The Benefits of Using CBD and CBDa Together
Posted on March 13th, 2023
The demand for high-quality CBD in the health and wellness industry has increased, and there’s no sign of this trend slowing down. Nowadays, people are looking for natural supplements to complement their wellness journey, and cannabidiol recently became a leading choice.
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a plant-derived, natural compound from the cannabis plant; it’s a popular ingredient in many different kinds of supplements–including the wide variety of hemp-extracts we carry at Tanasi. However, thanks to years of university-backed research, we know that CBD is not the only cannabis compound worth including in our supplements. Instead, we learned that combining CBD with CBDa, another cannabis-derived compound that’s actually CBD’s acidic precursor, delivers 2X the results when compared to supplements that contain CBD alone. (You can further explore our findings here.)
But what are CBD and CBDa and why are they better together? In this post, we are going to look at the two compounds so you can understand why they complement each other when consumed together.
What is CBDa?
As we mentioned earlier, CBDA is the acidic chemical precursor to cannabidiol. The molecule itself evolves from cannabigerolic acid (CBGA), known as the mother of all cannabinoids since it also gives rise to THCA, CBCa and, later down the road, THC and CBC along with CBD.
When exposed to heat via decarboxylation, CBDA converts to CBD. Now, because even exposure to natural light can trigger decarboxylation, it’s tough to source large doses of CBDa on your own. In fact, it’s really only present in raw cannabis–or, in Tanasi products’ patent-pending, 1:1 formulation of CBD: CBDa.
What is CBD?
CBD or cannabidiol is a naturally occurring compound, categorized as a cannabinoid, that we find in the cannabis plant. While cannabis research is still emerging, many CBD devotees report that supplementing this compound is a valuable part of their wellness routine.
Now, within the world of hemp-extracts, there’s a concept called the entourage effect, which suggests that taking multiple cannabinoids together maximizes the effects of each one. But, beyond that effect our research suggests that combining CBDa and CBD, along with the remaining hemp plant compounds, further maximizes the effects of the end product.
The Difference Between CBD and CBDa
CBD and CBG vary in several ways:
1. Molecular Structure
CBD and CBDa have varying molecular structures. That refers to the fact that CBDa has an acidic element that it drops when exposed to hear, allowing the compound to convert into CBD.
Should You Use CBDa and CBD Together?
We already know a little bit about these two hemp-derived compounds. Now, we can look at why it’s worth considering using them together.
As we referenced earlier, the popular sentiment suggests that when you consume a single cannabinoid, it produces some effects in your body. And evidence also suggests that the effects multiply when you take more than one cannabinoid. That reaction goes by the name of ‘Entourage Effect.’ The idea behind this phenomenon is that a blend of cannabinoids works better than individually.
When you take CBDa and CBD together, they can maximize one another’s effects, leaving you with noticeable results. While you’ll have to try this combination for yourself to truly understand the experience, Tanasi customer Patricia W., who loves our CBD and CBDa salve, is here to help you get a better idea of how this stuff works. She says, “I am in love with this stuff. It is absolutely amazing. It really does help…within minutes. I recommended this product and will purchase more in the future!”
Getting CBDa and CBD Together
If you want to get the most out of CBDa and CBD together or want to experience the entourage effect, search for Tanasi’s full-spectrum or broad spectrum products. CBDa is hard to get on its own, and the few products available come in the form of raw cannabis leaves, which aren’t the tastiest of treats, or else they cost a small fortune thanks to the naturally low CBDa concentrations in mature hemp plants. However, our full-spectrum and broad-spectrum CBD and CBDa products contain a 1:1, patent-pending formulation of CBD and CBDa, along with all the terpenes and cannabinoids that occur naturally in hemp plants, including CBG, another emerging star of the supplement world.
So, is it Worth Taking CBDa and CBD Together?
Here at Tanas, we believe that using CBDa and CBD together is more beneficial than consuming either product alone. That’s because we’ve invested millions of dollars and numerous years into researching these compounds, and we’ve discovered that they deliver 2X the results when used together than when taken on their own. Thanks to this research, we get to hear feedback like Eugenia E.’s recent comments, when she shared: “This stuff is truly miraculous!!! it has really started to help me…I truly highly recommend it to anyone looking for a natural alternative…my son is the one who 1st ordered your products for me and they have been a Godsend…I hope my review helps someone else and I wish nothing but positive vibes to all”
We sincerely thank Eugenia, Patricia and all our Tanasi customers who take the time to share their product feedback, since it helps other people better understand what to expect when they try our CBD and CBDa products for themselves. Hopefully, these reviews make you feel comfortable trying CBD and CBDa for the first time, or trying a new delivery method that you haven’t tested before.
Still a bit nervous about exploring new ways to enjoy these supplements? Allow us to further lower the entry bar with this reassurance. Every single product we sell at Tanasi is backed by our 30-day, satisfaction guarantee. Without asking any questions, we will offer you a full-refund within 30 days of your purchase if, for any reason, you aren’t pleased with your experience. So now, back to our question: should you try CBD and CBDa together? Hopefully, with all the information we’ve shared, the reviews we’ve highlighted, and the customer service guarantee we offer, you’ll find it easier than ever to answer that question for yourself!