How marijuana ingredient helps reduce lung damage from COVID-19 – National Herald

As mentioned in the beginning, the researchers reported this summer in the journal Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research that treatment with CBD reduced excessive lung inflammation, enabling improvements in lung function, heathier oxygen levels, and repair of some of the structural damage to the lungs that are classic with ARDS.

The investigators said then more work was needed, including finding how CBD produced the significant changes as well as human trials, before it should be included as part of a treatment regimen for COVID-19.

Now they have correlated those improvements with regulation of apelin. While they did not attribute all CBD’s benefits to apelin, they said the peptide clearly has an important role in this scenario.

Source: https://www.nationalheraldindia.com/health/how-marijuana-ingredient-helps-reduce-lung-damage-from-covid-19


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