CANNABIS AND COVID
Every day we talk to people at our CBD shop in Westminster, CO, about how our products have positively affected their lives—providing non-addictive alternatives to pharmaceuticals, helping people rest better at night, and assisting people in coping when they are overwhelmed. CBD and the other 113 cannabinoids from the cannabis plant (hemp) benefit the body and mind in so many ways.
That’s why when we heard about the research done at Oregon State University regarding cannabis and COVID we were not shocked. The study shows that compounds from the cannabis plant can be effective against the new variants of the COVID-19 virus. The use of CBD has been overall beneficial to our customers in many ways, from skincare, coping with discomfort, restfulness, and overall wellbeing for themselves and their pets.
Now, cannabis does not treat, cure, or prevent COVID-19, and we must mention that these studies were not on humans or animals. But they did find that “Cannabinoid acids from hemp (Cannabis sativa) were found to be allosteric as well as orthostatic ligands with micromolar affinity for the spike protein.” In non-scientist terms, this shows that the compounds found in cannabis help inhibit live SARS-CoV-2 virus from infecting our cells. Please note that this study was performed in a controlled laboratory environment, but it is a massive step that should prompt more research into cannabis and COVID.
In addition, Forbes made note that the researchers added: “resistant variants could still arise amid widespread use of cannabinoids.” This means even if cannabis helps with COVID-19, it cannot be singularly used against the live virus until further research is done. However, since cannabis is so accessible and safe, it is exciting to consider that we now have another factor that may restrict the spread of COVID-19.
At Leanna Organics, we are intrigued by the study on
cannabis and COVID-19. It comes as no surprise as our customers tell
us daily how CBD has changed their lives in one way or another. The research
shows that there is a possible chance that cannabinoids aid in inhibiting live
SARS-CoV-2 from infecting our cells, with cannabinoids CBDA and CBGA showing
the most potential.
We will continue to eye developments around this topic and keep you all posted about the latest research into the miraculous compounds of the cannabis plant!
Blog written by Jess Renfer
ABOUT LEANNA ORGANICS
Leanna Organics is a wellness company located in Westminster CO. We make plant-based and accessible alternatives for skincare and wellness infused with hemp-derived CBD. Our offer is organic and made in small batches with love and care.
Our CBD oil is changing the world, offering people a non-habit-forming way to rest better at night and manage discomfort. Leanna Organics CBD bath bombs are the new must-have for tense people who need to relax. Just drop an organic bath bomb in your tub and recline and recover. Additionally, we offer a wide selection of CBD topicals such as CBD salve, CBD body cream, and CBD foot cream. We even offer CBD oil for pets!
Please stop by our artisan shop located in the Orchard Town center
or send us an email if you have any questions!
CBD is a compound that is earth-based, non-toxic, non-addictive, and safe. Unlike THC, CBD is non-intoxicating. Millions of people are using CBD every day to manage discomfort, cope when they feel overwhelmed, and rest more sound. CBD is versatile and has many use cases. It can be taken orally, sublingually, it can be inhaled, and rubbed directly onto the skin.
At Leanna Organics we think CBD is the future of skincare and wellness and we are honored to bring this plant-based remedy to you!