Based on the latest research, CBD can have a significant role in affecting the immune system. Cannabinoids are known as immunomodulators, indicating that the endocannabinoid system has a regulatory effect on the immune system.
The body uses 2 types of immune mechanisms to prevent illnesses:
- Cellular immunity: which is performed by the white blood cells. We differentiate between various forms. In the human body, phagocytes provide basic immunity, while lymphocytes use much more complicated methods to kill intruders. White blood cell deficiency worsnens the immunity.
- Substance Immunity: it is made up of antibodies/immunoglobulins. They bind onto the antigens (bacteria, viruses, fungi..) and destroy them.
Since immunity is related to the nervous system, researchers have found that the impact of CBD on the production of hormones such as serotonin, can regulate the different sections of the immune system and enhance their overall condition regulation.