Is Cannabis a COVID-19 Immune Booster?
With everyone feeling nervous even just to sneeze, today we are jumping into a topic you may have been wondering about: Is Cannabis a COVID-19 Immune Booster?
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- reducing inflammation
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It’s safe to say that CBD in general, can help many around the globe with of a lot of ailments and possibly help relieve chronic pain.
So the big question is:
Is Cannabis a COVID-19 Immune Booster?
We wish this was a simple answer, and most definitely we wish we could tell you yes, 100%, yes.
Without research-based evidence and science-backed reports, we can’t guarantee the answer for you, but we can help you come to your own conclusion.
Researchers from the University of Nebraska and the Texas Biomedical Research Institute are exploring how CBD may just help treat dangerous lung inflammation from COVID-19.
Currently, they are collecting and conducting evidence for how Cannabis’s anti-inflammatory powers may help. Article here.
Reports have also suggested that infection is associated with a cytokine superstorm, which gives you symptoms of fever, cough, and muscle pain.
These instances of inflammation can lead to severe pneumonia which clogs up the lungs, make breathing difficult or impossible.
Scientists are studying if Cannabis could be the ticket to helping COVID-19 because it’s known to reduce inflammation.
The Proof Is In The ‘Pot’ Pudding
It seems like every Medical profressional or resarcher is trying to find ‘a cure’ for COVID-19.
Perhaps, and this is just speculation, Cannabis can help? Even just a little!
Nerdy Science Tidbit: Cannabinoids in the cannabis plant have anti-inflammatory properties. Based on recent research, evidence points to CBD as the most likely candidate for treating COVID-19 related inflammation.
CBD has shown serious anti-inflammatory properties in previous studies, it doesn’t create the “high” as THC does, and it has already been approved by the FDA as safe for children with epilepsy.
If successful at reducing inflammation for COVID-19 patients, it could be a safer alternative to any other anti-inflammatory options.
Current Research on Cannabis As Potential COVID-19 Treatment
Specifically, they found that the extracts have an effect on the expression of ACE2 and TMPRSS2, proteins in human cells that research has shown to be an entry point for the virus.
While more research is needed, it definitely feels like a light at the end of the tunnel.
You can check out the research here.
Risks of Cannabis Use During the Pandemic
Medical professionals are advising those who do smoke, to consider edibles instead but not to increase the stress on the lungs that happens during smoking or vaping.
With current research on cannabis as a COVID-19 prevention and treatment strategy still in the very early stages, it will likely be some time before we have a clear answer.
While it definitely feels frustrating for those who want a clear answer now, it will be months before we know for sure whether Cannabis is a safe and effective option against COVID-19.
A Healthy & Strong Body Could Help Prevent COVID-19
Of course, in addition to this, you have to know by now that washing hands and sanitizing is key – and so is your mental wellness too.
Meditation, exercise at home, and Yoga – all great solo-physical activities to enjoy and keep your body healthy and strong.
For those who go to work, keep a sanitizer spray or gel handy at all times.
Wear your mask (as cumbersome as it may be), and continue to enjoy the pleasures and benefits of your favorite Cannabis Products responsibly!