A hospital in Austria is making news-headlines after treating COVID-19 patients with CBD. An important development in professional healthcare, promising a bright future for cannabinoid-treatments during the corona-pandemic. This is what we know about the treatment in Austria - and the use of CBD oil to treat coronavirus in general:
CBD treatment in hospital
The Klagenfurt Clinic in Austria routinely uses Cannabidiol (CBD) from hemp to treat COVID-19 patients, local news outlet Heute reports. Apparently, they have been using the vegetal cannabinoid successfully for a while. According to Rudolf Likar - Head of Intensive Care at the clinic - doctors have seen ‘inflammation parameters in the blood go down, and people leave the hospital faster than the comparison group.’ As he concludes: ‘CBD supports the immune system.’
COVID-19 patients in the Klagenfurt clinic were reportedly treated with up to 300mg of CBD per day. A dosage that was built up during the treatment period of three weeks. However, considering Israeli scientists have announced a number of various research projects covering CBD use in COVID-19 patients. We might expect a lot more hospitals to start using CBD oils and other supplements; to treat patients battling the novel coronavirus.
CBD oil against COVID-19
It is known that cannabinoids like Cannabidiol could have a positive impact on our immune system and health in general. As the substance is used en masse in hopes to treat various symptoms, from light discomforts to serious diseases. Though in the case of COVID-19, CBD’s effects are a bit more complex than just ‘strengthening the immune system’.
There are several animal studies which suggest Cannabidiol could help protect against - and might decrease existing - lung damage due to corona. This is because CBD is able to reduce the cytokine storm in the lungs, caused by Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS). The latter of which is the main cause of death in COVID-19 patients.
As we’ve reported in our blog Studies: 'CBD oil and Vitamin D3 could help treat and prevent COVID-19'', CBD’s power to reduce the release of cytokines - and reduce inflammation in the lungs - comes from its influence on apelin-production in the body. Which, as we’ve discovered, somehow is inhibited by COVID-19 but luckily appears to be restored after cannabinoid treatment. Proving CBD oil’s efficacy in treating and/or preventing severe coronavirus infections.
Using CBD oil to prevent or treat coronavirus
Obviously, the information in this blog is intended for educational purposes only, and is in no way intended to replace medical advice from healthcare professionals. Though it does show a promising future for cannabinoid-treatments against COVID-19 and other respiratory issues caused by cytokines.
Apart from CBD, there’s a range of other substances which have shown to be potentially helpful in the treatment of COVID-19. As discussed in the blog mentioned above, vitamin D could also help to prevent and treat the novel coronavirus. Hence we’ve developed a - fully VEGAN - CBD oil with vitamin D3. In efforts to help protect against this type of diseases; and offer those who’re looking for natural supplements a perfect mix for a healthier immune-response.