According to a new study published by Bloomberg, a recent study demonstrated that certain cannabis extracts may help in preventing certain Covid-19 symptoms and may even reduce lung damage post-Covid-19.
The researchers at the University of Lethbridge have advanced their studies to clinical trials after the results demonstrated that certain cannabis strains might help prevent Covid-19 patients from experiencing acute respiratory distress (ARDS) caused by Covid-19. Additionally, the University of Michigan, the professor of pharmacology and toxicology, Norbert Kaminski has been working closely with GBSciences Inc., an American biopharmaceutical company, to develop a drug that may prevent lungs from inflammation post contracting the COVID-19 disease. This health condition can lead to difficulty in breathing or even death due to suffocation.
CBD is known for its ability to improve oxygen levels and reduce inflammation, but how does it work? The studies carried demonstrate that CBD has the potential to normalise the levels of a peptide known as the apelin receptor which is responsible for the reduction of inflammation during a Covid-19 infection where the levels of the peptide are low.
How else could CBD help to treat Covid-19?
Cannabis has a strong potential in reducing inflammation and scarring patients who have contracted the disease. CBD and THC are the main compounds found in the cannabis plant and they both offer an alternative and holistic approach in treating anxiety and pain for many consumers. This is due to the ability to increase serotonin's effects, which is a neurotransmitter that can induce pain relief.
Anxiety caused by Covid-19?
Contracting the Covid-19 disease can be a very stressful experience for many people who experience such an event. Because of its infectious nature, those diagnosed with the disease must self-isolate from family and friends and as a result, people seek to alleviate the stress and anxiety associate with this event.
The natural compounds found in the cannabis plant, such as CBD helps reduce stress and anxiety symptoms for many consumers as it increases the serotonin activity in the body and lowers cortisol levels.