What Is A Cannabinoid?In the last few years, the term “cannabinoid” has become part of the public’s lexicon.
Although closely connected with cannabis and related products, almost all mammals have been found to have forms of cannabinoids in their body, and more research is being done every year to discover the inner workings of these systems.
For our purpose, however, cannabinoids directly refer to the different chemical compounds present in cannabis.
While there are over 140 different types of cannabinoids found in cannabis, with studies being done on the efficacy of some of the lesser studied cannabinoids, we’re going to focus today on four of the most common cannabinoids: THC, CBD, CBN, and CBG.
What Is THC?THC is what makes marijuana. It’s not only the most well-known and abundant cannabinoid, but also one of the most potent.
THC provides a number of health benefits, including pain relief and help with depression and anxiety. THC is also well known for its powerful appetite stimulation.
While currently illegal, THC is being studied around the world. And its medical benefits are being tested and explored for a variety of physical and mental challenges.
What Is CBD?Even though CBD has taken wellness by storm in the last decade, you may have been wondering why that’s the case.
The answer is that CBD provides a multitude of health benefits without any of the psychoactive components that come from THC. This means that you don’t get “high” when using it, but get all the benefits of cannabis products in a safe and effective form.
CBD is noted for its help in providing pain relief, alleviating stress and anxiety, and reducing inflammation. CBD can also be used to help reduce some symptoms of insulin deficiencies.
What Are CBN and CBG?CBN and CBG are similar compounds to CBD, but provide somewhat different effects.
CBN is mildly psychoactive, but not nearly at the level of THC; it produces a much milder and calmer effect. CBN provides impressive pain relief and help with insomnia.
CBG is still early in the exploration stage in terms of its medical effectiveness, but it has been found to also provide meaningful relief of pain and anxiety, and research is even being done to study its effectiveness in fighting cancer.
We hope this post has helped clear up what cannabinoids are, as well as explain what some of the different types are and how they can assist you on your wellness journey.
We look forward to discussing what types of cannabinoids will help you and hope to see you soon!