According to a study published early this month by researchers affiliated with Oregon State University. A report on the research, “Cannabinoids Block Cellular Entry of SARS-CoV-2 and the Emerging Variants,” was published online on Monday by the Journal of Natural Products.
The scientists obtained that two cannabinoid acids commonly found in hemp varietals of cannabis, cannabigerolic acid, or CBGA, and cannabidiolic acid, also known as CBDA, can tie to the spike protein of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19. By fastening to the spike protein, the compounds can block the virus from entering cells and causing infection, possibly suggesting new avenues to prevent and treat the disease.
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