Studies Suggest CBD May Help Prevent COVID-19

What you need to know:

Cannabidiol (CBD), is a naturally occurring compound found in the Cannabis sativa (hemp) plant. It does not cause the 'high' that's associated with the THC compound. The therapeutic properties of CBD are being tested and confirmed by medical researchers around the world.

CBD has already been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties. On top of this, some early studies show that CBD could help block infection with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. When human lung cells were treated with CBD, the infection was not able to bind and take hold like it usually does.

What happens next:

While clinical trials still need to be done, early studies suggest that CBD may be a useful way to prevent COVID-19 infections in the future.

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