Organa CBD Soap

Our Lavender CBD Soap Bars are back in stock! We know that CBD is great for skin conditions, pain, and inflammation but here is a little information about the other ingredients in our soap.

Lye

Despite popular belief, lye (or sodium hydroxide) soap, when made correctly, is not harsh, and it doesn’t burn skin. When farmers and homesteaders in the past made their soaps, they did not use correct proportions of lye and fats. They got their lye from wood ash and eyeballed the measurements which ended up producing soap that had residual lye in it which is what burned their skin. Fortunately, modern homesteaders and soap makers have great resources available to them to make lye soap that is cleansing but soothing. Daily pampering with lye soap cleanses and conditions skin, gets rid of dry and itchy skin, rashes and irritations.

A Little Science

The soap making reaction is very, very simple. All it involves is a combination of fats and lye:

Fats + Lye –> Soap + Glycerin + Residual Fats

Or, if you want it a little more scientific,

Triglycerides + Sodium Hydroxide –> Sodium Stearate + Glycerin + Residual Triglycerides

Sodium Stearate is the soap component. It forms foam and removes grease and fats, unclogs pores, reacts with noxious air pollutants deposited on our skin. It also removes urushiol, the plant toxin of poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac.

Glycerin is a beneficial moisturizing byproduct of soap making. Glycerin is removed from commercially manufactured lye soaps.

Triglycerides (residual fats) also moisturize our skin.

Benefits of Lye Soap

General skin care, acne, the balancing of dry and/or oily skin, aging skin, Seborrheic Dermatitis and dandruff, Eczema, Psoriasis, sun burn treatment and prevention, relief from poison Ivy, poison Oak, and/or poison Sumac, and bug bite relief and repellent.

Lye is also a disinfectant that can be used around your home for general cleaning. It has been proven to break down virus walls, thus killing virus, while also being gentle on hands and leaving the good bacteria everyone needs completely alone.

Lavender

These soap bars contain dried lavender flower for exfoliation plus lavender oil which heals treat acne, minimizes inflammation, slows aging, and speeds up healing on any blemishes!

Grab yourself one of these amazing soaps in store or online today!

CBD & Tattoo Healing

Researchers, along with tattoo artists and other patrons, have discovered that CBD can help heal tattoos quicker and aid in the process of getting inked.


Here are the 3 major benefits of using CBD to heal a tattoo.

1. CBD is an Anti-Inflammatory Powerhouse

CBD contains anti-inflammatory properties that help reduce swelling and inflammation. Your skin undergoes severe trauma during the tattoo process, and you will experience some swelling as a result. Having CBD on hand before, during, and after getting a tattoo can be a very effective way to reduce pain, redness, and swelling.

2. CBD is an Amazing Antioxidant

Our bodies need antioxidants to stay healthy and strong. Powerful antioxidants from foods like fish oils, brussel sprouts and sweet potatoes give us pretty skin and protect our cells against damage. Antioxidants such as CBD can help protect our cells during the tattoo process. For tattoo aftercare, rub CBD on and around your tattoo to help prevent or delay cell damage.

3. CBD is a Powerful Analgesic

An analgesic is essentially a pain reliever. CBD can help manage tenderness, sensitivity, soreness, and itching associated with the aftermath of getting a tattoo. CBD balms also promote blood circulation, cardiovascular function and reduce inflammation.

For healing tattoos try Organa CBD Tattoo Aftercare!

CBD & Alcoholism

Alcoholism refers to a condition in which individuals are unable to manage their drinking habits. They will be unable to control their urge to drink and once they start drinking, they will find it hard to stop. There is an endless list of reasons for why someone starts drinking. But, as soon as their drinking habits spiral out of control, they are hugely at risk of developing alcoholism. Alcoholism is not one of those diseases that produce clear visible symptoms. The disease quietly brews within the individual and many times people do not even realize that they have developed an alcohol dependency. Individuals suffering from alcoholism can act violently towards their family members. Whilst, short-term effects of alcoholism including, slowed reflexes and restlessness can be treated, the longer-term effects are detrimental. From just one problem, alcoholism, you could be facing extremely high risks of brain diseases, liver disease, heart problems, and cancer. This article will be exploring the effects of CBD when mixed with alcohol and how CBD could potentially help treat alcoholism. But first, let’s take a brief look at what CBD is.

