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Jul 07 , 2020
Autoimmunity (AI) is an "attack on self", where the immune system gets triggered and thinks that the body's healthy tissues are invaders.
The locationof the autoimmune attack will vary based on the condition. For example, if there is autoimmunity in the joints, rheumatoid arthritis may result.
If molecular mimicry occurs in the thyroid, it may lead to Hashimoto's.
Molecular mimicry = where external antigens have a similar amino acid sequence to cells from our body and our immune system begins to attack those cells.
For skin disorders like psoriasis, the dermal layer is the target. Autoimmune conditions may attack more than one part of the body at the same time. Lupus can manifest in the skin, digestive system, joints, and the brain.
reason why the self-attack switch is turned on is relatively unknown. Common consensus is that those with autoimmunity have a genetic predisposition for these types of conditions. Then a particular event like an infection, parasite, leaky gut syndrome, or a traumatic experience sets off the autoimmune reaction.
Common treatments include dietary or lifestyle changes such as eating a gluten free diet or staying away from hazardous chemicals. Following strict routines to help eliminate these stressors and chemicals from our lives has been proven to help stop or reverse the progression of the autoimmune disease.
Cannabis for immunity
An alternative is the use of cannabinoid therapy. Cannabis is an adaptogenic herb and is know to be immune modulating. It regulates our immune systems so that if they are over or underactive it helps bring it back to the level it should be functioning at.
Cannabis can help improve immunity in three different ways:
Research has shown that the CB2 receptors play an important role in immune function. The CB2 receptors are part of our endocannabinoid system, which is the system with which cannabis (marijuana and CBD) effect.
The CB2 receptor actually regulates many complex pathways involved in the immune system.
Some preclinical studies sowed that when the CB2 receptors are triggered it leads to a suppressed immune response, reduction in the proinflammatory cytokines and an improvement of the anti-inflammatory cytokines meaning there is a better balance.
So what does CBD do specifically?
Some studies also suggest that CBD can help reduce the amount of pain we experience which can e useful for a lot of autoimmune diseases for example artritis which can cause severe pain in the joints.
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