Edgewood, NM – As Americans returned home from their Holiday travels and events these past couple weeks, COVID cases skyrocketed with the highly contagious Omicron variant community spreading at a higher rate than Delta and preceding variants. With COVID testing becoming scarce for most Americans, any symptom resembling a cold, allergies or flu automatically became suspect (you can order free COVID test kits here.) As Behempful customers and users of high quality CBD may anecdotally already know, a recent study by University of Chicago Medical researchers have found evidence that cannabidiol (CBD), a product of the Hemp plant – Cannabis Sativa L. , can inhibit infection by SARS-CoV-2 in human cells and in mice.
Senior Researcher and Study Co-Author, Dr. Marsha Rosner states in the report that “CBD has anti-inflammatory effects, so we thought that maybe it would stop the second phase of COVID infection involving the immune system, the so-called ‘cytokine storm.’ Surprisingly, it directly inhibited viral replication in lung cells.” In the study they found that when CBD was present in cells exposed to or infected by COVID, it blocked the viral replication! In a University of Chicago Medicine article, Dr. Rosner states more clinical trials are needed, “A clinical trial is necessary to determine whether CBD is really effective at preventing or suppressing SARS-CoV-2 infection, but we think this may have potential as a prophylactic treatment; maybe you’re in a hot spot or you think you might have been exposed or you’ve just tested positive — that’s where we think CBD might have an effect.”
The study also reiterates that the quality and potency of the CBD has a direct effect in its aptitude to fight COVID viral replication. Behempful is grown, processed, manufactured with good farming practices and compliant manufacturing SOPs all while being tested by reputable third party labs to ensure that the quality and potency of our CBD is maintained to the highest standard. Behempful’s most potent CBD oil product is our family favorite, 1500 mg Raw Sweetened tincture. This study confirms another possible wellness benefit to incorporating Behempful CBD products into your daily routine!