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How Does CBD Help Cold and Flu Symptoms?


Cold and flu season is here—blah—right before the holidays hit. You don’t have time in your busy schedule to get sick. So, stay active, get enough sleep, practice good hygiene, eat more veggies, stay hydrated, make chicken soup, brew some hot tea, drink extra O.J., and maybe just maybe you’ll avoid the nasty viruses.


However...


If you add CBD to your list of cold and flu remedies, you’ll definitely stay healthier. Why? Cannabidiol, a potent cannabinoid, has been shown to boost immunity and reduce common cold and influenza symptoms. No risky NSAIDs required.


Let’s look at the symptoms and causes of the common cold and influenza, plus how CBD can help...


Cold vs. Flu Symptoms


Although the symptoms are similar, the flu is more serious than the common cold since it can lead to serious health issues such as pneumonia, bacterial infections, and hospitalizations.


Common cold symptoms include sneezing, runny or stuffy nose, coughing, headaches, and sore throat.


Flu symptoms include fever, chills, body aches, headaches, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, and fatigue.


Both are highly contagious...


How Do We Get Colds & Flu?


The common cold and flu (influenza) are viral infections of the respiratory system—the nose, mouth, throat, and lungs.


The flu is caused by the influenza virus, while the common cold is triggered by a variety of infectious viruses such as rhinoviruses, parainfluenza, and seasonal coronaviruses (not Covid-19).


The following factors make us more susceptible to cold and flu viruses:

  • Spending time in confined spaces with infected people. One cough sends a virus airborne, where it’s easily inhaled by others.

  • Sharing items touched by an infected person. Viruses can survive on non-porous surfaces for hours, increasing the likelihood of second-hand infection.

  • Adjusting to mutations of rhinoviruses. Our immune system responds to ever-changing germs by catching a cold or the flu. Boo!

Cold and flu season sucks.


So, take CBD...


How Does CBD Relieve Cold and Flu Symptoms?


Studies have shown CBD products deliver therapeutic benefits that may help your body ward off the common cold and flu before they occur. How? Cannabidiol has strong antiviral and antibacterial properties, which help combat the infectious viruses that cause colds and flu. The cannabinoid interacts with receptors of the endocannabinoid system (ECS), which help it regulate immune response, improving immunity.


Fingers crossed you don’t get sick this season, but if you do, CBD can help you feel a lot better, faster...


CBD for Flu-related Pain


CBD helps alleviate headaches and muscle and joint aches that often accompany the flu. Plus, CBD has anti-inflammatory properties that reduce pain and inflammation in the nasal passages and throat.


CBD for Nausea


Studies suggest taking CBD oil for nausea increases the production of anandamide, one of many cannabinoids that help alleviate nausea and reduce the urge to vomit.


CBD for Sleep


Cannabidiol is an effective sleep aid, helping you get the deep sleep you need to get better.


Conclusion


CBD has potent anti-inflammatory and antiviral properties that help strengthen your immunity against cold and flu viruses, plus pain-relieving and sleep-inducing properties that help you recover faster.


“Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.”

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