Groundbreaking Study Proves CBD Inhibits Hepatitis C Virus
In 2017, it is estimated that at least 20 Americans will die from liver cancer, most of which comes from HCV. New research on CBD and its effect on hepatitis has convinced cannabis to inhibit the hepatitis virus.
Important antiviral properties
A new study revealed that CBD, one of the main compounds in cannabis, exhibits important antiviral properties, especially when it comes to protecting the body from the hepatitis C virus.
The study, conducted by Dr. Lowe, professor at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, which was published in the highly respected Pharmacognosy Research Journal. So she suggests that CBD could be an effective treatment for the more than 3 million Americans with HCV.
In 2017, it is estimated that at least 20 Americans will die from liver cancer, most of which comes from HCV. Researchers who conducted the study found that the phytochemical, CBD, inhibits HCV, and is generally antiviral.
Traditionally, when it comes to the study of CBD, its anti-inflammatory, neuroprotective, and anti-oxidant properties have been those focused on research. This groundbreaking study took a much closer look at CBD. Notably as an antiviral agent, and the results were convincing.
Dr. Lowe and his colleagues combined CBD and HCV under laboratory conditions. This finding that the isolated CBD inhibited HCV replication of 86,4% with a single application. As such, the study concluded that the direct antiviral effects of CBD could be effective against viral and non-veterinary hepatitis, also known as autoimmune hepatitis.
Effective on CB2 receivers
Although researchers have not observed any antiviral effect of CBD on hepatitis B virus (HBV) in vitro. They indicated that, based on various other clinical research, CBD could be antiviral against HBV in vivo. Particularly by the regulation of CB2 receptors in the body, positive immune responses for HCV and HBV have been observed.
Although there is already a cure on the market for hepatitis C, it costs over $ 100 for 000 weeks… This treatment is effective and few side effects have been reported. The main problem being that many people cannot afford such a hefty price tag.
Much more research is needed to examine the antiviral properties of CBD. However, this new study is a good basis for further research. This in order to introduce inexpensive natural, holistic and natural remedies for viruses like hepatitis.