VitaminCBD™ at War with COVID-19The Influenza of 1918—The Face of Anxiety102 Years ago.
Updated: Mar 26
VitaminCBD™ at War with COVID-19
The Influenza of 1918—The Face of Anxiety
102 Years ago. the world, planet earth was at war with its neighbors and the Spanish Flu was alive and well. I’m being a bit glib because that virus killed more people around the world than that long protracted world war. As a student of history, there is a great short story which tells the tale of two cities and how each reacted to that Pandemic and the parallels I want to make about VitaminCBD™ then and now.
The two cities were Philadelphia and St. Louis. This was 1918, and the influenza was raging around the world. There were ships pulling into the harbor of the Philadelphia port with sailors from other ports. There was a parade planned for liberty stamps to support the war. A number of public health officials recommended that this parade be canceled because of concerns about containment of this virus. It was determined by City Hall that the parade would go on, major mistake one. The day that St Louis had their first influenza death, quarantine of the city went into full effect. In Philadelphia, it took 14 days after its first death for Philadelphia to go into quarantine, second very, very big mistake.
The death rate for St Louis was 63 per one hundred thousand. Philadelphia’s death rate was 246 people per one hundred thousand. Bodies in Philadelphia were piled in the streets, big difference. I am not drawing a present day parallel to these two cities. I am mainly using this story to take us back to that space in time because COVID-19 is running our lives at the moment and there is another lesson to be learned from the past of how our grandparents and great grandparents weathered the storm of anxiety.
One in thirteen people around the world live with an anxiety disorder, making it the most common mental health disorder worldwide, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). For those living with anxiety, finding a safe method for managing symptoms is a critical concern.
If you’re curious about using VitaminCBD™ oil as a tool to help manage your anxiety, education is critical. Understanding the pros and cons of the various ingestion methods can help you determine which form of consumption best suits your needs and why it is important for the Endocannabinoid System (ECS). Yes, feeding the ECS is critical and most of us are deficient in the principal Cannabinoids (CBD, CBG, CBN).
However, after the 1937 prohibition on hemp, the Marijuana Tax Act of 1937 and the industrial revolution which resulted in over-farming of our lands, our exogenous phytocannabinoid supply fell into dietary neglect as our bodies make two phytocannabinoids, but often not enough.
As most scientists and clinicians will readily admit today, there is no universally recommended dosage for CBD, however, it is clear that phytocannabinoids (Cannabinoids) are necessary today, as much as in 1918, for our homeostatic ECS System which helps to balance our much-needed immune system. In 1918, hemp and its phytocannabinoid elements were part of our daily diet found in our food source.
To date, there haven’t been any large-scale clinical trials to inform dosage guidelines in supplying cannabinoids for the ECS. However, over the last seven years I continue to go with the concept of start slow and go low, 15mg/ml up to 50mg/ml is the starting range relative to body weight and pain level. In addition, the FDA is still learning about CBD—such as its cumulative effects on the body—before it decides on how to regulate it.
This doesn’t necessarily mean VitaminCBD™ is unsafe. Existing research already suggests that it appears to be a safe, well-tolerated treatment for longer than modern medicine. If you’re interested in experimenting with CBD to manage your anxiety symptoms with this War on COVID-19, - you can PM me and I will share my knowledge and my cautious approach to dosing (which is always a good idea). You can also go to www.VitaminCBD.life. I have experience from seed to formulation to sales of VitaminCBD™, and 40-plus years medical background so I can help!
We all know what it feels like to “stress out” before an exam or important event. But, sometimes a challenging job, family demands, or just surviving the unexpected events of life can feel like a continual test and now add Covid-19 to your equation. If that impending sense of disaster is never-ending, it's a sign of anxiety and supporting your ECS with VitaminCBD™ may be your answer as CBD was for your grandparents.
Eric I. Mitchell MD MA FACPE CPE