Cannabis-Derived CBD May Help COVID-19 Inflammation
New evidence supports the theory that cannabis-derived CBD may help those suffering from severe lung inflammation associated with COVID-19.
A study conducted by researchers at Augusta University in Georgia suggests CBD may positively impact acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). One of the dangerous symptoms found in COVID-19 patients causing an overactive inflammatory response.
Details from the Study
Forbes reports, “This is sometimes referred to as a ‘cytokine storm.’ The authors of the study explain that ‘currently, other than supportive measures, there is no definitive cure for ARDS, illustrating the urgent need for creative and effective therapeutic modalities to treat this complex condition.'”
The research suggests the CBD may help treat the inflammation caused by COVID-19. The study claims that CBD may reduce pro-inflammatory cytokine production. “By reducing specific cytokines such as interleukin (IL)-6, IL-1b, and IL-17, we may be able to bring down the inflammation and thus end the respiratory distress and damage. And the results of these researchers’ experiments supported this theory.”
Why Research on CBD Fighting COVID is Important
The experimental research conducted by the team at Augusta University in Georgia is imperative. Therefore, the more we can empirically understand about CBD the sooner it can be tested by the FDA.
According to the Augusta Chronicle, “Once initiated, it explosively increases and that’s also the danger of it,” he said. “This is why a lot of the people die” from COVID-19.
“Working in mice, the AU researchers were able to recreate the severe lung condition and then give them CBD to help block that response and improve lung function and block some dangerous clotting, Baban said,” according to the Chronicle. “They also have ‘very strong data’ that it directly blocks a factor that helps promote inflammation, he said.”
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