CBD Oil & The Immune System: No, CBD Does NOT Prevent COVID-19
May 22, 2020
There has been a lot of misinformation spread in the past few months about CBD and the COVID-19 pandemic. In a pandemic, each inaccuracy can lead to serious illness or death—making it critical to set the record straight.
CBD DOES NOT PREVENT OR CURE COVID-19
But that’s precisely what some CBD companies have claimed in the past weeks and months. Already, one unlicensed CBD brand in Canada has claimed it can help defend against coronavirus, while another CBD retailer in Idaho took down a message on its e-commerce website which mentioned untrue facts about CBD oil and the immune system. Some CBD brands are irresponsibly claiming their products can “CRUSH CORONA” when that’s simply not true.
Yes, CBD is an incredible substance. Studies have shown that CBD can help boost one’s endocannabinoid system (ECS) and help achieve homeostasis in all systems, including immune cells. But to say CBD can ward off COVID-19 is a dangerous claim. Its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and analgesic properties bring relief to so many, but overstating its effects puts people at risk. It also ultimately damages the credibility of reputable, broad-spectrum CBD brands like Kanavia—and the industry at large.
CBD Can Still Help Symptoms like Stress and Insomnia
What CBD can do is help mitigate some of the symptoms people may be experiencing during this particularly stressful time.
During this current state of emergency, large swaths of the population are experiencing stress, depression, pain, and insomnia. Whether we are experiencing the virus firsthand or with loved ones, the prospect of a highly contagious and deadly disease is bound to upset our equilibrium and impact our bodily and mental health.
While CBD cannot cure or prevent COVID-19 and there is still research to be done about CBD oil and the immune system, studies have shown that CBD oil can aid with stress-relief, alleviate pain/inflammation, and help us sleep more soundly.
At Kanavia, we specifically recommend our Premium CBD Softgels with curcumin for an advanced pain-relief formula—this is a pharmaceutical-grade product designed to address inflammation through multiple pathways for maximum effectiveness and lasting relief.
We also offer effective full-spectrum, pure CBD gummies if you are looking for natural relief that is easily absorbed, long-lasting, and tastes great!
On behalf of Kanavia, we hope you and your loved ones stay safe and healthy during this difficult time. So please, turn to CBD for relief from symptoms like sleeplessness, stress, and joint aches and pains. But if you are showing COVID-19 emergency warning signs like difficulty breathing, mental confusion, persistent pain, or pressure in your chest, seek medical attention immediately.
Jasmine Khachatrian, PA
Founder and President of Kanavia Organics