CBDa vs CBD - Benefits that make you say, “Oh Baby, I like it Raw!”
OLD DIRTY BASTARD IS THE OG THAT SAID, "OH, BABY I LIKE IT RAW," BUT DO YOU THINK HE REALLY KNOWS WHY HE LIKES IT RAW?
Well, you are in luck because we are going to tell you why we think Old Dirty Bastard likes it RAW, and also a good share of what we think you need to know to fully understand and appreciate the incredible benefits of CBDA!
Why to buy CBDA over CBD
If your guess is that people buy it because Old Dirty Bastard rapped about it... then, think again. CBDA IS RAW HEMP - IT'S THE REAL UNADULTERATED DEAL.
Just like juicing vegetables, which gets even more goodness/nutritional content out than from cooking them, the same principle comes to the cannabis plant. The RAW cannabis plant (aka the cannabinoid in its OG acidic form) is different because it is NOT activated yet to induce the euphoric high that heated cannabis does, but the benefits of acidic cannabinoid run deep, and we are going over them. And that is why we like it RAW!
CBDA VS. CBD - WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE?
Cannabidiolic acid or CBDa is the acidic form of CBD formed naturally by hemp plants. CBDA is the precursor to CBD, so it is abundant in the plants when they are growing and even after harvest, as long as the plant is not heated. When heat is applied to acidic cannabinoids in a process called decarboxylation, it converts the acidic cannabinoid to a non-acidic cannabinoid. This heat can be applied through decarboxylation in an oven, Ardent FX machine, or other contraption and it is also introduced when the plant is combusted through smoking. This process of going from THCA to THC is what results in THC’s psychoactive effects.
How is the acidic cannabinoid, CBDA, unique?
The short of it is that CBDA is more easily utilized in the body, which in theory makes it more effective*, unlike other cannabinoids, CBDA doesn’t bind directly with the cannabinoid receptors found in the endocannabinoid system. CBDA instead acts as the security guard for your endocannabinoid system by blocking the cyclooxygenase-2 enzyme (aka COX-2, the enzyme largely responsible for CAUSING inflammation) from breaking down the endocannabinoids that are naturally occurring in the body. This allows all the cannabinoids (external and internal) to interact with the receptors more efficiently and improve the overall function of 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 are the benefits of CBDA?
Aside from the superior mood-boosting effects mentioned above, research has shown CBDA may be more effective at reducing sickness and nausea than CBD.* Notably, CBDA may reduce the growth and spread of cancer cells and it may be more effective than THC at reducing pain.* The reason is that CBDA acts as a CO-X2 inhibitor (such as Tylenol), which makes it a fantastic option for reducing pain and inflammation.* Additionally, CBDA combined with CBD is beneficial because it more than doubles the bioavailability of all cannabinoids. Similar results were shown for THCA, along with the addition of neuroprotective & antioxidant properties.* Now that it is clear that these acidic compounds are worth consuming, what is the best way to get them into your body?
SOCIETY’s Plant CBDA Products
Cannabinoid acids (such as CBDa) are found in all parts of the hemp plant including the seeds, stems and leafs, so a good way to get in those compounds is by consuming the raw leafs by juicing, adding hemp seeds to smoothies, and even steeping the stems in mildly hot water as a tea. Because most people do not have access to fresh hemp plant material, that is where “Raw” Hemp Supplements become a highly convenient way to get concentrated amounts of CBDA & CBGA without having to grow your own hemp plants to juice every day!
RAW CBDA Extract Supplements with CBD
There is a significant difference between these supplements and ones that use extraction methods involving heat. 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. This RAW extract is available from SOCIETY’s Plant as RAW Tinctures & RAW CBDA Soft Gels. Since this oil is less refined, the resulting CBD concentration is lower than a distilled extract of CBD. The RAW SOCIETY products contain significant amounts of the beneficial cannabinoid, CBDa, that we raved about the benefits above!
RAW hemp extract can be used topically with SOCIETY's Magical Plant Salve.
When you don’t have fresh cannabis plants to juice, SOCIETY’s Plant CBDA soft gels are one of the most convenient ways to get in your daily dose of CBDA and CBD. These little black soft gels are easy to swallow and provide you with the anxiety-busting, and pain-reducing benefits mentioned above. *
We call SOCIETY’s Plant Raw Hemp CBDA Tincture liquid gold, it’s essentially all the good ingredients as the soft gels but in a liquid form and dropper bottle. While not as convenient for travel, many customers that worry about the digestion of the soft gel prefer this option.
Our raw & unfiltered full-spectrum CBD and CBDA-rich hemp extract tinctures are made with 1000mg of unrefined hemp extract, sustainably sourced MCT Oil, and terpenes.
SOCIETY’s Plant Tea made with CBD & CBDa
Another way to enjoy the benefits of cannabinoid acids is by steeping raw hemp. SOCIETY offers a lovely assortment of hemp/CBD teas. If you enjoy sipping your way to an improved state of wellbeing, then give these a try!
In order to convert away from the acidic form, the plant must maintain a temperature of over 200 degrees for an extended amount of time. This means that steeping your tea in hot water for the time it takes tea to infuse, is not going to convert all the active CBDA & CBGA, meaning your endocannabinoid system will be nourished with some of the incredible gifts that CBDA brings to the table.
A delicious blend of herbs combined with artisanal CBD/CBDA hemp is intended to provide support for painful PMS symptoms, healthy milk production, uterus recovery, and calming the nerves. The ingredients in this herbal tea blend were selected for their ability to synergistically work with the female body to bring hormones back into balance. While it was created with the breastfeeding mother in mind, all the ingredients work wonders for use during a painful menstrual cycle, postpartum healing, and hormone balancing. *
This is the simplest of all the teas, containing Puerh tea, which is a popular source of antioxidants that protect cellular health, and is also loaded with caffeine. In fact, Puerh tea is the strongest of all teas because it is a fermented Black Tea.
The most popular of SOCIETY’s Tea Collection is Positivi-Tea, which has immune-boosting herbs such as ginger & turmeric. Turmeric also offsets inflammation and remember the goal is to keep inflammatory conditions at bay and promote cellular health overall. This is an herbal (caffeine free) tea, and it has a little spice from the black pepper. Positivi-Tea is loved by many customers for its mood boosting effects, which can be enjoyed during the day or in the evening. *
Why purchase CBDA from SOCIETY’s Plant?
SOCIETY’s Mission is to bring to market artisanal products that elevate humanity. We pour love into our field, strive to work in harmony with mother earth and value collaborating as a community to bring SOCIETY the best of craft, diverse and sustainable cultivation.
Artisanal products are our ART and we continuously evaluate the research of cannabinoids in order to offer products that are of the highest quality and that align with the new data and research findings about cannabinoids.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.