Want to become a whiz when it comes to the health benefits of cannabinoids (without even really trying?) People will be wondering what your secret is. It’s up to you if you want to let them know about this handy list here, which covers more than just THC.
Hopefully, this isn’t too soon… but cannabinoids want you to meet their mom. (She loves flowers, but you can just dress comfortably.)
CBG, or cannabigerol, is often coined “The Mother of All Cannabinoids.” This is because all other cannabinoids can be derived from some form of CBG.
But what does she do besides produce all the cannabinoid kids listed here? CBG not only offers antibacterial properties, but it also can offer relief for psoriasis and other skin ailments.
Furthermore, CBG shows promise for reducing intraocular pressure from glaucoma, as well as provide anti-inflammatory benefits for those with inflammatory bowel diseases.
We get pretty excited about THC, here, and it’s not for nothing. THC is more than just a way some choose to forget their woes for an afternoon — it’s a powerful, natural compound that’s really gotten a bad rap in some circles.
THC offers incredible benefits — in the right doses and under the proper care — for a variety of mental and physical ailments. Like all cannabinoids, THC’s nature is anti-inflammatory, and inflammation, while a response from your body under duress, can result in some nasty symptoms for you.
In short, THC can relieve pain, and reduce symptoms of nausea and vomiting. These symptoms are common among individuals with a terminal illness or who are undergoing chemotherapy, in particular.
Furthermore, cannabis can yield positive results for individuals with symptoms of some of the heaviest mental health conditions — depression, PTSD, and social anxiety.
All this considered, these conditions are incredibly complex, and require the support of a healthcare professional. Don’t hesitate to talk to yours about how THC products may (or may not) work for you.
Wait, there’s a THCV? Yep. THCV, or delta-9-tetrahydrocannabivarin, is a psychoactive cannabinoid found more predominantly in Sativa strains.
THCV has many particular benefits, too, including suppressing appetite (unlike THC), helping with diabetes and Alzheimers, reducing panic attacks, and stimulating bone growth, to name a few.
CBD is about as popular now as THC, mainly because it isn’t psychoactive. Using psychoactive substances simply isn’t preferred or possible for some people. But, CBD has a wide range of health benefits.
In fact, CBD can offer the same benefits as THC without the high, making it a reliable treatment around the clock (or on the clock, that is). With CBD’s legality, too, it’s far easier to access in a way that’ll work in your routine.
CBD can now be found in beverages, skincare and haircare, and products for active individuals. It’s no wonder it’s a star ingredient, as it can help with skin ailments, digestive issues, pain and inflammation, poor sleep, anxiety, and more.
CBDa, or cannabidiolic acid, is a precursor to CBD. If you’ve been paying attention, you’ll know that the precursor to CBDa is CBG. To get an ample amount of CBDa, however, you have to use a raw cannabis product. And, even then, you won’t be getting very much.
That said, studies have shown CBDa to be more powerful than NSAIDs, vastly more effective in reducing anxiety and nausea than CBD, as well a strong fighter in combatting aggressive breast cancer. These reasons are a rather compelling argument for making products with more CBDa content. Keep in mind, in these studies, CBDa was strategically formulated in high doses.
Like all of its family, CBC is also multitalented. CBC offers help with pain and inflammation, can promote brain function by boosting mood, and battles acne in that it can calm overactive sebaceous or oil glands.
All this considered, CBC products exist but aren’t necessarily plentiful yet. Furthermore, you might prefer CBD + CBC products instead for the time being to tap into the entourage effect.
Getting tired yet? CBN may just put you to sleep. No, really. CBN is known as the cannabinoid that’s great at not only helping you fall asleep but get deeper, more restful sleep.
Not only that, but it also shares the powers mentioned prior of being antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and neuroprotective (helping with brain function). *Cue more applause.*
Delta 8 THC
And last, but certainly not least — delta 8 THC. It’s THC, but it’s also not. Delta 8 is an isomer of THC, meaning its chemical structure only differs slightly. This difference is enough, however, to make delta 8 psychoactive, but in a different way.
Users report the high is calming, uplifting, and more body-heavy (though, this depends on the strain, too). It’s also federally legal because it can be derived from hemp with less than 0.3% THC content, like CBD.
One key benefit of using delta 8 is that it reportedly doesn’t result in paranoia like THC can for some. In fact, delta 8 THC is great for quelling anxiety, appetite issues, nausea, pain, and other things like recovering from brain injury, libido issues, and even hangovers, according to studies.