News from CRIS: COVID-19 - Myth or Fact?

April 6, 2020

There is a lot of confusing information around COVID-19 and the novel coronavirus infections circulating on the Internet and social media forums. In this edition, the Center for Research on Ingredient Safety separates the myths from the facts.

Consuming or vaping products containing cannabidiol (CBD) will boost your immune system and help prevent COVID-19.


CBD use does not boost one’s immune system. In fact, there’s evidence to suggest that CBD use can decrease immune function.

Gargling or spraying saltwater, vinegar, and/or alcohol into the back of the throat will prevent COVID-19 infections or kill the novel coronavirus.


There is no evidence to suggest that gargling any substance will reduce COVID-19 infections.
Furthermore, there is no evidence to suggest any GRAS ingredients like salt, vinegar, or human-consumption approved liquors will stop the novel coronavirus in cleaning products either.


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