THCA is tetrahydrocannabinolic acid, the acidic form of THC, and it is usually found in raw and live cannabis before the plant is exposed to heat. Unlike THC, THCA is non-psychoactive, so it won’t produce the feelings of getting high. THCA crystalline is produced when THCA is isolated from the cannabis plant and broken down into a powder. THCA can help target an endocannabinoid deficiency, but to reap the benefits of THCA, you’ll have to juice or eat cannabis in its raw form. Some tout THCA for having strong anti-inflammatory effects, while others claim the cannabinoid can fight migraines, irritable bowel syndrome, and epilepsy. Unfortunately, research surrounding the cannabinoid is limited, and only one study has found the cannabinoid reduced nausea and vomiting in rats.
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