Cannabinoids are the chemical compounds found in the cannabis plant. These active chemicals are similar in composition to those in our brains. They’re known to have a positive effect on the body. There are over 80 types of cannabinoids, while only a few of them have been researched. These cannabinoids are known to have a positive effect on the human body.
Knowing the result of each cannabinoid can help you narrow down the one you need to try. Here are some cannabinoids and the positive effects they have:
Tetrahydrocannabinol of THC, as it is more commonly known, was first known for its euphoric effect on the body. This cannabinoid was initially used to ‘get high’ due to its psychoactive effects.
THC is known to alter behavior, change a person’s mood and even perception. This cannabinoid also functions as a pain killer and is the main reason behind marijuana being used for pain management, according to the book Pain Medicine. THC also increases your appetite and can be beneficial to those suffering from loss of appetite or malnutrition.
THC-A is the acidic form of the compound. This version of the compound doesn’t have any psychoactive effects. There are many medical benefits of this compound. It is known to have anti-inflammatory, antiemetic, neuroprotective, properties and much more. This compound is also known to help fight prostate cancer. THC-A is also known to reduce the occurrence of seizures and convulsions.
This compound is found naturally in the plant. This compound affects the body in a much different way in comparison to THC.
It can suppress the appetite which is why it is used for weight loss purposes. It can also reduce blood sugar levels and stimulate bone growth. Like THC-A THC-V can also be used to reduce episodes of seizures and convulsions.
Cannabinol is referred to as CBN. It is obtained from the cannabigerolic acid and is known best for its sedative qualities. When administering this cannabinoid, it’s best to stay away from rigorous activities like operating machinery, driving, etc. Experts advise its use just before bed. CBN is also an effective way to reduce muscle spasms while also having antibacterial qualities.
CBD is one of the most widely used cannabinoids today. This cannabinoid has the most benefits. It is used in medical products for pain relief, anxiety related issues, as a sedative, and much more. CBD is also being used in the cosmetic industry today. Many brands are formulating CBD enriched products, most of which are in development mode still.
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