Can CBD Help With COPD?

Can CBD Help With COPD?

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a disease that not many people talk about, yet  11 million people suffer from it in the United States alone, and it’s the third leading cause of death by disease in the country. While it’s often linked to heart disease, it’s actually its own specific illness that has its own causes, symptoms and risks. 


Evidence shows that CBD might have the potential to alleviate symptoms of COPD. This has to do with the unique way in which CBD seems to interact with the respiratory system as well as its effects on inflammation within the body.

What Is COPD?

It affects the tissues of the lungs. Those who have COPD experience chronic inflammation of the lung tissue, which causes an obstruction of the passageways. This interferes with a person’s ability to breathe. They may also experience coughing, wheezing, fatigue, and chronic congestion. More advanced stages of COPD can present symptoms such as swelling of the ankles, blueness of the lips and fingernails and weight loss as all of these symptoms result from a severe difficulty receiving adequate oxygen throughout the day. 

Can CBD Help with COPD?

New studies show that CBD might be able to help manage symptoms associated with COPD. This has to do with the cannabinoid’s unique effects on the respiratory system as well as its potent amount of anti-inflammatory properties. Everybody contains an endocannabinoid system, which produces endocannabinoids that attach themselves to cannabinoid receptors located in all of the major bodily systems. When endocannabinoids attach to these receptors, the bodily systems become regulated which promotes homeostasis throughout the body. However, many people fail to produce enough endocannabinoids, which means that homeostasis is unattainable.


Meanwhile, CBD acts as a Phyto cannabinoid, which is a cannabinoid that’s derived from plant material. When the body consumes CBD, it treats it as an endocannabinoid, sending it to cannabinoid receptors throughout the body in order to improve overall health.

Unsurprisingly, the respiratory system contains many cannabinoid receptors. It appears that when CBD is consumed, it attaches to these receptors in the respiratory system in order to improve its overall function.

How To Use CBD to Treat COPD

After you talk to your doctor and understand how much CBD to take, you will also need to know how to dose it correctly. If you’re eating a gummy, the dosage is typically given per serving. Gummies are more versatile because you’ll be able to break them in half or in several pieces if you don’t want the whole dosage.

Trial and Error 

You’ll need to remember that finding the correct dosage for you will be a trial and error process, even when you are working with your doctor. Your body chemistry or weight may require you to take more or less CBD.


It is also important to remember that it may take up to two months to feel the full effects of the CBD dosage you are taking. Remain patient and understand that it can take some time for CBD to help ease symptoms of pain, stress and anxiety. If you’ve been struggling with the correct dosage for over a month and aren’t working with a doctor, the experts at Mindful Medicinal will do everything they can to help. 


Mindful Medicinals Gourmet CBD-Infused Gummies are organic, vegan, non-GMO, gluten-free and come packed with 25mg of a full spectrum of cannabinoids derived from hemp. Each gummy is boosted with CBG and CBC for extra relief. These Gourmet Gummies are not only good for you but they taste great, too. Ingredients: Organic Corn Syrup, Organic Sugar, Pectin, Purified Water, Sodium Bicarbonate, Natural Flavoring and Coloring, full-spectrum cannabinoids derived from hemp. 


If you’re looking for a new COPD treatment option, consider adding CBD to your other methods. And, of course, always speak with your doctor before trying to treat your COPD with a new method.

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