The answer appears to be yes and no.
There are some interesting National Institutes of Health studies on various natural supplements showing them to be effective antivirals.
And research points to CBD's effects across multiple pathways that impact immunity and, potentially, viral infection, according to an NBC news report that found:
1. Endocannabinoids (the pathways where CBD operates) directly affect viral replication and ability to cause disease.
2. CBD aids in selectively killing virally impacted cells.
3. CBD calms the immune system's hyper-response, specifically in the lungs and joints.
4. CBD boosts the body's natural immunity.
But as for COVID-19 the short answer is that as of now there is no proven cure, treatment or vaccine.
Does that mean that cannabinoids are completely ineffective against the virus or against viruses in general? Not necessarily. It just means that in regard to Covid-19 we can't say one way or another because the research does not exist in regards to this most recent incarnation of the Caronavirus.
What we do know: Cannabinoids have been found to be potent antimicrobials, meaning they work well against many types of bacteria and fungus. And they've been shown to be effective against superbugs like MRSA and many common fungal infections such as Candida Albicans, according to New Frontier Data website.
And cannabinoids do help certain types of viral infections, according to published research.
Unfortunately, again, there is no research specifically looking at how CBD impacts COVID-19 itself.
So the best way to avoid COVID-19 is to shelter in, wash your hands and clothes frequently, avoid touching your face and mouth and avoid contact with the outside world as much as possible.
But CBD, like ginger, turmeric, elderberry and a host of other antiviral and antibacterial natural compounds, could prove to be valuable weapons in your arsenal against illness in general according to existing research.
So while we wait for further data please play it safe and we will report anything else that we find out in the coming weeks and months.
In the meantime we are continuing to liquidate our immune-boosting herbal line of CBD (with such pathogen-busting essential oils such as wild blueberry, turmeric, ginger, cinnamon and schizandra berry) as we make way for an even more potent line coming this spring/summer!
We do have plenty of research (and testimonials) showing our Oregon-grown, organic/raw/vegan CBD's huge positive impact on quelling anxiety and boosting mood to help us get through this crises with calm nerves and a positive outlook. (Always stringently third party tested for potentcy and purity).
In the meantime you can save massively for the next week or so using the following codes at www.lavaloveusa.com:
🌿RACHEL to save 20 percent on 1 and 2 oz bottles
🌿RACHEL101 to save $70 on all 4 oz bottles
🌿RACHEL202 to save $180 on all 8 oz bottles
🌿RACHEL303 to save $400 on all half gallons
🌿RACHEL404 to save $600 on all gallons
🌿RACHELDOUBLE1 to save $80 on all 4 oz double strength
🌿RACHELDOUBLE2 to save $200 on all 8 oz double strength
🌿RACHELDOUBLE3 to save $650 on all gallon or half gallon double strength
Source: NBD and New Frontier Data