Green News Now : Can CBD block ACE2 and Ease Respiratory Inflammation?

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MINT HILL, NC – As the world braces for what some are calling the Covid second wave many in the medical and scientific communities are leaving no stone unturned for a cure. The leading cause of fatalities with the novel corona virus are due to the patient’s respiratory response to the aggressive virus; 70% of Covid-19 fatalities are respiratory failure.

Since the farm bill passed in 2018 CBD (cannabidiol a non-psychoactive compound found in Hemp and Cannabis strains) has gained momentum in the medical and science arenas for its apparent benefits for various aliments one of which is inflammation. There have also been studies testing CBD’s efficacy with bacteria and viruses. Though there is much research yet to be completed I believe we may be on the right path to treat inflammation caused by Covid-19..

In June it was announced the Cicaran Skerry, an assistant professor of Microbiology and immunology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, is leading a lab-based study to investigate CBD has an anti-viral effect on Covid-19 infected cells. This study follows work of Canadian researches from the University of Lethbridge that showed CBD could help block ACE2, or the molecule that Covid-19 uses to penetrate human cells and spread. The Canadian UofL non-peer-reviewed study was published in the Preprints journal. The Maryland-based study will attempt to further determine if CBD can reduce the activity of ACE2, and also if CBD could be used to help “protect against the excessive inflammatory responses to the virus associated with lung damage and death,” Skerry said in a statement

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Heather Wiskes
Heather Wiskes is the CEO of Get Me Some Green Apothecary, HQ in Matthews, NC. It's a local hempapheutical CBD company servicing the entire east coast with hemp-derived products and education. She works with healthcare providers to educate them and work together to offer their patients alternative methods for treating disease and discomfort. When requested we provide direct client coaching to help navigate a personas individual needs. We offer education in the form of Continuing Education for the healthcare community as well as seminars for both HP's and the community on CBD (Cannabidiol) what it is and what it is being used for. Get Me Some Green Apothecary Medi+CBD is on a mission to demystify the most powerful plant in the world paving the way for how CBD is being used with healthcare and within the community through a knowledge-based approach.