As the Fall rolls in Winter, Cold and Flu season rears its ugly head – stuffy noses, headaches, sniffles, and sneezes – we’ve all been there. We all look for the best way to help cure our symptoms when we get a cold, Advil, Tylenol, hot tea – there are so many remedies that we use to help out, but what is the most effective relief?
How Does CBD Help Relieve Cold Symptoms?
Some of the worst symptoms of the cold and flu come from inflammation in the head and nasal cavities. This leads to the headaches, stuffed noses, and “puffy” feelings in the face cheeks. If you’ve been reading our blog, you know that CBD is a very powerful anti-inflammatory and can be used to help treat these symptoms.
In addition to the anti-inflammatory properties in CBD, recent studies have also found that CBD has anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties as well. This means that it can work well against colds in two different ways – one by reducing the inflammation and then also by counter-acting the virus itself. This two-fold treatment means that the severity of symptoms can be reduced, and also the overall length of viral infection will be reduced as well.
More studies are continuing to come out validating the current data regarding CBD as a treatment for the common cold and flu. Another study also suggests that even by improving sleep quality CBD helps with common cold recovery, as better sleep leads to improved recovery time.
While CBD may not replace other treatments like Advil and Tylenol for colds, it can be added in as an additional therapy to help alleviate symptoms and reduce the overall length of the infection. More and more studies are corroborating the effectiveness of using CBD to treat colds. The key factor with CBD is ensuring that it is high quality, and that the delivery method of the CBD is effective. The most effective CBD for colds is a high-quality CBD oil, like Kurativ’s Immuno-Boost CBD Oil that also includes a does of Vitamin C, Lemon, and Ginger to help relieve cold symptoms and improve recovery from cold and flu symptoms.