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Types of Cannabinoids Found in Full Spectrum CBD Products

June 25, 2019

The cat is out of the bag when it comes to CBD. It’s pretty much everywhere you go, so accessible you can find it at some gas stations. But quality over quantity. It’s super important to educate yourself before purchasing a random CBD product.

Full spectrum CBD products provide many additional benefits that are not found in CBD isolate products. Our bodies have receptors that interact with cannabinoids. Cannabinoids are chemical compounds that act directly and indirectly with these receptors.

Our bodies make their own cannabinoids called endocannabinoids, while plants like cannabis as well as others produce cannabinoids called phytocannabinoids. Although there are over 85 known phytocannabinoids, THC and CBD are the most popular. These other cannabinoids are found in trace amounts of full spectrum CBD products. You can check the brand’s lab results to see exactly how much is in each product.

Some Types of Cannabinoids and their use

  • Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) – known for psychoactive effects as well as managing pain and reducing inflammation. Reducing nausea and stimulating appetite, aiding in sleep, managing glaucoma, reducing muscle spasms etc. Under .3% in full spectrum products.
  • Cannabidiol (CBD) relieves convulsions, inflammation, anxiety and nausea—many of the same therapeutic qualities as THC but without psychoactive effects. It is the main cannabinoid in low-THC cannabis strains, and modern breeders have been developing strains with greater CBD content for medical use.
  • Cannabinol (CBN) is mildly psychoactive, decreases intraocular pressure, and seizure occurrence.
  • Cannabichromene (CBC) is non-intoxicating promotes the analgesic effects (pain relief) of THC and has sedative/calming effects.
  • Cannabigerol (CBG) has sedative effects and antimicrobial properties, as well as lowers intraocular pressure.
  • Cannabigerivarin (CBGV) no psychoactive effects. It may boost the ability of the cellular receptors in the ECS to more readily bind with THC molecules. Some researchers believe that CBGV also boosts CBD metabolism within the body, making CBD more potent when paired with this cannabinoid. Also found to have anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV) – THCV may help with diabetes. Research shows promise in THCV’s ability to regulate blood sugar levels and reduce insulin resistance. THCV may reduce panic attacks. It appears to curb anxiety attacks in PTSD patients without suppressing emotion.

Sources:

  1. https://www.green-flower.com/articles/128/beginners-guide-to-cannabinoids?lgf=true
  2. https://www.safeaccessnow.org/using_medical_cannabis
  3. https://medium.com/cbd-origin/cbd-isolate-vs-full-spectrum-cbd-b78a6eab319c
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