Several studies are now hinting at another use of Cannabidiol (CBD) – the non-psychoactive component of hemp oil – besides relieving anxiety, pain, and insomnia, and that’s helping prevent and treat our collective nightmare: COVID-19!
Indeed, CBD was found to have some effect on multiple fronts against the infection with SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus responsible for COVID-19:
- CBD was shown to somewhat inhibit virus reproduction inside the epithelial lung cells, which is beneficial in the initial stages of COVID-19 infection.
- CBD reduces COVID-19-induced lung damage by reducing the production of cytokines – the inflammatory molecules that are often to blame for severe disease cases.
- CBD restores the immune response of the body, initially inhibited by SARS-CoV-2.
CBD is not the only everyday supplement you can turn to, apparently: According to one UK study, consuming coffee and vegetables reduces the risk of getting badly infected.
According to it, people that consume 2–3 cups of coffee per day have a lower risk of being infected with COVID-19. The COVID-related effects of the two substances put together have not yet been tested, but you might want to try out top-quality CBD coffee. It will not only relax you, but also put your mind at ease, knowing that you’re reducing your chances of catching COVID-19, at least on one front.
That said, scientists have yet to determine the most effective concentration and the way of administration of CBD for this purpose.
The question remains: will quality CBD gummies become a valid source of treatment, or perhaps a CBD vape? In any case, one thing is for sure, COVID-battling CBD will have to contain little to no THC. THC is the psychoactive substance within marijuana, and it increases bodily inflammation, countering the healing effects of CBD.
Of course, neither of these potential treatments can replace a vaccine or already proven professional medical treatment. Still, they might be an easily accessible way to make dealing with this pandemic that much easier.