The CBD industry is flourishing and is expected to reach $16 billion in the US by the year 2025. It is already been extracted to be used in plenty of different products, such as toothpicks, cheeseburgers, skincare products, etc. It has been used medicinally and for rituals from around 750 B.C! Cannabis has more than 100 compounds and CBD/CBG and THC are just a few of them. Let’s see how cannabis compounds are beneficial for alleviating the symptoms of Covid.
Cannabis is used widely around the world for a plethora of issues and illnesses, such as insomnia, pain management, depression and anxiety, and so on. A recent study published by researchers affiliated with the Oregon State University called “Cannabinoids Block Cellular Entry of SARS-CoV-2 and the Emerging Variants” was published by the Journal of Natural Products. It stated that compounds in cannabis can prevent infection from the Covid-19 virus by blocking its entry into the cells.
According to researches, CBGA (cannabigerol acid) and CBDA (cannabidiol acid) can bind together to spike protein of SARS-CoV-2 or the virus that causes Covid-19. This prevents the virus from entering cells and prevents infection, thereby opening new avenues to prevent and treat the virus that has engulfed the world since 2020.
The researchers wrote that cannabinoids have a history of being safe for consumption and also have the potential to treat Covid-19 infection. It is to be noted that CBDA and CBGA are a part of the cannabis plant and do not have psychoactive properties like THC, therefore they do not give you the feeling of being ‘high’.
Dr. Richard van Breemen led this study and added that CBDA and CBGA blocked the virus as well as its new variants from entering the cells. The study suggested that hemp compounds were effective against new variants such as B.1.1.7 as well as B.1.351. The research tested the alpha and beta variants of the novel coronavirus.
Breemen noted that cannabinoids can be used effectively and developed into drugs for the prevention and treatment of Covid-19. He also believes that we need to find natural products with medicinal value. CBDA and CBGA can be consumed in different ways, such as orally or topically. It is used as a dietary supplement worldwide. As per Breeman, we can have oral administration in the form of a gummy or pill or even oil. Such CBDA and CBGA supplements will have the capability of preventing infection. For treatment, different combinations of therapies can be used.
“With COVID, we thought we’d go about trying to find natural products that can stop the virus from infecting cells or inhibit their ability to replicate and go on to infect other individuals. We decided to attack the virus at the starting point, where it enters the cell. That’s the exact same point at which antibodies attack the virus.” – Dr. Richard van Breeman.
This is a groundbreaking study and an amazing development in the world of science. The future is bright for organic medications and CBDA CBGA supplements has proved to be an excellent alternative to conventional forms of treatments. That being said our CBD Plus Capsules, Gummies, Joints, and CBD Balm contain these Cannabinoids.