For those who are new to our blog at the Healing Co, we talk A LOT about CBD. CBD is the non-psychoactive component to the cannabis plant, and works in opposition to THC. It carries its own array of benefits, which you can read about HERE. How exactly can we benefit from CBD in terms of Covid-19? CBD is said to inhibit the viral replication of the virus in our body’s cells. A study was conducted at the University of Chicago where human lung cells were treated with a small amount of CBD for two hours before being exposed to Covid-19. The cells were infected and monitored for 48 hours. The results were quite surprising. An inhibition in cell expression for Covid-19 was observed. Furthermore, it was proven that Covid-19 cells could not replicate while CBD was present in those cells. CBD was shown to suppress the virus by making changes in the gene expression of Covid-19 cells. This means the virus was altered permanently, not being able to be replicated further or expressed properly. Another study performed by the University of Waterloo revealed that CBD helped the body activate its immune response to viruses more effectively. In terms of Covid-19, our first line of immune defence doesn’t work as well comparatively to other viruses. CBD allows this first line to activate more effectively against Covid-19, resulting in a greater ability to fight the virus. Through both of these studies, CBD was shown to suppress the virus by making changes to the gene expression of the virus permanently, thus not being able to be expressed or replicated properly.
A potential mechanism that CBD could use to degenerate Covid-19 cells and suppress viral infection is through the activation of our bodies interferon signaling pathway. Interferons contribute to our bodies immune responses. Covid-19 is said to suppress this system, which causes the spread of the infection throughout our body. CBD is said to activate, or induce interferons, thus inducting our immune response to disease. Because of this induces response from CBD, Covid-19 isn’t able to transmit as easy, thus preventing further infection. Not only does CBD prevent the spread, it also lowers the total risk of infection in humans. Additionally, CBD has shown to help activate another protective process in infected cells known as the “unfolded protein response”. This response works on the area of cells that get taken over by virus cells in order to copy more virus cells within the body. The unfolded protein response works to maintain the functionality of cells that are under stress, often times from viruses. This response helps prevent the overall production of additional viral proteins, allowing the body to rid itself of infection and illness. Covid-19 uses spike proteins to enter healthy cells. Once invading healthy cells it then works to replicate itself and produce more viral cells, overall infecting a person with Covid-19. Due to the unfolded protein response, Covid-19 proteins are unable to replicate, thus containing the virus within the body.
Finding the right CBD products for you can be difficult, it’s a good thing you’ve come to the right place! The Healing Co provides an amazing array of CBD products. From tinctures, to chocolate, to gummies, we have it all. Here are some of our all time favourite CBD products we’d love to recommend!
The Healing Co CBD Tinctures: We have a great selection of CBD tinctures, from flavoured tinctures to full spectrum ones! Our full spectrum tinctures contain either MCT or Olive oil, and hemp derived CBD. Full spectrum products are great as they do carry additional health benefits compared to regular CBD products. Our flavoured CBD tinctures contain alcohol, CBD isolate, and delicious flavour. Both tinctures contain 1000mg of CBD and are perfect for any type of day!
CBD Gummy Bears: These cute little gummies are an amazing way to incorporate CBD into your life! Containing 30mg of CBD per piece for a total of 600mg CBD, we couldn’t live without these gummy bears. Even better is that they come in some amazing flavours AND sugar-free options!
CBD Temple Tea: This tea by Mota is curated with the perfect blend of organic ingredients, easing you into a wonderfully relaxed state. This tea combines the fruity flavour of lemongrass with fresh peppermint and ginger for a flavourful cup of tea
CBD Torrone Bar: Nougat, almonds, honey, and creamy milk chocolate? We couldn’t ask for anything better. Containing a total of 300mg of CBD, this chocolate bar can be broken into easy to dose pieces!
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