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What Are CBGA, and CBDA?

What Are CBGA, and CBDA?

We at Green Wellness, want to make sure you know that these are currently just studies and much more research needs to take place before this can be said conclusively!  We thought you might like to learn about minor raw cannabinoids and the products they’re found in. Lets dive into What CBGA and CBDA are! 

Not all CBD products have CBDA and CBGA in them.  Keep reading to learn more!

New acronyms?

While we typically associate cannabis with two cannabinoids (THC and CBD), there are dozens upon dozens of other, rarer, cannabinoids contained within each plant. So why don’t we hear more about these other chemical compounds? Their rarity. Most cannabis plants will contain only around 1% in mass of all the minor cannabinoids. In fact, this is why you don’t see isolates sold of CBN, CBDA, and CBG; they are too costly to isolate and sell at profit. 

However, even though they are found in low concentrations in cannabis, they do offer potential benefits to bodily wellness, which can be understood with a little reading and curiosity. Shall we delve deeper into three of the more common of these rare cannabinoids?

CBG: Decarboxylated CBGA

The CBG cannabinoid originally stems from CBGA. After undergoing an oxidation process, it becomes CBG, a compound that can directly interact with the endocannabinoid system of the body. 

One of the challenges of using CBG comes from the prohibitive cost of sourcing it. As a cannabis plant ages, more and more of the initial cannabinoids oxidize and turn into the common cannabinoids of CBD and THC. CBG, on the other hand, never comprises a significant proportion of the cannabinoids within a harvest of cannabis. 

Despite challenges in cost, sourcing, and research, CBG interacts with CB1 and CB2 receptors, showing a strong affinity for CB2, which regulate mood, pain, and appetite.

Further research is vital as CBG interacts uniquely with endocannabinoid receptors, leading to distinct physiological effects compared to THC or CBD.

While THC and CBD receive considerable attention, CBG remains less understood.  CBG shares some similarities with CBD: it seems to be anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial. However, CBG possesses unique properties and potential therapeutic benefits, including treatment for inflammatory bowel disease and glaucoma in animal tests. I know I’m a broken record here, but, more research is needed (especially in humans). 

CBDA: CBD’s Precursor 

Discover the chemical precursor to CBD known as CBDA, shedding light on its origins and potential benefits.

CBDA Transformation: From Raw to Refined

Discover how CBDA transforms into CBD with heat and time, and explore consumption options to include CBDA in your routine.

CBDA Products: Options and Brands

Discover a variety of CBDA products at Green Wellness, including trusted brands like Entourage CBD and Hemplucid, offering ample options to enhance your wellness routine.

CBDA’s Unique Mechanism of Action

Unlike CBD, CBDA relieves inflammation and associated pain by inhibiting the cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) enzyme in the endocannabinoid system.

CBDA and Serotonin: Potential Benefits

Explore intriguing research indicating CBDA’s impact on serotonin levels, suggesting its potential to alleviate chemotherapy-induced nausea/vomiting (CINV) and other conditions. However, further research is needed to confirm its efficacy.

As always, we hope that this was informative, and would love to hear from you on our social media accounts, our email, or on our phone lines. If you are ready to explore the world of CBD, give us a call at 866-244-4223.  You can also fill out an online contact form, or press the live chat button to speak with one of our experts.

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