A cannabinoid can be found in the Cannabis sativa plant. It is a chemical compound that is a part of the endocannabinoid system, which can alter the brain’s neurotransmitter release. A cannabinoid interacts with different cannabinoid receptors inside our cells. Some of these receptors are located in our central nervous system.
Do you know all the types of cannabinoids?
What are the Types of Cannabinoids?
Here are the subclasses of cannabinoids:
- Cannabigerol (CBG)
Cannabigerol can be used to slow down the proliferation of cancer cells. It can also reduce the intraocular eye pressure caused by glaucoma. Based on research, CBG strains are also beneficial in treating Crohn’s disease and inflammatory disease.
CBD will not make you high. It can counteract the intense feeling and paranoid that is brought by tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). This chemical compound does have psychoactive properties.
- Cannabichromene (CBC)
Similar to tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), CBC can be used as an anti-microbial. It can actively fight bacteria and fungi. It also has an anti-viral effect of cannabis. Based on research, CBC has anti-inflammatory properties that can reduce swelling or edema of the intestinal tract. CBC can have a stronger anti-inflammatory effect if it is combined with other cannabinoids.
According to experts, CBC also contains chemical compounds that can be used as an anti-depressant. It can contribute to the overall mood-elevating properties of cannabis.
- Cannabidiol (CBD)
Are cannabinoids CBD? CBD is one of the cannabinoid chemicals that is gaining momentum in the health and wellness industry. It can effectively ease the symptoms of chronic pain and anxiety. Tons of scientific evidence also said that CBD could alleviate any cancer-related symptoms. This chemical compound can reduce chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting, which is the most common side effect for cancer people.
- Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)
This chemical compound is the principal active ingredient in marijuana. THC is considered a mild sedative at low doses while a hallucinogen at high doses.
Are cannabinoids addictive? Based on NIDA’s scientific studies, THC can stimulate brain cells to release dopamine, which creates euphoria. In some cases, too much intake of THC can have side effects, including anxiety, elation, short-term memory loss, and pain relief. People addicted to cannabinoids can experience these situations.
- Cannabinol (CBN) and Cannabidiol (CBDL)
Cannabinol is known for its non-intoxicating compounds. Therefore, professionals usually use it in high amounts. Studies have shown that CBN also has an excellent anti-bacterial agent. It can also be a powerful neuroprotector and appetite stimulator.
- Other cannabinoids (such as cannabicyclol (CBL), cannabielsoin (CBE), cannabitriol (CBT) and different miscellaneous types)