Benefits of CBD For Alcoholism

1. CBD May Prevent the Development of Fatty Livers

Alcohol can cause the fats taken in from our diets to accumulate in our livers. Fat accumulation in the liver can disrupt liver function and induce inflammation which, can eventually lead to liver diseases known as hepatic steatosis. Scientists agree that alcohol induces steatosis by increasing oxidative stress in the liver. So, to treat this condition a robust antioxidant agent is needed. CBD is a stronger antioxidant that vitamin C and vitamin E. Mouse studies have confirmed that the antioxidant properties of CBD can significantly reduce oxidative stress levels of the liver. CBD can free the liver from oxidative stress. Furthermore, in alcohol-induced steatosis, alcohol is found to prevent autophagy. Autophagy is naturally used in humans to clear away damaged cells. It is needed to promote the production of new cells and tissue regeneration. Autophagy maintains a well-functioning liver by canceling out any abnormal activity. But alcohol prevents autophagy from working as normal. Several mouse studies have reiterated that CBD can increase autophagy. The lowered levels of autophagy in individuals with alcoholism may be brought back to normal using CBD. A mouse model showed that CBD could reverse the damage in alcohol-induced steatosis and thus, improve symptoms.

2. CBD May Protect from Liver Injury

You must have wondered why people have different alcohol tolerance levels. The most obvious answer is – environment. The more a person drinks, the better the tolerance they build. Yes, this is true but, it is not the complete answer. Some people are in fact ‘genetically blessed’. Their genes code for more efficient varieties of the enzymes that are used to break down alcohol in the body. So, the alcohol is cleared away faster, they do not feel as intoxicated and thus, they can keep drinking. Alcohol is broken down by enzymes in the liver. These enzymes are produced according to the instructions in our DNA. Alcohol activates the immune system to release pro-inflammatory chemicals. This leads to increased inflammation and oxidative stress in the liver. White blood cells (e.g. neutrophils) invade the liver and can cause alcohol-induced liver injury. In the early 1980’s, cell culture studies had already found CBD to inhibit the production of pro-inflammatory molecules. Scientists concluded that CBD was a robust immunosuppressive. It can protect from liver injury by suppressing pro-inflammatory responses and tuning down oxidative stress. CBD exerts its anti-inflammatory effects by binding to the receptors of the endocannabinoid signaling system in humans. This system is essential to regulate homeostasis in humans i.e. housekeeping of the body. Endocannabinoid receptors are found on immune system cells. So, the effects of CBD can be felt by the immune system cells and they can be ordered to produce fewer pro-inflammatory responses. In mouse models for alcohol-induced liver injury, CBD neutralized oxidative species and suppressed pro-inflammatory responses. In addition, CBD prevented neutrophils from entering the liver. Collectively, this brought down the levels of alcohol-induced liver injury.

3. CBD May Reduce Blood Alcohol Levels

Bad or good, marijuana has always been a key area of research for scientists. First, they isolated the psycho-stimulating chemical of marijuana, THC, and later, CBD. Little did they know at the time that CBD would go on to become one of the most desirable phytochemicals in the pharmaceutical industry. Only 3 human trials have been done to investigate the safety and efficiency of CBD in helping to manage the symptoms of alcoholism. Of the 3, the most famous study is the one that found CBD to reduce blood alcohol levels when CBD and the alcoholic beverage were consumed together. The trial leaders found that consuming just alcohol led to impaired motor activity in the participants. However, participants taking alcohol + CBD had lower blood alcohol levels than those taking just alcohol. The mechanism by which CBD may lower blood alcohol levels is still unclear. But most scientists agree that CBD would somehow be influencing the absorption of alcohol into the blood from the stomach and intestines. Additionally, as CBD is known to disrupt the liver metabolization of drugs, it is highly likely that CBD would be doing the same with alcohol as alcohol too is broken down by the liver.

