Our Featured Cannabinoid: CBDa
CBD is the current hero of the cannabinoid world, but it is only one of 100+ powerful-healing cannabinoids in the cannabis plant. CBDa (cannabidiolic acid) is the precursor or raw form of CBD before it has been decarboxylated. Naturally found in abundance in Cannabis sativa L. (also known as hemp), CBDa has not been studied as in-depth as CBD. However, recent studies are beginning to show the medicinal potential behind this potent cannabinoid.
CBDa can benefit:
- Depression: Found to affect the same receptors as CBD for controlling stress and anxiety. One group of researchers found that CBDa is 10x to 100x more effective than CBD for stress and anxiety.
- Nausea: CBDa studies showed it is an anti-emetic or substance that reduces the need to vomit. Here again, one research suggests that CBDa is more effective than CBD at reducing nausea.
- Inflammation: CBDa can act as a COX-2-inhibitor, which means it can be a potent anti-inflammatory that works similar to traditional NSAID drugs like ibuprofen and aspirin. Because it can block the COX-2 enzyme, this means it has the potential to be an effective cancer fighter.
There are tons of CBD products out there, but how can you find CBDa? Most people consume CBDa by juicing raw hemp…not easy to come by and doesn’t taste great. If you’re interested in consuming more CBDa, our Good Day features 100mg of the CBDa in addition to 300mg of CBD.