CBDA has become increasingly popular due to the many benefits it can deliver and its advantages when compared to CBD. While there is an array of products available with CBDA, most are formulated with CBDA isolate, the purest form of CBDA available. Let’s take a deeper look at CBDA isolate and what makes it the perfect choice to add CBDA into existing cannabinoid-based formulations.
CBDA Isolate Explained
CBDA isolate is an extract with high-purity CBDA that has been isolated from all other components in the hemp plant. Typically, it has 95% or higher purity. The majority of CBDA isolate is odorless and tasteless, easily blending into existing cannabinoid formulations. This, combined with the high purity of the extract, makes CBDA isolate the ideal choice when incorporating CBDA into a product.
Is CBDA isolate the same as CBD isolate?
While CBD and CBDA are closely related, they are not the same. CBDA serves as the precursor to CBD. This means when CBDA is decarboxylated, a process where cannabinoids are exposed to heat, it converts to CBD. This poses a problem when extracting CBDA as the majority of extraction techniques must utilize high temperatures for final purification. This causes a conversion of CBDA to CBD leaving little of the acidic cannabinoid left for the consumer to enjoy. Here at Essentia Scientific, we have remedied this problem by using water as the solvent. This eliminates the need for heat, thus allowing for the extraction of high-purity acidic cannabinoids at a mass scale.
What are the advantages of CBDA isolate?
The benefits of CBDA are vast, with more research being done everyday to unlock even more benefits it may hold. Some of the most well-known CBDA benefits include anti-anxiety, anti-depressant, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and anti-epileptic properties.
In addition to the therapeutic effects of CBDA, it has also demonstrated superiority to CBD in many instances. To begin, CBDA is 19x more bioavailable than CBD. Bioavailability is the fraction of an administered drug or supplement that reaches systemic circulation and is able to have an effect. CBDA’s astounding bioavailability makes it a more potent therapeutic for a variety of instances and allows for lower doses to feel the therapeutic effects.
CBDA has also been found to have a greater binding to receptors, including the 5-HT1A or serotonin receptors. While the receptor is most recognized for its role in mental health, it is responsible for modulating dozens of processes in the body, such as pain signals, nausea, and the cardiovascular system. This makes CBDA a more powerful therapeutic for those with anxiety, depression, nausea, and more.
What products can be made with CBDA isolate?
As the demand for products with CBDA continues to rise, CBDA makers are creating a diverse range of products for consumers to choose from. Here are the most popular products being made with CBDA isolate:
Tinctures and Capsules
Tinctures and capsules are made by adding CBDA isolate into a carrier oil, such as MCT oil or olive oil. Both CBDA tinctures and capsules offer a convenient way to take CBDA.
Beverages and Edibles
CBDA isolate can be easily blended into beverages and edibles without altering the flavor of the formulation. However, it is important to not introduce high temperatures when crafting CBDA edibles. Always reach out to your trusted CBDA manufacturer to verify the temperatures allowed to avoid any conversion of CBDA to CBD.
CBDA has antioxidant and antibacterial properties that make it a beneficial and soothing additive to skincare products. CBDA isolate can easily be infused into skincare formulations, including moisturizers and cleansers.
Most products can be infused with CBDA isolate to elevate the effects of the product. However, like mentioned above, it is crucial to monitor temperatures when crafting CBDA products. This also eliminates the ability to craft smokables, as when the product heats up for use, CBDA will convert to CBD.
CBDA isolate offers product makers a seamless way to incorporate CBDA into their existing product formulations. The odorless and tasteless microcrystalline powder does not alter the taste of the end product but does elevate the effects consumers will experience. CBDA isolate can be great on its own and can also work in conjunction with other cannabinoids to elevate cannabinoid formulations.
If you are looking to incorporate CBDA into your product line, contact us today.