What Are Acidic Cannabinoids?
Acidity is an important part of the human body. It's what keeps our blood at a certain pH level and it even helps to regulate muscle activity. Did you know acidity also plays an important role in cannabis! Acidic cannabinoids are an essential part of the endocannabinoid system (ECS) which plays a vital role in regulating all kinds of physiological processes, including moods, appetite and sleep cycles.
What are the Benefits of Acidic Cannabinoids?
Cannabigerolic acid (CBGA) is one of the parent compounds found in raw cannabis that are responsible for creating all other cannabinoids. When you smoke or vape a cannabis flower, most of the compounds get decarboxylated (they lose their carbon dioxide molecules). Additional acidic cannabinoids include CBDA and CBCA. A precursor to CBD, CBDA has numerous health benefits of its own:
Helps with depression and anxiety
If you’re looking to purchase acidic compounds online, make sure to use reputable manufacturers who sell them at affordable prices. You can also find high-quality organic raw materials if you’re willing to do some research on your local dispensary or cannabis collective.
Additional Benefits of CBDA and CBGA
Potentially Effective Against SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19)
Supports Cardiovascular Health
Effective Anti-Nausea Agent
Potential Cancer Treatment
How Do I Use Acidic Cannabinoids?
You can eat raw cannabis, but it's not the most effective way to get the cannabinoids into your system. The best way to use acidic cannabinoids is to infuse them into an edible—you can make a simple oil or butter infusion and add that to your recipes. You can also make tinctures by soaking leaves in alcohol for several days and then straining out the plant matter.
If you want to cut down on prep and dose on the go, you can also try microdosing with acidic cannabinoids.
Are There Any Side-Effects To Using Acidic Cannabinoids?
There are no side effects to taking a cannabinoid acid. The main concern is the interaction of cannabinoids with other medications you may be taking, so talk to your doctor if you’re on other medications.
The Right Time To Use Acid...
The cannabis plant is rich in acidic cannabinoids, which are chemical compounds that interact with the endocannabinoid system in our bodies. When used properly and responsibly, acidic cannabinoids can be an excellent tool for treating many different mental health conditions.