Much has been written about the benefits of cannabis and hemp byproducts. From pain relief to help with sleep issues, the talk surrounding cannabis and hemp has been broadly trending towards the positive in recent years. CBD has been all the rage in holistic medicine for some time, but not all oils extracted from cannabis are created equal. What has emerged lately from the cannabis and hemp world is CBDa, an extract containing all of the vital components found organically in the hemp plant. CBDa is the next revolution in holistic healing.
Inesa Ponomariovaite, the owner of Nesas Hemp, strongly believes in the superior power of CBDa oil. She has made it her life’s work to provide her clients the purest, cleanest, and most effective version of the hemp extract. “Our oil is made with Living Hemp—a rare form of hemp that is delicately produced by using the whole plant and keeping it alive during the extraction process,” Ponomariovaite explains.
After experiencing domestic violence and a host of illnesses and injuries, Ponomariovaite took it upon herself to begin a journey toward transformation. “Using the power of nature, I restored my body to its natural, healthy state,” she explains.
A cancer diagnosis for her mother led to deep research about cannabis. After dedicating nearly two years to studying CBD and its healing properties, Ponomariovaite became an industry expert. She has now applied that expertise to her company, offering CBDa extract in an attempt to help people calm their bodies and minds, perhaps finding the transformation she discovered years ago.
What is CBDa?
Cannabidiolic Acid (CBDa) is a compound closely related to its better-known cousin CBD. However, it carries with it some stark differences. “CBDa is far more effective than CBD alone,” explains Ponomariovaite, “CBDa is part of the plant’s natural intelligence. The main phytocannabinoid compound in living hemp offers major health benefits to the body.”
The reason CBD is far more prevalent and commercially available can be linked to the extraction process. Most commercial extraction processes use extreme temperatures and solvents that eventually kill off the CBDa. Ponomariovaite has restructured that extraction process, assuring that the most useful, natural part of the cannabis plant remains.
CBDa and CBD both interact with the body through the human endocannabinoid system (ECS). This regulatory network alters the release of neurotransmitters in the brain to keep functions in balance. Using CBD does have its benefits. However, CBDa affects the ECS in very different ways:
- CBDa is more potent than CBD. This potency promotes an elevated mood and can prevent nausea and vomiting.
- CBDa has shown potential benefits for metabolic disorders, such as high blood pressure.
- CBDa has also been shown to be effective against inflammation, which in turn promotes natural healing.
- CBDa has also shown to support the immune system
Leading the Way in the Hemp Space
Ponomariovaite took her mother’s cancer diagnosis as a sign that something needed to be done to disrupt the cannabis industry. “I wanted to create an elite product,” she explains, “It had to be 100% organic. And it had to be extracted from seed to bottle without chemicals, solvents, or heavy metals.” Through her company, Ponomariovaite worked in meticulous detail to protect the CBDa oil during the extraction process and preserve the integrity of the most beneficial parts of the cannabis plant. “I needed the best at the time. When the best wasn’t available, I went out and made my own,” she says.
The CBDa oil offered through Ponomariovaite’s company is the world’s first full-spectrum CBDa Hemp Oil. Ponomariovaite quickly became a key player in the cannabis industry, setting up her home base in Chicago. Her goals began big and have only grown to “whole world” proportions. As she has continued to be a holistic health consultant and running her company as their CEO, Ponomariovaite has witnessed first-hand the transformative power of holistic healing. “My ultimate goal is to lead a holistic revolution and to encourage healthy, natural living,” she says.
Ponomariovaite has an inventive mind and can-do spirit, but that is not to say that leading a healing revolution has been easy. “It can be easy to let your passion and excitement for what you’re creating overtake your life,” she explains, “Early on in my entrepreneurial career, I overworked myself and suffered burnout a few times. I trusted people that I shouldn’t have and had to learn the hard way why being critical of those you allow onto your team is so important.”
Showing that even those with expert knowledge of holistic healing could use a dose of their own medicine sometimes, Ponomariovaite has found a balance that has helped her grow her business and help more people.
“I learned that if you’re not taking care of yourself, you can’t take care of your business. This is especially important for me as a wellpreneur; you have to practice what you preach, otherwise, you’re out of alignment with your mission,” Ponomariovaite says, “You need to perform optimally, and that starts with ensuring you’re staying healthy, getting enough rest, and taking time for yourself. As silly and cliche as it sounds, it’s true!”
Growing Day by Day
CBDa oil is poised to be the next revolution in holistic, cannabis-related healing. Even though CBDa oil can be difficult to mass-produce, it is fast experiencing a surge in popularity over CBD for its superior healing properties.
After years of CBD being the go-to cannabis superstar, CBDa is ready to take its moment in the proverbial spotlight. Ponomariovaite’s company is also ready for the spotlight, taking the role of leader and innovator in the industry. Ponomariovaite is not simply resting on her laurels, however. She is pushing the revolution forward with additional product ideas and deep-dive research. “You can expect an expanded product line from us and additional research into the benefits of CBDa,” she explains, “Knowledge is power, and we believe in full transparency with our consumers to empower them to make the best possible wellness decisions.”
As holistic health gains more steam and acceptance with the general public, disruptors like Ponomariovaite and her team will provide the latest in holistic treatments, like CBDa, to help people lead their fullest, healthiest lives.