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Can Cannabis Prevent Covid?

The Coronavirus has been affecting the lives of everyone for nearly three years. Research regarding the virus has been at the forefront of labs and scientists all around the world. Recent studies are saying that certain cannabis compounds such as CBD and CBDA could potentially play a role in helping to prevent Covid-19. The Kannakraft Shop is proud to provide products packed with these compounds, working to provide a natural way to keep healthy and safe. This blog will highlight some research in various studies regarding cannabis and its effect on preventing Covid-19 infections.

Cannabinoids and Cannabinoid AcidsCBD and Covid

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a cannabinoids found in both cannabis and hemp plants. Unlike THC, CBD is not psychoactive and doesn’t cause the users to get high. CBD can bind to over a thousand receptors in the human body, being an exceptional medicinal option for pain, inflammation, and so much more. Cannabis and hemp plants contain anywhere from 80-100 different cannabinoids. CBD is a compound known all around the world, however many of the other cannabinoids found in these plants have shown to be quite beneficial. Cannabigerolic acid (CBGA) and cannabidiolic acid (CBDA) have been the stars of the show in recent studies and could help prevent SARS-CoV-2 infection. Researchers at Oregon State University found that the cannabinoid acids CBDA and CBGA actually blocked a vital step the Coronavirus needs to take in order to infect healthy individuals.

Testing Cannabinoids at Oregon State University

The research was led by Richard Van Breemen of Oregon State University’s Global Hemp Innovation Center. This study was done by testing the cannabinoids on both the alpha and beta variants of the Covid-19 virus. The research showed us that these cannabinoids can bind to the spike proteins present on the surface of the virus, interrupting its ability to enter human cells. This research could prove promising to the cannabis community and those looking for natural prevention and maintenance methods. These cannabinoids could be used to prevent Coronavirus infection as well as shorten infections by preventing more virus particles from entering the cells.

The scientists on this project identified these cannabinoids after thoroughly examining the properties of a wide variety of indigestible plants such as hops, yams, and three licorice spices. Cannabinoid acids are naturally occurring and abundant in hemp plants as well as extracts and contain no psychoactive properties. Cannabinoids have a substantial safety profile in humans, making CBD a safe choice for individuals looking for natural wellness methods.

CBD and CovidResearch is Showing that Cannabinoids Can Help to Prevent SARS-CoV-2 Infection

Cannabis and hemp are truly miracle plants. We know CBD provides a multitude of medicinal benefits for individuals. As research continues, we’ve been able to discover other aspects of the plant, such as various compounds and how they work. CBDA and CBGA have been recently found to bind to the spike proteins on the surface of the virus, preventing it from entering human cells and causing infection.

Get Your Cannabinoids With The Kannakraft Shop!

At The Kannakraft Shop, we take CBD very seriously. We were thrilled to read this article and find yet another reason to love and support the plant and take pride in what we do. We are located in the heart of Augusta, Maine, right on Bangor Street! If you are interested in trying CBD for the first time or considering making it a consistent part of your daily routine, The Kannakraft Shop has what you need! Our products are top-of-the-line, potent, and medical grade. Our CBD products contain high amounts of CBDA, so you can be sure your products are doing their best work!

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