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CBDA Products

CBDA is a non-psychoactive compound that serves as a precursor to CBD. More specifically, CBDA is decarboxylated to create CBD, meaning it is heated. This can happen instantly if smoked or vaped, or slowly if the plant material is left to dry in the sun, or even at room temperature. Cannabidiolic acid can, therefore, be thought of as raw CBD. CBDA is most often found in the live or raw hemp plants bred for high CBD levels.

While it’s often consumed as CBD, CBDA can also be beneficial in its raw form. CBDA oil can be consumed or absorbed via tinctures, raw cannabis juice, topical creams, or edibles. At The Calm Leaf, we offer a wide selection of CBDA products that offer CBD’s pre-decarboxylated sibling in potent concentrations, so that you can experience all of the unique potential benefits that this cannabinoid has to offer.

What is CBDA?

CBDA, or Cannabidiolic Acid, is a naturally occurring compound found in the cannabis plant, specifically in the raw or unheated form of the plant. It’s the precursor to CBD and undergoes a chemical process called decarboxylation when exposed to heat, converting it into CBD.

How Does CBDA Work?

Although research on CBDA is still in its early stages, there is evidence to suggest that it may interact with the endocannabinoid system (ECS), just like CBD and other cannabinoids. CBDA has been shown to inhibit the production of cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) enzymes. While CBDA doesn't directly bind to CB1 or CB2 receptors in the same way that THC does, it may indirectly influence the endocannabinoid system. Research suggests that CBDA may interact with other receptors and enzymes in the ECS, potentially modulating the effects of other cannabinoids.

As a cannabinoid, CBDA attaches itself to cannabinoid receptors belonging to the endocannabinoid system, a bodily system found in every mammal. This attachment process allows the body’s cannabinoid receptors to regulate the functions of nearby bodily processes, playing a role in creating a state of homeostasis within the body.

What are the Potential Benefits of CBDA?

Research on CBDA is still in its early stages, but it may have potential anti-inflammatory, anti-nausea, and anti-anxiety properties. Some studies suggest it could be useful for conditions like epilepsy and cancer.

Is CBDA Psychoactive?

No, CBDA is non-psychoactive, meaning it does not produce the "high" associated with THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), another cannabinoid found in cannabis.

What Kinds of CBDA Products are There?

CBDA is most commonly found in raw cannabis plants or products made from them, like:

  • Vapes (Disposable Vape Pens and Cartridges)
  • Gummies
  • Tinctures
  • Flower

Are There Any Side Effects of CBDA?

CBDA is generally considered safe, but more research is needed to fully understand its potential side effects. Some people may experience mild side effects like dry mouth or dizziness, but these are typically rare and not severe.

Can CBDA Show Up on a Drug Test?

CBDA itself is unlikely to show up on a standard drug test, as most tests are designed to detect THC. However, be cautious if you’re using products that contain trace amounts of THC or other cannabinoids, as these might trigger a positive result.

Is CBDA Legal?

The legality of CBDA can vary by country and region. In some places, it may be legal, while in others, it may be subject to restrictions. It's essential to check your local laws and regulations regarding CBDA. Here in the United States, CBDA is fully legalized.

How Does CBDA Compare to CBD?

CBDA and CBD are closely-related cannabinoids. CBD is derived from CBDA through decarboxylation, which involves heating the CBDA. While CBD is more widely studied and available in various products, CBDA may have unique properties due to its raw form.

Can CBDA Be Used in Combination with Other Cannabinoids?

Yes, some individuals use CBDA in combination with other cannabinoids like CBD or THC to potentially enhance the overall therapeutic effects. This is known as the "entourage effect”.

How Much CBDA Should I Consume Daily?

How much CBDA you should consume each day depends on your tolerance, your daily needs and your personal preferences. Most people find that anywhere from 10 to 40 milligrams daily gives them the results they desire, but the human body can tolerate higher dosage amounts as well. As a beginner, you should start with a dosage amount on the lower end, such as 5 to 10 milligrams, to see how CBD makes you feel.

What Time of Day is Best for Taking CBDA?

CBDA can be taken at any time of the day. It’s not intoxicating but its effects are slightly stronger than CBD, so keep that in mind depending upon how your overall tolerance is to cannabinoids.

Does CBDA Work Right Away?

A lot of people notice that they feel more at ease after the very first time they take CBDA. But, most people find that after about 2 weeks of daily use, the full effects of the compound really start to kick in. This is because CBDA works cumulatively, building up in the body through consistent use.

Can I Give CBDA to My Pets?

Pets can tolerate CBDA, if you see a pet product with CBDA, it’s also accompanied by CBD. Studies have been done on the effects of CBDA when administered to cats and dogs, showing promising results. However, you should only give a pet a CBDA product formulated for their species, as this will have the appropriate milligram strength and ingredients for their bodies.

Can I Take CBDA with My Medications?

If you are taking any medication, please consult your doctor prior to beginning a CBDA routine. Cannabidiolic Acid might suppress CYP3A4 levels in the body, which may interfere with the body’s ability to metabolize certain medications.