What about COVID-19 and CBD?

General Health
Long-time readers know that my "go-to" sources for natural medicines (herbs, vitamins, and supplements) are ConsumerLab.com and Natural Medicines(TM). ConsumerLab has posted about coronavirus and CBD: CBD (cannabidiol) has been heavily promoted to prevent coronavirus. For example, former NFL player Kyle Turley, who owns a line of CBD products, has tweeted that CBD can prevent and cure the coronavirus, and scammers have been sending text messages promoting CBD for the virus.  While CBD has been shown to inhibit certain viruses in laboratory studies, there is no evidence that it can prevent or treat COVID-19 in people. In a recently published review, researchers cited the lack of clinical evidence for CBD's antiviral effects and cautioned "CBD sellers should stop promoting claims that are not backed by scientific evidence." (Tagne, Cannabis Cannabinoid Res 2020).  In fact, animal studies generally indicate that CBD dampens the immune…
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