Does CBD cure coronavirus? Although we don’t exactly know what CBD’s effect on COVID-19 is. However, we do know a few things about CBD and general wellness. CBD although can’t cure coronavirus it could help your immune system, ease symptoms and replace over the counter pain relivers and sleep aids.
Well, CBD is a compound found in the cannabis plant. CBD is non psychoactive meaning it doesn’t give you the “high sensation”, unlike THC which is the psycho active compound that everyone associates with the “high sensation”.
It works by entering the body and connecting to receptors. These receptors are called CB1 and CB2. CB1 receptor plays the role in helping with health and disease, cardiovascular and motor control and are primarily located on nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. Whereas, CB2 receptors helps with the immune system by managing pain and inflammation. CB2 receptors are mainly found on white blood cells, in the tonsils and in the spleen.
Here are a few things to know about how cannabis might help ease symptoms:
CBD for immune system support
It’s well established that CBD helps reduce self-harming autoimmune and inflammatory responses. According to Anna Symonds, Director of East Fork Cultivars’ CBD Certified program “CBD has been found to act as an immune system modulator” “This means that’s its like a thermostat – it can turn the level of activity down or up, depending on the body’s needs.” However more research is needed to map the relationship between the immune and endocannabinoid systems. Studies reveal that CBD possesses anti inflammatory properties, which can be helpful in supressing the immune system by reducing inflammation.
CBD for bronchodilation
Bronchodilator is a medication that opens the airways of the lungs by relaxing bronchial muscles. It’s suggested that CBD can act similar to this medication. If clogged up with phlegm, using a tabletop vaporizer to smoothly inhale flower with a high concentration of alpha-pinene, which is a know bronchodilator, could support easier breathing.
CBD as an Antibacterial
Research into the antibacterial activity of all five major cannabinoids. In February a professor by the name of Eric Brown, found that cannabigerol is particularly effective in treating antibiotic-resistant Staphylococcus aureus or MRSA. He said, “These findings suggest a real therapeutic potential for cannabinoids as antibiotics.”
A study looked into CBD’s ability to kill bacteria, it showed that CBD has a similar potency to that of common antibiotics. The researchers tested the CBD against some strains of staphylococcus, which cause skin infections, and streptococcus, which cause strep throat. They compared how effective CBD was compared to common antibiotics, such as vancomycin and daptomycin. “We looked at how quickly the CBD killed the bacteria. It’s quite fast, within 3 hours, which is pretty good. Vancomycin (Vancocin) kills over 6 to 8 hours.”
CBD as a pain reliever
Due to its anti-inflammatory effects, CBD is popular for its effectiveness as a pain reliever. One problem is product to product varies efficacy greatly. The effectiveness of CBD isolate peaks at a “medium” dose and is generally less practical, than full spectrum products.
Does CBD cure Coronavirus?
Although CBD can’t cure coronavirus it could possibly help with the symptoms that come with coronavirus. We at CBD Pharm wish you all the best at this time to you and your families and stay inside!