Scientists at Oregon State University’s College of Pharmacy released groundbreaking research this week showing how two compounds commonly found in hemp can help prevent the COVID-19 virus from entering human cells. According to the study, cannabigerolic acid (CBGA) and cannabidiolic acid (CBDA) are both capable of binding to and disrupting the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein that causes infections in human beings.
Richard van Breeman, the study’s lead researcher said, “Our data show CBDa and CBGa are effective against the two variants we looked at, and we hope that trend will extend to other existing and future variants.”
As you can see from the certificate of analysis (COA) below, Alpengro Hemp Flower contains substantial amounts of these compounds, especially CBDA:
That does NOT mean smoking buds is the best way to keep from getting sick or spreading the virus though. Heat alters the shape and makeup of the plant molecules on a cellular level. Vaping the flower in a STORZ & BICKEL Volcano vaporizer is by far our favorite method for CBGa and CBDa preservation and inhalation. It is the only method we know of that actually provides a therapeutic administration to the lungs.
Ensuring you get high levels of CBG and CBGa starts while the plant is still being cultivated in the soil. CBGa is the first cannabinoid to form in young hemp plants. Plus, there’s only a short amount of time to harvest the flower and ensure a good yield that preserves the cannabinoids and terpenes.
Alpengro specializes in the cultivation of craft hemp flower from living soil. We use organic, sustainable and regenerative farming practices, resulting in a superior hemp flower suitable for the most discerning connoisseur. Hand planted, grown and harvested at the peak of perfection, our high CBDa, CBGa hemp flower is treated with the utmost care and respect it deserves. All of this results in a terpene and cannabinoid rich hemp flower that is then slow cured and trimmed to perfection.
From our hands to yours, we invite you to experience what makes Alpengro’s hemp flower something truly special. Gro with us!
Looking for a finished product with CBG that you’ll be sure to love? Check out our Sunrise Tonic with 250mg of CBG and Guarana for Daytime use.