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Cold and flu are results of viral infection, causing a number of nasty symptoms such as sneezing, headaches, body aches, sinus pain, etc. Inflammations and pain that follow cold and flu symptoms are quite unpleasant to bear. CBD has anti-viral properties that can be helpful in treating cold and flu symptoms.  It is effective in relieving the pain of those patients with cold and flu as a result of the increase in sinus pressure by helping to open the sinus passages, which eases breathing. CBD’s anti-inflammatory properties hold the capacity to remedy cold and flu quickly. 

There are various ways CBD acts to help with cold and flu symptoms. Its anti-inflammatory properties react in beneficial ways to counter irritations caused by flu symptoms like a sore throat. It reduces the discomfort of sore throats by reducing the inflammation in the throat. Similar to many infectious diseases, cold and flu are also associated with vulnerable immune systems. CBD acts to influence the production of interleukins, which are glycoproteins that stimulates cell growth, motility, and the immune system. The production of more interleukins can help to reduce the symptoms of an infection, reduce the duration of illness, and mitigate subsequent infections.

Supplementing other common medications with CBD has also shown to be highly effective in treating the symptoms of cold and flu because of the absence of nasty side-effects and drowsiness associated with anti-histamine and other flu medications. 

Severe coughing and sneezing can also bring pain and headaches. The anti-oxidant properties of CBD also contribute to its effectiveness in relieving pain, inflammations, and other symptoms that accompany the flu and cold. Its action as an antioxidant offers more preventive protection against viral and resultant bacterial infections that are associated with cold and flu. While CBD may not outrightly cure a cold and flu, its many immune-friendly properties are helpful in the management of cold and flu infections.

Although research supports the ability of CBD to help in the treatment of cold and flu symptoms, the adoption of CBD for your cold and flu symptoms is a decision best left to your physician to determine.

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