The world has been enwrapped in an exciting blanket of this new pharmaceutical phenomenon, that it seems that every other month a new thing about CBD is being unraveled. The sheer list of CBD health benefits is growing and we all can’t help but get excited. Today our focus is not on the star child, but more on the supporting cast that helps further elevate the properties of CBD. The one on whom we will be focusing our spotlights on will be Cannabidiolic acid.
What Is Cannabidiolic Acid?
Cannabidiolic acid or CBDA as it is shortened to is one of the 100 or so unique ingredients that you would find on the extraction of cannabis or a hemp plant. Much like its cousin, the CBD, Cannabidiolic acid does not share any of the psychoactive properties that other cannabinoids, notably THC possess.
The similarities between CBD and Cannabidiolic acid did not stop there-they both had very similar potent anti-inflammatory benefits. This was enough of a sparkle to ignite the medical fraternity into excited dancing flame!
Are Cannabidiolic Acid And Cannabidiol The Same?
Funny enough, the answer to that question is much closer than you might think. Cannabidiolic acid is an antecedent to CBD. What this means is that Cannabidiolic acid in the raw hemp turns into CBD under the process of heating, or decarboxylation.
Cannabidiolic acid is a raw, unkempt form of CBD that is yet to unleash its potential. However, there are things that Cannabidiolic acid does better than CBD; such as the 100 times more affinity to 5-HT serotonin receptors in our brain. The receptors getting blocked off means that serotonin and feel good hormones like anandamide, stays in the system for longer.
Cannabidiolic acid also has a greater bioavailability than CBD, which means it metabolises to a lesser extent and more of it ends up benefitting the user.
The way in which CBD works is different than Cannabidiolic acid. CBD works by interacting with the CB1 and CB2 receptors of the Endocannabinoid system or ECS that is present in the human body. The Cannabidiolic acid works not by interacting with CB1 & CB2 but with the COX-2 enzyme.
The COX-2 enzyme is known to be pro-inflammatory and induces swelling which is counteracted by the Cannabidiolic acid acting as an inhibitor to it.
The Final Note
The properties of Cannabidiolic acid further boost the effectiveness of the CBD benefits list, and the respect for Cannabidiolic acid of being a silent fighter safeguarding your wellness is due.