CBD & Coronavirus: Here’s What You Need To Know!
Could the natural properties of CBD help to protect you against the Covid-19? Let’s check it out!
There’s a lot of misinformation floating around about the effects of cannabidiol (CBD) on the Coronavirus. Could CBD or other cannabinoids help cure the Coronavirus? The short answer is no. They can’t. As of the time of writing, there is no cure or vaccine for Covid-19.
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a cannabinoid that’s found in both hemp and marijuana plants. Both plants belong to the cannabis sativa plant family, but each has unique properties. Unlike tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), CBD won’t get you high and has no psychotropic properties.
CBD and other cannabinoids interact with the Endocannabinoid System (ECS). The ECS is made up of a series of receptors that are spread throughout the body but mainly located within the central and immune systems. When you take cannabinoids, they enter the bloodstream and bind with receptors, which creates a series of different responses within our bodies.
Cannabinoids such as CBD have shown a lot of potentials to do a variety of different things inside our bodies. There have been a variety of studies into CBD that show that it could have a lot of potentials to fight superbugs such as MSRA and also a variety of different fungal infections.
Unfortunately, decades of a prohibition on cannabinoids such as THC and CBD have led to scientists scrambling to catch up. As the popularity of CBD and other cannabinoids increases and more countries move towards legalization for recreational and medicinal purposes, scientists are only now beginning to unlock the full potential of cannabinoids such as CBD.
It’s important to remember that CBD can affect the cytochrome P450 enzymes in the liver. These enzymes are responsible for processing many of the pharmaceutical medications which we take. Always speak to your doctor or healthcare provider if you’re currently taking any medication and using CBD.