Study: components in cannabis may prevent corona infection / News

Components in cannabis may prevent the coronavirus from entering healthy cells, according to a lab study published in the Journal of Nature Products. Two substances in hemp, CBGA and CBDA, can counteract the virus, according to researchers at the University of Oregon.

A report on the investigation, “Cannabinoids Block Cellular Entry of SARS-CoV-2 and the Emerging Variants”, was published online Monday by the Journal of Natural Products.

The researchers found that two cannabinoid acids commonly found in hemp varieties of cannabis, cannabigerolic acid or CBGA, and cannabidiolic acid, also known as CBDA, can bind to the spike protein of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. By binding to the spike protein, the compounds can prevent the virus from entering cells and causing infection, potentially opening up new avenues to prevent and treat the disease.

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