A US study has found CBD appears to reduce the ‘cytokine storm’ that damages the lungs and kills many patients with COVID-19. It does this by enabling an increase in levels of a natural peptide called apelin that reduces inflammation. 

Dental College of Georgia and Medical College of Georgia researchers found CBD improved oxygen levels and reduced inflammation, as well as reducing physical lung damage in their laboratory model of deadly adult respiratory distress syndrome, or ARDS.

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