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You have probably heard by now about the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) that is making it's way across the way across the world and into the United States. There are so many things we can do to help prevent the spread of this virus, can consuming CBD be one of them?
The Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a new form of virus that has not been seen in humans. This disease can commonly be mistaken for the Influenza virus because of the similarity in symptoms, which include coughing, fever and in more severe cases, pneumonia. The COVID-19 is especially dangerous to those with weaker immune systems. This means that elderly patients and newborns are high risk for infection, alongside those with respiratory issues.
There have been many studies that show that CBD effects our immune system, but how? Specifically, studies have shown that CBD has had anti-inflammatory effects on the immune system, and can be classified as an immunosuppressant and as an immunomodulator. Well, what does that mean? As an immunosuppressant, CBD attempts to suppress the functions of the immune system, which is not something you want to strive for.
While the effects of CBD as an immunosuppressant sound scary, it is mostly due to the fact that the majority of studies have been focused on the negative effects of CBD's as an immunosuppressant. So, for the average healthy person, CBD is not necessary as an Immune supplement, but for those with autoimmune diseases such as diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, and others, CBD is one of the best choices for a natural choice of treatment. How? Inflammation can be a leading cause for many autoimmune diseases, and the anti-inflammatory properties in CBD can help reduce that inflammation.
There is still much research left to be done on the effects of CBD on our immune systems and our health. But what we do know is that there are many benefits to using CBD, but this should not hinder you from consulting your doctor first. In terms of the Coronavirus, we know that we can prevent the spread of infection by,
For more information about the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and how to prevent infection, visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html