COVID Remedy Found in Cannabis?
Dear Longevity Insider,
Anil Bajnath MD here with your Monday roundup.
It’s become a household name: COVID. Just like your least favorite celebrity or politician… As much as you really just want to stop hearing about them… they just don’t seem to go away!
And here we are two years deep in with COVID, and it’s still prancing around the world stage showing new tricks and different versions of itself.
But one study shows that good old Mary Jane may hit the pause button on “The COVID Show” indefinitely…
A breaking new study shows that cannabis compounds may prevent the COVID-19 infection. Before you get beside yourself, I’m in no way recommending that you escape to your closest legalized marijuana state to ride high above the world’s COVID woes.
What I am recommending is that you pay attention to what I’m about to share…
The Beautiful Logic Behind the Madness
Oregon scientists discovered how the use of cannabis compounds could prevent the entry of live SARS-CoV-2 (the cause of COVID-19) into human cells.
They used cannabinoid acid and cannabigerolic acid from hemp (Cannabis sativa) to bind to spike proteins (which are found in the virus). As a result, both acids proved successful with blocking a step the pathogen must use in order to infect people.
The scientists at Oregon State University and Oregon Health & Science University are very hopeful that these two acids will make a huge contribution to the fight against COVID.
From Alpha to Omega…
The acids were only tested against the alpha and beta variants of COVID-19. If you’ve been keeping up with "The COVID Show," you know that we’re now watching the episodes of “Omicron” and what some have dubbed as the “Deltacron.”
With COVID mutations appearing so quickly, there’s no telling if or how this discovery will apply to the more current variants, but it’s all important to note. (Especially with cannabinoid acid and cannabigerolic acid being so readily accessible.) For years, scientists and doctors have deemed both acids safe for human use, and conveniently enough (as many of you already know) they’re orally bioavailable.
When it comes to protecting your body, I’m a firm believer in taking action. That’s why I pump my body with all of the vitamins and nutrients it craves. As a longevity expert, I come across a lot of data. As an active physician, I spend time with many patients every single day. I hear their stories, and I see what works for them. And as a person, your fellow American, I know the value in keeping my family and me safe.
So I take 5 seconds out of my morning to do this.
To your longevity,
Anil Bajnath MD
CEO/Founder, Institute for Human Optimization
Chief Medical Officer, Longevity Insider HQ
P.S. I'm also a little surprised that COVID has made the headlines for so long, but this hasn't! The media always highlights how to dodge catching COVID, but I've never seen it talk about something already going on inside your body as we speak.