responsivity and functions of the immune’s system. The CBD and ECS are extremely involved in maintaining the optimal functioning immune system.

The consumption of CBD for maintaining immune system should always be advised by the professionals. One must regularly monitor himself in order to achieve the desired outcomes after the consumption of CBD.



This article was written by an independent and third-party author specialising in CBD, hemp and cannabis research. Any opinion, advice or recommendation expressed in the article does not reflect the opinion of Formula Swiss AG or any of our employees. We do not make any claims about any of our products and refer to our disclaimer for more information.

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