Health conscious people have been touting the benefits of CBD for a number of years now. Users have claimed that it can help with a number of conditions. Most of them related to inflammation: from chronic pain, to insomnia, to nausea and even anxiety and depression. Many people include CBD in their daily routines and swear by it, claiming that it has vastly improved their quality of life. But what about CBD and coronavirus?
Recently, many of these same health conscious people have had very well-founded concerns about the novel coronavirus, which causes the disease COVID-19. There are all the usual concerns, of course, for which answers are tentatively coming in. How is the disease spread? How can we slow or prevent the spread? Who is at risk? How can you minimize your own risk of having severe symptoms if you do catch the disease?
CBD users have wondered all of these things, as well as the facts about CBD and coronavirus. Is it safe to continue using CBD in this climate? Can CBD help with any of the symptoms of COVID-19? Read on to discover what the latest information on these topics are:
CBD Can Neither Prevent, Nor Cure The Coronavirus
Let’s get this one out of the way first. It may seem obvious to most people, but there are some less than reputable CBD companies that skirt on the edge of making claims that their products can somehow prevent, or even cure, COVID-19. Of course, if curing the disease caused by the coronavirus were that easy, it would never have become such a major global problem in the first place. The reality is that if a CBD company claims that simply using their product can remove your risk of COVID-19, they are at best misinformed, and at worst trying to take advantage of a crisis.
However, CBD May Have A Positive Effect On Your Immune System
While you’re not going to magically banish the coronavirus away with CBD – or any other product for that matter – it’s worth noting that it may still have a very positive effect on your immune system. CBD (short for cannabidiol), is derived from the hemp plant and binds to the body’s cannabinoid receptors. When it does so, it’s believed to reduce inflammation and through this mechanism, provide a variety of beneficial effects for the human body.
CBD has been studied for its effect on a variety of conditions, and its ability to seemingly boost your immune system is one of the most impressive things that this unique compound has been touted to do. It is thought that CBD may help to keep your immune system stable, helping your body to better respond to diseases naturally. Interestingly, people who suffer from severe reactions to the coronavirus do so because the disease causes their immune system to go haywire, essentially causing the body to attack itself. So, CBD will neither prevent nor cure COVID-19. However, it may give you a health boost that will leave your body better prepared to fight off all diseases.
Note that the above paragraphs only apply if you do not already have the disease and are simply trying to equip your body to avoid illness in the first place. Because there hasn’t been much time for researchers to study the coronavirus and the associated conditions, you should never attempt to self-medicate if you do believe you have come down with the disease. Some research seems to indicate that anti-inflammatory compounds can make the illness worse, should you have it.
Always take the advice of a doctor first and stick with the medicines you have been prescribed by a licensed medical professional.
CBD and Coronavirus: Could Help With Anxiety And Sleeplessness
Another major issue caused by the coronavirus pandemic has severely affected billions of people all over the world, even if they never catch the disease. This, of course, is anxiety, caused by job loss, economic concerns, health concerns, a loss of social livelihood, and a variety of related problems. Anxiety caused by the coronavirus pandemic has affected countless people, although it affects different people in different ways.
Some people may struggle to get through their daily lives because of the stress and worry the pandemic has caused. Other people may not notice anything wrong until they are laying in their beds at night; only then will they grapple with the sleeplessness caused by a low-grade, gnawing sense of anxiety.
CBD may help with both of these conditions. Another unique trait of the compound that is apparently connected to its purported inflammation reducing abilities. Many users report that CBD helps them with insomnia and anxiety, including the acute anxiety caused by recent events. Of course, getting all the rest and sleep your body needs will go a long way towards helping to break the cycle of anxiety.
The Best Way To Consume CBD
There are a number of ways you can consume CBD, and it really boils down to your personal preference. One of the ways to get the best bioavailability is to take a tincture orally. Also, make sure you are consuming a quality product, like Rooted Hemp Co.’s, Total Well Being Full Spectrum CBD Oil. You will have to experiment a bit to discover what method you prefer personally, since all of these methods are effective at delivering the cannabidiol compound to your bloodstream.
Since all bodies are different, there is no simple one-size-fits-all way to take CBD. Further, all users consume different doses. Start with a small amount, and take it for a few days to see if you notice a difference. Gradually, you can increase the amount until you achieve the results you desire.
Note that CBD is not psychoactive and will not get you “high;” so you may not notice an immediate effect from taking it. Indeed, some people don’t notice the effect CBD is having on their bodies until they stop taking it; only then do these users claim that they realized how much the compound was helping. When their insomnia and chronic pain returned without CBD, it was clear. With CBD oil, it’s important to be patient and to carefully track the results you are getting.