Possible benefits of THCA: anti-inflammatory properties to treat arthritis, lupus and fibromyalgia, to name just a few, neuroprotective properties to treat neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease and ALS, antiemetic properties to treat loss of appetite, vomiting and nausea. According to the FDA, this classification is due “to its high potential for abuse, which can be largely attributed to the psychoactive effects of THC, and to the absence of currently accepted medical use of the plant in the United States. The side effects that consumers experience are also likely to be insignificant compared to the growing list of possible therapeutic benefits of THCA. Although the exact mechanism of action of Δ9-THCA in the PPARgamma pathway has not yet been fully clarified, this compound could be considered a potentially safe SPPARM.
While research has shown that cannabis is effective in providing palliative and therapeutic effects to some patients, always consult your doctor or other qualified health provider if you have any questions about a medical condition and before starting any new treatment with medical cannabis or discontinuing an existing treatment. Not only does the addition of terpenes improve the taste, but these aromatic plant molecules also work together with cannabinoids to produce environmental effects that increase the therapeutic potential of cannabis. As mentioned above, THCA could have anti-inflammatory, neuroprotective and antiemetic properties. Unless you're looking for edible products, you want to have a high THCA content, not necessarily THC; that THCA represents all the potential potency of what you're about to smoke, rub or vape, since it will convert to THC.
We present evidence that these compounds have significant pharmacological potential, since Δ9-THCA is a potent PPARgamma agonist and shows neuroprotective and neuroinflammatory activity in an animal model of HD.