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Health Benefits of Major Cannabinoids

Let’s look at the health benefits of major Cannabinoids. Cannabinoids are the medicinal chemicals produced by the cannabis plant. There exist more than 110 cannabinoids in the cannabis plant. Each cannabis compound has unique properties and effects useful for medicinal or commercial purposes.

Major cannabinoids include CBGA, THCa, THC, CBG, THCV, CBD, CBN, and CBC.

THC-Tetrahydrocannabinol & Benefits of major Cannabinoids

THC is the psychoactive cannabinoid found in the cannabis plant. It’s produced when the cannabis plant is dried and placed under high temperatures. Research has shown that THC helps in various benefits of major Cannabinoids with including. 

  • Reduces vomiting and nausea
  • Increases appetite
  • It is very anti-inflammatory
  • It acts as a neuroprotective antioxidant.
  • It can treat PTSD and Tourette syndrome.
  • Its effects can help those with anorexia and spasticity.
  • It can help with migraines

THCa- Tetrahydrocannabinolic Acid

THCa (tetrahydrocannibinolic acid) is not the same as THC but having some of the benefits of major Cannabinoids. It is the uncured and undried form of THC. THCa has anti-proliferative and anti-inflammatory properties which means it can prevent the spread of cancer cells in the body. Another benefit of THCa is its anti-spasmodic properties, which can help with muscle spasms and seizures.

CBD- Cannabidiol

CBD is a very popular cannabinoid known for its medicinal properties. CBD is non-psychoactive, which means it won’t get you high. Most people use CBD as an alternative to pharmaceutical pills due to its lack of side effects. Let’s look at the ways CBD is beneficial to your health.

It can help with anxiety, nausea, and rheumatoid arthritis.

It can also reduce seizures

It can stop inflammation

CBD also prevents the growth of cancer cells in the body

It can restore damaged neurons in the body

CBN- Cannabinol

Cannabinol is another form of THCA. This compound is produced when THCA is left to decompose fully. The easiest way to produce CBN is by allowing the cannabis plant under heat. Here is how CBN can be helpful to health

  • It has analgesic properties that can help with pain
  • It acts as an anticonvulsant for patients with seizures
  • It also acts as an anti-inflammatory agent.

CBC- Cannabichromene

Cannabichromene is a lesser-known cannabinoid. CBC is a product of cannabigerolic acid (CBGa). Despite its low popularity, it’s the third healthy cannabis compound after THC.

Research on CBD shows that It interacts with anandamide receptors to help fight against intestinal cancer cells.

  • It can also inhibit mucosal inflammation.
  • It can reduce intestinal dysmotility
  • It also acts as an antidepressant in patients finding difficulties with prescription meds.

CBG- Cannabigerol

Cannabigerolic-acid (CBGA) is the initial cannabinoid produced by the cannabis plant. It’s the only compound that is seen during the first growth stage of the cannabis plant. When the growth phase begins to change, CBGA starts reducing and apparently changes to more prominent THC compounds. CBG functions as an antagonist to CB1 and CB2 receptors which makes it good for recreational purposes. 

While CBG stands as the seed which other cannabinoids are produced, its medical benefits are not known. Several studies have been conducted for its antibacterial properties, but none of these studies have been published. Nonetheless, it’s still a prominent cannabis compound tipped to have health benefits.