What are Cannabinoids?

can·nab·i·noid (noun): the chemical compounds produced by the cannabis plant that may offer some health benefits.

It’s important to understand the different types of cannabinoids so you know what is in your medications.

What are the types of Cannabinoids?CBD: The non-psychoactive cannabinoid

Research health benefits suggest;

  • Anti-anxiety
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Anti-epileptic
  • Anti-depressants

CBG: Chemical parent of TBH and CBD

May alleviate symptoms associated with;

  • Glaucoma
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Psoriasis
  • Depression

CBN: Bi-product of broken down THC – only mildly psychoactive

Research health benefits suggest;

  • Sleep aid
  • Appetite stimulant
  • Anti-convulsive
  • Pain reliever

THC: The psychoactive cannabinoid

Research health benefits suggest;

  • Pain relief
  • Nausea
  • Insomnia
  • PTSD

THCA: found in raw cannabis – turns into THC when heated

May provide relief for;

  • Pain
  • Nausea
  • Insomnia
  • PTSD

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