This guide is designed to help you get the most out of your cannabis products. Explore the different types of cannabinoids and cannabinoid effects that can impact the mind and body. Some can help treat various ailments such as pain, anxiety, depression, arthritis, inflammation, and more. We’re dedicated to providing superior customer service and that means educating our customers on the health benefits of cannabinoids.
Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the most common type of cannabinoid in cannabis. It is responsible for the psychoactive or “high” effect. It’s similar to the cannabinoid chemicals made naturally from the body. It can offer pain relief from both regular and neuropathic pain, treat PTSD and anxiety, reduce vomiting and nausea, suppress muscle spasms, and stimulate the appetite.
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a common cannabinoid found in the cannabis plant. It’s known for regulating physiological responses such as chronic pain, memory, appetite, and mood. It can treat a variety of issues including pain, bacteria growth, blood sugar levels, vomiting and nausea, seizures, insomnia, and more.
Cannabigerol (CBG) is one of the more minor cannabinoids but has risen in popularity as a powerful and non-intoxicating option. Preliminary research indicates that one of the health benefits of this cannabinoid is its anti-inflammatory properties that might rival those of CBD. It can fight bacteria, treat glaucoma, reduce inflammation, promote bone growth and provide relief for neurodegenerative diseases.
Cannabinol (CBN) is a lesser known cannabinoid and is formed when THC ages. It can be artificially created when heated and exposed to oxygen and UV light or it can be sourced when the plants dry naturally. It can help with pain relief, insomnia, and suppress muscle spasms.
Cannabichromene (CBC) can intensify the effects that THC has on the body. It doesn’t bind with CB1 or CB2 receptors, but with TRPV1 and TRPA1 receptors which are the signals for pain in the body. Some effects of this cannabinoid are anti-inflammatory, anti-anxiety, antibacterial, and antifungal.
Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV) is a compound found in minute amounts in the cannabis plant. THCV bonds with multiple transient receptors and contributes to the cannabis plant with its analgesic, anti-inflammatory, and anti-cancer properties. It suppresses appetite and helps with weight loss, reduces seizures and convulsions, and promotes bone growth.
Cannabigerolic acid (CBGA) is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid like CBD. There is little medical research on the health benefits of this cannabinoid but early studies suggest that it can be used to treat inflammatory bowel disease, colon cancer, metabolic disorders, cardiovascular diseases, and Huntington’s Disease.
CGCA is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid known to reduce inflammation. It’s found in cannabis plants with low THC and high CBD levels. It reacts with cannabinoid receptors in the brain and counteracts the effects of paranoia sometimes caused by high levels of THC.
CBCA is produced by CBGA in cannabis plants. It then produces other cannabinoids like CBC, CBL, and CBLA when heated or aged. Two of the health benefits of this cannabinoid are its anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory properties.
Tetrahydrocannabinolic acid (THCA) is the inactive compound found in the raw cannabis plant. When heated or aged, THCA is converted into THC. THCA inhibits growth in tumor cells, suppresses muscle spasms, and can be effective in reducing inflammation and managing pain.
Cannabidiolic (CBDA) acid is a derivative of CBD and has the same anti-inflammatory benefits. When heated, CBD becomes CBDA. Research into this cannabinoid is still early but suggests that it could be effective for treating nausea, depression, and anxiety.
Our customers all over LA use cannabis for both medical and recreational uses and some aren’t aware of all the health benefits of the cannabinoids they’re consuming. Explore this guide to learn more about the various types of cannabinoids and the health benefits of each.