A recent study has shown that Cannabinoids, specifically CBG-A and CBD-A, may protect cells and may help prevent the advancement of COVID-19. This breakthrough is one of the world’s many saving graces to finally put an end to the global pandemic once and for all. Ryan Early, dubbed Farmer Ryan, founder and owner of Blue Green Ventures, is playing an integral role as part of a discovery team that is currently spearheading initiatives at the forefront of hemp-led wellness.

Ryan Early is also the owner of the Midwest Microbiome Repository, which is in charge of gathering and testing various strains of hemp. Early discovered the secret terpene complex that will power the future of natural farming, called BlueMagic, after testing hundreds of samples. This breakthrough discovery earned him the title of Farmer Ryan among his peers, a title which he holds dear to this day.

Ryan Early initiated Project Hemp for Victory in 2018 along with Hempyre Genetics. The project aimed to recover hemp genetics that was leftover from the industrial hemp farming era during World War II in Oklahoma.

21“We set out in an attempt to identify new characteristics, certain terpene and cannabinoid compounds, ratios of those specific compounds, as well as textiles and manufacturing components,” explained Early. “Some of those genetics were unique and contained rare minor cannabinoids and Flavonoids that hold potential in so many areas.”

Meanwhile, Can-Tek Labs is Oklahoma’s first cannabis company which was established Early in 2016. The company is a raw goods manufacturer, ingredients provider, and compounding manufacturing facility based in Oklahoma City,Oklahoma. It is sought out for the production of high-quality hemp-infused products and water soluble ingredients.

Under Can-Tek Labs, Hempyre Genetics is a hemp research and development company that is known for its unique and desirable genetics. The Genetics group is compliant with the enforcement of hemp growing and production standards required by the U.S. 2018 Farm Bill, which created crucial programs that empower America’s agricultural producers by way of provisions and design guidelines.

“Can-Tek Labs is excited that we can provide these cannabinoids and have already started our development of a specific ratio of these specific, minor cannabinoids – CBD-A and CBG-A – back in 2019,” said Early. “During Project Hemp for Victory, we also acquired two high-yielding CBD-A and CBG-A hemp plants that we have dedicated our research farm to growing—and our greenhouses are already filled!”

Recent studies conducted at Oregon State University have shown that some components of hemp could potentially prevent the spread of COVID-19. The studies, led by Linus Pauling Institute and Richard van Breemen, Researcher for Oregon State’s Global Hemp Innovation Center in the College of Pharmacy, revealed that Cannabidolic acid (CBD-A) and Cannabigerolic acid (CBG-A) cling to the COVID-19 spike protein.

According to the report, the clinging action prevents the virus from being able to infect healthy cells, which acts as a shield. CBD-A and CBG-A are components of hemp. “These cannabinoid acids are abundant in hemp and in many hemp extracts,” said Breemen. “They are not controlled substances like THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, and have a good safety profile in humans.”

Interestingly, the spike protein on the COVID-19 cell is the same one that the current vaccines and antibody therapies target. CBD-A and CBG-A do not guarantee the prevention of viral infection, but the potential for resistance is possible.

“Farmer Ryan” and his team of experts developed a hemp oil tincture with CBD-A and CBG-A. “Utilizing both genetics, we’re producing products with proprietary ratios of CBD with CBD-A and CBG-A-rich components,” he explained. As research and findings continue to expand, Can-Tek Labs and Hempyre Genetics continue to follow the scientific trends and conduct their own research. CBD-A and CBG-A are at the forefront of everyone’s minds in terms of cell protections and possibly COVID containment or prevention, and Early is eager to discover the helpful qualities of still other lesser-known cannabinoids.

*FDA Disclaimer: Any statements made within this article have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. No products we produce, manufacture, market, or distribute are intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Consult your physician before beginning any exercise program or taking any supplements or botanical extracts.



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June 2023