CBD might one day prove to be helpful for people who have or who are recovering from a viral illness, but the current data don’t support its use with the coronavirus, says Jahan Marcu, PhD, a longtime cannabis researcher in New York City and editor in chief of the American Journal of Endocannibinoid Medicine.
But this doesn’t mean it’s effective against the novel coronavirus. And for people who take certain medications, it may not be safe.
A Look at the Evidence (0r Lack Thereof)
One giveaway a product isn’t up to snuff: It’s too cheap. Good CBD is costly, with a bottle of tincture typically selling for $60 or more.
The chemical is not side-effect free, with people taking CBD reporting problems including diarrhea, fatigue, and vomiting, according to a 2019 review in Current Neuropharmacology.
There is no evidence that CBD can stave off or treat COVID-19 — and for people who take certain medications, it may even cause harm.
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Special Precautions and Warnings
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