Can CBD use help buffer the immune system and help against getting the virus? Can the use of CBD and cannabis help treat one with the virus? Since CBD is an anti-inflammatory, what role does it play as far as its effect on Corona.

In a surprising turn of events, a Canadian study has found promising evidence suggesting the potential for a CBD coronavirus treatment. The study, which was released by online journal Preprints, found that certain “high-CBD cannabis sativa extracts” may play a role in limiting the damage done by COVID-19 by modulating expression of the ACE2 receptor that is found in the lungs as well as in, “oral and nasal mucosa, the kidneys, testes, and in the gastrointestinal tract.”

The study’s authors identified, “13 high CBD extracts that modulate ACE2 gene expression and ACE2 protein levels.” The results of the study, though incredibly limited in scope, are promising. When summing up the study, it’s authors state, “While our most effective extracts require further large-scale validation, our study is crucial for the future analysis of the effects of medical cannabis on COVID-19.”

One of the most promising aspects of potentially including high-CBD cannabis as part of a treatment plan for COVID-19 patients is the incredibly low-risk involved with using high-CBD cannabis. No one has ever died from a cannabis overdose and CBD is touted by many for its anti-inflammatory properties.

While obviously a single study will only provide limited evidence that cannabis can inhibit expression of the ACE2 receptor that COVID-19 binds to, it is still encouraging. Due to the present health and economic dangers presented by the coronavirus crisis, any potential treatment, including high-CBD cannabis, must be studied to its full extent.

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