4. CBD Can Help Protect from Brain Damage

The harmful effects of alcohol on the brain can be clearly felt in patients battling with alcoholism. Alcohol kills brain cells. This leads to behavioral and cognitive impairment. The morning after a night out you may find it difficult to recall what all happened during the night. This is because the high levels of alcohol in your body at the time prevented memory formation. The areas of your brain more susceptible to alcohol are those that are responsible for: problem-solving, attention, learning, memory and behavior control. There are clear visual signs in the brains of people with the alcoholism of long-term permanent deficits. The antioxidant activity provided by CBD can help fight the toxicity caused by alcohol and thus, protect brain cells from being damaged. Generally, mouse studies for alcoholism use oral CBD supplements. A group of scientists decided to do something different and used CBD gels instead. They found that there was a dose-dependent improvement in brain damage of alcoholic mouse models. Higher doses led to a reduction in neurodegeneration by up to 50% in certain brain parts. Gels have an important advantage over oral supplements; patients are more likely to use gels i.e. there will be greater patient compliance. Alzheimer’s disease is also symbolic of extensive brain damage. Instead of alcohol, there is a certain protein inflicting toxicity upon brain cells and causing them to die. Cell culture studies showed that CBD can protect brain cells from damage by that protein.

5. CBD May Help with Alcohol Addictions

CBD has not yet been directly tested on addictions related to alcohol in humans. But clinical trials have shown that CBD can curb addictive behaviors related to a variety of drugs including opioids and marijuana. Scientists agree that CBD’s beneficial effects in drug addictions can also be applied to alcohol. In a 2013 trial, participants consuming CBD were smoking less cigarettes per day than those on the placebo. Cigarette cravings had reduced from day 1 and CBD treatment helped lower anxiety also. Mouse studies have been done to understand the effects of CBD on attraction to alcohol. Multiple studies confirmed that CBD reduced motivation to consume alcohol and could help prevent alcohol relapse. Alcohol relapse occurs when a person returns to drinking alcohol after a period of sustained sobriety. At present, naltrexone is regularly used to manage alcohol dependence in alcoholism. A mouse study found that using CBD alongside naltrexone produces stronger effects than using either drug alone. Combination of drugs are generally more preferred as the individual dosage of each drug can be reduced. As a result, the dose-dependent side effects of each drug can be minimized. By reducing side effects, the overall efficiency of a drug climbs up.

CBD & Hair Health

CBD for dry scalp

Who likes having a dry, itchy scalp? Feeling like you’ll never get relief from the persistent itch until your next shampoo, most of us have been there. Beyond scalp conditions, seasonal changes can also contribute to dry, inflamed scalps. And since we’re constantly being told that a happy scalp means happy hair, by that logic, keeping your scalp happy should be the answer to healthy hair right? Using CBD for hair may be the ultimate treatment for your horribly itchy scalp. As previously mentioned, the fatty acids will help to moisturize your hair shaft, but in addition to that the properties in CBD can actually connect to receptors that reduce inflammation on the scalp. Using CBD shampoo for example can improve dandruff, seborrheic dermatitis, eczema, and itchy, flaky scalp. Hallelujah!

CBD for hair growth

Regular use of CBD for hair will have your hair growing like crazy. The reason is that CBD contains fatty acids like Omega-3, Omega-6 and Omega-9. It has been proven that when used on your hair these fatty acids lock in moisture and seal the cuticle. When they are absorbed by the scalp, they help to promote and stimulate hair growth.

CBD for hair loss

Losing your hair can be an unfortunate, but also a natural part of life. Whether it’s because of hormonal changes during pregnancy or menopause, health-related illnesses, stress, over processed hair, or other underlying reasons understandably, this can be a sensitive subject for many women (and men). The good news is that using CBD for hair loss has been shown to be effective in helping to stimulate hair growth. Since CBD has also been shown to increase blood circulation, using CBD for hair loss is effective because when used on hair follicles it delivers nutrients right to the source, which can decrease harmful toxins and stimulate hair growth. Using CBD for hair loss is also effective because it suppresses inflammation, which can promote a healthier environment for hair to grow on the scalp. While, reaching as far as the sebaceous glands, which lubricate the hair with oil, further helping to enhance hair growth.

Make sure to check our our CBD Shampoo & Conditioner!!

CBD for Sunburns

What is a sunburn?
A sunburn is the skin’s reaction to ultraviolet (UV) rays. UV rays cause damage to the skin; a sunburn occurs when the body sends inflammatory cells to the site of the damage in an attempt to heal, guard the skin against further damage, and motivate the human to get out of the sun. Sunburns are a delayed response, and will appear sometime after the sun exposure that caused them. Peak redness will appear 12–24 hours after exposure. Sunburn symptoms are generally limited to redness, peeling skin, and pain, but can include nausea, vomiting, fever, and chills in some cases. There are two types of UV rays that reach earth from the sun: UVA and UVB. UVA rays have a longer wavelength and penetrate the skin more deeply, while UVB rays have a shorter wavelength and only penetrate the skin superficially. UVB rays are what cause sunburns, though UVA rays contribute to skin ageing and cancer risk. When choosing a sunscreen, make sure to choose one with broad-spectrum protection that guards against both.

