There has been a lot of discussion lately around a few recent scientific studies talking about the effects of CBD for Covid-19. Is it hype or is there real science behind these headlines?
One of the first reports to come out was a University of Oregon study that showed an interesting positive outcome, but was only studied in a petri dish. This does not always translate to what might work in our bodies, and in fact, in this study, you couldn’t conclude that a real person consuming CBD would help block Covid in any meaningful way.
But another newer study just released (January, 2022) used actual humans and compared high-dose CBD users with non users and showed a significant drop in positive cases among those who did take CBD. Their initial findings were that CBD inhibited SARS-CoV-2 replication. In this study, the best outcome was among a group that consumed a high 100mg/ml dose per day. (This is a 3,000mg potency bottle.) Among other things, it was noted that CBD “inhibited viral gene expression.” Read the full Science.org Study document.
We’ll continue to update this document as additional relevant studies are published.