CBDA (Cannabidiolic acid) is an acidic cannabinoid that is found in raw hemp and cannabis plants. It is a minor cannabinoid that has the potential to be used in major ways. In this blog post, we will discuss what CBDA is, and explore some of its many benefits!
Where does CBDA come from?
CBDA is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid that can be sourced from both hemp and cannabis plants. CBDA is the precursor to CBD. This means when CBDA is decarboxylated, a process where cannabinoids are exposed to heat, CBDA converts to CBD. Due to the vast array of benefits CBDA has, global solutions providers are finding ways to extract cannabinoids without the use of heat, to extract acidic cannabinoids, such as CBDA and CBGA, at a mass scale.
CBDA has a wide range of potential therapeutic benefits. Here are some of the many benefits of CBDA:
- Reduces pain and hyperalgesia
Additionally, CBDA was recently propelled into the media spotlight due to its potential to help with the global fight against Covid-19. A 2022 Oregon State University studying examining CBDA, along with CBGA, found both acidic cannabinoids prevented the virus that causes Covid-19 from entering the cells by binding to the spike protein invitro, thus blocking cellular entry of SARS-Cov-2. This same type of action has also helped patients with HIV and hepatitis.
More research is needed to fully understand the potential benefits of CBDA. However, early studies suggest that CBDA may be a promising treatment for a wide variety of conditions.
How To Consume CBDA?
CBDA can be consumed in a variety of ways. The most common way to consume CBDA is through a tincture. CBDA oil is made by extracting CBDA from the hemp plant and then infusing it into a carrier oil, such as coconut oil or hemp seed oil.
Another way to consume CBDA is through CBDA capsules. They are easy to take and provide a consistent dose of CBDA.
CBDA isolate is another option for consuming CBDA. Isolate is a pure form of CBDA that has been isolated from the other cannabinoids in the plant, typically with 95% to 99% purity. They usually have no flavor and can be easily added into any food or beverages.
Often, hemp flower is advertised as “CBDA rich.” However, when CBDA is heated, it converts to CBD. So, unless you are planning on juicing the hemp flower or eating it in a salad, smokable options are not the way to consumer CBDA.
No matter how you consume CBDA, it is important to start with a low dose and increase gradually as needed. This will help you to find the dose that works best for you.
CBDA is a promising cannabinoid that has a wide range of potential benefits consumers can value from. Whether you are looking to support your overall health and wellness or aid a specific ailment. There is a CBDA product for you.
Always consult your primary care physician prior to adding any supplements into your routine.