Can CBD help treat a sunburn?
According to research, CBD has previously exhibited traits that could be of use to those suffering sunburn. Examples include anti-inflammatory, which targets the main mechanism of sunburn-related pain; antibacterial, which is useful since burned skin is especially susceptible to infection; antioxidant, which is useful in fighting free radicals. CBD is also believed to elevate anandamide, an endogenous cannabinoid involved in several biological processes.

Products we recommend for treating sunburns:

Organa CBD Tattoo Aftercare

Organa CBD Tan Extender

CBD Dalgona (frothed) Coffee

CBD Dalgona (frothed) Coffee:

Ingredients:

-1 tbsp Organa Instant Coffee

-1 tsp sugar (I used organic cane sugar, but most granulated sugars or sugar-free “sugars” will work)

-1 tbsp + 1 tsp water

Directions:

-Add all ingredients to bowl

-With quick and consistent whipping motions, mix with whisk until mixture becomes frothy and stiff. (about 2-5 mins)

                                                   OR

-With electric hand mixer, mix on high speed until mixture becomes frothy and stiff. 

-With the help of a small rubber spatula, pour all of the frothed coffee into the glass of iced milk of choice.

-Garnish with preferred toppings.

-Enjoy!

Can CBD help you quit smoking cigarettes?

There are tens of millions of Americans who smoke cigarettes and millions of others who are suffering from smoking-related diseases. It is not easy to quit smoking and those stuck in the throes of nicotine addiction are often looking for all the help they can get.

Increasingly, research suggests that CBD may be able to help people quit cigarettes where previous methods have failed.

If you’re looking to kick your nicotine habit, here’s what you need to know about how CBD could help you!

How CBD Helps People Quit Smoking

Nicotine addiction is the number one reason cigarette smokers struggle to quit. The Centre for disease control and prevention has determined that more people in the United States are addicted to nicotine than any other drug.  What’s more, the research suggests nicotine may be just as addictive as cocaine or heroin.

A study in 2013 tested the efficacy of inhaled CBD on smokers who wanted to quit cigarettes. The study lasted a week and included 24 test subjects. Half the group was given CBD, and the other a placebo; when the test subjects felt the urge to have a cigarette, they were told to use the CBD or placebo inhalant provided to them first. In the end, the results were encouraging: The 12 participants who received CBD reduced the number of cigarettes they smoked by about 40%, while the placebo group saw no reduction in the number of cigarettes smoked.

CBD is becoming well-known for its potential in the treatment of a wide variety of health conditions and diseases. When it comes to cigarettes, many smokers are triggered by stressful situations. If this sounds like you, CBD could be a much healthier alternative for managing stress.

Breaking the Cycle of Addiction with CBD 

The cycle of addiction can impact an individual in a number of different ways. Beyond triggers in the environment, addiction is impacted by both emotional and cellular memory.

The brain has a natural desire to create links. Anyone who has tried to quit smoking will know all too well that during that first coffee of the day, or perhaps after a meal, the desire to have a cigarette suddenly amplifies as the brain connects that activity to the action of smoking. Breaking this chain of learned memories and reinforced behaviours can be a long process, and is one which adds another hurdle to quitting cigarettes.

Encouragingly, there is evidence to suggest CBD may be able to help loosen the grip of these habitual triggers.

A study done in 2017 on rats found that CBD disrupted the process of forming and reinforcing a preference for a specific environment based on its ties to addictive substances (in the study’s case, cocaine and morphine). The study concluded with remarks on the significant “therapeutic potential” of CBD in breaking the cycle of addiction and relapse where reliance on drugs was shown to be contextual, tied to certain memories, environments, or situations. So when it comes to quitting nicotine, CBD oil may help reduce the addictive associations formed between cigarettes and certain situations in which you’d habitually smoke.

While initially quitting cigarettes can take an enormous amount of effort and self-control, continuing to stay away from smoking can be equally as challenging. While there’s yet to be studies on CBD effect on nicotine addiction specifically, ongoing research is producing promising results as far as using CBD to stave off relapses. Of note, a 2018 study on rats addicted to alcohol found that “CBD attenuated context-induced and stress-induced drug seeking without tolerance, sedative effects, or interference with normal motivated behaviour.” With these results in mind, CBD may help you manage the urge to reach for a cigarette in especially triggering or stressful situations.

