Is your CBD activated?
Activating CBD for your health
By Chad Fleischer - May 22, 2019
When buying CBD it is important to know if the product you purchased is decarboxylated or “activated”.
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You would assume that this would be the case as a buyer of a CBD product but you would be suprised to know that this is not always the case.
What is the difference? CBD can come
in two forms CBDa and CBD. While they are mostly the same and referred to as CBD by manufacturers/sellers of CBD products how the two work are completely different altogether.
Let’s start with CBDa
CBDa is Cannabidiolic acid.
When you heat CBDa to approximately 270°F, a chemical reaction removes a carboxyl group and releases carbon dioxide. This decarboxylation process unlocks the CBD to produce its benefits.
When we talk about the benefits we are talking about the ability of the CBDa to bond or “lock in” to your endocannabinoid system (ECS).
CBDa DOES NOT provide the same benefits as CBD. CBDa is the plant material in its raw form, like eating a salad of cannabis. It’s not unhealthy and there are benefits but CBDa is not going to plug into your CB1 and CB2 receptors of your ECS.
CBD and why it works and how.
CBD, after being decarboxylated is carried by your body to plug and play into your ECS. Without getting too scientific think of the CB1 receptors are your central nervous system and CB2 being your organs and skin.
When the user ingests CBD, the CB1 and CB2 receptors are stimulated to produce its own cannabinoids which enhance the overall effect on the body. So, when we take in CBD, terpenes or any other compound that can bind to the receptors within our ECS, we are supplementing a naturally occurring system for maximum benefit.
Decarboxylation is a crucial step to create CBD to be used by the ECS. It’s important that you know your CBD products are in fact CBD not CBDa as many take the easy route, skip this process and claim to sell CBD when in fact it is CBDa.
It takes time and expense to make CBD and many producers out there are only interested in the shortcuts and making a buck.
Ask about your CBD product. Is it truly CBD and does it say “activated” or decarboxylated on the bottle or on the website? Do you know who the source is and how the process is performed?
Not many people taking a CBD products have ever heard these terms so hopefully this helps you know the differences and the value to your body.
All of our CBD YUDAH products are all “activated” products to provide maximum benefit to our users and we are proud to grow all of our products in the USA and control every step from seed to shelf.