Can CBD Help Treat COVID-19?

As we continue to see coronavirus outbreaks around the world, we are growing more and more eager for a cure to this novel disease. As research continues to develop, quite unconventional candidates have been identified as potential treatments to COVID-19. 

While CBD has been used since the beginning of the pandemic to relieve stress, research is suggesting that CBD could have an even more powerful impact in the treatment of COVID-19. A recent study from researchers at The University of Nebraska and the Texas Biomedical Research Institute suggests that CBD’s anti-inflammatory properties could help fight the acute infection that is associated with Cytokine Superstorm, which contributes to the many symptoms of COVID-19.

Cytokine is a small protein released by immune cells. When there is an issue, Cytokine leaps into action and triggers inflammation as the immune system fights off the infection. In some people, however, this can go into hyperdrive, causing a Cytokine Superstorm

It has been found that CBD can help ease inflammation in these cases of Cytokine Superstorm. A recent study showed that CBD has a positive impact on Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS), a result of the Cytokine Superstorm, which has been found to be a dangerous symptom of COVID-19. Therefore, it is believed that by keeping the inflammation under control, CBD can reduce the symptoms associated with Cytokine Superstorms and other dangerous impacts of COVID-19. 

While this is by no means a guaranteed cure to coronavirus, it is encouraging to see the powerful potential of CBD and other plant-based remedies. We strongly encourage our community to continue practicing social distancing and wearing face masks as we continue to face this global pandemic. But we also remind you all to prioritize your mental and physical wellness during these trying times. If you have questions about our products, please visit our website or contact one of our experienced staff members.