Cannabinoids are the building blocks of the Cannabis plant. There are currently over 100 variations of the parent Cannabinoid CBG.
Some are created with time and light as the plant grows, some morph as the plant is processed or heated.
CBG is often referred to as the ‘parent cannabinoid’. All phytocannabinoids start out as CBG in their developmental processes and as the plant grows, time and age will transform the CBG into the other pieces. Using a product that still has CBG in it will help amplify the effects of the other pieces. It binds to CB1 & CB2 Receptors.
This is the one that everyone knows about and the one that tends to get all the credit. THC binds to CB1 and CB2 receptors and is known for its mind altering effects and the "high" attributed to Cannabis.
When THC-Delta 9 ages it becomes either Delta-8 or CBN and the potency of the psycho-activity fades as do the government regulations. Research proves its anti-nausea effects and calming nature. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/7776837/
CBN is a non-intoxicating compound that is best known as the cannabinoid created when THC ages. Studies on CBN have found that it may be a potent antibacterial agent, a powerful neuroprotectant as well as a way to treat intraocular pressure and to stimulate appetite.
The second most popular piece and the name most commonly used when referring to products regardless of their other contents. CBD does not bind to Endocannabinoid receptors, instead it helps your body protect the cannabinoids you make. This action has been found to ease the body's response to conditions like inflammation and anxiety.
CBC is non-intoxicating, so it doesn’t produce a euphoric high like THC. The reason it is non-intoxicating is because it binds poorly to CB1 cannabinoid receptors in the brain. But CBC does bind with other receptors in the body, such as the vanilloid receptor 1 (TRPV1) and transient receptor potential ankyrin 1 (TRPA1), both of which are linked to pain perception. When CBC activates these receptors, increased levels of the body’s natural endocannabinoids like anandamide are released.
This peppery scented terpene is the only known terpene to also display characteristics of a cannabinoid. In other words, BCP is capable of interacting with some of the receptor sites that comprise the endocannabinoid system.
BCP targets the CB2 receptor. This means that BCP does not produce a psychoactive effect.
A paper documents a study that shows the potential of BCP as a treatment for anxiety and depression. The paper, published in the journal Physiology and Behavior, discusses the role of CB2 receptors in anxiety and depression disorders.
BCP is considered an innovative compound that has valuable pharmacological effects over existing benzodiazepines and selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors.
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A subdued and nuanced floral aroma with notes of fruity citrus, apples, and rose.
Whether you’re seeking a sense of relaxation or an aid for sleeplessness or anxiety, knowing how much nerolidol is in your medicine can play a key factor in selecting the ideal strain.
One of the most common terpenes found in cannabis is myrcene. Beyond cannabis, myrcene is found in hops and is responsible for the peppery, spicy, balsam fragrance in beer. It’s also expressed in lemongrass, which has been used in traditional folk medicine for centuries.
Herbal medicines containing myrcene have a long history of being used as a sleep aid in folk medicine. In Mexico, myrcene-rich lemongrass infused tea has been used in as a sedative and muscle relaxant. It is common for Germans, who are the second largest hops growers in the world (the US is first), to use myrcene-rich hops preparations as a sleep aid.
Boasting a delicately sweet and floral aroma with hints of citrus and spice. Commonly found in German chamomile and the South American candeia tree.
The anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties of bisabolol can potentially treat a variety of skin conditions. Bisabolol also acts as an antioxidant, contributing to the overall medicinal benefits cannabis may provide.
A 2010 study explored bisabolol as an anti-cancer agent by inducing apoptosis in acute leukemia cells. A 2014 study demonstrated bisabolol’s cytokine inhibiting activity to potentially treat skin inflammation. A September 2015 study examined the potential of bisabolol as a topical treatment for chronic venous leg ulcers.
Humulene naturally occurs in clove, basil, hops, and cannabis sativa. It carries a subtle earthy, woody aroma with spicy herbal notes. Though cannabis is commonly associated with appetite stimulation, humulene is actually known to suppress hunger.
Classified as a sesquiterpene and has a close biogenic relationship with caryophyllene, as they may amplify each other’s anti-inflammatory properties. This is likely due to humulene being an isomer of caryophyllene, which means they share similarity in their molecular formation but with a different chemical structure. As caryophyllene is often associated with gut health, humulene can act as an appetite suppressant when highly present in cannabis.
The potential of humulene to be an effective agent against cancerous tumor growth was researched in May 2003. Another study from December 2007 suggests anti-cancer potential may be increased by the presence of both humulene and caryophyllene.
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