A Cannabinoid is a cannabis compound that interacts with the human nervous system through the endocannabinoid system (SEC). The hemp plant contains dozens of cannabinoids, where THC, CBD, and CBG are the most common. These molecules differ from each other in chemical structure and effects. Many believe that CBD has numerous therapeutic properties, and can also be used as a daily dietary supplement to promote homeostasis. Although beneficial for our general well-being, CBD does not have the psychotropic properties of the cousin THC.
Here is a list of the most common cannabis compounds:
- Cannabidiol (CBD)
- Cannabinol (CBN)
- Cannabigerol (CBG)
- Cannabichromene (CBC)
- Delta9-Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)
- Tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV)
Cannabidiol – CBD
Cannabidiol or CBD is a cannabis compound that has many medical benefits. It can be found in various forms such as oils, syrups, teas, capsules, creams, etc. Hemp contains the most CBD. This cannabis compound is becoming very popular amongst the masses for having a wide scope of medicinal benefits. It is safe and effective. CBD is good for brain as it is an anti-depressant, anti-anxiety, antioxidant and neuroprotective. Cannabidiol is also good for the stomach because can be used for appetite control. Very useful for the heart with its anti-inflammatory values. CBD has been proved to help in stimulating new bone growth and strengthening bones.
Works the opposite effect from THC. It reduces the psychoactive effect of THC, lessening the “high” feeling by slowing down the metabolism of THC within the liver. So, it is not psychoactive.
Cannabinol – CBN
Cannabinol is another famous cannabis compound with many benefits. You can find it at very low levels in the cannabis plant. Famous for its pain-reliever values, CBN is an anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory compound that also helps in relieving spasms. Considered to be non-psychoactive, helps bring on sleep, and is recommended for arthritis. Good for relieving headaches. Said to be over three times as effective as aspirin for pain relief.
Cannabigerol – CBG
Cannabigerol is also an anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial cannabis compound who serves as a bone stimulant and also lowers blood pressure. CBG lowers the pressure inside the eye, thus good for glaucoma patients. Possesses anti-microbial properties, that is, it kills germs.
Cannabichromene – CBC
CBC has the same values of CBG but offering in addition the antifungal health benefit. Cannabichromene has the ability to amplify the effects of THC. Like all cannabis compounds, it has a sedative effect and typical in that it relieves pain.
Delta9-Tetrahydrocannabinol – THC
THC is the most common cannabis compound with many health benefits. More precisely a list of benefits:
- Reduces nausea
- Relieves pain
- Increases appetite
- Relieves spasms
- Relaxes muscles and
- Is antioxidant
Tetrahydrocannabinol causes the sensation of being “high”. It is psychotropic, heightening the senses such as audio and visual sensitivity, music seems more intense, colors and details are magnified. Has the anti-asthma effect. Sharpens the mind.
Tetrahydrocannabivarin – THCV
Tetrahydrocannabivarin or THCV has three main effects on our body.
- Bone stimulant
- Decreases Seizures
- Decreases Appetite
Enhances THC very much, bringing on stronger buzzed highs, faster, higher giving impact and power to the strain. Its effects are quick to come and also depart relatively fast.