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CBD For Immune Support- What a great idea! - BY Gwen Hartman

Updated: Dec 3, 2020

During this crazy time of lockdowns, quarantining and social distancing I often find myself thinking about germs and how to stay healthy and safe. How do you boost immunity and your body’s resilience to fight off infections but at the same time lead as normal a life as possible? I read once that kids who play in the dirt and ingest all sorts of bacteria while young build strong robust immune systems and enjoy better health as adults. I am not really into letting my kids play in the dirt- especially at the moment and it is all quite confusing isn’t it?

As a 35 year old mother of two who occasionally flies and uses public transport, I am mindful of maintaining a good immune system and the need to stay healthy and as well as possible all year round. I have now come to the belief that common sense prevails and that our best bet is to eat a healthy diet with lots of fresh foods and to take a high quality supplement or two to top up the levels of protective antioxidants in our bodies so we can fight off infections and help repair cell damage and inflammation.

I have done a fair bit of research and have been really impressed by a new blend of CBD and Astaxanthin from Integrity Hempceuticals. Their products are always well made and have nice, clean ingredients labels which is important to me They come in a soft gel format, which I like as they are easier to swallow than a hard capsule.

This product is great value for money at $75- but I didn’t pay that much and used a coupon and saved 50% so around $38 - Woo hoo! So, what is special about this new product? Well it seems that the combination of active ingredients is really good. Kind of a 1+1+1=5 if you get my drift. Firstly Astaxanthin is amazing and I read that it is one of the most powerful antioxidants in nature. Astaxanthin’s ability to fight free radicals has been shown to be 6,000 times higher than vitamin C. Integrity Hempceuticals combines this with their blend of organically grown CBD along with the more expensive CBG. When combined, these three remarkable compounds work synergistically to provide a powerful entourage effect – this is the 1+1+1=5 bit . They all combine and work together, targeting different, metabolic pathways. Apparently, these compounds “stack” together to boost the immune system, help reduce inflammation and improve physiological and cognitive functions. For my money- this one product is great value and gives me some reassurance that not only will I stay healthier, I will also be maximizing my body’s ability to repair ongoing cellular damage in joints, eyes, my brain and the heart- kind of like a personal protective shield against all the nasty things our environment throws at us!

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