The ‘A’ in CBDA [cannabidiolic acid] stands for ‘Acidic’ and is a precursor of CBD [cannabinoid]. CBDA is present in the raw cannabis plant. On heating, it transforms into CBD. The transforming process of CBDA into CBD is known as decarbing or decarboxylation. The acidic structure in the molecules degrade on heating and you get activated CBD.
CBDA was believed to be a non-therapeutic compound, so it was ignored but today research reports that it is not useless. The effects of CBDA are the same as CBD. However, it is 100 times more powerful than CBD, so you need less dosage and thus it is easy on your pocket. You can check on CBDA products for sale on FluxxLab.com. You can buy highly specialized concentrates or tinctures that offer great results. Customers are guaranteed the highest potency and bioavailability.
Cannabis consumers interested in CBDA can opt for raw forms like garnishing their salad or other dishes with raw buds or drop raw hemp oil under their tongue. Many health conditions that studies proved responded well to CBD can also do the same with CBDA. CBDA has natural antioxidant, analgesic, and anti-inflammatory properties.
Lab-research related to cell cultures discovered that CBDA works like the common NSAIDs [non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs] like Ibuprofen and Aspirin. Thus there is no risk of kidney damage or peptic ulceration connected with NSAIDs use.
Studies report that CBDA’s analgesic and anti-inflammatory effect is based on the manner it networks with COX-2 enzymes. Cyclooxygenase or COX enzymes are of two types – COX-1 & COX-2. They produce prostaglandins, which promote pain, inflammation, and fever. It is the COX-2 that is targeted with anti-inflammatory drugs. Current research is focused on CBDA as an alternative for pain management therapy.
The NSAIDs inhibit COX-2 enzymes, which lessens the pro-inflammatory prostaglandin production. CBDA also blocks this chemical obstacle but without any side effects associated with prescribed medications.
Therapeutic effects of CBDA
Anti-inflammatory – Decreases systemic inflammation and effective for treating conditions like Cohn’s disease and arthritis.
Analgesic or anti-cancer – Inhibits the COX-2 enzyme and may be capable to suppress genes actively involves in cancer cell metastasis.
Anti-proliferative – In some studies, CBDA has proved to kill cancer cells causing the tumor to shrink. Thus, cancer cells spreading get contained.
Antioxidant – Neurons exposed to glutamate on a toxic level [lack oxidation] get damages. Cannabinoids are rich in oxidants and thus play the role of neuroprotectant.
Anti-bacterial – Bacterial growth gets inhibited thus supporting the fight against conditions like ear infection, meningitis, pneumonia, etc.
Anti-emetic – Serotonin 5-HT1A [brain receptor] gets activated, thus enhancing mood and reducing anxiety. It even helps to lessen the feeling of vomiting and nausea.