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  • Writer's pictureTanya Milin

Why CBD-A is Better Choice For Chronic Pain & Inflammation Over Regular CBD

Updated: Jul 28, 2019

Every year, Over 100 million men and women in the United States deal with chronic pain and inflammation. Even though there are a ton of over the counter prescriptions out there, for alleviating pain and inflammation, many of them just don’t work. Those that work, on the other hand, come with a long list of potential side effects. Thus, many people in our modern-day society have resolved to organic medicines for pain and inflammation, as opposed to using lab synthesized chemicals. Hence, the recurrent discussions on the internet and everywhere else about CBD.

No doubt, there are many upsides to using regular CBD for pain and inflammation. Nevertheless, there is a probability that you won’t get everything you want using CBD as your organic pain reliever. With the recent studies on CBD, it has been discovered that CBD exhibits little or zero effects on the main enzymes (COX-2 enzymes) responsible for pain and inflammations in the body. As a result, using regular CBD alone for pain and inflammation, may not fetch you your desired results.

CBD-A | All you need to know.

Cannabidiolic acid (commonly known as CBD-A) is an organic non-psychoactive extract of the cannabis plant. You already know of CBD and its plethora of amazing health benefits, well, CBD got those qualities from CBD-A. How?

Cannabidiolic Acid is the predecessor of CBD in the cannabis plant. In plainer words, CBD-A is the raw material from which CBD (both Full spectrum and isolate) is derived. As a result, it offers most (if not all) of the amazing health benefits that CBD offers and a lot more.

CBD-A, for the most part, is extracted from high CBD-concentration hemp or cannabis plants and it is readily available in the stems of both the raw and the dried cannabis plants. As the best way to consume CBD-A is by juicing cannabis plants, CBD is derived from CBD-A to make it refined for consumers. Basically, CBD-A has an extra carboxyl group attached to the chemical structure of the regular CBD.

This Carboxyl group is removed through decarboxylation, to generate CBD from CBD-A. This is achieved when CBD-A is exposed to heat or sunlight for a period of time.

This process does not only remove CBD from CBD-A, but it also removes some of the inherent health benefits that CBD-A possesses.

CBD-A for Chronic Pain and Inflammation

With regards to chronic pain and inflammation, there are many ways to consume CBD-A. Just like its successor, CBD, CBD-A is available in distillates, pills, and creams. With CBDa’ potent anti-inflammatory qualities and pain-relieving qualities, you can use it to treat a wide variety of pain-related maladies.

Furthermore, CBD-A has anti-nausea, anti-vomiting, and analgesic properties that will almost certainly improve other areas of your health.

For those people who are not well-versed in all things CBD-A, this is how CBD-A interacts with your body systems and organs to alleviate pain, inflammation, other chronic diseases (like fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, and brain fog).

Why CBD-A Might Be a Better Than CBD

All things considered, the main difference between the world’s most hyped miracle medication, CBD, and nature’s newest miracle medicine CBD-A, lies in the way they interact with the body systems. Normally, CBD interacts with two cannabinoid receptors in the ECS (Endocannabinoid system) to alleviate chronic pain and inflammation in the body. Even though this interaction with the ECS has the potential to generate positive results, there is still a fair chance that the pain will show up again. If you want to eliminate pain and inflammation completely, you have to eliminate the fundamental problem (the COX-2 Enzymes). Don’t know what COX-2 enzymes mean?

COX-2 enzymes are the second type of Cyclooxygenase enzymes, after the COX-1 enzymes. But then again, they are nothing like COX-1 enzymes, since they are often in the wrong for the pains and inflammation that you experience every day.

Whether you have a swollen joint, a headache, or one part of your body is throbbing with pain; you can bet your last buck that the COX-2 enzymes are involved. They do this by discharging injurious Prostaglandins to the site of the pain or inflammation.

While COX-2 enzymes produce prostaglandins that are harmful to the body, COX-1 enzymes produce Prostaglandins that are helpful in the body. The medically beneficial Prostaglandins that COX-1 enzymes produce is what protects your stomach lining from ulceration, bleeding, and stomach upset.

As the COX-1 and COX-2 enzymes produce Prostaglandin in the body, many over the counter prescription for pain, find it difficult to block the COX-2 enzymes without blocking the COX-1 enzymes.

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