Clearly, There are no creditable studies yet on CBD’s interactions with the novel COVID-19. But we do know that CBD can effect your general wellness in positive ways.
As the world hunkers down in fear, hoarding enough toilet paper for a global apocalypse and leaving the canned food and water isles of local super markets bare, everyone is left wondering “is there anything I can do to prevent getting this novel virus?” The simple answer is yes. But it might not be so simple.
CBD VS Viral Infections
Taking proactive measures towards your every day health is the first positive step in the right direction. Some of these measures include: Wash your hands regularly, limit contact with people (aka social distancing), practice general good hygiene, take vitamins and supplements that help boost your immune system, stay hydrated, and take your CBD!
CBD is no Coronavirus cure but it has been shown to help boost your immune system and general sense of wellness. The best way to fight any virus is to start ahead, meaning, the healthier you are when you get the virus, the better chance your body has of fighting and beating it.
Though there are no studies yet on the effectiveness of CBD on COVID-19, we do know that when it comes to the regular flu, CBD has been found to help support the immune system, ease symptoms, and replace over-the-counter pain relievers that can do more harm than good. CBD products can also help aid in sleep which is very important while your body is fighting any virus.
CBD as a bronchodilator
According to Anna Symonds, director of East Fork Cultivars’ CBD Certified program, cannabis can act as a bronchodilator. Bronchodilators are a type of medication that opens the airways of the lungs by relaxing bronchial muscles. Thats not saying light up a hemp flower preroll. Specially if you are already fighting bronchial irritation. But if you are having trouble breathing try a product high in the terpene alpha pinene, also a know bronchodilator, such as the strain Gelato. This could effectively help open up clogged passageways and support easier breathing.
CBD for Pain While Sick
One of CBD’s most popular characteristics, is its ability to help with pain and inflammation in everyday situations. Most people who have used different types of CBD can testify that the efficacy varies from product to product. This is because not all forms of CBD are equal.
Isolate, for instance, only goes so far in how much it works. This is because it is only one piece to the puzzle. Most people find that the most effective products for the relief desired are full spectrum CBD products. Full spectrum CBD products include the legal amount of THC and many other cannabinoids from the cannabis plant. They also include other compounds such as terpenes, which in themself are very beneficial and add to the “entourage effect.” Research shows that full spectrum products are much more effective. That means you can take a smaller dose than with isolate or broad spectrum products and get a similar if not better result.
CBD For Sleep
Sleep is one of the most important things, next to staying hydrated, while sick. Sleep helps your body fight the infections when you are feeling ill. As we all know its not always the easiest to just go to sleep while you aren’t feeling great. Thats where CBD can come in to help. Full spectrum CBD has been shown in multiple studies to promote better sleep and relaxation and is better for you than most over the counter sleep aids. Many people have issues sleeping while going through everything from the common cold to the Flu, but, taking CBD regularly while battling these infections could dramatically help you fall asleep easier and therefor decrease the length of sickness.
CBD is not the miracle cure for and viral or bacterial infections. But studies do show that it may ease the symptoms of the infections such as, pain, nausea, and inflammation. Being proactive is the best way to fight off any virus. What that means is keeping yourself as healthy as possible at all times and taking CBD can be a key component in that process. Having a well functioning endocannabinoid system is important to a well functioning body.