IMPORTANT HEALTH MESSAGE: Don’t mix THC with COVID-19, Aurelius researchers say

IMPORTANT HEALTH MESSAGE: Don’t mix THC with COVID-19, Aurelius researchers say

Mugglehead reports…. Previous tests with THC in mice with influenza showed an increase in viral loads A data firm is warning those infected with the novel coronoavirus to avoid consuming products that contain tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the main psychoactive component of cannabis. Aurelius Data, a company dedicated to providing data around plant-based medicines, warned the public Tuesday that THC and COVID-19 don’t mix, based on what they know about how cannabinoids affect patients with influenza. Data CEO Julie Armstrong said her company knows the COVID-19 affects the population in a similar way to influenza. “And we know that in studies where THC was administered to mice with influenza, we saw an increase in viral loads and a decrease in the immune system to fight off the virus,” she said in a statement. “It stands to reason that the same would hold true for coronavirus and THC consumption could diminish the immune system of someone infected with the virus.” Read more: COVID-19 pandemic puts Canadian cannabis operations in limbo However, while more research is needed, Aurelius noted it’s well established that cannabidiol (CBD) helps to modulate autoimmune and inflammatory responses. Recently, the public has been getting conflicting information on whether other common anti-inflammatory medications are harmful to COVID-19 patients. World Health Organization (WHO) @WHO Q: Could #ibuprofen worsen disease for people with #COVID19? A: Based on currently available information, WHO does not recommend against the use of of ibuprofen. 8,231 9:46 AM – Mar 19, 2020 Twitter Ads info and privacy 7,739 people are…

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