Oregon State U Study Suggests Cannabis Compounds Can Block Covid Proteins
According to a study released by researchers at Oregon State University, hemp compounds, most notably CBDA and CBGA, have the ability to block the virus that causes COVID-19 from infecting human cells. What does that mean for you and I? Does it mean we should have been ingesting these compounds from the start of the pandemic? Or that we rush down to our favorite neighborhood weed shop in search of CVDA and CBGA derivatives and then start ingesting them en masse, while on Facebook Live?
At this point, as the OSU researchers themselves stated in the study, existing research in regards to these compounds is minimal. So even though the headline suggests a breakthrough, please temper your expectations as I have tempered my own. If the OSU research conducted on these compounds had fully lived up to the headlines and the team had presented a huge COVID breakthrough, it would have been household news by now. It is too easy to blame the lack of awareness about this study on industry stigmatization or some sort of media blackout, but the reality is that these compounds actually do need further research, and testing.
If you view this with a grain of salt you will see that the study conducted by OSU actually sets a really nice baseline for further research in regards to how cannabinoids and the hemp plant’s compounds can affect or protect humans against viruses and diseases like SARS, COVID-19 and others. That is sort of how science and life works, right? One step at a time? The OSU study also shows that the future is brighter if we lean on, not only the medicinal powers of the cannabis and hemp plants, but also the larger power of mother nature to find the cures for our ails, rather than chemicals.
That’s why I am careful about how the weed I purchase was grown and cured, and why I shop exclusively at Canna West Seattle. It carries the most diverse selection of clean cannabis products in West Seattle. Also, its budtenders are open to any and all consultations about cannabis and hemp, including discussing details about CBD, CBDA and CBGA, so don’t be shy. Tell ‘em Herb sent you!