The chemical difference between CBDa and CBD is a matter of a little tail of carbons that is present on the CBDa molecule and not on the CBD.
When you have CBD in anything, be it a hemp flower or a gummy, it means at some point the CBDa cannabinoids have gone through a process called decarboxylation where the carbon tail gets broken off.
The process of breaking that tail off requires a significant amount of energy and/or time. Research suggests that CBDa itself has powerful effects similar to and sometimes even more than that of CBD. What people don’t talk about as much is the other changes that happen when all that energy is applied to the plant material/extract/concentrate to convert CBDa to CBD.
I think most people are familiar with the fact there are hundreds of other compounds in hemp flower and many of these compounds are thought to have a potentially significant benefits. The energy it takes to convert CBDa to CBD changes or destroys many of these ancillary phytonutrients (nutrients produced by the growing plant).
Even with the impressive art and modern technology used to create the various forms of hemp concentrates, much of the “entourage” we hear so much about is unavoidably altered through those processes.
Rather than spending time and money trying to capture and/or replace the naturally occurring cornucopia of compounds, here at Circle Labs we spend our effort in preserving and delivering all that nature created. We don’t heat or concentrate our CBDa in any way before bottling it for you. Our process requires unparalleled quality of input plant material, so we work directly with our partner farms and do extensive testing to ensure purity, safety and consistency of the final product because, as the old adage says-
The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.
Try Circle Labs Whole Flower CBDa Oils today for all of the benefits nature intended.