Cannabinoids 101

What are Cannabinoids?

Cannabinoids are chemical compounds secreted by cannabis flowers that provide relief to a variety of symptoms including nausea and inflammation. Cannabinoids work by imitating compounds our bodies naturally produce, called endocannabinoids, which maintain internal stability and health. When there is a deficiency or problem with our endocannabinoid system, like a physical complication, then endocannabinoids help out. 

When cannabis is consumed, through oil, paste or any other method, cannabinoids bind to receptor sites throughout our brain (receptors called CB-1) and body (CB-2). Different cannabinoids have different effects depending on which receptors they bind to. For example, THC binds to receptors in the brain whereas CBN (cannabinol) has a strong affinity for CB-2 receptors located throughout the body. By aiming the right cannabinoid at the right receptors, different types of relief are achievable.

Cannabis contains at least 85 types of cannabinoids, many of which have proven medical properties. Knowing which types best treat your symptoms is a handy piece of knowledge. Here is a quick overview of which cannabinoids help which issues: 

THC: 

  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Neuropathic pain
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • PTSD
  • Cancer
  • Crohn’s Disease

CBD

  • Epilepsy
  • Cancer
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Psychotic Disorders
  • Chronic Pain
  • Diabetes

CBC

  • Anti fungal
  • Encourage brain growth
  • Anti depressant

CBN

  • Appetite stimulant
  • Antibiotic

CBG

  • Pain reliever
  • Mood stabilizer 

THCv

  • Promotes weight loss