Study shows that CBD-A and CBG-A could prevent and treat COVID-19 infections
Hemp oil is coming to save the day again, it seems, as researchers from Oregon in the United States demonstrate that certain cannabinoids from industrial hemp could potentially prevent and treat corticovirus infections. The acidic forms of two extremely popular cannabinoids appear to prevent the dangerous virus from entering human cells. It helps to prevent COVID-19 infections and to reduce the severity of symptoms when infected.
Hemp oil against coronavirus
While the whole world is in awe of the recent news that cannabis can help prevent and treat coronavirus. We at The Hempers already wrote about the benefits of CBD oil compared to COVID-19 in November 2021, in our blog “Studies: “CBD oil and vitamin D3 could help treat and prevent COVID-19″.
But these studies focus on the treatment of coronavirus, or better still, its effects on the lungs. This new study “Cannabinoids block cellular entry of SARS-CoV-2 and emerging variants”, published in the Journal of Natural Products, rather shows how cannabinoids prevent the virus from entering human cells completely. Not only does it help to treat cornovirus when you are infected. but actually preventing your body from becoming infected with COVID-19 in the first place.
How cannabinoid acids prevent COVID-19 infection
As discovered by scientists from the University of Health & Science of Oregon – led by lead researcher Richard van Breemen – two specific cannabinoid acids appear to be effective against several mutations of the novel coronavirus. Apparently, these undecarboxylated cannabinoids are associated with the protein spikes of the virus. It thus blocks an important weapon used by the SARS virus to penetrate human cells and spread the infection.
The two cannabinoid acids responsible for these effects are respectively cannabidiolic acid (CBD-A, as found in CBD-A oil) and cannabigerolic acid (CBG-A). These are the acidic forms of two of the most popular cannabinoid products in our online CBD store. In addition, our well-balanced CBG oil actually contains both CBD-A and CBG-A! This means that the blend in this cannabis oil may be an interesting asset in future prevention and treatment of coronavirus.
CBDA and CBGA effective against various mutations
As reported in Forbes magazine, lead researcher van Breemen said: “These cannabinoid acids are abundant in industrial hemp and in many hemp extracts. They are not controlled substances like THC, the psychoactive component of marijuana, and have a good safety profile in humans.” While explaining that CBD-A and CBG-A “showed equal efficacy against SARS-CoV-2 variants. Including variant B.1.1.7, which was first identified in the United Kingdom. and variant B.1.351, first identified in South Africa.’
By targeting the protein spike, these cannabinoid acids act like current vaccines and SARS-CoV-2 antibody therapy, but “orally bioavailable and with a long history or safe human use,” the researchers write. Unlike these relatively new treatments that are being promoted on the pharmaceutical market at the moment.
“Any part of the infection and replication cycle is a potential target for anti-viral intervention and the binding of the protein spike receptor binding domain to the human cell surface ACE2 receptor is a critical step in this cycle,” according to van Breemen. He draws these conclusions after extensive in vitro laboratory research with his dedicated team.
Their findings suggest that so-called cell entry inhibitors, such as the aforementioned acids from cannabis, “could be used to prevent SARS-CoV-2 infection and also to reduce infections by preventing virus particles from infecting human cells”. group: “are bound to spike proteins, so these proteins cannot bind to the ACE2 enzyme. Which is abundant in the outer membrane of endothelial cells in the lungs and other organs.” In other words, these cannabinoid acids protect the cells in our lungs and other organs from being penetrated – and therefore infected – by the mutations of coronavirus.
CBG Oil as a natural remedy against COVID;
Does this mean that our CBG oil cures coronavirus or prevents you from catching COVID-19? Who knows! At this point, additional research is needed to understand exactly how cannabis oil treatment could help prevent Covid infections or reduce Covid symptoms. However, with this positive news about our favorite plant and its potential effects on this life-threatening virus, it probably doesn’t hurt to try.
(i) All information in these blogs is intended for educational purposes only and is in no way intended to replace medical advice. Do you have a serious condition? Ask your doctor for medical advice.