5 Things You Need To Know About THCA Flower


You’re probably already familiar with THC and CBD vapes, leaves, and other products especially if you are a cannabis user. They’re the most popular cannabinoids found in cannabis plants. Despite THC’s popularity and wide research, it would not exist without its precursor, THCA.

THCA is quite the hero with no recognition. So, we’re dedicating this article to THCA. We’ll feature important information about the high THCA hemp flower to the best of our knowledge. So, keep reading to find out what you need to know about the THCA flower.


What is THCA Flower?

The first thing you need to know is what the THCA flower is and how it is different from the THC flower. 

THCA flower, as the name implies, is a plant with a high concentration of THCA. It is a raw, unheated cannabis plant that hasn’t undergone decarboxylation. Unlike regular THC flowers, THCA flower is not smoked or vaped. It’s consumed by juicing the flower, blending it into smoothies, preparing homemade recipes, and other methods that don’t necessarily involve heating.

THCA flowers are packed with higher fiber levels compared to THC-heavy strains. They have low resin levels but they still contain a range of beneficial compounds like flavonoids, terpenes, and other cannabinoids.

What is THCA?

Now let’s delve into the cannabinoid. 

THCA is the acronym for tetrahydrocannabinolic acid. It is one of the many cannabinoids in the cannabis plant. However, this cannabinoid is not intoxicating. It doesn’t produce the “baked” feeling that comes with THC. This is because THCA does not bind to the endocannabinoid system’s receptors. 

While it is not psychoactive, it is the precursor to the intoxicating THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) compound. When cannabis plants are exposed to heat or light, the THCA is converted into THC. 

Therapeutic Potentials of THCA Flower

We have established that THCA flowers will not make you intoxicated. But it offers similar benefits with its psychoactive counterpart, THC. THCA has numerous potential health benefits and since it’s starting to gain more attention than usual, let’s hook you in on the benefits, just in case you’re looking to try it.

Here are some of them.

THCA flower has been used for pain relief years ago. It’s just not common in natural medicine at the moment. You can use it as an alternative medicine or a supplement for pain relief. 

It has anti-inflammatory, neuroprotective, and antiemetic (anti-nausea) properties. THCA flower also has potential immune-boosting properties. It is a promising natural therapy for certain autoimmune disorders. 

Despite its non-intoxicating properties, It can be beneficial for mental wellness and physical health.

How To Use THCA Flower.

So how do you consume the flower?

THCA flowers do not create the psychoactive effect associated with THC when consumed. This is great for people who want to enjoy the health benefits of THCA without getting high. Although, that depends on how you use it.

The most common method of consuming THCA flowers is juicing. This juicing process involves blending raw cannabis leaves and buds into a smoothie or juice. Since THCA is not heat-resistant, it’s not advisable to make tea or a tincture out of the flower unless, of course, you don’t mind activating the THC component. 

If you like, you can also chop or grind the flowers and add them to salads, sandwiches, or smoothie bowls. THCA flowers can also be infused into oils or butter for cooking or as a topical treatment. Of course, you could just eat the raw plant like any green vegetable. It may not be very appetizing as it allegedly has a bitter taste. 

On the other hand, if you prefer to get high, you could simply smoke or vape the flowers.

Possible Side Effects of THCA Flower

Perhaps you are worried about any potential side effects. 

THCA flowers are generally considered safe but keep in mind that THCA flowers still contain other compounds with potential interactions and side effects. Because it hasn’t been extensively researched, one can’t yet know the full extent of its effects. Some people have reported mild side effects such as dry mouth, dizziness, or nausea. 

THCA can also affect the way other medications are metabolized in the body, so it’s important to speak with a healthcare professional before incorporating THCA flowers into your regimen.

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