Recent studies have found that compounds in cannabis can prevent infection from the virus that causes Covid-19 by blocking its entry into cells.
While this is exciting news, the headline is slightly deceiving, and we'd like to take a moment to break down the information, so you know exactly how to use cannabis for the potential virus protection it may offer based on the findings.
The first thing to consider is, that it's ACIDIC forms of cannabinoids that showed benefits in that particular study.
"CBDA & CBGA are produced by the hemp plant as precursors to CBD & CBG." These acids are not in all hemp supplements because many on the market are heated in order to extract and convert the cannabinoids from their acidic forms to get the other desired benefits that have become so popular. Recently more and more studies are coming out showing myriad of benefits of the acidic form of cannabinoids. the acidic form of cannabinoids have the “a” after it: CBD-a, CBG-a and THC-a. Read the PubMed Study here!
Only supplements that are in a raw-unheated state still contain cannabinoid acids.
Our SOCIETY Raw Hemp Tincture, Soft Gels and Magical Plant Salve contain CBD-a, a small amount of CBG-a aand CBD. This is due to the product being RAW and closest to its original form. We take care NOT to heat the product while creating.
Raw Unfiltered Hemp Extract is produced through a critical CO2 process that extracts the oil while still preserving much of the natural plant material such as waxes, chlorophylls, and lipids. Since this oil is less refined, the resulting CBD concentration is lower than a distilled extract. This raw extract is not decarboxylated, thus it contains a significant amount of the beneficial cannabinoid, CBDa. Read more about CBDA & Raw Hemp here!
CBDA is also found in herbal teas that contain hemp parts as long as the tea is not boiled.
The temperature of conversion away from the acidic form of cannabinoid is over 200 degrees for an extended amount of time. That means steeping your tea in hot water for the time it takes tea to infuse is not going to convert the active CBDA & CBGA, meaning you will gain the benefits that are mentioned in the study. Combine this with tea leaves such as Puer-h in our Wake & Caffeinate and you'll be filling your cup with antioxidant and protective plant powers.
The study also mentions CBGA, which is considered the "mother of all cannabinoids".
Before all of these cannabinoids reach that state, however, they all start out as CBGA. Known as “the mother of all cannabinoids,” it’s from this compound that all the rest originate. Via an enzymatic reaction that occurs in the plant’s trichomes, various percentages of the CBGA turn into CBDA, THCA, and other cannabinoids.
Our Raw Hemp products that contain acidic cannabinoids:
Raw Unfiltered Hemp Extract is produced through a critical CO2 process that extracts the oil while still preserving much of the natural plant material such as waxes, chlorophylls, and lipids. Since this oil is less refined, the resulting CBD concentration is lower than a distilled extract. This raw extract is not decarboxylated, thus it contains a significant amount of the beneficial cannabinoids such as, CBDa & CBGa.
These easy to swallow soft gels come with 25mg of CBD + CBDa & CBGa! Many people have enjoyed these to elevate their mood, balance the endocannabinoid system and help to fight inflammation and anxiety.
There is no cure all product out there, but when it comes to ease of use these definitely fit the bill!
More products that we offer that are loaded with CBDa includes our line of CBD Teas. These use the raw hemp plant to bring you a great way to sip up the CBDa goodness with each glass!
Positivi-Tea: This blend of Cannabinoids and curcuminoids reduces inflammation while boosting the mood and easing stress. Lemongrass, ginger root, black peppercorns, and turmeric, combined with our artisanal CBD keep you energized and your immune system boosted.
Wake & Caffeinate: Replace your regular cup of joe with this highly caffeinated CBD Tea. Elevate your day with this artisanal blend of our hemp CBD stems blended with Pu-erh tea (China's fermented tea with antioxidant, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antiaging, and stress-relieving properties) for the perfect uplifting zen state our body needs in the morning.
Mama's Abundance: is a delicious blend of herbs & artisanal hemp designed to support healthy milk production, tone the uterus, calm the nerves & supply vital nutrients to replenish a new mama's stressed & tired body. Sipping this tea regularly revitalizes the mind, body & spirit!