Its very important when you start your CBD journey to manage your own expectations. With a levelheaded approach and a commitment to educating oneself, it is paramount in understanding how to get the best out of your products and of course building trust in your CBD company whoever they may be.
It is also important not to buy into any hyped-up marketing approaches making ridiculous and
unfounded claims about CBD being a cure-all; Cancer cure; A Silver Bullet for medical conditions etc. etc. This simply is not the case. A fascinating topic and certainly a hopeful and promising new outlook on human health but it’s certainly not to be thought of as a quick fix.
This leads us directly on what to expect when it comes to CBD and Coronavirus (CoVid 19) ...Nothing.
We just don’t know! There is no way that any medical evidence correlating the two could be deemed credible. It would take rigorous testing and research planning and a minimum period of 2 years to gain any real insight into how it could help, so it’s best to just revert attention back to the research that is available and wait until we have credible information to formulate well informed opinions.
However, it is a good chance to review what we currently know:
Coronavirus is claimed to have originated in the Wuhan province transferred by Bats (Most likely) and potentially via a specific ‘live’ Food Market in the area. This shows a strong need for the country to review its laws against animal trading and consumption which will certainly gain the support of Animal Welfare agencies and supporters throughout the world (Flora Fusion included).
The virus is then claimed to have inevitably transferred to humans through a process called ‘Zoonotic Transfer’ which is the same way in which we as humans would contract such animal/human infections like being bitten by an animal afflicted with Rabies. At an infection rate of approx. 2.2 people to everyone infected it has the capability to transfer quickly through the human population at a pandemic rate.
There are also opinions within medical research fields that the virus is a man-made construct and is the cause of a divide in healthcare approaches. Alternative practitioners also propose the virus instead being an ‘allergen’ with the ability to create the symptoms through immune system response mechanisms and whilst is certainly a source for discussion, is not the focus of this blog.
Debunking the argument against an intentional attack on human life offers the opinion that if it were a bio-terrorist attack then a more harmful pathogen would have been used, as the mortality rate of CoVid19 is relatively low and a poor choice as an intended weapon. A further response to this would be the objective was the economic disruption now felt globally with China poised to be the next economic power and the biggest commercial victim in its discovery and recent campaign. So, a very loose and ambiguous foundation for investigators to find the real source of the virus/allergen itself which will certainly hinder response processes and be made difficult by the lack of transparency in medical field research and its availability to the wider public.
Whilst there may be a growing divide in opinion of origin, it is best to just focus on the reality of what we are faced with. CoVid 19 is not an extinction risk, or even a threat to the larger population. The most at risk are our elderly and people suffering from severe underlying respiratory and immunocompromising conditions with very little evidence to suggest high risk to infant and small children. Basically, those whose immune systems are very weak or non-existent need extra attention and focus during this time.
If any ‘assumptions’ were to be made about CBD and Coronavirus it would be in the research around CBD and its impact on the human Immune System regulation and functioning, even then correlation between success and efficacy against CoVid 19 would be simply that: Assumption.
CBD, we must remember, is the acronym for Cannabidiol, which is only one of a vast number of chemical Phyto-cannabinoid (see https://www.flora-fusion.com/cannabis-and-hemp-the-same-but-different/ for some information on this) constituents found in Hemp/Cannabis. The real efficacy of CBD is in its role in the makeup of full spectrum product profiles which accentuate the roles of other chemical components found in the plant. The subsequent effect that these chemicals have on the human Endo-Cannabinoid System and its role in Immune responses is a good focus area to start from if you are new to CBD product use. Full spectrum profiles are found in the chemical makeup of Hemp/Cannabis plants and with the onset of the burgeoning CBD industry a multitude of readily available products are available.
The ECS’ primary and overarching function is the passive and active management of human biological chemical messaging, with a holistic objective of ‘Homeostasis’ (https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/biochemistry-genetics-and-molecular-biology/homeostasis).
The regulation of internal systems and external stressor responses to maintain a healthy body. The ECS is a highly sophisticated and ancient evolutionary system with physiological and pathological impacts which has redefined human health approaches since the mid 90’s. A simple way to think of it is: The way our body talks to itself and responds to anything that may affect the balance of our chemical makeup is provided by the ECS. A very exciting discovery indeed.
As we now have a real threat to our health in the introduction of the CoVid 19 virus as a known human health risk, it is ever more important to ensure that we maintain a healthy balanced diet; care for our health in general and attention to our sanitary awareness and hygienic practices (That does not mean you need 200 rolls of toilet paper and 30 Liters of Hand Sanitizer btw … Just saying!). It does mean though that the same responsible and logical approach to our health should remain and if there is a reasoning behind using CBD products in this uncertain time of health risk it is in the anecdotal and real life stories of CBD benefits to human health (https://www.trustpilot.com/review/www.flora-fusion.com) as a growing foundation for accurate and evidence based research. For more information on Cannabis and our Immune System click here!
Symptoms to expect in the contraction of Coronavirus CoVid 19 are:
- A consistent cough
- Shortness of breath
Currently the best thing to do if you feel any of these symptoms is to self-isolate in line with your local council guidelines and general commonsense. For info see: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronaviruscovid-19/
To conclude: and to placate any fear or urge to join our Toilet Paper hoarders and Pasta stockers, the truth about CoVid 19 and its mortality rate is still an ongoing campaign and this rate is forecasted to decrease drastically as more and more people contract and beat the virus which will provide a more accurate picture over the coming year, providing a silver lining for data to support processes in what we can do to prevent its spread and repeat events in future. Many condition tackling methods will arise over the course of the next few months whilst labs all over the world will be working furiously to try and get ahead of the virus for long term treatment and prevention yet in the meantime we will collectively as a species need to work together to withstand the onset of CoVid 19 and newly discovered, future global pathogenic risks. Let’s support each other with education based on facts and not hype to reduce any fears of the unknown and deal with the realism of threats such as this.
So, to keep you healthy and balanced during this uncertain time please stay safe and healthy and to view our range of Full Spectrum CBD products please visit https://www.flora-fusion.com/
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