What the heck is a cannabinoid?
Hey ya'll! We would like to take a little time to explain a little more about some of the more common compounds that make up this really amazing hemp plant. (There are WAY too many to go over all of them!)
CBD is one of the most common cannabinoids that the majority of folks are at least somewhat familiar with. The acronym stands from cannabidiol. This is typically one of the most abundant cannabinoids found in the cannabis sativa plant. CBD is also believed to help individuals with issues such as chronic pain, inflammation, anxiety, as well as a variety of other conditions and symptoms. Research is in the infant stages, but customer testimony has been a huge part of our success.
THC, tetrahydrocannabinol, is another of the more well known cannabinoids. Mostly this cannabinoid is known for is euphoric effects. THC is also believed to help combat nausea, insomnia, and loss of appetite. Many of you know, the levels of THC are what separates hemp from marijuana. (The federal and state regulation is actually on Δ9-THC, but thats an explanation we will dive into at another time.)
CBC, cannabichromene, is a cannabinoid that the majority of you have probably never heard. This little known compound is believed to aide in in the reduction of inflammation and has been a component in recent studies of cancer tumor growth, brain cells, and (get this!) acne.
CBG, cannabigerol, is typically found in low levels in most plants. This is because it is the precursor to THC and CBD. CBG is often found in the highest levels in the 6th to 8th week of flowering cycle. Breeders have been working to create strains with higher levels of CBG since recent studies are starting to show the possible benefits of this cannabinoid. Glaucoma, IBS, cancer, skin infections, and muscle spasms are just a few of the areas where CBG is being currently being researched. Another study has also been conducted on CBG's role as a neuro-protectant for the brain.
As we mentioned earlier, these are only just a few of the known cannabinoids. While each of these compounds have potential to help people in a variety of ways on their own, they actually work best as a team. This is known as the entourage effect. All of these chemical compounds come together to work for the greater good! Just another reason we love this amazing plant!