Two compounds found in cannabis can prevent COVID-19.
This is evidenced by the results of a study that was published in the Journal of Natural Products .
The study was conducted by scientists from the University of Oregon. They used marijuana to determine if it could prevent coronavirus infection.
Two compounds were found to be able to do this. We are talking about cannabigerolic acid CBGA and cannabidiolic acid CBDA.
They are able to block the main route of human infection with the virus. Infection-blocking compounds work in other diseases, such as HIV and hepatitis.
“These cannabinoid acids are found in abundance in cannabis. They are not controlled substances like THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, and have a good safety profile for humans. Our research has shown that hemp compounds are equally effective against SARS-CoV-2 variants, including the Alfa and Betta variants '', & ndash; noted the study's lead author Richard van Briemen.