While the COVID-19 pandemic might seem like a distant memory, the truth is the virus is still out there and it continues to affect millions of people worldwide. While there is still no cure for COVID infection, there are options that can help reduce the symptoms of COVID. And one of these might be CBD.
CBD is known for its anti-inflammatory and immune-boosting properties. Scientists have of course made the link. There have also been several clinical trials and studies to determine whether using CBD to manage COVID symptoms is a viable option.
We’re going to look at the research into using CBD for COVID, so buckle up for some science speak.
We’ll summarise the findings of these studies near the bottom of the article, if science speak is a bit too much for you.
The potential of CBD for COVID treatment
First the science stuff…
Several studies and clinical trials have shown that CBD may be effective in treating and managing COVID-19 symptoms. For example, a study published in Frontiers in Pharmacology found that CBD could reduce lung inflammation and improve respiratory functions in mice infected with SARS-CoV-2.
Another study from a clinical trial published in the Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine suggested that CBD could prevent the cytokine storm. This is a potentially fatal immune response that can occur in severe COVID-19 cases. (source)
CBD’s anti-inflammatory properties are thought to be a key factor in its potential efficacy against COVID-19. Inflammation is a common symptom of COVID-19 and can lead to severe respiratory distress if left unchecked. CBD has been shown to reduce inflammation in several studies, making it a potential candidate for treating COVID-19 symptoms.
Additionally, CBD may have a preventative effect on early-stage SARS-CoV-2 infection. A study published in the Journal of Natural Products found that CBD could inhibit the entry of SARS-CoV-2 into cells, including human lung cells. And of course if it can inhibit viral infection, the worst symptoms can be avoided. (source)
While more research is needed on this front, research definitely suggests that CBD could be used as a preventative agent in the early stages of COVID-19.
Using CBD oil for long COVID symptoms
Long COVID is a term used to describe the persistent symptoms that some people experience after recovering from COVID-19. These symptoms can include chronic pain, fatigue, brain fog, and difficulty breathing.
While there is no definitive treatment for long COVID, some people have found relief through the use of CBD oil.
Some studies even suggest that CBD can be a cognitive aid for those suffering from a range of psychological disorders. As long COVID can improve brain function, CBD could be a useful aid for those suffering from brain fog or other memory related issues.
CBD oil’s anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties make it a potential candidate for treating pain related long COVID symptoms. A study published in the Journal of Pain Research found that CBD could reduce chronic pain in patients with multiple sclerosis, suggesting CBD could be effective for other types of chronic pain as well.
Additionally, CBD may help improve sleep, reduce anxiety, and boost mood, which can all be affected by long COVID. While there is no cure for long COVID, CBD oil and CBD products may provide some relief for those struggling with persistent symptoms.
Summarising the science
To put it simply, clinical trials into the effects of CBD have found that cannabidiol might be a useful treatment to reduce the spread of viral infection in people with COVID.
The anti inflammatory effects also mean that CBD might reduce the worst symptoms in people suffering from COVID. The most obvious are in treating breathing or respiratory problems, but also inflammation in other tissues such as muscles or joints.
Which CBD products can you use to treat COVID?
People looking for effective CBD treatment will most likely choose edibles. CBD gummies are one of the most popular ways to enjoy the effects of cannabidiol, the active compound in CBD products.
For direct relief from pain, for example joint or muscle pain, some people prefer topical treatment such as CBD creams or patches.
A CBD cream can be applied directly to any area experiencing pain or inflammation and CBD acts as a natural pain relief solution. This can be especially useful for people looking for an alternative to other forms of medication. CBD patches offer a slow release, so you can choose the best and most effective doses for your needs.
At ShelleySupply we stock a range of CBD treatments including patches, creams and edibles.
CBD gummies from Orange County are one of the most popular ways to enjoy taking CBD. If it’s your first time trying CBD, try out our CBD cherries or CBD gummy bears. We recommend starting with the lower dosage (20 mg per dose, with options for 40 mg, 46 mg and 60 mg).
Our CBD creams and patches are also available in a variety of strengths. Our 24mg CBD patches would be a good dosage to reduce the effects of COVID.
Are there any risks to using CBD to treat COVID?
While the potential benefits of CBD for COVID-19 treatment are promising, there are several things to consider. While there have been numerous clinical trials, more are needed to understand exactly how CBD affects the immune system, especially when it comes to viral replication and the effects of infected cells.
In short, while some studies have shown promising results, more research is needed before CBD can be considered a mainstream treatment for COVID-19.
It’s also important to consider the potential side effects and drug interactions of CBD. While CBD is generally considered safe, CBD can interact with certain medications, including blood thinners and anti-seizure drugs.
If you’re considering using CBD for COVID-19 treatment, and you’re taking other medications, it’s important to discuss your options with a medical professional.
Why choose ShelleySupply for your CBD treatments?
There has been a rapid growth in the choice of CBD products in the UK market. But here at ShelleySupply, we keep it simple.
We stock 100% natural products, with our in-house CBD entirely plant based and vegan certified. In addition to this, ShelleySupply branded CBD preparations are all produced in the UK.
Our products are made from natural CBD isolate, which means that the effective ingredient is 100% cannabidiol (only CBD) with zero other cannabis plant compounds such as THC.
However we also stock Orange County CBD gummies which are USA manufactured and are made from broad spectrum CBD. This is still a natural product containing no psychoactive THC, but may contain other cannabis plant compounds.
We are also UK based, so you’ll receive your CBD products quickly… And no worries about import duties!
Check out the full range of natural CBD in our shop.