It’s been a while since I talked about COVID-19. But rest assured, we are not yet out of the woods.
See, even though we’ve been dealing with the virus for about three years now, we’re still learning about it.
And that includes how to prevent infection.
Well, new research reveals a powerful plant could be the ammunition we’ve needed all along…
A powerful, protective benefit
Having cannabidiol (CBD) at my disposal has revolutionized the way I practice medicine.
Because the truth is, you really won’t find a more natural way to slash your risk of chronic disease.
In fact, this controversial-yet-powerful plant has quickly become my treatment of choice for balancing mood, alleviating pain, and promoting better sleep.
And now, I might just start recommending it to ward off COVID-19.
In a series of studies, researchers analyzed how CBD might combat COVID in a laboratory setting, looking at human lung cells and mice.
They found that, in human lung cells, the virus could not replicate and take hold when CBD was introduced.
Plus—supplementing with CBD prior to exposure lessened the mice’s likelihood of developing an infection.
And that’s not all…
To gain more insight, researchers looked at data from participants who had been prescribed CBD-based medication to help prevent seizures. (Those health records were gathered from the National COVID Cohort Collaborative database.)
Well, these patients were also less likely to report a COVID-19 infection compared to those with the same seizure disorders, but who did not take a CBD-based medication.
Now, researchers are cautioning that more research is needed before they can stand behind a widespread CBD recommendation to help prevent COVID-19.
They’re also stressing that CBD shouldn’t replace other preventative measures, like vaccination, mask-wearing, and social distancing.
And I do agree with the latter statement—because in my view, this research simply suggests CBD could BOOST the effectiveness of those other long-standing preventative measures.
But let me just say this…
The more I learn about CBD, the more impressed I am by its power AND potential.
So, if you’re ready to give it a try, why NOT see what CBD can do for your immune health… and overall health.
After all, it gets a “green” light from me! (Look for a product made from full spectrum hemp—from a company you trust.)
For more details about finding a product that could really work, check out the July 2020 issue of my monthly newsletter, Logical Health Alternatives (“Ready to try CBD?”). Subscribers can log in on my website and search the archives for this article (and more).
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“Early Studies Suggest CBD May Help Prevent COVID-19.” National Institutes of Health, 04/2022. (covid19.nih.gov/news-and-stories/early-studies-suggest-cbd-may-help-prevent-covid19)