Study: Cannabis Compounds Prevented Covid Infection in Laboratory

Study: Cannabis Compounds Prevented Covid Infection in Laboratory

Cannabis compounds prevented the virus that causes Covid-19 from penetrating healthy human cells, according to a laboratory study published in the Journal of Nature Products.

The two compounds commonly found in hemp — called cannabigerolic acid, or CBGA, and cannabidiolic acid, or CBDA — were identified during a chemical screening effort as having the potential to combat coronavirus, researchers from Oregon State University said.

In the study, they bound to spike proteins found on the virus and blocked a step the pathogen uses to infect people.

The researchers tested the compounds’ effect against alpha and beta variants of the virus in a laboratory. The study didn’t involve giving the supplements to people or comparing infection rates in those who use the compounds to those who don’t.

Hemp is a source of fiber, food, and animal feed, and extracts are commonly added to cosmetics, body lotions, dietary supplements, and food.

“These compounds can be taken orally and have a long history of safe use in humans,” said Richard van Breemen, a researcher with Oregon State’s Global Hemp Innovation Center. “They have the potential to prevent as well as treat infection by SARS-CoV-2,” he said in a statement.

You can check out the full study here.

One response to “Study: Cannabis Compounds Prevented Covid Infection in Laboratory”

  1. rosebudvenom says:

    It definitely helped me with my Corona virus experience I felt better,and better while eating and smoking and drinking cannabis, I used as medical treatment through my journey while my family members chose medicine I was able to take care of them because I was healing inside and outside. Thank you for this wonderful information it’s amazing

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