COVID-19 hijacks healthy cells, especially those located in the lungs. The virus enters ACE2 receptors and takes command of the cells. The healthy cells are eventually killed by the virus. As the virus makes its way deep into the respiratory tract, such as the nose, mouth, throat, and lungs, the symptoms worsen. People start to have a difficult time breathing and may progress to pneumonia. About 80% of people recover after suffering cold and flu-like symptoms but for others, it is more severe, and they might need hospitalization. In severe cases, COVID-19 can be fatal. They start to experience shortness of breath about five to eight days after symptoms develop and it quickly progresses to acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS).
Cannabis, CBD and COVID-19
CBD is a favored holistic herbal supplement that many people feel treats a variety of conditions. They often use it to ease arthritis due to its anti-inflammatory properties. Many believe that it can also help lessen pain and anxiety. In some cases, cannabis might reduce some of the symptoms caused by COVID-19.
At this time, it’s hard to know if CBD will prove beneficial for treating COVID-19 and consumers should be weary of claims otherwise.. However, as researchers around the world scramble to better understand the coronavirus, many will undoubtedly be taking a closer look at the possible benefits of CBD, and the other compounds found in the hemp plant.
Anxiety and Stress
Many who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) use hemp to settle their nerves. As the world is gripped in the fear of the first global pandemic in 100 years and the death count increases, many are starting to feel anxious, stressed out and afraid. The World Health Organization recently released a study that shows there has been a dramatic increase in prescriptions for antidepressants, anti-insomnia, and anti-anxiety medications as a result of COVID-19. Using hemp-derived CBD products might help stabilize your emotions and help you feel calm. This is especially true if you are experiencing sleep problems.
Studies involving CBD and COVID-19 remain ongoing. However, many opt to take a daily dose of hemp-derived CBD as an herbal supplement or they use a CBD topical or tincture when needed. Please contact Also Organics to learn more about our CBD products.