ARTICLE AT A GLANCE:
CBD helps the ECS manage many of the processes that affect the fight against viruses like COVID-19 and their symptoms. These systems and functions include:
HOW CBD KEEPS YOU HEALTHY
CBD (cannabidiol) is gaining popularity as new research shows it may help stop COVID-19 at a cellular level. Thousands of published, peer reviewed studies have proven the health benefits of this non psychoactive plant extract with zero harmful side effects. Recent research suggests CBD may be an effective solution for mitigating COVID-19 and its symptoms.
The Endocannabinoid System (ECS) acts as the body’s central control system. It regulates every known system and function and helps them maintain homeostasis. Homeostasis is the pinnacle of health - the most perfect, balanced state of health where disease, infections, and pain do not exist. CBD gives the ECS what it needs to do its job of keeping your health and wellbeing in harmony.
In addition to its impressive balance-restoring effects on your body and mind, CBD has a direct impact on the main systems and processes that determine whether or not you’ll get sick or catch a virus, how bad the impact of that sickness will be on your health, and how long you’ll take to recover.
Here are 7 ways CBD helps prevent COVID-19 and its symptoms.
1. CBD FOR HOMEOSTASIS
CBD’s main superpower is helping your Endocannabinoid System (ECS) keep your internal systems running smoothly. It’s specifically helpful in identifying and addressing the root cause of health issues and bringing them back to balance.
CBD is also highly effective at fighting symptoms like pain, inflammation, nausea, anxiety, and insomnia. Its balancing effects even help calm and relax your mind and body, which makes it easier for your body to heal.
2. CBD: WHAT YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM CRAVES
Autoimmune medications ‘turn down’ your immune system. Antiviral medications ‘turn it up’. CBD has the ability to do both things, depending on what your body needs at that time. This results in a targeted, effective approach to each threat, instead of the immune system’s typical reaction of raining fire on both healthy and unhealthy cells.
The ECS uses CBD to help regulate your immune system and keep it working correctly. CBD plays a major factor in keeping your immune system healthy and balanced so it has the correct response to every threat or COVID-10 attack. The health of your immune system also determines whether or not you’ll get sick, how much you’ll be affected by the sickness, how long you’ll stay sick, and how well you’ll recover.
3. CBD FOR INFLAMMATION CONTROL
One of COVID-19’s most damaging effects happens when its unfamiliar attack triggers your immune cells to overreact. Your body activates a massive inflammatory response known as the ‘cytokine storm’ that wreaks havoc on both healthy and unhealthy cells. This overdose of inflammation is what causes COVID-19 patients to have trouble breathing, fevers, and fluid in their lunges.
Studies show CBD has powerful anti-inflammatory properties that help keep the inflammation levels under control. This is especially helpful for inflammatory immune conditions where the immune system activates too many immune cells and they cause collateral damage. CBD regulates the production of immune cells like cytokines, and can decrease or increase them depending on what your body needs.
STUDIES ON CBD VS INFLAMMATION
Summary: CBD helps the ECS regulate inflammation so it does the right thing at the right time.
4. CBD FOR RESPIRATORY HEALTH
The respiratory system is part of the immune system - both of which are regulated by the Endocannabinoid System (ECS).
Studies show CBD has bronchodilator, anti-inflammatory, and antitussive activity in the airways.
By improving airflow and managing inflammation, CBD can help people with COVID-19 and other respiratory illnesses avoid low levels of oxygen in the blood and the shortness of breath they struggle with. This can also help slow the progress of the disease and diminish the harshness of its side effects.
CBD’s ability to control inflammation levels and help maintain the perfect balance helps avoid and manage asthma, COPD, and many respiratory infections, as well as the pain and discomfort they cause. CBD’s immune-modulating effects are very helpful for asthma, respiratory issues, and their symptoms.
5. CBD FOR CELLULAR HEALTH
More studies are being conducted all over the world, and so far, research indicates that CBD can help block COVID-19’s entry into your body.
In order to survive, viruses need a host cell to infect. The main way SARS-CoV-2 - the virus that causes COVID-19 - accesses your cells is by a receptor found all over your body called an ACE2 (angiotensin-converting enzyme II). A 2020 study by Canadian researchers found that certain strains of cannabis high in CBD can control ACE2 levels, which is believed to reduce the cell’s vulnerability to COVID-19.
Meaning, CBD is like the bouncer standing outside your cells that can prohibit viruses from entering.
6. CBD FOR SLEEP
Quality sleep boosts your immune system and helps it have the best response to every foreign invader. Sleep deprivation weakens your natural defenses and increases your stress response, which causes a domino effect of health issues.
Unlike sleeping pills which artificially “make you sleepy” and come with a scary list of side effects, CBD addresses the reason WHY you can’t sleep. It also works with the ECS to help bring your circadian rhythm into balance.
Additionally, CBD helps with other factors that may be affecting your sleep quality, such as chronic pain, stress, and anxiety.
7. CBD’S ANTIVIRAL TERPENES
Terpenes are compounds made by plants and some insects that give plants their distinctive scent and flavor. If you’ve ever been close to a cannabis plant, you probably know what cannabis terpenes smell like.
Many terpenes also have therapeutic benefits. Terpenes work with cannabinoids to produce the ‘entourage effect’ that causes many of the mental and physical health benefits of cannabinoids like CBD.
Although studies haven’t yet been published on the effect of terpenes on COVID-19, previous studies show promising results on similar coronaviruses. Certain terpenes have shown inhibitory effects on SARS-CoV, the COVID-19 virus’ precursor, as well as HSV-1 and other coronaviruses
Studies show two of the terpenes found in full spectrum CBD oil (beta-myrcene and alpha-pinene) may give CBD additional preventative properties against COVID-19.
In order to maximize the health benefits of terpenes, choose high-quality full spectrum or broad spectrum CBD oil that’s made from the entire hemp plant. These contain blends of cannabinoids and terpenes that work synergistically to give you the best therapeutic effects.
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