Cannabinoids against Covid 19

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Des cannabinoïdes contre Covid 19

Cannabinoids for inflammation of the lungs.

Cannabis VS Covid-19

The Coronavirus disease, Covid-19, has caused hundreds of thousands of deaths and millions of cases of infection. This lung disease is extremely dangerous for fragile subjects (elderly people and people suffering from chronic diseases). The symptoms of the coronavirus are different (fevers, dry cough, joint pain, headaches, nausea, fatigue, etc.).

This virus can also attack the lungs and vital organs in people who develop more severe forms, causing difficulty in breathing and sometimes death.

With an incubation period of around 14 days, Sars-Cov-2 is now spreading rapidly and sickening tens of thousands of people every day. The race against time is launched by pharmaceutical companies to set up a vaccine or to discover an effective treatment against this contagious virus.

The research results are promising. One of the research studies examines the effectiveness of cannabinoids against inflammation of the lungs caused by the coronavirus.

This scientific research, carried out by a group of researchers at the University of Nebraska and the Texas Research Institute, encourages other centers to continue their research into the anti-inflammatory properties of CBD.

• CBD, Cannabinoids, lung inflammation, IL-6 cytokine: Some useful concepts

ü CBD : CBD: The cannabis plant is extremely rich in molecules called cannabinoids. Among these molecules, mention may be made of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol and CBD (cannabidiol).

First discovered in the 1940s, CBD, which is non-psychoactive, is used against many diseases and various health problems (anxiety, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, osteoarthritis, epileptic seizures, anxiety, etc.);

ü ü Lung inflammation: The most serious form of Covid-19 is manifested by inflammatory reactions in the lungs. The virus attacks cells in the lining of the lungs and causes acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS);

ü Cytokine IL-6: This is the cytokine of the acute phase of lung inflammation.


• How can CBD beat Covid-19?

Cannabinoids for inflammation of the lungs.

Des cannabinoïdes contre l'inflammation des poumons.

In a scientific publication called "Cannabinoids as novel anti-inflammatory drugs" published on the "National Library of Medicine", scientists prove that CBD is very effective against lung inflammation.

When consumed in specific doses, cannabidiol significantly reduces the production of cytokines, thereby blocking the mechanism that causes inflammation in the lungs and pulmonary fibrosis.

Note that inflammation and pulmonary fibrosis are the main causes of death for people with Covid-19.

But that's not all ! CBD is just a single molecule extracted from cannabis. THC has also been studied for its anti-inflammatory properties. However, tetrahydrocannabinol is less tolerated and may cause unwanted side effects in some people.

It is for this reason that research has focused on studying CBD.