In a race to curb the spread of the deadly coronavirus, researchers conducted various research to find an effective vaccine against this disease.
Similar studies were also done to find a cure for those afflicted and are now suffering from mild and severe to life-threatening coronavirus cases.
What makes covid-19 so lethal?
If you’re one of those people who thinks that Covid-19 is just another type of common viruses that would go away in a few days, consider these facts:
- The number of Covid-19 cases is still on the rise without any certainty about when it would stop.
- According to the World Health Organization, the vast majority of people infected with the virus have recovered. It can still cause many fatalities if it spreads to more people.
- According to the World Health Organization, the vast majority of people infected with the virus have recovered. However, it can still cause many fatalities if it spreads to more people.
- The people most vulnerable to coronavirus are above the age of 60, persons with underlying health conditions such as those immunocompromised, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and health workers.
- 4 out of 5 people who are infected by the virus may experience mild or moderate symptoms.
Since 2019, Covid-19 has already claimed millions of lives, and, until today, the death rate is still steadily rising. This grim picture that Covid-19 painted has ignited the urgency to find an effective vaccine and, at the same time, a cure for this dreaded disease.
Covid-19 and cytokine storm
Pneumonia and Acute Respiratory Disease (ARDS) are two of the deadly complications caused by the coronavirus infection. The presence of cytokine storms induced by Covid-19 is what makes the disease deadly.
In many life-threatening cases brought about by the Covid-19 infection, excessive production of cytokines can aggravate ARDS symptoms, further damaging the human tissues resulting in organ failure and even death.
Can Cannabis help in the treatment of Covid-19?
As the infection of Covid-19 rapidly spreads around the world and the number of deaths rising daily, the question still hangs as to whether CBD can aid with the treatment of Covid-19.
Also, as more studies were conducted on the potential use of Cannabidiol to aid in the treatment of many diseases, more CBD products are being developed with several applications including soft gels that can easily be ingested.
What are Cannabidiols or CBD
Cannabidiol or CBD is one of the hundred-plus chemical compounds found in hemp or marijuana plants. As you try to learn more about this chemical, you may also encounter other hemp or components such as tetrahydrocannabinol or THC, which gives its user the feeling of ‘high.’
Over the past years, CBD’s gained a lot of attention for their perceived benefit to musculoskeletal and nerve pain. Although further studies are still needed to prove its efficacy, thousands of anecdotal evidence have been collected claiming that it has helped with many other medical conditions such as back pain, osteoarthritis, and possibly cancer.
Potential of CBD for Covid-19 treatment
Cannabis sativa is widely used for medical purposes and has anti-inflammatory activity.
In a paper published by Future Sci OA, the coronavirus works by provoking and activating our immune system. Cytokine storms play a key role in the development of Covid-19, CBD’s known potential to quell a hyperactive immune system response and regulate cytokine production has been subject to further research.
Despite the need for more studies on its efficacy to treat Covid-19 infections, recent studies suggested promising results on the potential role of Cannabidiol as part of Covid-19 treatment by reducing cytokine storms and further protecting tissues through the re-establishment of inflammatory homeostasis.
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