More and more curiosity sprouts around the age old marijuana plant.
Around the world, there are ever more scientific studies on the magical components of cannabis.
Stoners and hippies are finally being proved right!
One chemical compound found is Cannabidiolic Acid or CBDa.
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What is CBDa?
It is the raw version of CBD. It is found in cannabis that has not been heated.
In their raw state, cannabis plants contain 95% of this substance over only 5% in the form of CBD. These plants contain over 85 active compounds called Cannabinoids.
When processed or heated these compounds can change or be removed. This is one reason why there is only recently more attention being shed on this particular substance.
Where is CBDa found?
First isolated in 1996, it is found in large amounts in raw marijuana.
It is mainly present in live or raw hemp plants that are cultivated for high CBD levels. Mostly consumed as CBD, even more beneficial in its raw form. The oil can be consumed through tinctures, raw cannabis juice, topical creams and raw oil.
Cannabis juice – hmm delish! Lol.
Benefits of CBDa
It has been found to stimulate serotonin release. This improves general health and happiness.
It has the same qualities as CBD which have been proven through scientific research. Good things include antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antibiotic and anti-proliferative properties.
Medical studies on CBDa
Recent studies suggest that it may be useful in treating different forms of cancer.
Other studies suggest that it can help treat nausea and anxiety.
Animal studies and preliminary clinical trials conclude that it reduces seizures.
CBDa side effects
There will always be side effects. What are they?
These may include lightheadedness, dry mouth, low blood pressure and possible reactions with medications.
This is usually when taking very large amounts, so no need to go crazy.
Is CBDa better than CBD?
We know CBD or Cannabidiol has potential medical uses, what about it’s acidic counterpart?
Cannabidiolic Acid may be useful for similar ailments.
Is CBDa Stronger Than CBD?
A Canadian study found it to be orders of magnitude more powerful than CBD when treating nausea and anxiety.
It exhibits superior bioavailability. An Italian study conducted found THCA to be thirty times more bioavailable than THC. It found Cannabidiolic Acid eighteen times more bioavailable than CBD.
Bioavailability is related to how the body absorbs the compound. It is the percentage of the dose that circulates effectively through the body.
Does CBDa get you high?
CBDa is a non-intoxicating cannabinoid, so does not get you high. A cannabinoid is a compound found in cannabis.
CBDa, just like CBD and THC, affects the bodies’ endocannabinoid system. This system regulates the balanced release of transmitters in the brain.
Regular thrill-seeking potheads may be disappointed with this substance.
What is CBDa in CBD oil?
Cannabidiolic Acid can be isolated through crystallization, flash chromatography or other processes. It can then be added to a CBD oil. This will insure some of the benefits.
How do you use CBDa oil?
The oil comes in different formats: liquid form, creams, capsules, pastes, sprays, e-cigarettes and more.
Calculate your optimal dose, according to your personal conditions. What results you want to achieve? How long do you need the effects to last?
When taken orally oil takes approx. 15 and 30 minutes. It can trigger effects that last more than a few hours.
Take in mind factors like weight, diet, age, physical activity…
CBDa Vs CBD what’s the difference?
It is believed to be more potent than normal dose CBD and shares the same qualities. Just make sure it isn’t heated so it doesn’t break down into CBD.
It is a little more expensive to isolate but worth it for the benefits. Try blending raw hemp juice – a cheaper way of getting a dose.
If cannabis juice isn’t your thing try CBDa Oils, so where can you get some of this? Read on
Where to buy CBDa
Our CBD shop offers a range of cannabis-infused products as you might imagine, but we also stay ahead of the curve and look for these new product lines. CBDa is one such development and you can filter for those CBDa oils at the link below, by checking the box for this specific variation of the cannabinoid.