Can Cannabis Compounds Really Prevent COVID-19 Infection?

A recent study has found that two cannabinoids in the hemp plant prevent coronavirus from causing infection. The world is still battling COVID-19 infections. With every new covid variant introduced, our researchers have to struggle to produce new solutions all over again. Several studies have been conducted, and one such study has revealed that chemical compounds found in the cannabis plant could help protect human cells against COVID-19 infection.  

A study at Oregon State University (OSU) and Oregon Health and Science University has been published in The Journal of Nature Products. The scientists have mentioned that two cannabinoid acids, CBDA & CBGA, found in hemp varieties of cannabis, bind onto the spike protein of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. In layman’s language, CBDA and CBGA prevent the virus from entering human cells and causing infection, potentially offering new possibilities to present and treat coronavirus infection. CBD in hemp extracts or isolated is orally bioavailable and has a long history of safe human use. This makes them potential compounds to prevent as well as treat infection caused by SARS-CoV-2.

Let’s understand how CBD triggers an immune response in Human Body.

CBD derived from the cannabis plant contains significantly less THC (less than 0.3%) and doesn’t cause a high. CBD binds with thousands of different receptors in our body; that’s the reason it has been given a reputation as a health supplement. The original research was mainly about screening different compounds for cancer research. They were trying to trigger an immune response in cells known as the host stress response. They found that CBD surprisingly triggered the host response very well. Cannabis compounds activated the body cells during the research and put them into a defensive state. Triggering released the proactive chemicals and prevented the cell’s machinery from replicating the virus. Moreover, the immune response trigger helped the immune cells to fight back against the virus.   

Considering the above research and medical benefits of CBDa & CBGa in preventing coronavirus infection, Flower Child CBD has introduced two new products. Our CBDA Oil Tincture and CBDA & CBGA herbal hemp teas help boost your immune system by strengthening your body’s cells.

CBDA Oil Tincture: The CBDa oil is a raw and acid form of CBD. CBDa, when heated to a certain temperature, gets converted to CBD. According to the research (as mentioned above), the raw form of cannabis, especially CBDa, strengthens our cells and prevents the COVID virus from entering our cells. You have to take it consistently and daily. We suggest our customers use CBDa as it may prevent infection from the virus, help manage stress and pain, promote joy and positivity and contribute to overall wellbeing. Our product helps replenish the endocannabinoid system, promoting optimal balance among physiological processes of the body. CBDa oil tincture is ideal for assisting with moderate to severe health conditions. It is formulated for maximum healing potential and also helps in preventive measures.

CBDA & CBGA Herbal Tea: This specialized product supports the immune system and helps you fight against different viral infections. Research has already proved that consistently taking hemp may prevent the covid virus from entering our cells. Our hemp-based herbal tea is ideal for immune support. You can drink our CBDa and CBGa Herbal Hemp Tea to relax at the end of a tiring day. For maximum extraction of CBGa in tea, you can add cream or ½ tsp coconut oil to boiling hot water and let the tea steep for 5 to 15 minutes. Our herbal tea is available in two exciting flavors – Lemon Infusion & Minty Mint. We produce it from organically grown CBDa and CBGa hemp flowers. It contains 15.94% CBGa and 11.1% CBDa. It has less than 0.3% THC. So, there is no chance of getting high by drinking this herbal tea.

Visit Flower Child CBD online store to buy these products. Apart from CBDa and CBGa tinctures and herbal teas, we have a vast range of CBD and CBG products varying from oils, topics, munchies, smokables, and others. For more information on our CBD product range, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us!