It’s been a mad few weeks and like most businesses, Broadies Supplements has been affected by the impact of the Coronavirus. We’ve closed our high-street shop in line with government guidance, but our online store, filled with certified CBD products is open for business. This blog post will focus on two very important topics; wellbeing and the immune system.
What is wellbeing and why is it important?
Wellbeing is how good we feel within ourselves. In a busy life full of
distractions, it’s easy to forget to nurture our mental, physical and emotional needs. As uncomfortable as life feels in the context of the Coronavirus, some of us suddenly have spare time. With an optimistic approach, this time can be used to our advantage.
Wellbeing is important in helping us stay sane! Prioritising moments to look
after our wellbeing can create a calm, focused and positive environment
internally, which can have a strengthening impact as we connect to the external world.
We take care of our wellbeing through:
Getting quality sleep
Developing hobbies and interests
Staying in contact with people we care about and who uplift us
Being kind to ourselves
How can I boost my immune system quickly?
“Deficiency of single nutrients…results in altered immune responses”: our bodies need all the vitamins and nutrients gained from a well-balanced, nutritional diet.
However, during times of high emotional stress, our appetites can be
affected. CBD oil has been shown to reduce anxiety, reduced anxiety is better for appetite.
Sleep strengthens our immune systems more than people realise. Studies show that sleep regulates the production of T cells which are part of the immune system that rids the body of pathogens (i.e. bacteria, viruses that cause disease). There is much anecdotal evidence online and some research that CBD oil has been shown to promote sleep, especially when a person initially starts taking it.
Eating right and better sleep will give us more energy to be active. Another
way to boost immunity is through exercise! Now is a time more than ever where respiratory health is at the forefront of our minds.
“Physical activity may help flush bacteria out of the lungs and airways. This may reduce your chance of getting a cold, flu, or other illness.”
What is the thing our lungs love most? Oxygen. It strengthens the lungs. Raising our heart rates through physical activity means deeper breathing, filling our lungs with oxygen, which then gets pumped faster through the body, taking oxygen where it’s needed.
Product of the month
Look out for our 30ml CBD Antibacterial Hand Sanitiser, complete with
moisturising aloe vera. It kills 99.9% of bacteria. An essential for those
moments we can’t get to a tap and soap!