Cannabis and COVID

Fighting COVID with CBDa

Fighting Covid with Cannabis CBDa 

Some people believe nature has a remedy for just about any illness we experience. One main source for a wide variety of remedies can be found within the Cannabis plant. 

A recently published study by the University of Oregon State has perked interests across the Country with its research findings on cannabinoids potentially being able to stop the COVID-19 virus from infecting our bodies. Although this is a preliminary study done at the cellular level it still gives us reasonable hope that adding a daily dose of CBDa or CBGa may help keep you healthy while in the midst of a global pandemic.

“Cannabinoids Block Cellular Entry of SARS-CoV-2 and the Emerging Variants,”  Published by OSU the researchers noted two specific cannabinoids that actually stopped the uptake of Covid-19 by way of cell destruction on the part of the CBDa and CBGa. By binding to the spiked protein of SARS-COV-2 (the virus that turns into COVID-19) it kills the cells before they are able to essentially upload into our bodies cells. 

“These cannabinoid acids are abundant in hemp and in many hemp extracts,” said Richard van Breemen, a researcher with Oregon State’s Global Hemp Innovation Center, College of Pharmacy and Linus Pauling Institute.

THC and CBD are just two of over 100+ cannabinoids currently known and being studied. With more research the untapped potential of cannabis  and hemp plants will continue to pave a new (old way) of thinking about what natural health means. 

KC Hemp Co.® has been an innovation leader with their products, adding a line of minor cannabinoid tinctures in 2021. Included was a one-to-one ratio CBD to CBDa tincture. With 300mg of each cannabinoid in every bottle paired with the Ekto Cooler terpene profile, leaves our Clarity tincture a fruity taste sure to leave you feeling uplifted. 

This is exciting news for people to have the potential to ward off COVID infection with the peace of mind of a natural compound found in the cannabis plant.  

What is CBDa and CBGa?

CBDa or (cannabidiolic acid) and CBGa (cannabigerolic acid) is simply an immature cannabinoid. In our previous blog  “Everything you need to know about CBDa” We discussed how cannabinoids first begin their lives in an acidic form. Eventually through sun exposure, heat, and oxidation the acidic forms go through a process known as decarboxylation before coming into their chemical compounded forms.  

Ways to take CBDa, CBGa cannabinoids

When wanting to consume the acidic forms of CBD and CBG, or any other cannabinoid for that matter, it must be done in its raw form. Meaning, you cannot smoke, combust, or heat the plant material at all or you will no longer have the acidic form. This acidic form of a cannabinoid can be absorbed through consuming raw plant material or in most cases by pressing the oils from the plant and creating a wide range of different products. 

Many of our customers are choosing to take a daily dose of Clarity CBDa tincture as peace of mind. This easy to use tincture is consumed by taking a dropper full directly under the tongue once or twice daily. 

We can’t say for sure how to prevent COVID-19, but here are some other things you should consider having on hand to naturally boost your immunity and help your body fight to keep COVID away.

Ways to Boost your Natural Immunity

  • Elderberry

A naturally powerful antioxidant and immunity booster, you can find elderberry in syrup, gummy, capsule, or even drink powder forms giving you a wide variety of ways to system. Try incorporating a tablespoon a day of some locally grown Elderberry Syrup. 

  • Vitamin D & C

These vitamins are essential to healthy living and should definitely be part of your daily vitamin uptake. Like elderberry you can find them in gummies, capsules, and drink mixes as well as naturally in raw fruits and vegetables. 

  • Zinc

It is believed by researchers across the globe that Zinc is the “gate keeper” of our immune system. Most of us do not get enough zinc in our American diets and supplementing with a daily dose could be just what we need. Many different forms of zinc supplements exist and can even be found right next to most cold and flu medicines in your local health market. 

  • Green Tea

Known for its high antioxidant properties along side it’s metabolite boosting abilities, it certainly couldn’t hurt to add a cup-o-tea. It turns out green tea contains a polyphenols known as catechins. These antioxidants help protect our cells from free radicals. Another effect of these free radical fighters is protecting your cells from aging! Win-win!

Stay Calm and prevent the spread by staying home

When we get sick it is our body’s way of saying it’s time to slow down and focus on getting our immune system well. Like anything in life it takes balance. Even when we don’t feel well it’s important to move our bodies and continue to nourish it with healthy foods and supplements. KC Hemp Co.® makes a wide variety of products designed to help you get the most out of your day. Helping you get through the best days and the worst of days, try our full line of cannabinoid based tinctures, lotions, and edibles. KC Hemp Co.® is an Award winning Kansas City small business. We pride ourselves on educating the community and providing the best CBD products in the metro and beyond. 

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