The past decade has seen a rise in popularity of cannabinoid products. Cannabinoids offer numerous benefits and this is why they are popular. CBD and THC are the most popular cannabinoid products. The health benefits of CBD are the reason for its popularity while THC is known for having psychoactive effects. Industrial hemp contains many other cannabinoids other than CBD and THC. CBG, CBC, and CBDA are the cannabinoid compounds present in the hemp plant. CBDA, cannabidiolic acid is a precursor cannabinoid. Precursors go through reaction to produce other compounds. As a precursor cannabinoid, CBDA is used to produce CBD and THC. CBDA is not very popular but it is arguably the most beneficial cannabinoid as studies have shown. Here are some of the things about CBDA that prove how beneficial it is.
Cannabinoid derive their usefulness from the endocannabinoid system in the body. The endocannabinoid system in our bodies plays very important roles in our bodies. Homeostasis which involves maintaining a stable environment in the body is carried out by the endocannabinoid system. Chemical reactions carried by cannabinoid receptors all around our bodies help achieve homeostasis. Chemical processes can be regulated by cannabinoids as they bond with cannabinoid receptors. Cannabinoids from plants are known as phytocannabinoids. Since the body is unable to produce enough cannabinoid, phytocannabinoids come very much in handy. Bonding with cannabinoid receptors is the reasons cannabinoid are beneficial healthwise.
CBDA is a precursor cannabinoid, as stated before. CBDA goes through decarboxylation to release CBD and THC. Carbon dioxide is released and a carboxyl group removed to produce CBD and THC. CBDA is heated at a specific temperature to release CBD and THC. CBDA’s lack of bioavailability makes it unsuitable in its raw form. Bioavailable compounds are easily absorbed in the bodies. As a raw compound, CBDA is not readily absorbed in the body. The products of decarboxylation, CBD and THC, are easily absorbed in the body. Although, CBDA is not bioavailable, it has unique benefits that are lost after its decarboxylation.
Cannabinoid receptors don’t bond with CBDA. Although this is the case, CBDA has other health benefits. CBDA can help with the release of some enzymes in the body. When consumed, CBDA helps in the release of enzymes that aid with inflammation. Inflammation is reduced when these enzymes are released. Research has shown that CBDA can help boost the release of serotonin. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that regulates mood and social behavior. Serotonin is also useful when it comes to digestion, appetite, and sleep. It’s used in mood and social behavior makes it a viable treatment for depression.
Cannabidiolic acid is a very useful cannabinoid for the reasons stated above.