As the next leg in their latest (and quite extensive) research campaign, hemp industry leader CBDistillery is currently welcoming participants for a thirty-day study of their Raw Synergy CBDA + CBD Tincture.
Since early 2021, CBDistillery has been conducting what they call “pathfinder missions,” or studies examining the effects of their CBD products on various functional targets such as sleep and anxiety.
Eight studies in total have been planned and announced by CBDistillery, and current or prospective participants are encouraged to sign up for the Releaf App, which acts as the data collection arm and update center for the CBDistillery studies.
This article on the anxiety study CBDistillery held roughly a year ago provides a more comprehensive overview of the studies and how they are conducted.
Anyone interested in participating in the upcoming study featuring the Raw Synergy CBDA + CBD Tincture can begin the screening process here. Judging by the questions, people unfamiliar with hemp products will likely be denied registration.
For those who are admitted, CBDistillery is offering a 40% discount on the Raw Synergy CBDA + CBD tincture at the outset, as well as another 40% coupon code upon completing the study and submitting feedback.
If, like many, you’re less informed on CBDA (cannabidiolic acid) than CBD (cannabidiol), the former can be considered a raw, unrefined version of the latter.
CBDA is the chemical precursor to CBD; when heated (aka, smoking or vaping), the CBDA is decarboxylated, yielding CBD.
As you might expect, CBDA and CBD have similar properties, but some studies have found CBDA to be more potent for optimizing mood, while others say it’s a more unstable molecule than CBD.
Rather than draw a line between these two and pick a side, CBDistillery is combining them in the case of their Raw Synergy (hence the name) CBDA + CBD Tincture.
As we describe in this report of an early 2022 CBDA study—which, by the way, showed CBDA’s ability to fight COVID-19—CBDistillery’s take on the foundational cannabinoid uses a 1:1 ratio of CBDA to CBD (500mg/bottle each).
Minor cannabinoids make a convincing appearance as well; as CBDistillery says on the official product page, “Consider this tincture as fresh-squeezed juice.”
Here’s the ingredient list: Full Spectrum Hemp Extract (Aerial Parts), Cannabidiolic Acid (CBDA), Fractionated Coconut Oil (MCT), Natural Terpenes.
Established in 2016 by parent company Balanced Health Botanicals, CBDistillery has been focused on research from the beginning, using it to cut through the misinformation and inform customers about smarter wellness decisions.
In fact, it was CBDistillery that spearheaded the #CBDMOVEMENT, a pro-consumer campaign that culminated in several Times Square billboard ads decrying CBD gimmicks and a CBD User Guide with more than 40 thousand downloads.
Alongside their at-times lofty awareness campaigns, a catalog of evidence-supported CBD products grew under the CBDistillery name.
Now, CBDistillery has dozens of CBD tinctures, softgels, gummies, and more, featuring simpler formulations as well as targeted, synergistic hemp products.