A brief overview of the cannabis plant,
it's unique compounds, and how they work with the body.
All information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease
Cannabinoids & Terpenes
Cannabis plants are full of naturally occurring chemical compounds such as
cannabinoids & terpenes.
Research has found one plant can produce over 100 cannabinoids
The two main compounds are CBD & THC
Terpenes are the highly aromatic natural compounds found in the flower or bud of the plant.
Over 150 terpenes can be found in one cannabis plant
Studies suggest that as well as CBD, terpenes carry many medicinal properties
How it works
Cannabinoids interact with the body through receptors in the endocannabinoid system or ECS.
This is what regulates our hemeostasis & health functions like mood, anxiety, stress, sleep, inflammation, pain,
appetite & more. Two primary receptors are CB1 & CB2
CB1 primarily binds to the brain & nervous system. CB2 receptor mainly interacts with the immune system.
Our body produces our own endocannabinoids, but when they are out of balance we feel things
like anxiety, stress, mood disorders, or even trouble sleeping
Cannabinoids from the cannabis plant like CBD, THC, & CBDA can mimic our body's natural endocannabinoids
by binding to our CB1 & CB2 receptors to produce
their many potential health benefits
Various cannabinoids produce different benefits because of various characteristics & bind to receptors differently. Often, cannabinoids work even better when paired with other cannabinoids & compounds,
Known as the entourage effect. This type of effect is best found in full or broad spectrum CBD products.
This is when terpenes, flavinoids, and /or CBDA is also present
CBD products containing less than 0.3% THC means that there is no intoxicating effect, but still provides
all of the promising health benefits of CBD & other compounds.
Since we are all wired differently, CBD products can affect everyone differently.
If you are new to CBD products it is best to start with a lower dose per serving,
with smaller doses daily, & possibly build from there to achieve desired results.
Too much of anything is not a good thing.
Always check with your healthcare provider before starting CBD products
Interactions with medications may occur
CBD products are not Evaluated by the FDA
What is CBDA?
Cannabidiolic acid or CBDA is a cannabinoid found in the cannabis plant.
CBDA is the compound that eventually turns into CBD. CBDA is the compound that is present while the plant is still growing. When cannabis plants are heated, CBDA is broken down
This is called decarboxylation.
This occurs during the curing process or during extraction if heat is present.
CO2 extraction uses no heat during this process, preserving high levels of CBDA.
CBDA binds to receptors in the body differently than CBD.
It is one of the most recently studied cannabinoids and the research may be promising.
Research suggests that CBDA can act as a COX-2 inhibitor, which directly affects the central nervous system,
relating to ailments like pain & inflammation
Scientific studies have shown that CBDA may have 100 times the binding affinity to certain receptors.
Studies also suggest it has stronger activation of 5-HT1A receptors, relating to sleep.
CBD & CBDA are closely related, but since they work in the body differently CBDA may
relieve symptoms where CBD lacks.
Even though potenial CBDA benefits have been shown in numerous therapeutic studies,
it has yet to be an acceptable clinical means of treatment.
CBDA & COVID-19
As promising as this information is, it is not intended to prevent, treat, or cure Covid-19
A new in-vitro study by researchers affiliated with Oregon University
have found that Cannabinoid acids such as CBGA & CBDA bind to spike protiens of the Coronavirus
preventing the virus from entering the cells of the body.
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