CBD, THC & CBG – EXPLORING Cannabis
CBD, THC & CBG EXPLORING Cannabis – Cannabis contains more than 480 active compounds , 80 of which are found exclusively in cannabis. These are all different variables that act on the body , and this is also why there is continually new research published that highlights new discoveries on cannabis.
The 80 compounds found only in cannabis are called cannabis. They interact with receptors in the body to produce effects on the nervous system and the brain. The following is a brief overview of the 8 main cannabis found in cannabis .
It is the best known and most abundant cannabis in cannabis, the exact name is delta-9-tetra hydro cannibal. This cannabis is responsible for the main psychoactive effect felt when consuming cannabis , it stimulates parts of the brain and causes the release of dopamine, which causes a feeling of euphoria and well-being. THC also has analgesic effects and relieves symptoms of pain and inflammation. Combined, these effects create a great feeling of relaxation .
Cannabis, or CBD for short, is the second most abundant substance in cannabis. It is a non-psychoactive compound which is believed to regulate and reduce the effects of THC . This means that strains with high THC and CBD content cause a more “clear-headed” effect than “foggy” and that strains that are very active on the brain contain little CBD.
Cannabis, or CBN for short, is a pain reliever created by the breakdown of THC through oxidation. It is slightly psychoactive and is found in small amounts in fresh cannabis plants. It can be kept at minimum levels by keeping the harvested grass in a cool, dry place . The effects of THC are generally preferred over those of CBN: CBN is not as potent as THC and can cause dizziness at high concentrations. It is also known to reduce anxiety and relieve pressure behind the eyes.
CBG, also known as cannabigerol, is an active compound in cannabis best known for its anti-bacterial properties. However, recent research has found that, although traditionally considered not to be predominant in most cannabis strains, CBG is likely to be the “model” or “stem cell” for THC and CBD. This means that THC and CBD start as CBG first. CBG has also been proven to inhibit the uptake of GABA, which causes a relaxation effect normally associated with CBD. These discoveries have sparked new research into cannabis, hinting at possible wider implications.
Tetra hydro cannabivarin , or THCV for short, is a cannabis that moderates the intensity of the psychoactive effects of THC. Ongoing research on THCV suggests that it can be used to treat metabolic disorders and that it can act as an appetite suppressant.
Cannabichromene, or CBC for short, has anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects, although little medical research has been done on this cannabis. Recent studies suggest that it may play a potential role in the regeneration of brain cells .
THCA is the acidic form of THC. It is the raw form in which THC is present in fresh cannabis plants. When cannabis is heated , THCA turns into THC. THCA is not considered to be an active compound.
Like THCA, CBDA is the acidic form of CBD. Currently, it is believed to have antiemetic (anti-nausea) effects and may help fight cancer. However, more research into its medical benefits is needed.