Should I Take CBD When I’m Sick?

Should I Take CBD When I’m Sick?


This is a question that can come in two forms. Should I take CBD when I’m sick? And Can I Take CBD When I’m Sick? 

Similar questions, but different at their core, the first is about whether CBD can help when you’re sick, and the second is about whether it can hinder. 

So let’s have a bash at answering both of these questions and dance around in the world of CBD and sickness. 


Disclaimer, Should I Take CBD When I’m Sick?

First, a quick disclaimer, obviously, it depends on the sickness and the method of CBD. If you have issues with your lungs, for example, vaping CBD isn’t a good idea. 

Secondly, while we’re here if you are worried that you’re not well, consult a medical professional, don’t assume that CBD can act as a cure for whatever you have, we’re not pharmacists, and the chances are, you’re not either, if you’re sick, speak to someone who knows about sickness, ask them about CBD as a possible medicine. 

This article is about mild sickness feelings, nausea, the sniffles, the things that pop up for a day or so every now and again that we treat with a painkiller or our body weight in orange juice. 


CBD and The Immune System

So here’s some fun science, it’s in its early stages, but it certainly shows some potential. Clinical trials have shown the possibility that CBD could support healthy function of the immune system, the logic here is due to CBD interacting with the endocannabinoid system, it isn’t claimed that the immune system could be boosted necessarily, but there’s certainly potential for aiding in maintaining immune system function. 


CBD and White Blood Cells

Specifically, we’re talking about NK white blood cells, NK stands for Natural Killer, which is pretty hardcore. These cells play an important role in the body’s response to viruses that may occur in the body, and it has been suggested as a result of animal studies that CBD may support the activity of these cells, and therefore potentially assist in the fighting of potential viruses. 


Potential Symptom Relief

The word potential is hella important here. There is anecdotal evidence and some scientific research to suggest the relief of certain symptoms are possible with CBD, but more research is necessary before these can be fully confirmed. 

That being said, the potential symptoms that CBD could help to alleviate are definitely worth discussing here. 

Firstly, a stuffy and runny nose could be cleared in part with CBD, which can be assistance when it comes to mild symptoms of the common cold. 

Additionally, sticking with the common cold, headaches, general aches and pains of the bones and joints, and sore throat are other things some have suggested CBD could assist with. 


It’s About You and Your Body

Here’s the thing, everyone reacts to CBD in different ways, and the benefits you feel from using CBD may differ from those experienced by the next person, so the only way to really know is to try. 

If you’re curious, then we have a variety of CBD products that you can try, but we are not pushing that. If you want to wait until more research has been carried out, we understand, and we’ll bring you news in these pages as and when it comes. 

In conclusion, there is no science to suggest that it is a bad idea to take CBD when you’re sick (outside of the earlier disclaimer, but that’s more about methods that CBD itself) and there is some to suggest it could be beneficial, especially at the early onset of symptoms where the potential support for the immune system could, hypothetically, aid in fighting off whatever unpleasant bug or virus may be affecting you. 

Due to the current climate, we will add here that there is nothing to suggest CBD can cure Corona Virus. We’ve seen it in a few places, and while it would be great for the business of us and others like us to be able to make that claim, as far as science is concerned at this point, those claims are utter bull… bogus, those claims are bogus. 


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The products we sell do not have proven health benefits. While research is being carried out, these products are not, and should not, be considered to be medical products. 

Any information we give in these articles is taken from scientific research, but should not be considered as a statement of fact. Links and information included in these articles do not reflect the opinion of Plant & Hemp. Any link to scientific studies is for information only, and not intended as a proof of any specific fact, or to validate any specific opinion. 

We are simply bringing you the information needed to make an informed decision on what you want to use CBD for, and what you are comfortable using our products for. 

CBD products should not be used as a replacement for any prescribed medication. 


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