Have you ever wondered the benefits of having cannabis to help lessen COVID 19 infections? If yes, then you should read this article.
A Study published in the Journal of Nature Products suggests that compounds found in cannabis are able to prevent potentially serious viruses from infecting healthy human cells. Richard van Breemen conducted and led the research at Oregon State University by their Global Hemp Innovation Center. Research showed how the products from industrial hemp plants can create healthier food supplements that can benefit consumers.
Research and Findings
Hemp is part of the species Cannabis sativa. They used hemp as dietary supplements, animal feed, and cosmetics just like marijuana and other variants.
The Acids from hemp prevents infection and also helps in shortening the virus’ lifespan.The acids bind to proteins on the outside of the virus that are meant for other host cells so it can’t interact with ACE2 enzyme, which is abundant on endothelial cells
Can Cannabis help lessen COVID 19 infections?
CBDA and CBGA has many health benefits. It is also found in hemp.
Van Breemen’s study shows that these cannabis compounds effectively eliminated SARS-CoV-2 alpha and beta variants. “You can take hemp orally, and as a result, it has the potential to prevent and treat infection by SARS-CoV-2” Van Breemen said.
He also hopes this trend will hold up in other ongoing and future studies regarding the efficacy of cannabis to the existing and future COVID-19 variants.
What are the other use of Cannabinoids?
Cannabinoids have anti-viral properties. If you suffer from eczema a simple ointment containing either CBD or THC-derived acid might do wonders. Cannabinoids exhibits antibacterial and anti-inflammatory property too. Therefore, making it as another way of treating other skin conditions.
Cannabis contains a lot of potential for fighting against COVID-19, thanks largely to its anti-inflammatory properties. A recent study published in Aging shows that cannabis could significantly improve the condition and protect lung tissue from inflammatory damage caused by cytokine storms. While this recent research is exciting and shows the potential power of cannabis in fighting COVID-19, always follow your doctor’s advice when managing it.