During the COVID-19 pandemic, it is vital
to maintain your physical and mental health. With COVID-19, also known as
CoronaVirus, causing a halt to our social lives, it’s crucial not to overlook
your mental as well as spiritual well-being.
There is an increasing number of people
turning to CBD or cannabinoids to help safeguard their mental, physical, and
mental health. People are diving into research, trying to find ways to benefit
both their body and mind during these trying times.
CBD has gained a reputation over three
years as an antioxidant, analgesic, and anti-inflammatory remedy for all types
of ailments from anxiety to chronic pain. However, with coronavirus spreading
around the globe, CBD misinformation has followed, with some claiming that it
can help defend against COVID-19.
It is important to remember that there
are only a handful of preclinical studies on cannabinoids that suggest that CBD
could be helpful in treating certain conditions. However, there hasn’t been any
research on how CBD can help combat Coronavirus because the virus is a new
novel virus. Hence, there is no evidence that CBD can help tackle COVID-19.
However, with coronavirus causing
pneumonia-like symptoms like fever, there is some logic behind why most people
believe CBD would be helpful. The anti-inflammatory effects of CBD have been
fairly documented, and it can help manage fevers and associated pains aches.
No. Just-flat-out, no!
This novel virus seems to be preying on a
weakened immune system that is not able to adequately defend the body and
effectively fend off infection as strong as coronavirus.
CBD is used to treat inflammation because
it is an effective immune suppressor. However, CBD can both suppress and
strengthen the immune system. Studies show that CBD can help people living with
cancer be better able to fight infection when taking CBD even though cancer
greatly diminishes the immune system.
one study, it was found that CBD taken in high doses can prompt the
body to kill cancer cells through apoptosis. Apoptosis is naturally triggered
in a healthy immune system when infectious cells are detected in the body.
Considering cancer cells are strongly
defined by their ability to avoid apoptosis, the study’s findings are enormous.
By avoiding apoptosis, cancer cells continue to multiply and spread throughout
the body. While researchers are still trying to know how CBD elicits this
reaction, it has been useful for cancer patients who are trying to deter
cancerous cells when their immune system is too weak to do so.
According to research, CBD can also
address autoimmune disorders by strengthening a compromised immune system and
calming a hyperactive one. Ultimately, CBD can help the body find the right
balance to function at an optimal level.
Is it safe to consume cannabis right
now? In general, yes.
We have the endocannabinoid system that
plays a massive role in regulating inflammatory immune responses, thanks to the
Cannabinoid receptor 2 (CB2). By inhibiting the CB2 receptor, CBD oil helps
regulate inflammation in the body.
Cannabidiols also have indirect
anti-inflammatory impacts on the central nervous system, which tend to amplify
the therapeutic effects of CBD. For instance, when the body experiences stress
or trauma, cytokines are released by immune cells.
Cytokines are proteins that play a huge
role in the initiation as well as the continuation of inflammation in the human
body. Research shows that CBD can disrupt the
release of these proteins and effectively prevent inflammation before it even
Even so, even though CBD can help
strengthen a weakened immune system, your immune system heavily depends on you
and your personal health. Hence, we recommend that you eat healthily, stay
healthy, and wash your hands regularly during this pandemic.
If you use medical marijuana or you like
to smoke up, you should have stocked up by now. You should make sure you have
your cannabis supplies handy to limit trips to stores.
Put a halt to the puff and pass tradition
during this pandemic and stop sharing blunts, joints, and bongs. Passing around
a blunt amidst the coronavirus spread is not advised. For now, we recommend
that you stick to your own supply.
Enforce yourself fully into the social
distancing regimen. Stay and work from home if you can. Aim to limit, reduce,
or eliminate trips outside your home. Make one trip to the grocery store weekly
and make sure to maintain a 6-feet distance between you and others.
If you were to engage in any events,
cancel and reschedule. Birthday parties, weddings, and other activities can
wait until this is no longer a high-risk situation. If you also live near
anyone who is in the high-risk category, be kind and do their grocery shopping
for them because a weekly grocery trip for them could be a life-or-death
If you are looking to buy CBD or
cannabis, place your order online to limit time spent around strangers as much
as possible. During this uncertain period of stay-at-home orders and social
isolation, it is very important to keep yourself both mentally and physically
If your wellness regimen includes CBD or
cannabis, and you show no symptoms of COVID-19, keep in keeping on. However, we
don’t recommend smoking weed when you have a cold or the flu. Read
this article to learn more about how CBD can help alleviate sleep
issues and other conditions during these trying times.
Hempire to learn more.
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