Space Mission: what is CBDP, how is it made and what are its effects?

What is CBDP? Proximity to the CBD body is not accidental

Cannabidiol, abbreviated as CBDP, is a phytocannabinoid that comes from the far reaches of the hemp galaxy and whose proximity to CBD is undeniable, as it is the heptyl homologue of cannabidiol (CBD). The term homologue refers to compounds that share similar structure and properties but differ in a specific repeating element or group of atoms. In this context, 'heptyl' denotes the difference between CBD and CBDP, which is that CBDP has a longer side chain, a 7-membered one, whereas CBD has a 5-membered alkyl chain.

Space Lab: How is CBDP made?

CBDP is only found in low concentrations in the cannabis plant, making direct extraction from the plant difficult. Extraction is thus not only extremely costly, exceeding the capacity of even the most advanced technologies in space, but also an impossible mission if we were to meet commercial demand on planet Earth.

No strain has yet been discovered in the galaxy of cannabis strains that can boast a rich concentration of CBDP, so it is produced in the laboratory.

Laboratory challenges stoners are adept at chemical reactions and can transform existing materials into new forms. Using a process called isomerisation, they transform CBD isolate into CBDP. CBD isolate, or crystals, is the purest form of cannabidiol with zero THC.

 

The production of CBDP takes place in the laboratory. The lady uses test tubes and injects the substance into them.

Passage effects of CBDP

CBDP is probably superior to CBD in its effects. Initial reports from the Space Fleet crew suggest that CBDP is not psychoactive and is probably more potent than CBD. CBDP appears to have antioxidant, antiepileptic and anti-inflammatory properties.

However, questions surrounding its exact action and therapeutic potential remain shrouded in fog for now, as further scientific research is awaited.

Thinking about the molecular structure of CBDP, could a longer cannabinoid side chain theoretically mean better anchoring to the CB1 and CB2 receptor orbits in the endocannabinoid system (ECS)? This question was answered by the aforementioned Italian group of researchers who suggested in their study that CBDP has only weak binding to both CB2 and CB1 receptors.

An Italian group of researchers has recently looked at the possible potential of CBDP against breast cancer. In their 2021 study, the researchers suggested that the effects of CBDP are similar to those of CBD, but apparently more potent and it looks like it could help fight breast cancer cells. It also appears that CBDP could enhance the effect of some drugs used in cancer treatment. In addition, when CBDP was administered together with CBD, it enhanced each of these effects.

This could possibly be related to the so-called entourage effect. The entourage effect is a theory that says that when cannabinoids and other active substances act together, the effect of the individual components can be enhanced. Similar to how a space probe uses the gravitational pull of a single planet to gain speed and direction, the cannabinoids in full spectrum and broad spectrum products can work synergistically together to complement each other.

Despite the promising outcome and potential of CBDP against breast cancer, further research is needed.

Landing in the CBDP Side Effects Zone

Just as we can be surprised by unexpected turbulence during flight, CBDP can cause side effects such as fatigue, dry mouth, changes in appetite, mood swings, dizziness, stomach pain or diarrhoea.

These effects are usually mild and will subside in a short time, but as astronauts we need to be prepared and well informed.

Terrestrial product offer

CBDP products are mainly available on planet Earth:

  • CBDP Vapes - vaporizer pens are designed for either one-time missions (approximately 500 to 600 covers, some refillable) or refillable with liquid or with replaceable cartridges for longer term use.
  • Cartridges - pre-filled cartridges that serve as fuel modules for vapes; the cartridge (distillate) combines CBDP and CBD in different concentrations and flavours, and also contains natural terpenes.
  • CBD-infused flowers - buds infused with distillate, usually a combination of CBDP and CBD distillate in various concentrations, strains and flavours.
  • CBDP Hash - cannabis concentrate made from the pollen of technical hemp and CBDP distillate.

 

CBDP products - vape pen, flowers

Mission Conclusion

Cannabidifirole is a phytocannabinoid that occurs naturally in cannabis only in low amounts, and extracting it from the plant is almost as difficult as extracting microscopic stardust. That's why it is produced in the laboratory.

The basic raw material for production is CBD isolate, which is converted to CBDP by isomerisation to produce a semi-synthetic cannabinoid with a longer, 7-member side chain. Other semi-synthetic cannabinoids include HHC, HHCP, THCB, THCJD, H4CBD and THCH.

The first astronauts report that it is apparently more potent than CBD and that it does not produce a psychoactive effect. It should be added that the International Space Research Station is still collecting data to better understand this cannabinoid.

If you want to take off into the cannabis product space, always choose reputable companies that have several successful missions under their belt and have their products tested by an independent lab.

 

Author: Cannastra 🚀

 

   

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