CBD for Nicotine Withdrawal

Serotonin is a neurotransmitter responsible for feelings of well-being and happiness. Nicotine triggers a release of serotonin, which translates to the feelings of calmness and contentment associated with cigarette smoking. However, in between—and while quitting—cigarettes, nicotine withdrawal starts to set in and the decreased levels of serotonin in your brain can result in decreased energy, moodiness, anxiety, and depression. This is when you start to crave that next smoke.

CBD can activate the brain’s 5-HT1A receptor, which boosts the availability of serotonin  in a similar way to selective serotonin re uptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressants. CBD is also being researched as a potential aid in managing depression.

More than just elevating mood, CBD can help reduce some of the physical symptoms of quitting cigarettes. Because of its anti inflammatory abilities, CBD may be able to reduce the headaches and other aches and pains associated with giving up nicotine.

Finally, people who find it difficult to go to sleep at night without a cigarette may find it easier to fall asleep with CBD. CBD has been found to help people reach and maintain restful sleep without the unwanted effects often associated with prescription sleep aids. And for those who need a cigarette to get moving in the morning, you’ll be relieved to hear that CBD, when taken in small doses, can have an energizing effect.

What Is the Best Method of taking CBD to Help People Quit Nicotine?

There are a few different delivery formats available for administering CBD. In general, they will all be effective but when it comes to quitting cigarettes, some will be better than others.

When using CBD oil to quit smoking, the best delivery method may be a CBD vape. Part of what makes it so difficult to quit smoking is the reinforced habitual nature of it. The ritual of smoking being able to step outside and bringing the cigarette to your lips is a big part of what makes cigarettes pleasurable and difficult to give up. CBD vapes provide a way to ease out of nicotine addiction without having to break the physical habit of smoking.

People looking to stop all smoking-related behaviours may find CBD tinctures are the answer to sudden cravings. While drops do not take effect as quickly as vaping, they are still relatively quick to provide relief. The CBD is absorbed into the bloodstream through the thin skin under the tongue, bypassing the digestive system and going to work typically within 30 minutes to an hour. What’s more, the effects of CBD drops can last for hours, meaning you likely will only need one or two doses in a day. CBD drops come in small, portable bottles making it easy to redose when needed.

Other CBD products like edibles and capsules can also be incorporated into your daily routine to reap the potential anti-inflammatory, serotonin-boosting benefits of CBD. Because these ingestion methods have to be metabolized through the digestive tract, they can take up to an hour to work, but the effects can last most of the day, meaning they will work in the background, subtly helping the brain and body maintain homeostasis.

 

 

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Can CBD replace Opioids for pain relief?

What are the benefits of using CBD for pain relief?

Research suggests that CBD may have several properties that can control acute and chronic pain, as well as a range of related symptoms. Although there is still a lot to learn about its potential therapeutic applications, CBD may provide pain-relief benefits including:

  1. Fighting inflammation

When you are injured, your immune system reacts by causing inflammation that helps your body heal. But in some cases, inflammation can become chronic. Although ibuprofen is a popular over-the-counter medication that can be used to control pain and reduce inflammation, it can cause side effects that may harm your liver and kidneys after prolonged use, Research suggests that CBD can provide inflammation relief with few or zero side effects.

  1. Relaxing tense muscles

Some injuries or chronic conditions cause your muscles to become tight, which then causes pain. CBD can help to relieve soreness caused by strained muscles or health conditions such as fibromyalgia. 

  1. Relieving anxiety and depression

In a 2017 report, the World Health Organization acknowledged that CBD might offer a range of therapeutic benefits for people who have anxiety disorders. Studies also suggest that CBD may have similar effects on the brain as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), which are medications that are commonly used to treat depression. Because anxiety and depression are often associated with chronic pain, CBD may be able to help people who have these co-occurring conditions find relief.

  1. Promoting a regular sleep cycle

Sleep is critical to your body’s ability to heal, but chronic pain may prevent you from getting the rest you need. CBD produces a calming effect by changing the activity of cells throughout your brain and body, which can help to promote relaxation and encourage sleep.

