🦠 how cbd reduces covid lung damage 🦠
🦠 how cbd reduces covid lung damage
🧑🔬👩🔬two 2020 studies, one by the medical college of georgia and the other by the university of calgary found that cbd reduces lung damage caused by covid
📝 study by salles et al (Oct 2020) referenced:
📝 study by wang et al (Sept 2020) referenced:
but how does it do this – let me go through a few key points from the studies?
1️⃣ when a patient goes through respiratory distress they have reduced APELIN – a protein which regulates blood pressure and reduced lung inflammation. The study found that cbd can increase the level of this protein by 20 times – bringing blood pressure to normal levels and bring down the inflammation
2️⃣ the covid virus enters the cells through an ace2 receptor which are responsible for lowering blood pressure.
the virus entering the cell disrupts the cell, worsening the condition of the patient. cbd restricts a protein used by the covid virus to enter through these receptors, therefore helping reduce pressure on the heart but also lets the lungs relax as the heart isn’t pumping as hard
🤩 the research showed that mice treated with cbd that had covid symptoms had better immune response, and increased oxygen levels with reduced scaring and swelling in the lungs
🙌 these are only two studies but shows these findings could be used in different similar conditions.