Even though winter brings many wonderful things — like peace and quiet and snowy nights — it also brings with it some not-so-adorable stuff like colds and the common flu which can seriously shake up your immune system. Luckily, scientists have discovered various benefits of CBD that can help fight (or rather prevent) the winter cold.

Now, just to be clear, CBD can’t directly cure a cold or flu, but it can help ease the symptoms. It acts similarly to vitamins and takes care of your immune system, thus preventing colds and flu from occurring in the first place.

Here are just some of the ways CBD can be helpful during the flu and cold season.

Sleep Issues

Some of the things that the flu and cold affect the most is sleep, which is crucial for the healthy and normal functioning of the body. A fever, a runny nose, and various body aches that both the cold and the flu cause can disturb your sleep pattern even when you’re exhausted. On the other hand, CBD can help ease your pain, and solve your sleeping problem altogether.

Immunity Booster

Another way you can prevent a cold with CBD is by making your immune system stronger. CBD is known to interact with our endocannabinoid system, stimulating the CB1 and CB2 receptors, and strengthening our immune systems.

Soreness and Pain

Colds and fever also bring with them taunting pains, which are really hard to get rid of. Again, consuming CBD orally, or taking it topically, can be an easy solution to this problem. Moreover, a good CBD-infused cream can also help dry and itchy skin that’s a result of constant nose blowing.

Antibacterial Properties

Finally, CBD has amazing antibacterial qualities that successfully fight off bacteria that cause colds and the common flu. CBD’s antibiotic effects can quickly kill staph and strep bacteria, and protect you from colds.

So, stock up on CBD-infused products, boost your immune system, and you will never dread the winter season ever again!