CBD reduces Covid symptoms
Researchers from Oregon State University announced that certain compounds with cannabis are able to block the virus responsible for COVID-19 from penetrating human cells.
A pair of cannabinoid acids were found to bond with the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein and block a vital part of the process that allows the virus to infect people,
CBD was effective at blocking replication early in the infection cycle and six hours after the virus had already infected the cell.
"UChicago Medicine study suggests high-purity CBD may help block virus from replicating "
"Researchers in Chicago say cannabidiol (CBD) keeps SARS-CoV-2, the virus causing COVID-19, from replicating in the lungs and causing severe damage." https://www.studyfinds.org/cbd-covid-19-prevent-lung-damage/
"Cannabidiol Inhibits SARS-CoV-2 Replication and Promotes the Host Innate Immune Response" study:
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"Research: CBD inhibits SARS-CoV-2 (coronavirus/covid-19) in human lung cells"
"Marsha Rosner - a scientist at the University of Chicago in Illinois - and her colleagues found in a study that cannabidiol (CBD) and its metabolite 7-OH-CBD potently blocked SARS-CoV-2 replication in lung epithelial cells. CBD was able to inhibit viral gene expression. It was also able to reverse many of the virus's effects on the host gene!"
"CBD also positively affected the response of interferons, which are cell signaling proteins produced by host cells as an early response to viral infection. Moreover, the influence that the SARS-CoV-2 infection had on patients who had used CBD was many times less than in the comparable patients who had not used CBD."