What is the difference between CBD and CBDa?
There are over 100 cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. The two most dominant are THC and CBD.
THC is the cannabinoid that gives a psychoactive (stoned) effect. Whereas CBD has no psychoactive effect at all and is used to support physical and emotional health.
So what is CBDa?
CBDa is the acidic form of CBD and is the precursor. This means that when they extract the CBD from the cannabis plant it is firstly CBDa. Then through a heating process called decarboxylation, it turns into CBD.
Usually, this heating process can happen through smoking or cooking with CBDa.
When you buy a CBD oil it will have already been through this process so you will just get the CBD.
There are however health benefits to using CBDa in its natural form before it turned into CBD.
There has been lots of research on CBD however the research for the health benefits of CBDa are limited.
What we do know so far is that CBDa in the cannabis plant has benefits of
Anti-inflammatory – Reduces Inflammation
Anti-proliferative traits- Prevents the spread of malignant cells whilst also inhibiting their growth.
Reduces Nausea and Vomiting -There have been studies done that also show that CBDa can help reduce nausea and vomiting which was published in the British Journal of Pharmacology 2012.
Antipsychotic – Patents have already been established by Britain’s GW pharmaceuticals for using CBDa in conjunction with antipsychotic medications.
Although it is not as ‘famous’ as CBD, CBDa is still a cannabinoid that can support your physical and emotional health.
Here are a few CBD products that have CBDa as well as CBD
Cannabigold 500mg CBD + 500mg CBDa
Available in 300mg and 750mg
300mg =30 x 10mg caps of CBD plus CBDa
750mg = 30 x 25mg caps of CBD plus CBDa