 

Anecdotal evidence surrounding CBD for pain relief

In addition to research findings, anecdotal evidence for the pain-relieving properties of CBD is strong. Many people who have health conditions that cause chronic pain, such as arthritis, fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, back pain, and other conditions, have reported decreased pain and inflammation after using CBD.

But CBD has also shown strong anecdotal support for treatment of chronic and acute pain related to sports injuries. In 2017, the World Anti-Doping Agency issued a statement saying it removed CBD from its 2018 list of prohibited substances. Several former professional athletes have gone public about turning to CBD for pain relief.

For example, in an article in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, reporter Lori Nickel describes how Cullen Jenkins, a former NFL player, turned to CBD to help manage chronic pain and insomnia associated with injuries sustained during his football career.

 

Research on CBD for pain relief

Research suggests that CBD may be beneficial to help control chronic and acute pain. But so far, most of the research on CBD and pain has been based on animal studies. In one study, applying CBD to the skin of rats with arthritis decreased joint swelling and improved limb posture.

However, studies also show encouraging results about the effectiveness of CBD for pain management in humans. A 2008 review of CBD studies conducted during the past 20 years suggested that “the future for cannabinoid therapeutics appears very bright, indeed.

 

Could CBD be an alternative to Opioids?

With the use and abuse of opioids reaching epidemic proportions, doctors and patients alike are looking for alternatives to the use of these medications for chronic and acute pain. Researchers and medical professionals are hopeful that cannabidiol, or CBD, may offer a solution to this national crisis, providing pain relief without the dangers of addiction and overdose.

CBD is a cannabinoid molecule produced by cannabis. Unlike THC, which is the most common cannabinoid, CBD is non-intoxicating and non-addictive.

 

The risks of Opioids

Many adults are prescribed opioids to manage pain. For some patients, pain relief is essential to being able to function normally, but opioid medications usually do little more than mask symptoms and control pain for a short time.

More importantly, with long-term use, opioid painkillers can lead to addiction, which can have devastating effects on addicts and their families. Even when they are used for a short time, prescription opioids may cause side effects that make it difficult — or even unsafe —to perform daily activities. Side effects of prescription opioids may include:

  • Dizziness
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Sleepiness
  • Anxiety
  • Irritability

Taking opioid prescription painkillers, which include drugs such as OxyContin, Vicodin, and Norco, also can put you at risk for dangerous drug interactions and overdose. In fact, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated that in 2016, more than 46 Americans died every day from overdoses involving prescription opioids.

New study about cannabis and Covid-19

Scientists are rapidly searching for ways to reduce the threat of COVID-19 and they are beginning to turn to the cannabis industry.

Covid-19, which has kept many of us at home on our couches for the past several months, doesn’t yet have a cure or a vaccine. But researchers in Alberta, Canada have found that our nation’s favorite plant might hold the secret weapon to curb the spread of the virus.

The study was published on Preprints, an online platform dedicated to getting research out there, and while it has yet to be peer-reviewed, the preliminary findings are very intriguing to say the least.

Researchers at the University of Lethbridge looked at over 400 Health Canada-approved THC- and CBD-dominant strains, and found that 13 of them—particularly sativa strains with high CBD content can down-regulate the protein receptor ACE2, which is targeted by the coronavirus in the mouth, lungs, gastrointestinal tract, and elsewhere in the body.

In other words, because some cannabis strains can interact with the same receptors COVID-19 would, consuming them may reduce your chances of contracting the virus. And not in an insignificant way: the study suggests some strains were able to reduce virus receptor activity by up to 73%.

Keep in mind that the study has yet to be peer-reviewed which is a critical step in the validation process, and that scientists haven’t even tested the process on humans.

The existing research was performed on artificial 3D models that mimic body parts, like airways and intestinal tissues. At this point, there is no way of knowing with certainty whether these strains of cannabis that worked on the 3D models would act the same way on real humans.

Researchers do point out that these strains, especially when taken as an easy-to-consume oral product such as an oil or mouth spray, could be used as part of a prevention plan to help limit the spread of infection. So, it is by no means a vaccine, but it could help with protection yourself.

“The extracts of our most successful and novel high CBD C sativa lines, pending further investigation, may become a useful and safe addition to the treatment of COVID-19 as an adjunct therapy,” said the study’s lead researcher, Dr. Igor Kovalchuk. “Given the current dire and rapidly evolving epidemiological situation, every possible therapeutic opportunity and avenue must be considered.”

 

Link to study:

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