Cannabis Prevents Covid-19?
The Chemical Compounds Found In Cannabis May Be Effective At Preventing Covid Infection
The prospect that cannabis may be used to fight the COVID-19 infection seems absurd. However, many people around the world have passed the time of being in lockdown by getting high and that may have helped them with more than passing the time.
The government will likely continue their history of shunning the idea that cannabis and cannabis products might have health benefits. The FDA and other health authorities were quick to state that there were no scientific evidence to back the claims that cannabis is useful in warding off COVID-19 even as far back as April 2020.
Today, these claims may have been premature. A new, peer-reviewed study recently published by the Journal of Nature Products suggests that multiple compounds found in cannabis can help prevent the novel coronavirus from entering and replicating in human cells, significantly reducing the chance of getting fully infected. The main compounds that were discovered as being beneficial fighting COVID-19 were CBDA and CBGA.
These two compounds block a critical step in the process COVID uses to infect people. Cannabidiolic acid, CBDA, and Cannabigerolic acid, CBGA, bing to spike proteins found on the virus and blocked the spike protein from binding sites in their host, preventing a step the pathogen uses to infect people.
The authors of this study do not recommend the consumption of CBD products as a substitute for vaccination but they do advocate launching clinical trials for more research. They hope that these trials will help discover if CBD can be used as an additional therapeutic to prevent or slow down COVID which is especially important with the rise of the Omicron variant.
The study found that CBD inhibited the SARS-CoV-2 virus from hijacking the human cell machinery to replicate its own viral genome – preventing the spread throughout the body. The authors believe that CBD boosts the production of antiviral cell proteins and other host cell responses that essentially stops all gene replication.
The study also included a survey who were prescribed an oral CBD solution for epilepsy which concluded that only 6.2% of the patients tested positive for COVID-19.
All of this information does not mean that you need to be stocking up on cannabis products to protect yourself from COVID-19. However, it is becoming harder and harder to oppose the relationship between cannabis and COVID or health in general.
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