416 – Immune Support and the Endocannabinoid System

Understanding Your Immune System: Parts & Function

What is the Immune System?

Excerpt provide by GnuPharma.com

“Think of your immune system as an internal network of cells, organs, tissue, chemicals, proteins, enzymes, and hormones that fight off infections and foreign invasions of viruses, bacteria, parasites, fungi, etc. Your immune system is always at the ready and monitoring your body’s health like a military detail protecting a physical border. When your immune system senses infection or bodily invasion, it will send antibodies or secrete chemicals in the body to help defend it.

Your immune system is usually on duty or activated without you even realizing it. If you have ever had a cold, fever, or mild inflammation, then those are good signs that your immune system is activated and working. Those are physical signs and evidence that your immune system is healthy, as unpleasant as the experience may have been.

When you have a fever, your immune system releases antibodies and white blood cells to defend sites of infection. Your metabolism also increases as a result. And the increase in body heat will hopefully kill off and prevent the invading foreign infection from multiplying. You may not realize it, but it is a miracle that you are not infected with foreign bacteria or pathogens more often. Harmful germs and bacteria can invade your body from inhaling cough droplets in the air, touching infected things or people, sexual intercourse, insect bites, contaminated hypodermic needles, and contaminated water or food.

Your immune system does a lot to protect you. You have a two-tiered immune system full of numerous biological defense systems.

Innate Immune System

The innate immune system is the immune system you acquire at birth. Your innate immune system is composed of your eye’s corneas, skin, gastrointestinal tract, and the mucous membranes within your body. Think about it; your skin is essentially your first point of defense against foreign invasion from bacteria and viruses. But your skin has drawbacks; cuts, burns, sores, and breaks in your skin, as well as natural orifices like your nostrils and mouth, are bypasses to this defense. Your tears, sweat, and mucus contain enzymes developed by your immune system, which can kill bacteria.

Acquired Immunity

Acquired immunity is a term to describe the myriad ways that your body’s immune system will learn to defend it as it ages and grows from childhood. Antibodies are chemical proteins that fight infection in the human body once it notices them. You may have genetically acquired antibodies from a parent’s DNA. Antibodies also alert your immune system of where the problem is and send reinforcements.

Another form of acquired immunity is automatic antibody activation once a virus enters your body. A vaccine contains chemically deactivated parts of a virus known as an antigen. Your immune system learns to recognize it and will stay vigilant if it invades the body again.

Your bones’ fatty and soft bone marrow creates red and white blood cells. White blood cells fight germs and bacteria as part of your immune system.

Phagocytes are a kind of immune system first responder – they are created by white blood cells. Phagocytes eat bacteria and foreign bodily invaders or entrap them in a biological cell to stop them.

Your lymphatic system is like a garbage collection system comprised of organic tubes running throughout your body. After your immune system kills viruses, bacteria, and dangerous cells, the lymphatic system collects the cellular husks and filters them out from your bloodstream and body.

The cellular waste is filtered via the lymph nodes located in the front of your throat. If you have an infection, you can feel your lymph nodes swell as they do their job.

The point here is that we don’t have space to describe the multitude of ways in which your immune system protects. But you should be aware that it is there and always working for your health.

Take Care of Your Immune System, and It Will Take Care of You

The optimum way to care for your immune system is to eat healthily, exercise, and get enough sleep at night, at least 7 to 9 hours nightly.

Learn to meditate, as stress weakens your immune system as well.” End excerpt.

Chip Paul

Listen to all interviews with Chip Paul.

Chip is the co founder of Gnupharma and TrueMedX. Chip is also one of the co-founders of Oklahomans For Health, the organization that twice petitioned the State of Oklahoma for medical cannabis. As a result of research he conducted for founding Oklahomans for Health and writing the law, Paul gained a profound understanding regarding the internal system that medical cannabis effects, the endocannabinoid system. GnuPharma is studying ways to effect the ECS using plant based flavonoids from very simple herbs.  What this means is that, potentially, and in the very near future, many common health issues will be treated with targeted nutrition.


The TrueMedX brand was developed in order to highlight the endocannabinoid progress and work that is being done at GnuPharma Corp.  When the CBD landscape was considered, no products really rose to the level of endocannabinoid efforts needed to address most medical conditions.  Clearly CBDs have value and medical benefits, but throwing them in a soup of MCT oil seems limited and basic.

In 2014 GnuPharma developed an anecdotal way to modulate the endocannabinoid system with simple herbs and spices.  The company quickly patented the idea and began to develop the science and University level relationships to build on its theories.  GnuPharma theorizes that incredible synergies and power can come from combining the power of herbs and spice with the power of CBD.  We call these combined formulations Biocueticals.

The TrueMedx brand brings the power of GnuPharma science around plants with the power and known benefits of medicinal CBD.  Together these make a powerful and synergistic combination.

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