The majority of people who use medicinal cannabis tend to use it for counteracting the symptoms of a long standing chronic condition, rather than as a method to look after their immune system to keep in good health. While research into the benefits of cannabis for the immune system is quite sparse, there are early indications which seem to suggest that there could be some benefits to be had.
Research conducted in San Francisco seems to suggest that cannabinoids can help the ECS (endocannabinoid system) function. To make this as simple as possible for you to understand, this is a system of receptors (CB1 and CB2) which are located all around your body. The endocannabinoids are able to help keep the ECS functioning well, thus maintaining your health, as well as helping with counteracting any pain that you may experience as part of an ongoing chronic condition.
If the immune system becomes out of balance for any reason, this is when problems occur which are detrimental to your health. For example, MS is an autoimmune disease which caused in part by an unbalanced immune system, so if the immune system can be balanced with cannabis, could we see a reduction in the occurrence of MS? It certainly seems possible.
Cannabis also has long standing anti-inflammatory properties which are well known. This is why it is so good at lessening the symptoms of arthritis, according to https://cannabis.net. Inflammation also occurs when your body is exposed to dangerous toxins, and cannabis is able to respond to the inflammation by binding to the receptors to reduce this inflammatory response. If you suffer from inflammation on a regular basis, you will quickly notice the benefits of using cannabis to manage and reduce these levels of inflammation.
Researchers also seem to believe that cannabis can play a crucial role in the treatment of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, but also for more common conditions such as Crohn’s disease.
Have you been using cannabis to help your immune system stay healthy? It may not be a viable way to maintain your immune system for some, but if you are in good health and willing to take the plunge, let us know how you get on. Also, we’d recommend you visit your local dispensary for help with selecting the best strain for your own personal use, if you are unsure of which strain to go with. They will be able to offer the best advice.