When the cannabis plant grows, its produces THCa and CBDa. CBDa is the acidic precursor of CBD. So when you heat CBDa, you get CBD. CBD is the non-acidic form of CBDa and has been getting significant attention in the news for its ability to treat intractable epilepsy, especially in children.
What is CBDa and what are the benefits?
CBDa fights cancer cells.
Cannabidiolic Acid (CBDa) is one of the four possible outcomes of Cannabigerolic acid (CBGa) being processed into cannabigerol (CBG), Cannabichromic acid (CBCa), Tetrahydrocannabibolic acid (THCa), and CBDa.
CBGa is processed into other cannabinoids by synthase enzymes, and the CBDa synthase was first purified and isolated in 1996. Coincidentally, this was the same year California passed Prop 215 and became the first medical cannabis state.
CBDa used to considered only minor player in the cannabinoid world, until recently. Higher amounts have been seen in ruderalis strains and recent hybrids like Cannatonic C-6 and ACDC have elevated levels of CBDa at potentially higher levels than THCa. Just like THCa, when heated, CBDa decarboxylates; as THCa becomes THC, CBDa becomes CBD. Like CBD, CBDa is not psychoactive. While there hasn’t been much research done on CBDa yet, the research that has been done is quite promising.
CBDa Therapeutic Uses:
Antibacterial – Slows bacterial growth.
Anti-Emetic – Reduces vomiting and nausea.
Anti-inflammatory – Reduces inflammation systemically.
Anti-Proliferative – Inhibits cancer cell growth.
What is CBDa and What studies have been done?
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