Today, we are going to share with you some exciting, although still in the research phases, information about how CBD and THC may be an alternative treatment for COVID-19. At the beginning stages of the studies, it is believed that the active components of cannabis will help reduce lung inflammation. The study even goes as far as to suggest the possibility of being an anti-viral option.
The study generated from the University of Nebraska and the Texas Biomedical Research Institute, although the findings are not conclusive — they are pushing for more research to be done. But what have they found out so far? Let us tell you!
The study suggests that the bodily reaction responsible for creating symptoms of fever, muscle pain and cough — which can eventually lead to pneumonia — can be reduced by both CBD and THC. But how is that possible? We will need to “drop some science” to explain!
CBD is the preferred cannabis active component to help with COVID-19
So — CBD is the preferred cannabis active component to help with COVID-19 due to the lengthy research and proof that the consumption (and even over consumption) of CBD is not harmful. In reality, there have been studies conducted in the US which has allowed children with epilepsy to use CBD has a medication.
How does it work? Through studies, CBD has shown significant anti-inflammatory properties which makes it a great candidate for COVID-19 treatments. CBD is actually known to help with some of the worst cases of COVID-19 due to its ability to reduce pro-inflammatory cytokines. Not only is CBD effective at reducing the negative impacts of COVID, but it also has shown great promise in its ability to activate immune cells.
What about THC? Well don’t you worry — the studies didn’t stop at CBD. THC has also shown strong anti-inflammatory qualities. Due to its psychoactive qualities, the studies on THC were not as tolerated.
So, smoking weed can save me from COVID-19? Absolutely not, please go back to the beginning and read again. Instead, CBD and THC have shown positive results in relation to dealing with some of the worst symptoms of COVID-19. So — this is not a preventative measure, but a way to manage treatment. One thing the study did suggest that would make the cannabis consumer happy is the direct connection between reducing anxiety around COVID-19 in general.
Here at Quadzilla believe it is important to share the positive news about our bud. Buying weed online will not act as a vaccine for COVID-19, but CBD will help any anxiety you may feel from this unprecedented situation and certainly help you forget the stresses of the world, of this year.
Cheers to the medical community opening their eyes to the cannabis community!