Compelling research published in the January 2022 issue of Journal of Natural Products shows that certain compounds found in cannabis can block COVID-19’s entry into cells.
Specifically, as summarized by Forbes, “two cannabinoid acids commonly found in hemp varietals of cannabis, cannabigerolic acid, or CBGA, and cannabidiolic acid, also known as CBDA, can bind to the spike protein of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19. By binding to the spike protein, the compounds can prevent the virus from entering cells and causing infection, potentially offering new avenues to prevent and treat the disease.”
Since these compounds are abundant in hemp and hemp extracts, they are not controlled substances like THC in marijuana, Forbes explains. Plus, “they have a good safety profile.”
SOURCE: Forbes January 11, 2022