If you’re new to cannabis, there are over one hundred cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. These chemical compounds can have a dramatic and beneficial effect on the human body. The reason that cannabis can treat so many different conditions is that the cannabinoids work with our naturally existing endocannabinoid system. This system includes receptors found all over our body that have the goal of balancing out our internal biological systems.
Cannabinoids have a host of therapeutic characteristics including anti-seizure, anti-inflammatory, neuroprotective, analgesic, anti-tumor, and anti-psychotic properties. Cannabinoids can be found in the cannabis plant, our bodies, or be produced in a laboratory. Everything from the leaves to the flowers, stems, and seeds has cannabinoids. Research has shown that cannabinoids work better together than alone.
Delta(9)-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the most sought after cannabinoid, primarily due to its ability to stimulate areas of the brain associated with sensory perception. Additionally, it can improve symptoms associated with chronic pain, movement disorders, autoimmune diseases, inflammation, nausea, anorexia, glaucoma, asthma, and psychiatric disorders. Too much THC, however, can increase paranoia and stress for certain anxiety disorders. A bit of CBD (pill, flower, vape, etc) can calm those worries.
Cannabidiol (CBD) is another major player when it comes to therapeutic cannabinoids. This non-psychoactive compound provides all of the benefits as THC without any of its hallucinatory effects. That means you can take CBD for muscle spasms, anxiety, inflammation, and more while remaining clear-headed. While CBD works better in conjunction with THC, CBD can do wonders for epilepsy, depression, cancer, diabetes, and more.
Cannabichromine (CBC) is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid that can help relieve pain and inflammation, as well as inhibit acne, depression, and digestive issues like diarrhea. Specifically, CBC keeps more anandamide in the bloodstream. Anandamide is a molecule responsible for a general sense of happiness and well-being. CBC may not be as strong at relieving pain as THC, but it provides a way to treat these symptoms without getting the intense high. Recent findings also suggest that CBD may play an important role in regenerating brain cells.
Cannabigerol (CBG) is another non-psychoactive cannabinoid that has a wealth of therapeutic properties. A 2015 study found that animal models with Huntington’s disease showed improvement in their symptoms. CBG-heavy strains can help reduce depression, pain, inflammation, and bacteria. While just a minor cannabinoid (only a small percentage found in strains), isolated CBG is available. Furthermore, CBG can inhibit tumor cell growth and promote bone growth.
Cannabinol (CBN) is one of the most potent sedative cannabinoid which can lower your anxiety, insomnia, and pain. You may feel anywhere from extremely relaxed to sleepy when taking CBN. CBN can also help improve your appetite, which can be especially helpful for people who suffer from nausea and bouts of vomiting. CBN is found in very small quantities in strains, but can also be found in capsules so that you can rest your worries and have a restful night sleep.
With every passing day, there are new therapeutic benefits uncovered. Our internal network works synergistically with cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant to regulate anything out of the ordinary.
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