CBD and Coronavirus (COVID-19)… What Information Do We Know?

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What is CBD (CANNABIDIOL)

CBD stands for cannabidiol. CBD is one of at least 113 active cannabinoids identified in cannabis. The only two cannabinoids are THC and CBD. Cannabidiol or CBD, is a promising phytocannabinoid found in agricultural hemp. CBD is non-psychotoxic (i.e. it does not result in feelings of euphoria) and has a remarkable safety profile. The difference between THC & CBD is THC binds directly with the CB1 receptors in the human brain and also the CB2 receptors located in every other organ in the human body. CBD protects the body’s own endogenous cannabinoid, named “anandamide”, and does not directly bind with the receptors. Anandamide is known as the human THC because THC hijacks one of the traditional binding locations of anandamide.

When CBD is absorbed by the body it flows through your bloodstream and ends up in the brain where it binds to neurotransmitters and neuroreceptors called endocannabinoids. Endocannabinoids and metabolizing enzymes are a part of our Endocannabinoid System (ECS) that regulates factors such as pain, anxiety, sleep and more. When CBD reaches these receptors, it can tell your brain cells to “relax, eat, sleep, forget and protect.” Helping relieve many symptoms.

CBD may help with the following!

  • influence the Immune System
  • Help Reduce Fear Reaction or Effects
  • Reduce Depression & Increase Mood
  • Reduce Stress
  • Anxiety relief and Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD)
  • Chronic Pain Relief
  • Anti-seizure
  • Seizures & Epilepsy Treatment
  • Relieve Cancer Pains & Cancer-Related Symptoms
  • Reduce Acne & Dry-Skin Syndrome: Natural Analgesic
  • Neuroprotective Properties
  • Help Sleep Insomnia
  • Reduce Symptoms of PTSD
  • Help Fibromyalgia
  • Relief From Nausea and Vomiting
  • Reduce Inflammation (Chronic Inflammatory)
  • Benefit Heart Health
  • Reduce Risk of Diabetes and Obesity
  • Potential in treatment of HIV-1 infection
  • Help Nerve Pain
  • Help Multiple Sclerosis
  • Help Arthritis (Rheumatoid)
  • Help Migraines and Chronic Headaches
  • Help Decrease Cigarette Smoking Habits
  • Help Drug (Opioid) Withdrawal & Addiction
  • Digestive Aid
  • Muscle Relaxer and May Speed Up Muscle Recovery
  • CBD is an effective treatment for heroin addiction

What is Coronavirus (COVID-19) Virus?

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus that emerged in China in December 2019. COVID-19 symptoms include cough, fever, shortness of breath, muscle aches, sore throat, unexplained loss of taste or smell, diarrhea and headache. COVID-19 can be severe, and some cases have caused death. The new coronavirus can be spread from person to person. It is diagnosed with a laboratory test. There is no coronavirus vaccine yet. Prevention involves frequent hand-washing, coughing into the bend of your elbow, staying home when you are sick and wearing a cloth face covering if you can't practice social distancing.

Most people infected with the COVID-19 virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment. Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and cancer are more likely to develop serious illness. At this time, there are no specific vaccines or treatments for COVID-19. However, there are many ongoing clinical trials evaluating potential treatments. WHO will continue to provide updated information as soon as clinical findings become available.

What is a coronaviruses?

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that are actually common throughout the world and can cause respiratory illness in people and animals. There are several known coronaviruses that infect people and usually only cause mild respiratory disease, such as the common cold. However, at least two previously identified coronaviruses have caused severe illness — Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) coronavirus and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) coronavirus.

How does the new COVID-19 (coronavirus) spread?

As of now, researchers know that the new coronavirus is spread through droplets released into the air when an infected person coughs or sneezes. The droplets generally do not travel more than a few feet, and they fall to the ground (or onto surfaces) in a few seconds — this is why social and physical distancing is effective in preventing the spread.

How can I protect myself from coronaviruses?

  • Maintain a safe distance from anyone who is coughing or sneezing.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water frequently. Wash with soap and warm water for 20 seconds. If soap and water aren't available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash and wash your hands. If you don't have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve or elbow, not your hands
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Maintain a safe distance from anyone who is coughing or sneezing.
  • Don’t touch your eyes, nose or mouth.
  • If you have a fever, a cough, and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention.
  • Follow the directions of your local health authority & Government.

Is CBD a Crue for COVID-19 (coronavirus)?

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No, CBD is not a miracle molecule that can cure coronavirus, there are no credible studies showing that CBD has any effect on the virus's progression through humans or animals. With so much fear and stress across the world due to the coronavirus, sadly many are trying to capitalize on the situation for their own gain saying CBD is a Cure.

While CBD may help symptoms associated with our immune systems responses to infections and viruses, there is not enough evidence to show its true antiviral properties. CBD can definitely reduce anxiety, and it might help with inflammation or sleep disturbances, both of which can be consequences of a virus inluding COVID-19(coronavirus), a dose of CBD may help with the discomfort as you get better.

CBD has many benefits, it's not an effective treatment to viral infections. CBD can help with many ailments and conditions, and has even been shown to be a natural antimicrobial, but it is not a magic pill or a cure-all.

Can CBD Help Against coronavirus (COVID-19)?

Everyone is feeling the ramifications of the pandemic in ways small it’s no wonder we’re all feeling a bit unbalanced. CBD can be extremely effective for anxiety and stress that many people are suffering from due to the current Coronavirus pandemic. Studies have shown that CBD can reduce anxiety, decrease conditioned fear responses, lower the frequency of panic attacks, and can also act as a stress reliever. This is likely due to how CBD reduces activity in the amygdala and at overactive TRPV1 receptors, both of which have been linked to increased anxiety levels.

With its spectrum of cannabinoids and nutrients, CBD oil can be a beneficial aspect in supporting balance in a long list of functions, including your immune system. Maintaining a strong immune system is also paramount in order to prevent and fight infectious diseases. Along with maintaining a healthy diet and drinking plenty of water, taking CBD Oil can also boost immune system response. CBD has been showing promising results in aiding healthy sleep patterns. A well-operating endocannabinoid system promotes a balanced immune response and better health..

While “sheltering at home,” people tend to be more aware of their own physical health. Leading to questions like, was that just a cough? Or, what does this sore throat, fever or body aches really mean? The immune system is always an important element of health, but in a time like this, its importance is magnified.

Final Thoughts

CBD is a natural and wonderfully safe, powerful medicinal tool that thousands upon thousands of people are using on a daily basis. It's important to remember that CBD is not a cure for coronavirus. We at Life Journey CBD are continuing to monitor the current situation and will provide any pertinent updates that are important to our customers. We will do our best to remain fully functionaland to make sure we can provide the highest quality products to those in need.

We pray everyone will stay safe during this time and please do your part and follow recommendations to slow the spread of coronavirus!

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