The effect of CBDa
This is an article about the effect of CBDa, an acid form of Cannabidiol, better known as CBD. THC and CBD are currently the best known cannabinoids that make the wholesome and recreational effect of the cannabis plant possible. THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) is responsible for especially the mind-expanding and psychoactive effects of marijuana. CBD (Cannabidiol) in itself is not psychoactive and reduces the THC effect of being stoned or high. Both cannabinoids have properties that are experienced as curative and both are used by people with a variety of complaints.
Traditional cannabis is mostly produced with a focus on a high THC level and hardly has any CBD. Industrial hemp, however, contains a lot of CBD and very little THC and is the base of the currently available CBD products. New marijuana strains with a higher CBD content and a lower THC content gradually gain more terrain among the home-growers.
Freshly harvested hemp and CBD rich marijuana strains contain a lot of carboxylic acid which we call CBD acid. By heating CBD acid or catalyzing it, the acid transforms in CBD which increases the total CBD level. CBD acid is known as a strong anti-inflammatory. Recent research has shown that CBDa is promising and has more positive qualities than CBD alone. During the manufacturing process of high quality CBD products is aimed at an optimal method of preparation to preserve the CBDa as much as possible.
Interaction with Anandamine
The effect of cannabinoids such as CBD and CBDa is explained because of the fact that cannabis and cannabinoids look exactly like the endogenous cannabinoid system, a discovery made in the 90's. This system produces the neurotransmitter Anandamine in the brain - this word is derived from the word Amanda which means bliss. Cannabinoids from cannabis such as THC, CBD and CBDa interact with Anandamine which result in a physiological reaction, just like a pain stimulus or a shock reaction. Dosage, time of intake and the relation CBD, CBDa and THC is important for the final effects of CBD and CBDa.