What is THCa and what is it good for?
Have you ever tried raw cannabis? THCA is one of the primary compounds in Cannabis/Marijuana/Dagga, and research suggests that it can improve your health.
THCA is fast becoming one of the most fascinating and widely discussed cannabinoids. It has many potential therapeutic benefits, including 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.
THCA, or tetrahydrocannabinolic acid, is a cannabis compound that is beginning to demonstrate immense therapeutic potential despite the infancy of its research. You’ve heard of THC, and while they may sound similar, THCA actually has very different properties. Unlike THC, THCA is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid found in raw and live cannabis. As the plant dries, THCA slowly converts to THC. Heat expedites this conversion in a process known as decarboxylation, a fancy word that describes what happens when you smoke or vaporize flower.
THCA has been shown to be more effective than THC or CBD for regulating the functions that support the endocannabinoid system while reducing pain caused by inflammation. It is well known that THC and CBD are effective for improving mood in response to physical pain, however they do a little to influence the causes of pain or systemic disease in comparison to THCA. Patients that use THCA prefer it to CBD or THC for long-term synergistic benefits that restore health and wellness which influences mood.
• It is known to be used internally as a digestive or as a suppository for infirmed patients.
• It may be used as a topical for sore muscles, bruising, insect bites, rashes, mild abrasions, and certain skin conditions.
• It is known to be compatible with other cannabinoids including THC, CBD, CBN, and CBG.