New Research Shows THC Prevents Fatal Lung Disease

New Research Shows THC Prevents Fatal Lung Disease

With all that’s going on in the world these days, the need to find an effective treatment for severe respiratory complications has never been more pressing. Fortunately, the solution may be right under our noses, as new research reveals that THC could potentially save the lives of those suffering from the kinds of symptoms regularly associated with coronavirus. Publishing their work in the journal Frontiers in Pharmacology[i], the study authors explain that the majority of people who die from COVID-19 develop something called Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS), which is caused by excessive inflammation in the lungs. This usually occurs when the body’s immune system overreacts to an infection, releasing an excessive amount of messenger proteins called pro-inflammatory cytokines – a response known as a cytokine storm. As we reported in an earlier blog, smoking cannabis has been found to reduce cytokine production in healthy adults, although no information is available regarding how this may help to reduce ARDS in those infected with coronavirus or other pathogens. Furthermore, given the plant’s known anti-inflammatory properties, many have speculated that it could be used to treat ARDS by reducing inflammation in the lungs. To finally add some substance to these claims, the researchers used a toxin called Staphylococcus enterotoxin B (SEB) to induce ARDS in mice. Doing so resulted in “acute mortality” as every mouse died, indicating just how fatal a cytokine storm can be. However, after being treated with THC, 100 percent of the mice survived. The suggestion here is that…

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