What is CBDA (Cannabidiolic Acid)? CBDA vs. CBD

The research of cannabinoids is ever evolving, and it is our goal to bring you products that continuously align with the new data and introduces new forms of cannabinoids as well as the newest in cannabinoid formulation. 

Our newest product releases Raw Hemp CBD + CBDA Extract Tincure & Raw Hemp Softgels bring with them the benefits of acidic cannabinoids such as CBDA so we wanted to take a deeper dive into what exactly is CBDA and how will it benefit you. 

  • What is CBDA? 

Cannabidiolic acid or CBDa is the acidic form of CBD formed by hemp plants. This means CBDA is the precursor to CBD. When heat is applied to CBDA in a process called decarboxylation, it converts to CBD. Actually, all cannabinoids remain in an acidic form until decarboxylated, when in the acidic form the physical effects will be different than when not. 

  • Where can you find CBDA?  

CBDA is only found in raw hemp plants and raw hemp oil products such as Society’s Plant Raw Hemp Extract once subjected to high heat this cannabinoid becomes CBD. CBDA is also available in teas preparations that include hemp flower

  • How is CBDA different than CBD? 

Unlike other cannabinoids, CBDA doesn’t bind directly with the cannabinoid receptors found in the ECS. CBDA interacts with the ECS by blocking the cyclooxygenase-2 enzyme from breaking down natural cannabinoids in the body called endocannabinoids. This allows the endocannabinoids to interact with the receptors more efficiently and improves the endocannabinoid system. CBDA also works with the 5-HT receptors which influence the production of serotonin and tryptophan this synergy results in a more uplifted mood.

  • What is "Raw Hemp"? 

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. 


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