Cannabidiol (CBD) and cannabidiolic acid (CBDA) are both well-known and rich chemical substances native to the cannabis and hemp plant. CBD, the significant non-psychoactive cannabinoid in marijuana, has been well investigated for its presumed therapeutic potential and is presently thought to be able to deal with epilepsy, inflammation, anxiety problems, and several other common physical and neuropsychiatric conditions.
What Is CBDA?
CBDA is the chemical precursor to CBD. In a process called thermal decarboxylation, CBDA is transformed into CBD when the CBDA particle is heated and loses its acidic carboxyl group. This decarboxylation process can either happen instantaneously, such as when the cannabis product is lit and smoked or vaporized, or by slow deterioration in time if the plant material is entrusted to rest at room temperature.
But before any of this can occur, CBDA initially has to be created from the mother of all cannabinoids, cannabigerol acid (CBGA). From here, plant enzymes special per marijuana strain convert CBGA into some differing mix of the three significant cannabinoid precursor substances: tetrahydrocannabinolic acid (THCA), cannabichromene acid (CBCA), cannabidiolic acid (CBDA).
So, despite being rich in raw cannabis, cannabis individuals are not exposed to much CBDA, as it’s converted from its “raw” kind right into CBD by most of the common consumption methods. For people who want to be consuming CBDA, this means having to use even more uncommon or conventional usage approaches, such as topical creams, casts, and participating in the raw cannabis juice fad.
What Are the Benefits of CBDa?
Inflammation & Pain Relief: CBDa can work as a COX-2-inhibitor, which suggests it can be a potent anti-inflammatory that works similarly to normally prescribed medicine. But unlike regular medication, it will not harm your gut/digestive system because it doesn’t prevent the feature of COX-1, the enzyme that controls keeping the lining of the intestines healthy and balanced and in good working order.
Depression: Found to impact the same receptors as CBD for controlling stress and anxiety. One group of scientists found that CBDa is 10x to 100x more effective than CBD for stress and anxiety.
Nausea or vomiting: CBDa research shows it is an anti-emetic compound that reduces the demand to vomit. Another research suggests that CBDa is 1000x more effective than CBD at decreasing nausea.
Cancer: While more study needs to be conducted to confirm any claims, CBDa is being shown to have anti-proliferative qualities which can deter the growth of malignant cells. One research on breast cancer especially showed CBDA might “suppress genetics that is positively involved in the transition of cancer cells.”.