Researchers Show How CBD Helps Reduce Lung Damage from COVID

by Newsfeed


One way cannabidiol (CBD) appears to reduce the “cytokine storm” that damages the lungs and kills many patients with COVID-19 is by enabling an increase in levels of a natural peptide called apelin, which is known to reduce inflammation and whose levels are dramatically reduced in the face of this storm.

Dental College of Georgia (DCG) and Medical College of Georgia (MCG) researchers reported this summer CBD’s ability to improve oxygen levels and reduce inflammation as well as physical lung damage in their laboratory model of deadly adult respiratory distress syndrome, or ARDS.

Now they have shown that apelin levels go way down with the viral infection, which has killed 1 million people worldwide, and that CBD quickly helps normalize those levels along with lung function.

“It was dramatic in both directions,” says Dr….



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