Thursday, January 20, 2022

Could Cannabinoids Found in Hemp Treat or Prevent infections by Covid-19 (SARS-CoV-2)?

This post contains affiliate links. Read more about my paid affiliation on my FTC disclosure page.

The Answer

With cautious optimism, it appears two specific cannabinoids could treat and possibly prevent COVID-19, AKA SARS-CoV-2.  

According to the study "Cannabinoids Block Cellular Entry of SARS-CoV-2 and the EmergingVariants" published in the peer-reviewed journal The Journal of Natural Products, "Orally bioavailable and with a long history of safe human use, these cannabinoids, isolated or in hemp extracts, have the potential to prevent as well as treat infection by SARS-CoV-2 and its variants.  

Specific Cannabinoids

An article published in The Oregonian says, Richard van Breemen, who led the study at Oregon State University, with the help of Fikadu Tafesse from Oregon Health and Science University, was able to test CBGA and CBDA (two specific cannabinoids of many) on live virus, including the original strain of SARS-CoV-2 and two early variants.

Van Breeman also says third-party lab testing can show which products actually contain CBDA and CBGA. We need to see follow-up studies with the same results. If this happens, we hope it does, I suspect those who make edible products and concentrates will provide lab reports with a full breakdown of cannabinoids. 

CBD is considered safe, but it can have side effects, so start low and go slow. From what I read, 1 tsp of hemp flower to 8 oz of water makes a nice tea. There are a plethora of resources for making your own edibles on the internet. 

You can find the lab reports on hemp leaf at Happy Flower Company. Look specifically for CBDA and CBGA.

*If you are on medications please discuss hemp (cannabinoids) with your doctor or pharmacist. Like medications, including those we buy over the counter, it is biochemical.   


Additional Reading:

Happy With Hemp: Fibromyalgia And Chronic Pain

In healing

Think adversity?-See opportunity!

The Pained Ink Slayer

~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~ • ~


Celeste's Website

Celeste's Website
Click on the picture