What is the difference between CBD and CBDa?
What is 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?
It 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 it in its natural form before it turns into CBD.
There has been lots of research on CBD however the research for the health benefits of its precursor are limited.
What we do know so far is that in the cannabis plant it 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, it 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
Available in 300mg and 750mg
300mg =30 x 10mg capsules
750mg = 30 x 25mg capsules
Full Spectrum CBD Oil
Available in 400mg and 1000mg Strength