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Top Tips for Supporting Your Immune System with CBD

It can be easy to get swept up in the frenzy during difficult times especially when your health faces potential challenges. But the best thing you can do for yourself and loved ones is to stay calm and put a plan together that will protect and support your wellbeing. These are our top tips for keeping your immune system healthy, with a little help from Green Gorilla CBD.

Stay Hydrated

Proper hydration is key to keep your immune system and your whole body functioning properly. Drinking plenty of water can also help flush out toxins and impurities from your system. Aim for at least 60 ounces of pure filtered water per day.

Get Plenty of Rest

To keep your immune system strong, make sure to get 7-9 hours of sleep every night. Your body repairs and heals itself during sleep, and depriving yourself of proper rest can leave you vulnerable to infections. Disconnecting from daily pressures is another way to help manage tension and keep your immune system healthy. Tension and worrying increases your body’s production of cortisol, which suppresses immune function. Try deep breathing, meditating, yoga, journaling, or any activity that makes you feel calm. Supplementing with Green Gorilla organic hemp CBD is a great way to stay relaxed and get a good night’s rest.

Eat nourishing foods

The food you eat is the foundation of your health. Remember to eat plenty of organic fruits and vegetables and keep sugar, alcohol, and highly processed foods to a minimum.

Take Immune Boosting Herbs and Supplements

Many herbs and supplements can give your immune system a little extra oomph during challenging times. A key factor in immune system function is a healthy endocannabinoid system (ECS). This system keeps your body in a state of homeostasis or balance. Supplementing with CBD such as Green Gorilla’s certified organic hemp products can keep you in a state of optimal health and wellness. Another essential supplement for seasonal wellness is elderberry. Elderberry is rich in antioxidants and can enhance immune function and increase antibody production. It also has been shown to directly inhibit the influenza virus. Garlic is a staple in most people’s kitchens and is also a powerful antimicrobial and immune booster. Research shows that garlic has potent antibacterial, anti-fungal and antiviral properties and can boost the disease-fighting response of white blood cells. Ginger is another plant with antioxidant, antimicrobial, and detoxifying effects that can boost immune health.

Prevention is the best medicine

Washing your hands is the most important preventative measure you can take to protect yourself and others from illness. Make sure to wash your hands regularly with warm soapy water for at least 20 seconds to keep germs at bay. If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. If your hands are feeling dry and irritated from too much hand washing, try Green Gorilla’s botanical CBD balm. Soothing botanicals like eucalyptus and lavender blended with pure CBD in a rich, creamy base of sunflower oil and beeswax provide moisturizing and healing relief. Illness causing bacteria and viruses can live on surfaces for over 24 hours. Disinfect frequently touched surfaces and avoid touching your face with unwashed hands. Avoid close contact with people who are sick and large groups of people, and stay home if you aren’t feeling well. You never know what kind of pathogens you’ve been exposed to, so take all necessary precautions to prevent the spread of illness. Stay safe and healthy.

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