CBDa also is known as “The Natural Cannabinoid” is one of the many cannabinoids found in Apex Full Spectrum cold-pressed hemp oil. Cannabis is full of cannabinoids, Some 113 of these chemical compounds have been identified for various purposes and effects on the human brain and body.
Here we discuss more about the science behind this little known and forgotten CannaBinoiD.
What is it?
Cannabidiolic acid or CBDa is one of about a hundred cannabinoids present within the cannabis plant. First isolated in 1996, CBDa is a precursor of cannabidiol (CBD), currently one of the most sought after of the cannabinoids. Found most abundantly in the raw cannabis plant, the benefits of CBDa are only just beginning to be fully understood.
How is it made?
All cannabinoids start life as cannabigerol acid (CBGa), the stem cell cannabinoid, which is then capable of becoming all of the cannabinoids present in cannabis through various processes. CBGa is synthesized by the living cannabis plant into other acidic cannabinoids, like THCa or CBDa, and from there, the rest of the cannabinoids present in the cannabis plant can be created. In order to get the popular THC or CBD cannabinoids, these acidic forms need to be decarboxylated, a process that heats the cannabinoids to change their molecular structure from CBDa to CBD through decarboxylation so that they give off their COOH group as carbon dioxide and water vapor.
CBDa its undercarboxylated form is found in abundant quantities in hemp, a varietal of the cannabis plant. Hemp is naturally high in CBDa and contains only trace amounts of CBD and
THC. Only after decarboxylation does the plants compounds change to CBD or THC. Processing methods using high heats alter these compounds and change them from the plant’s original structure changing them from CBDa and THCa to CBD and THC. This is adulterated and changes the plant’s natural compounds and molecular structure making them adulteration.
By using Apex all-natural cold-pressed extraction method we have not altered or adulterated the cannabinoids and the plant’s natural compounds, fats, vitamins, minerals and this all works synergistically to bring an all-natural hemp wellness product to the market.
CBDa is Often found in high quantities by those who juice or extract from raw cannabis, CBDa is best derived from a freshly harvested plant to preserve as much of the cannabinoid as possible, as light, heat, and even air will also cause CBDa to decarboxylate to CBD. Our ancestors that were using cannabis as a medicine for thousands of years to treat pain with CBD, didn’t have the ability to separate and isolate cannabinoids on a molecular level. Therefore, we see a recent development and interest in our Apex full-spectrum CBDa natural hemp products. CBDa works on the same human systems in the same was as CBD. Our Apex Full Spectrum Hemp Oil products are created using full spectrum 100% cold Pressed hemp oil that has not been decarboxylated, retaining its high levels of CBDa. But, it has the added virtue of being “pure.” It is cleaner in the sense that there is no combustion involved, no solvents, and no toxic residue.
In a recent study in comparison to CBDa, an equivalent low dose of CBD did not reduce hyperalgesia, suggesting that CBDa is more potent than CBD for this indication. Interestingly, when ineffective doses of CBDA or THC alone were combined, this combination produced an anti-hyperalgesia effect and reduced inflammation so proving a full spectrum raw product is in high demand now. Customers and buyers are always trying to get the purest cleanest product on the market and it looks like Apex Hemp Oil has been leading the charge for raw full spectrum rich in CBDa and other Phyto-cannabinoids.