CBDa and THCa Tinctures - What Makes Them Different

For many years the unique properties of cannabis in its raw form have been ignored, but with a new interest in cannabis science, Acid-based tinctures have become much more popular. 

THCa and CBDa are the acid compounds found in cannabis and are one of the most abundant cannabinoids found in cannabis strains. Acid tinctures possess many of the same therapeutic benefits as their non-acid counterparts along with the added perk of their own unique trademarks and little to no psychoactivity, making them a popular choice for daytime relief.

These underrated tinctures are not often found in the cannabis marketplace but are slowly creeping into dispensaries, and for a good reason! At CKSoul, we incorporate specialty acid tinctures into our lineup to ensure our consumers have access to all that the cannabis plant has to offer. 


Let's break this down! When cannabinoids in their raw acid form are exposed to high enough temperatures they are converted to CBD and THC. This is the process of decarboxylation (ie, why you light raw flower or use a heated vape). Therefore, to create an acid-based product the cannabis plant has to be exposed to low heat so that the compound remains in its non-activated state. 

CKSoul’s specialty acid tinctures are extracted at extremely low temperatures using organic olive oil in order to preserve the therapeutic acid-based properties of CBDa and THCa. The olive oil allows for maximum bioavailability. 


CBD exists in the raw cannabis plant as CBDa before it is heated. This main cannabinoid has taken over the cannabis and hemp industries for its therapeutic qualities, but its raw form is often overlooked. CBDa holds an array of potential health benefits that can be a favorable addition to your daily health and wellness routine. CBDa does not bind with CB1 and CB2 receptors like CBD, instead, it works with your endocannabinoid system to support relief from inflammation and pain as well as enhancing your serotonin receptors (the happy chemical). 

CKSoul’s Support CBDa Tincture is made with the highest quality CBD rich cannabis flower coupled with all-natural terpenes and organic olive oil to preserve and provide the therapeutic acid-based properties of CBDa. Three of the main terpenes found in this tincture are D-Limonene, A-Pinene, and B-Myrcene. The terpenes, coupled with CBDa, CBD, and other phytocannabinoids may offer relief from aches and pains, inflammation, and help increase focus.


Research studies have shown that THCa, the raw form of THC, packs many potential therapeutic benefits, and is non-psychoactive. In order to preserve these qualities, THCa tinctures are extracted at extremely low temperatures, just like CBDa, while keeping the profile of the tincture extremely similar to that of the actual flower. 

THCa works with your endocannabinoid system to bring a sense of calm and focus and has been shown in preliminary studies to be an effective anti-inflammatory, antiemetic, and neuroprotective agent. CKSouls Serenity THCa may benefit consumers experiencing ailments such as nausea, loss of appetite, insomnia, and arthritis, to name a few. Science is just beginning to reveal the potential benefits that come from this cannabinoid. 


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