Decarb (short for decarboxylation) is a word used to describe the type of method used to extract the natural compounds of the cannabis plant. Such methods include heating and drying of the plant material, which are processes that activate certain reactions in the plant and ensures the extractions of the desired compounds.
In its raw state, the hemp plant contain both CBD and CBDa. CBD can be present in the same plants as is THC, but industrial hemp is defined as a plant with very low trace amounts of THC. As such, hemp is a great plant to extract CBD from, without corrupting its natural state and effect.
So what does this have to do with Decarb?
Cannabis has been used as a medicine by many cultures for thousands of years. Some of the earliest signs of cannabis being used for medical purposes have been found in Asia and the Middle East, where ethnobiologists believe the cannabis plant originated from and where cannabis for millennia have been used for the treatment of a long line of conditions, diseases and health issues.
Through CO2 extraction processes, no heat or drying is applied to the plant material, enabling the extraction of both CBD, CBDa, THCa and other natural compounds of the cannabis plant that have been found to have a positive effect on the state and health of our minds and bodies – all through their interactions with our endocannabinoids system.
And so, what is Raw?
So to summarize this chemistry lesson into simple terms; While the decarb process does make the individual compounds (like cannabinoids and terpenes) more readily available for absorption by the body’s ECS, the process also damages the entourage effect between these cannabinoids.
CBD functions by activating the cannabinoid receptors (adenosine, serotonin, and vanilloid) that are present in our bodies. Raw CBD oil is simply CBD that has not been heated, cured, or filtered. Raw oil contains a substance called cannabidiolic acid (CBDa) in additional to the CBD component. This substance is later removed by heating, which makes it decarb CBD oil.
The two types of CBD oils may be different concerning extraction, but they work in a similar way to improve immune response, maintain overall balance in the body, and for health conditions such as;
The process of decarboxylation is used to turn cannabidiolic acid into regular CBD. The process involves heating of CBDa and removing a carboxyl group, which then releases carbon dioxide.
Decarb gives you more flexibility when it comes to consuming your medicine and provides an alternative to smoking, vaping and oils. Using a proprietary drying method and exacting scientific standards, we decarboxylate (decarb) the cannabis, which activates the cannabinoids (THC and CBD). After a fine milling process, the resulting product has the consistency of flour. When used with our CannaCap capsule product and capsule maker 1 , you now have the option of consuming cannabis the same way you would any other pill — easily, discreetly, without having to smoke or vaporize it. Decarb comes in 3 different products, all ready for consumption: High THC, 1:1 and High CBD.
2 to 3 hours suggested waiting time before consuming more after initial dose
When fully packed, each capsule can hold up to 0.5g of cannabis. In terms of dosing, it is recommended to start 'low and go slow'.
Up to 0.5g per capsule
In comparison to inhaled cannabis, ingested cannabis has a slower onset. For this reason, it is recommended to wait approximately 2 to 3 hours before consuming more after the initial dose.