February 1, 2023

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Cannabis should be protected against corona infection – the results of the study are surprising

  • FromLucas Rogalla


The American study gives hope in the war against the corona. Two specific cannabinoids are said to help prevent corona infection or at least severe studies.

Portland – A year ago, first Corona vaccines* Recognized in the fight against infection. So far, there are only a few products available for the treatment of Govit-19. A new one Corona medication will be approved soon* desire. Now a new study shows that some cannabinoids – components of hemp plants – protect against infection Corona* Can protect.

A research team from Oregon State University and the University of Oregon Health & Science has found that cannabinoids prevent the entry of corona viruses into cells and thus protect against infection. The study was published in the journal Monday (01/10/2022). Journal of Natural Products, Which has already been reviewed by experts.

Cannabis against corona? The acids bind to the spike protein of the virus

However, this does not mean that you should smoke a lot of cannabis to protect yourself from Covit-19 infection. In contrast to the well-known tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), cannabinoid acids CBGA (cannabizerolic acid) and CBDA (cannabidiolic acid) are not psychoactive, but are well-tolerated and safe substances, according to research leader Richard B. Von Freeman explains.

Cannabis can play a role in the fight against the corona virus. (Icon Image)

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Van Freeman also explains that such products can be taken orally. Even if a corona infection occurs, they can reduce the symptoms of a serious illness or shorten the duration of the infection. “These cannabinoid acids are abundant in hemp and many hemp extracts,” he shares. However, the researcher insists that this approach with cannabinoids only makes sense in conjunction with the corona vaccine.

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In addition to hemp, the researchers used mass spectrometry screening to further study various plant species such as red clover, hops and licorice. Its purpose is to determine which substances can successfully prevent the spike protein of the corona virus from invading human cells. CBGA and CBDA showed the highest correlation for spike protein. The study team reports that laboratory tests later confirmed that they can prevent infection. Corona vaccines, for example Biotech / Pfizer* Or Modern*, Target spike protein.

Corona: Can cannabinoids be used as medicine?

Research shows that hemp compounds are effective against the alpha (p.1.1.7) and beta (p.1.351) variants of the original corona virus. England* And found in South Africa. Although official results are not yet available, research leader Van Freeman believes that cannabinoids may have a similar effect on newer strains of virus: “Our data show that CBDA and CBGA are effective against the two strains we studied, and we hope this trend will continue.” Spreads, ”he shares.

Decisions for treatment or prevention of corona virus can be an important step. A big advantage is that cannabinoids are already available and can be made available quickly for treatment. However, before the relevant funds come to market, they must first be subjected to further research and several testing phases. (LRG) *fr.de an offer IPPEN.MEDIA.

Rubriklistenbild: © William Archie, Detroit Free Press / dpa