50ml THCa Cannabis Tincture
Our THCa tinctures are produced using an organically grown Indica dominant strain and extracted using food grade ethanol.
What is tetrahydrocannabinolic acid (THCA)?
As it turns out, there may be some benefit to raw cannabis. Raw cannabis is cannabis that has been uncured and unheated. When fresh and unheated, the resin glands (trichomes) of the cannabis plant are rich in compounds called cannabinoid acids.
One of the most abundant is tetrahydrocannabinolic acid (THCA), which is the precursor to the famous psychoactive, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).
Fresh cannabis that is not heated and has not been aged does not contain much THC – if any at all. Instead, the cannabinoid present on the cannabis plant as THCA. THCA is considered non-psychoactive, meaning that it does not cause a “high” when you consume or inhale the cannabinoid.
In order to experience a psychoactive high from cannabis, the flowers or leaves need to be heated. Heat stimulates a process called decarboxylation, in which temperature transforms THCA into the more famous compound, THC. It’s THC that has the mind-altering effects, not THCA. THC is a breakdown product of THCA.
Here are some of the potential benefits studies have started to unveil: Anti-inflammatory properties for treatment of arthritis and lupus. Neuroprotective properties for treatment of neurodegenerative diseases. Anti-emetic properties for treatment of nausea and appetite loss.
To turn THCA into psychoactive THC, it must first be heated (for example, by vaping or smoking). THCA shows great promise in the treatment of epilepsy. A higher dose of THCA combined with THC is sometimes effective for seizures, pain, and arthritis. Scientists have shown that low doses of THCA prevent nausea in rats.
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