For those of you who are interested in learning what is CBD (Cannabinoids) then this post is for you.
Before we get into the details, we do want to give our friends over at RxLEAF credit as they gave us the inspiration for this post.
Ok, so before we get started, let’s first of all explain;
What is CBD?
All of us love Marijuana and most of us know that it contains two main components, THC and CBD.
The thing is that most people don’t really know what is CBD and furthermore they are astonished when we tell them that;
There are actually 480 natural components found within the Cannabis Sativa plant, of which 66 have been classified as “Cannabinoids.”
Furthermore, THC, the component that gives you the HIGH effect is actually, delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (Δ9-THC), or in other words one of the cannabinoids in the plant.
The cannabinoids are divided into subclasses. These are as follows:
- Cannabigerols (CBG);
- Cannabichromenes (CBC);
- Cannabidiols (CBD);
- Tetrahydrocannabinols (THC);
- Cannabinol (CBN) and cannabinodiol (CBDL);
- Other cannabinoids (such as cannabicyclol (CBL), cannabielsoin (CBE), cannabitriol (CBT) and other miscellaneous types).
CBD is often used by medical patients in the form of a CBD oil extract. Patients who suffer from chronic conditions such as chronic pain, cancer and Alzheimer’s often use medical cannabis oil extracted from high-CBD varieties of cannabis.
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What Do Cannabinoids Do?
Similar to other substances (or drugs), Cannabinoids affect people by interacting with receptors located in different parts of the central nervous system.
There are two kinds of receptors named CB1 and CB2 and these are affected by the Cannabinoids. They reflect the areas of the brain they interact with. This occurs in the limbic system, the part of the brain that affects memory and cognition.
What is the Difference Between Cannabinoids?
Each Cannabinoid has its own characteristics, and the difference between them is determined by the extent to which they affect our body. CBG, CBC and CBD are not known to have such mind-blowing effects, while THC, CDN, CBDL and a few other Cannabinoids are well known for having psychological effects – giving you that high.
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Millions of Dollars are pouring into research, related to CBD, as it is the most popular Cannabinoid and is also known to help different medical illnesses. It is also known to counter THC, meaning the more CBD you have in a plant, the less THC you are going to find.
Here’s a breakdown of which Cannabinoid can help which problem:
- Anti-psychotic – CBD
- Anti-depressant – CBC/CBG
- Anti-convulsive, Anti-epileptic – CBD/THC
- Anti-spasmodic for spasm control – THC/CBD/THCA
- Anti-proliferative (anti-cancer) – THC/CBD/CBC/CBD
- Anti-biotic – CBD/CBC/CBG/CBN
- Anti-Inflammatory – THC,CBC,CBN
- Antioxidant – THC/CBD
- Anti-diabetic – CBD
- Anti-hypertensive (high blood pressure) – CBG
- Anti-nausea – CBD
- Anti-acne – THC/CBD/CBN
- Bone Stimulant – CBD/CBC/CBG/THCV/CBN
- Analgesic (pain killer) – THC/THCA/CBD/CBC/CBG
- Sedative – CBG/CBN
- Anti-oxidant – THC/CBD
- Bronchodilator (asthma control) – THC
- Appetite suppression – THCV – high levels
- Appetite Increase – THCV – Low levels
Cannabinoids are only now being researched by scientists and initial findings are showing that its medical benefits are having a profound impact on the medical sector. Furthermore, the demand for Marijuana slowly increasing, being used by millions to treat different conditions as it is having a tremendous positive impact on specific medical conditions.
Before using any medical marijuana, it is always best to consult with your doctor.