During these stressful times, there is a tremendous amount of concern and panic about the highly contagious COVID-19 (Coronavirus) that is spreading so quickly throughout the world. Millions of people everywhere are unsure what is going to happen and what they should do next. They are stocking up on supplies, engaging in self-quarantine and searching for ways to boost their immune system while easing their minds. In an effort to cope with all the uncertainty, feelings of anxiousness, stress and everything that is weakening their immune system, more and more people are turning to hemp-derived CBD for some relief.
CBD as an Antibacterial
With the emergence of COVID-19, there has been a dramatic rise in the amount of hand soap and sanitizer purchased. People are looking for antibacterial and antimicrobial hand washes to remove any and all germs from their hands before touching their mouth, eyes, face or food, as this is the fastest way to spread illness. Cannabidiol (CBD) has shown promising results for having antibacterial or antimicrobial properties. There have been studies in which scientists are finding out how CBD can fight against bacteria with effective results.
Whenever you get the opportunity, make sure to wash your hands so you can rid your skin’s surface of any potentially lingering virus particles. If you are washing your hands as much as you are supposed to, your hands may begin to dry out. Our body is our largest organ, so it is important to take good care of it. The use of CBD moisturizers adds another level of antibacterial protection, as well as hydrating skin and locking in moisture so you can keep washing and fighting off germs without cracked, dry skin.
CBD to Promote Calmness
The uncertainty surrounding the situation happening across the globe can lead to anxious feelings for many people. CBD aids in reducing symptoms of anxious feelings and promote a sense of calmness. It helps to balance the body and mind and support homestasis. CBD also stimulates receptors that release serotonin and dopamine throughout our brain. The release of these chemicals increases our mood and combats anxious feelings, which are caused by a lack of serotonin and dopamine being released.
CBD for Stress Relief
Stress is a response to change, and the last few weeks has brought on a lot of changes for many people. From changes at work and school, to changes with access to everyday essentials, stress is prevalent across the globe. Our bodies are designed with a biological system made up of endocannabinoids called the endocannabinoid system. The endocannabinoid system plays a crucial role in helping regulate an array of physiological processes. CBD is able to contribute in reducing stress by activating our endocannabinoid system’s receptors. Once these receptors are activated, the receptors located in the brain act appropriately and begin working to suit the needs of the user. CBD does not get rid of stressors, but can assist in improving stress response to help relieve symptoms of stress.
Overall Immune Booster
The fear of being diagnosed with COVID-19 has so many people in panic mode, which is actually harming their immune system. When we stress, cortisol is released throughout our body and the functioning of our systems begins to dull. The energy and function we usually apply to ourselves to maintain our regulatory state of being are weakened and our body is focused on being stressed, which means it is less focused on restoring itself. CBD has shown to be extremely useful in boosting our immune system by interacting with our endocannabinoid system to keep our functioning optimal.
Just like our physical bodies, our minds can be damaged as well. Our bodies are spectacular, but they are not perfect, and trying to renew our mind while supporting our body is not as effective. For optimal functioning, we need our mind to feel stable and balanced. CBD can help promote relaxation and balance mood, which can support a more stable immune system.
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