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Cannabis could treat and prevent emerging Covid-19 variants

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Cannabis could treat and prevent emerging Covid-19 variants

 

Cannabis to treat covid

Scientists have discovered a way to treat Covid-19 infections and the answer seems to be an unusual one — marijuana.

Researchers have found that cannabis contains compounds that can prevent infection from the Covid-19 virus by blocking its entry into cells.

A study by scientists found that two acids, commonly found in hemp varieties of cannabis, cannabigerolic acid (CBGA) and cannabidiolic acid (CBDA) can bind to the spike protein of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19.

This binding can prevent the virus from entering cells and causing infection.

The spike protein is the same part of the virus targeted by Covid-19 vaccines and antibody therapies.

Cannabinoid acids are not controlled substances like THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, and have a good safety profile in humans.

‘These cannabinoid acids are abundant in hemp and in many hemp extracts,’ said Richard van Breemen, the lead scientist on the study

The study also found that CBDA and CBGA blocked the action of emerging variants of the virus that causes Covid-19. Emerging variants is one of the primary concerns faced by health officials fighting the pandemic.

According to the data, CBDA and CBGA are effective against the alpha and beta variants of Covid-19.

‘These variants are well known for evading antibodies against early lineage SARS-CoV-2, which is obviously concerning given that current vaccination strategies rely on the early lineage spike protein as an antigen,’ said van Breemen. 

While resistant variants could still arise amid widespread use of cannabinoids, researchers hope that a combination of vaccination and CBDA/CBGA treatment should make for a much more ‘challenging environment for SARS-CoV-2’.

The disruption by cannabinoid acids can stop the infection in its tracks and prevent it from progressing further. Using compounds that block virus-receptor interaction has been helpful for patients with other viral infections like HIV-1 and hepatitis.

 

These acids from hemp act as cell entry inhibitors and could be used to prevent Covid-19 infections and even shorten infections by preventing virus particles from infecting human cells. 

CBDA and CBGA are produced by the hemp plant as precursors to CBD and CBG, which are familiar to many consumers. However, they are different from the acids and are not contained in hemp products.

Pending further research, van Breemen noted that cannabinoids could be developed into drugs to prevent or treat Covid-19.

‘These compounds can be taken orally and have a long history of safe use in humans,’ van Breemen noted. ‘They have the potential to prevent as well as treat infection by SARS-CoV-2,’

Van Breemen, Ruth Muchiro of the College of Pharmacy and Linus Pauling Institute and five scientists from OHSU identified the two cannabinoid acids via a mass spectrometry-based screening technique invented in van Breemen’s laboratory.

Van Breemen’s team screened a range of botanicals used as dietary supplements including red clover, wild yam, hops and three species of liquorice.

The findings could potentially offer new solutions to tackle the pandemic. The scientists are also working on the discovery of another compound to disrupt the coronavirus, derived from liquorice, that similarly binds to the spike protein.

 

https://metro.co.uk/2022/01/12/cannabis-could-treat-and-prevent-emerging-covid-19-variants-15903690/

 

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interesting, which strains have these chemicls present?

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Just now, Bustin Jieber said:

interesting, which strains have these chemicls present?

Hemp like it says in the article lol

 

56 minutes ago, bongme said:

A study by scientists found that two acids, commonly found in hemp varieties of cannabis, cannabigerolic acid (CBGA) and cannabidiolic acid (CBDA) can bind to the spike protein of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19.

 

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That explains why i haven't got it yet. no mask wearing, no 2m space, flaunted all the lockdown rules, my job sees me meeting & greeting lots of people on a daily basis. Good to know

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Just now, sweettooth said:

That explains why i haven't got it yet.

You've been smoking lots of drug-free hemp? lol

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Just now, latigid aikon said:

You've been smoking lots of drug-free hemp? lol

only glazed over the article. haha. I do take CBD oil everyday though made form hemp - same?

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Just now, sweettooth said:

only glazed over the article. haha. I do take CBD oil everyday though made form hemp - same?

No, it's talking about CBDA (CBD acid) which is a precursor to CBD. Also CBGA which is the acid precursor to CBG.

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I seen someone post some hemp  flowers   the other day,  he's in  luck!

 

lol  

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1 hour ago, latigid aikon said:

You've been smoking lots of drug-free hemp? lol

cannabis is hemp you muppet, there have to be strains containing these chemicals

 

what the devil is a latigid aikon? sounds like an vagankle sprain.

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15 minutes ago, Bustin Jieber said:

cannabis is hemp you muppet, there have to be strains containing these chemicals

Grow some Futura 75 and let us know how you get on lol

18 minutes ago, Bustin Jieber said:

what the devil is a latigid aikon? sounds like an vagankle sprain.

All the clues you need are there but it's extremely mundane so I wouldn't bother trying to work it out if I was you.

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Just now, latigid aikon said:

Grow some Futura 75 and let us know how you get on lol

All the clues you need are there but it's extremely mundane so I wouldn't bother trying to work it out if I was you.

 

I only figured it out about 6 months ago.

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8 minutes ago, latigid aikon said:

 

All the clues you need are there but it's extremely mundane so I wouldn't bother trying to work it out if I was you.

laugh at tits i get it done

and i kola on nobody?

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2 hours ago, sweettooth said:

only glazed over the article. haha. I do take CBD oil everyday though made form hemp - same?

maybe, im interested, im sure there must be a fair few strains which contain said chemicals.

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6 minutes ago, Bustin Jieber said:

laugh at tits i get it done

and i kola on nobody?

If it was an acronym I'd have capitalised it...

5 minutes ago, Bustin Jieber said:

maybe, im interested, im sure there must be a fair few strains which contain said chemicals.

I think the bigger question is how can you ingest CBDA and CBGA effectively.

 

When we eat cannabis we normally decarboxylate it to turn THCA into THC. Maybe eating cannabis high in CBDA and CBGA without decarboxylating it would have the desired effect?

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