There are some other cannabinoids, lesser known cannabinoids than CBD and THC. We don’t know as much about them, but we do have some insight into how they work. Some produce direct effects while others combine with different cannabinoids to change or amplify them.
Lesser Known Cannabinoids: CBC
Also referred to as Cannabichromene, CBC is the 3rd most common cannabinoid in the marijuana plant overall. In certain strains, CBC might take dominance over CBD. Like CBD, cannabichromene is non psychoactive.
- Encourages Brain Growth
Lesser Known Cannabinoids: CBN
Short for Cannabinol, this cannabinoid emerges in older cannabis because THC breaks down into this particular compound over time. The air essentially degrades THC into CBN over time.
- May treat ALS
- A Potential Glaucoma Treatment
Lesser Known Cannabinoids: CBG
CBG stands for cannabigerol. This cannabinoid is found in the beginning in the growth cycle, which tends to make it somewhat hard to find in large quantities. CBG, nonetheless, is non psychoactive and possesses several positive effects.
For instance, CBG Is:
- May treat psoriasis,
- Relieves pain,
- Slows tumor growth and
- Stabilizes mood.
Lesser Known Cannabinoids: THCv
Short for tetrahydrocannabivarin, THCv is another cannabinoid works in tandem with THC. Some studies cite that THCv has approximately twenty % the psychoactive capacity as THC, but current research indicates that THCv actually mitigates several of the negative psychoactive impacts of THC.
THCv’s medical properties include:
- Promotes Weight Loss
Lesser Known Cannabinoids: CBDv
CBDv stands for cannabidivarin. Up to now, not a good deal of research has been carried out on CBDv. Nevertheless, what little is available looks very promising. CBDv looks similar to CBD, but it’s a slightly degraded version of the cannabinoid. This changes the form of the molecule in small but important ways.
Lesser Known Cannabinoids: Delta(8)-THC
When someone says THC, they usually mean Delta(9) THC. Delta(8) is much less psychoactive compared to regular THC in adults. Some resources claim that Delta(8) may have anti-anxiety and neuroprotective properties, which makes it a fascinating companion to the considerably more notorious psychoactive. Nevertheless, a lot more research is necessary to confirm how this specific compound acts inside the body. Delta 8 may very well be trying to ease the harsh parts of your mellow.
- Appetite Stimulator
Lesser Known Cannabinoids: Nutritional cannabinoids CBDa and THCa
THCa and CBDa present before marijuana is decarboxylated. Therefore, these cannabinoids only exist in raw cannabis. To use them effectively you must take them orally like a dietary supplement or apply topically. Once exposed to heat, these acids convert and break down.
In the case of THCa, you decarb down to psychoactive THC. THCa isn’t psychoactive until you apply heat.
Dr. William Courtney has spearheaded the raw cannabis movement. He believes cannabis is a dietary necessity and advocates its use.
Dr. Courtney Claims marijuana has a number of properties as a nutritional supplement, just to name a few:
- Improved intestinal function
- Improved neural function
- Cancer and pre cancerous detection
More Than THC And CBD
In total, you will find more than 400 special chemical compounds in the marijuana plant.
The individual compounds studied up to now haven’t only impressed researchers with medical potential, but the medical community is further amazed by the way these chemicals interact in harmony.
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