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Effects of cannabinoids in the fight against coronavirus


Covid-19 is currently the most frequently mentioned virus that affects our immune system and is the source of many problems. Symptoms can vary greatly from person to person, so treatment can be a bit of a hassle -  it certainly wouldn’t hurt to protect your immune system as a preventive measure to avoid severe symptoms. We can do this in simple ways such as ensuring a healthy diet, sufficient excercise in the fresh air, taking vitamins, etc. However, we can take additional measures by using natural hemp products that have been proven to help in the battle against coronavirus. Recent research confirmed the remarkable potential of acidic forms of cannabinoids to effectively protect against Covid-19 infections.

What are cannabinoids anyway?

CBD is a phytocannabinoid found in industrial hemp and is the most ‘famous’ type of cannabinoid besides THC - the latter of which most people must have heard of by now. There is a lot of discussion about the positive effects CBD has on our skin, body and well-being, but more and more studies are emphasising its effectiveness against coronavirus too. Is it a myth or a confirmed fact?


Cannabinoids in the plant always first appear in their acidic form before being converted by heat into their better known forms such as CBD, THC, CBG and so on. Research has confirmed that CBDA and CBGA compounds block proteins in the coronavirus and stop them from binding to the host, which can, in turn, prevent infection. Of course, we can’t say cannabinoids can cure coronavirus or provide foolproof protection against infection, but the fact is that they have a positive effect on our immune system, are anti-inflammatory and increase overall immunity. In addition to improving our immune system, cannabinoids have another property that’s key in the fight against coronavirus -  CBD can partially stop the virus from multiplying in the lungs. Ideally, CBD should be ingested before infection if we want to achieve this effect, although there is growing evidence that it can work after infection, too. It makes sense, then, to use such products as a preventive measure to avoid infection in the first place. CBD also increases oxygen levels in the lungs, thus relieving the consequences of infection. So, to answer your question: CBD can help relieve the symptoms of coronavirus and, in some cases, protect against infection.

The best combination to fight coronavirus

As we’ve already mentioned, it’s vital that we protect ourselves against coronavirus. We can do that through a balanced diet, physical activity, sufficient rest and stress reduction. Stress has a big impact on our well-being and weakens our immune system when we experience it in large amounts - this is where CBD and its effect on our endocannabinoid system come into play. It helps us sleep better, heals certain inflammations and soothes pains, improves our mood, and has a calming and stress-reducing effect. All of these lead to better overall well-being and increased immunity which is key in the fight against the new virus.

Consequences of coronavirus

Aside from the various lung problems, the psychological impact of the lockdown period isn’t discussed nearly enough. An increasing percentage of individuals suffer from insomnia, anxiety, stress and depression; school from home, travelling and public life restrictions have led to various hardships any person can find themselves stuck in. In these types of situations, it’s reasonable to try and solve our problems with natural products such as CBD drops first, as well as make positive changes to our lifestyle before we decide to treat ourselves with medication. CBD has been proven to help reduce stress and anxiety, which makes it a wonderful natural solution.

Which product should I choose?

We cannot definitively tell you which product is best suited to protect against coronavirus, but you can choose from a wide variety of CBD drops that will support your body in the fight against infection. Full-spectrum CBD Amber drops are popular because of their high therapeutic potency, which is partly due to the presence of THC (the content of which is within legal limits, i.e., less than 0.2%), while broad-spectrum CBD Gold drops, on the other hand, do not contain any THC at all. It’s up to you which product you choose. Many people swear by the full-spectrum drops for their wholesome influence and maximum effect. It’s worth mentioning that smoking cannabis does not protect against the virus, seeing as the heat eliminates the entirety of CBDA content and leaves us with just CBD. To reiterate: hemp products can have a preventive effect in the fight against coronavirus, or they can help alleviate both the physical and psychological consequences of the infection.

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