The cannabis plant is home to hundreds of active ingredients that could potentially have a positive impact on your health. While many people are aware of the benefits provided by substances like CBD and CBG – there are many other cannabinoids that could also help improve your health and well-being. One of the cannabinoids that is also worth considering is cannabidiolic acid (CBDA). But what exactly is CBD-A and what are the benefits of the main ingredient in our CBD-A oil?
What is cannabidiol acid (CBD-A)?
Cannabidiolic acid (CBD-A) is the acid form of cannabidiol (CBD), a cannabinoid you may be familiar with. In other words, CBD-A is the so-called precursor of CBD, the main component of our normal CBD oil. Consequently, this means that CBD-A is extracted from fresh and unprocessed hemp extracts, kept as raw as possible RAW. Because when this cannabinoid is processed and exposed to certain external environmental influences, it can lose its “acidic” form and turn into CBD.
Due to the popularity of CBD and its potential health benefits, the CBD-A precursor was long forgotten. But with growing interest in raw foods, juices and unprocessed natural supplements. we discovered that raw CBD-A oil fits this need perfectly. Offering a raw, fresh and biologically balanced cannabis supplement of the highest quality possible. At the same time it caters to the global trend of raw and unprocessed food.
While CBD-A offers many of the same characteristics as CBD. Science shows that CBD-Acid may be more effective in treating nausea and vomiting, headaches and dizziness, and finally, inflammation, compared to CBD as we know it.
Decarboxylation CBD-A> CBD
CBD-A can be easily converted to CBD due to a process called decarboxylation. This phenomenon occurs when the plant material dries out – or when heat is applied – during the extraction or production phase. During this physical chemical reaction, a so-called carboxyl group is removed from the acidic molecule, causing the release of some carbon dioxide (CO2). In the case of cannabidiolic acid, the molecular structure that remains after decarboxylation is the neutral form of CBD. “Cannabidiol” as found in most cannabis products.
Obviously, it takes some time for CBDA to decarboxylate and convert to CBD naturally. It undoubtedly takes several years for cannabidiolic acid to naturally lose the carboxyl and convert to Cannabidiol completely. Although there are a few ways to speed up the process and help the CBDA decarboxylate faster when needed.
If you want to decarboxylate CBDa and convert it to CBD immediately, it can be done by applying heat to the plant material. This also happens when you smoke or put flowers or CBD concentrates – or when cannabis extracts are refined and/or mixed at higher temperatures. This obviously does not apply to CBD-A oil from DNH… Therefore, if you order CBD-A oil from Dutch Natural Healing, you don’t have to worry that it will turn into regular CBD oil soon.
Benefits of CBD-A oil
However, CBD-A oil is not bottled immediately after the cannabinoid is extracted from the plants. If this were the case, it would mean that the product would only contain CBDa and other acidic cannabinoids. Consequently, to make an effective and balanced CBD-A oil, we carefully combine raw CBDA-rich hemp extract with other extracts for a rich cannabinoid profile. In this way we ensure that the oil contains every substance from cannabis that is required for the best interaction with your body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS).
So, in addition to the CBD-A + CBD 50/50 content, we have ensured that this full-spectrum raw (RAW) cannabis oil also contains cannabinoids as CBG, CBN and CBC. In addition, the 8% CBD-A oil includes natural plant terpenes. These give the oil a more pleasant taste and fully support the synergistic action of the product. In conclusion, we are bringing back the traditional hemp oil with this CBD-A oil. An improved formula of the first CBD(a) product we ever introduced, many years ago. After all, we believe that this is exactly how nature intended the plant to be!