Oregon State research shows hemp compounds prevent coronavirus from entering human cells

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Without even reading the article I’m gonna assume that this is in vitro, not in vivo. Which means this research is extremely far from showing that consuming this will actually do anything in your body. Edit Yup it’s in vitro. It’s interesting research worth pursuing further, but as of now it’s still very preliminary.

breakneckridge

Everyone thinking that by smoking weed you were protected it unfortunately doesn’t work that way, I was thinking the same. But if you choose to drink your weed you might be closer. They used mass spectrometry to scan multiple plants to find something that is shaped similarly to covid in hopes that it binds together so the covid protein doesn’t interact with the human cell receptor enzyme negating the reaction. “We identified several cannabinoid ligands and ranked them by affinity to the spike protein,” van Breemen said. “The two cannabinoids with the highest affinities for the spike protein were CBDA and CGBA, and they were confirmed to block infection. CBDA and CGBA comes from a raw processing of the hemp and cannabis and is readily available, this is fantastic news, the answer to the pandemic was pot in the end. *Edit* it’s in high CBD strain tinctures that didn’t use heat in it’s process, usually labeled as full spectrum or broad spectrum, Live Resin (not Rosin), and lab processed CBDA tinctures. If heat is used in any way as in edibles, smoking it or vaping, it destroys the acids that make it work.

ghaldos

Wasn’t Israel doing a study last year on this?

BrendaBear54

The fact that both CBGA and CBDA are allosteric and orthosteric ligands for the spike protein is absolutely amazing. Forget mechanistic relevance for now. Why is the plague binding to weed?

futurefastdoctor

I did not see any real data stating this would work in humans. This is all in vitro research. Very interesting if in vivo effects pan out.

Theobruno67