What are Cannabinoids?
Cannabinoids are the primary chemical compounds produced by the cannabis plant and there are more than 113 identified cannabinoids. Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the most well-known cannabinoid produced by the cannabis plant and is the ONLY psychoactive cannabinoid. Of the 113+ non-psychoactive cannabinoids, Cannabidiol (CBD) is the most widely known.
CBD is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid that comes from hemp and cannabis. CBD is a naturally occurring biochemical compound, and its reputation as a nutritious staple is spreading far and wide. CBD is an integral part of a balanced diet and can be beneficial to anybody and everybody.
*CBD is believed to have an incredibly positive impact on many ailments. CBD is known to be an analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, analgesic, anti-psychotic, and anti-convulsant. New research is linking these benefits to a number of processes in the body, which contribute to a healthy immune system, and stabilized neurological health.
Although research on CBDV is still in its initial stages, recent studies have shown promise for its use in the management of epilepsy. This is due to its action at TRPV1 receptors and modulation of gene expression.
CBG inhibits the uptake of GABA, a brain chemical that determines how much stimulation a neuron needs to cause a reaction. When GABA is inhibited it can decrease anxiety and muscle tension. The research surrounding this specific cannabinoid (and its effects) are somewhat limited.
*CBC seems to inhibit the creation of proteins that cause the NPSCs to convert to other brain cells. This suggests that CBC may interact with brain cell development.
*By all accounts, CBN is the cannabinoid responsible for the sedative effects of cannabis. Research on cannabinol (CBN) is still lacking, but some early studies have suggested it could stimulate bone growth.
*CDBA is said to reduce inflammation throughout the body and is proving to be effective for conditions like arthritis and Crohn’s.