Cannabidiol for “the Rona”: Hype or Hope?

by Michelle Thibault on September 20, 2022
It has been over 2 years after WHO declared Covid-19 as a global pandemic, we are still fighting the battle against the virus while many of us are feeling the toll that it has taken on us physically, and mentally.
Even though immunizations offer a decent chance of reducing the severe effects of Covid infection, many of us are searching for alternative forms of support due to many concerns about the vaccines' effectiveness against the virus, especially since mutated variants of the virus are continually emerging.
Cannabidiol, popularly known as CBD is gaining more and more attention for its potential to help people with "the Rona", whether it be by alleviating the disease's psychological effects (such as anxiety, depression, and stress), dealing with the disease's inflammatory effects, particularly in the lungs, or even by preventing the disease from spreading throughout the body.
By lowering certain pro-inflammatory cytokines, such as IL-6, Bliss Formula Remedy® CBD may help reduce this inflammation.


CBD Use for Covid-19 Symptoms

Many Covid deaths appear to be related to the disease's tendency to overreact or put the immune system into overdrive, sometimes leading to severe inflammation in the lung tissue and other problems.
According to some data, CBD, a fundamental component of cannabis, may have anti-inflammatory properties that could prevent the disease from damaging the body's tissues and organs.
The endocannabinoid system mediates the phyto-cannabinoid activity of CBD. Cannabinoids have an impact on the neurological system and are crucial for immune system control.
Evidence presented by researchers from the University of Nebraska and the Texas Biomedical Research Institute demonstrated how the anti-inflammatory properties of CBD may assist in treating the frequently severe lung inflammation brought on by Covid-19.
The authors of the study emphasize the need for additional conclusive research, stating that "current reports claim that acute infection is accompanied by a cytokine superstorm, which adds to the symptoms of congested lungs and difficult or impossible breathing.”
While there is evidence suggesting that smoking in general, including the use of CBD flower, can increase the risk of coronavirus symptoms getting worse, the best way to get around this is to take CBD as an oral tincture, which will allow you to benefit from its anti-inflammatory properties without endangering your respiratory system.
Another 2021 study summarizes that Cannabidiol from the hemp plant has potential to prevent and inhibit SARS-CoV-2 infection by inhibiting the replication  of the virus while promoting the host’s innate immune response.



Addressing Other Coronavirus Effects

Beyond the acute physical threats it presents, Covid-19 is undoubtedly having many other detrimental effects. Due to worry and stress associated with the illness, it can negatively impact people's mental health and wellbeing in a number of ways, including causing problems with eating and sleeping, increasing anxiety, and worsening of existing chronic diseases.
The medically supervised use of hemp's active ingredients, such as CBD and other terpenes, may be able to address many of these problems. Discover new ways that cannabidiol  can help support your mental health and wellness issues by reading our prior blog posts.



It must be emphasized right away that the coronavirus can cause serious illnesses to some individuals especially the immunocompromised. While CBD has shown great promise, supported by many research studies and anecdotal evidence, it is still yet to be established as a treatment for Covid-19, much less a cure. 
Thus, we should keep practicing social distancing, consistent sanitizing, frequent handwashing, and doing measures to boosting the immune system, and heeding the advice of reliable medical professionals, in addition to daily administration of Bliss Formula® CBD.




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