Two Compounds Commonly Found in Hemp (cannabis sativa) and its extracts can prevent infection from the virus that causes Covid-19 disease, according to a recent study.
The investigation, published in the magazine Journal of Natural Products, discovered that two cannabinoid acids can bind to the proteins of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and, So, would block them from entering human cells and infecting them.
Scientists at the University of Oregon identified this reaction with laboratory tests using cannabigerolic acid. (CBGA) and cannabidiolic acid (CBDA). Nevertheless, no human studies have yet been done.
“These cannabinoid acids are abundant in hemp and in many hemp extracts. They are not controlled substances like THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, and have a good safety profile in humans”, said study author Richard van Breemen, slogan forbes.
This finding is also effective with different variants of SARS-CoV-2 and has “the potential to prevent and treat coronavirus infection”, Van Breemen pointed out..
The news quickly went viral after it was posted., so too his detractors, who have dismissed the veracity of said study as there are no tests tested in humans.
Read the full study in English here.
Source: Cooperative / Forbes