With the fall season here, you’ve likely had a case of the sneezes, sniffles and sore throats!
So what can you do to help improve immune function? Here are a few supplements to consider for your wellness:
- Hemp seed oil: Hemp seed oil is known for its antibacterial properties. According to Healthline, “A 2017, hemp oil’s antibacterial properties inhibited the activity of various types of bacteria, including Staphylococcus aureus. Staphylococcus aureus is a dangerous bacteria that can cause skin infections, pneumonia and infections of the skin, bone, and heart valve.” Hemp seed oil supplements are readily available in liquid or capsule forms; take note that hemp seed oil does not contain THC or CBD. To read more about the benefits of hemp seed oil, click here.
- Oil of oregano: Oregano oil is embraced in the natural health world for warding off bacteria. Studies have shown this supplement to be promising for its antiviral and antioxidant actions. In one study in 2011, participants with upper respiratory infections used a throat spray with oregano oil and essential oils for three days. Participants who used the oregano oil noticed a reduction in their sore throats and cough.
- Vitamin D: According to many scientists, “vitamin D may be the seasonal stimulus” for triggering the flu, confirms the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. This is because our levels tend to be the lowest during the winter season, which is not a surprise as “Adults who have low vitamin D levels are more likely to report having had a recent cough, cold, or upper respiratory tract infection,” explains the Harvard school.
At Canna Relief, we carry hemp seed oil, oil of oregano, and vitamin D supplements. Feel free to reach out if you have questions about supplements! Click here for our contact information.
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