What is CBDA and what are its benefits?

What is CBDA and what are its benefits?

CBDA (cannabidiolic acid) is a chemical compound found in the cannabis plant. It is one of the many active compounds in the plant, known as cannabinoids. It is the precursor to CBD (cannabidiol), which is a well-known cannabinoid found in hemp and marijuana.

CBDA has been shown to have potential therapeutic benefits, although much of the research on CBDA has been conducted in preclinical studies and more research is needed to confirm its effectiveness. 


Some potential benefits of CBDA include:

  1. Anti-inflammatory effects: CBDA may have anti-inflammatory properties, which could be useful in treating conditions such as inflammation and pain.

  2. Antioxidant properties: CBDA may have antioxidant properties, which could be beneficial in protecting cells from damage caused by free radicals.

  3. Anti-nausea effects: CBDA may have anti-nausea effects, which could be useful in treating conditions such as chemotherapy-induced nausea.

  4. Anticonvulsant effects: CBDA may have anticonvulsant properties, which could be useful in treating seizures and epilepsy.

  5. Anti-proliferative effects: CBDA may have anti-proliferative effects, which could be useful in inhibiting the growth of cancer cells.

It's important to note that the research on CBDA is still in the early stages and more research is needed to fully understand its potential benefits and risks. As with any supplement, it's important to speak with a healthcare professional before using CBDA or any other cannabinoid.


CBDA vs CBD

CBDA (cannabidiolic acid) and CBD (cannabidiol) are both active compounds found in the cannabis plant, known as cannabinoids. They are closely related, but have some differences:


  1. Chemical structure: CBDA is the precursor to CBD, meaning that it is the raw, unprocessed form of CBD. CBD is formed when CBDA is decarboxylated, a process that involves heating the compound to remove a carboxyl group.
  2. Potential benefits: Both CBDA and CBD have been shown to have potential therapeutic benefits, although much of the research on CBDA has been conducted in preclinical studies and more research is needed to confirm its effectiveness. Some potential benefits of CBDA include anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anti-nausea, anticonvulsant, and antiproliferative effects. Some potential benefits of CBD include anxiety and stress relief, pain management, and anti-inflammatory effects.

It's important to note that the research on CBDA and CBD is still in the early stages and more research is needed to fully understand their potential benefits and risks. As with any supplement, it's important to speak with a healthcare professional before using CBDA or CBD.


Will CBDA get me high?


No, CBDA (cannabidiolic acid) is not psychoactive and will not produce a high. CBDA is a chemical compound found in the cannabis plant, and is one of the many active compounds in the plant, known as cannabinoids. It is the precursor to CBD (cannabidiol), which is a well-known cannabinoid found in hemp and marijuana.


While CBDA is non-psychoactive, THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) is the psychoactive cannabinoid found in marijuana that produces the high associated with marijuana use. CBDA does not contain THC and will not produce psychoactive effects, however trace amounts of THC are found in most cannabis and hemp products.


Which CBDA products are right for me?


Determining which CBDA or any cannabinoid product is right for you depends on your unique medical history and needs. You should always consult a medical professional before taking any cannabinoid-based product. It’s important when taking whole plant medicine like cannabis and hemp-derived cannabidiol products to start low and increase the dosage slowly over time. 


Our Original Formula Sublinguals are designed for gentle onset and high absorption. 9 mg/mL is a good starting point for most people, but we encourage you to start with ½ a dropper or even ¼ dropper 1-2 times a day and gauge effects. We recommend using this product for the first few times in the evening after you are finished with operating motor vehicles and can relax and unwind and fully experience the product's effects. 



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