CBDs Fight Against COVID - 19

CBD has emerged as an incredible therapeutic compound that possess exceptional properties to help our body perform some of the most important physiological functions which is why scientists started studying CBD to know if it can help us during the global pandemic. The ability of CBD to interact with the endocannabinoid system allows it to maintain homeostasis in the body. Here is how it can help in fighting COVID-19.

 CBD reduces inflammation

The anti-inflammatory properties of CBD can help the body in healing from the damage done by this deadly virus.  Our body produces a natural protective peptide called apelin which has been found to be quite effective in regulating blood pressure and reducing inflammation.  Recent research carried out on CBD has shown that it can boost the production of apelin which will reduce inflammation and help the body heal quickly.  CBD can also interact with the cb2 receptors of the endocannabinoid system.  These receptors are concentrated in our immune cells including neutrophils and macrophages that play a key role in regulating the inflammatory response of the body.  The indirect interaction of CBD with CB2 receptors helps them perform their function optimally.  Research has also shown that cytokines Storm is fueling the casualties caused by COVID.  Increased level of cytokines in the blood instigates the immune system to attack its own cells which increases the risk of malfunctioning of different systems in the body. Research backed evidence shows that CBD can decrease the production of these pro-inflammatory cytokines so our body can fight the virus and heal quickly.

 

CBD for anxiety and depression

The pandemic has tested our nerves and most of us have had episodes of anxiety and depression. CBD can also help in decreasing the symptoms of these mental health issues by interacting with the serotonin receptors of the body to boost the uptake of this happy hormone. It can uplift mood and wave off depressive thoughts. 

by. Rabiah Khan