Discovering Phyto-cannabinoids

There are over eighty phyto-cannabinoids, components that are only found in the cannabis sativa plant. These cannabinoids work on our brain receptors in our body and cause effects in our nervous system. Here is a brief description of the eight main phyto- cannabinoids found in the hemp plant.

Tetrahydrocannabinol THC molecule


Tetrahydrocannabinol. This is the best known and most cannabinoid found in cannabis (not hemp). THC stands for delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol. This cannabinoid is responsible for the experience of the main psychoactive effect after consuming cannabis, it stimulates parts of the brain, thereby causing the release of dopamine - this creates a feeling of euphoria and well-being. THC also has anesthetic effects and reduces the symptoms of pain and inflammation. In combination they give a great feeling of relaxation.


Tetrahydrocannabinolic_acid or THCA is the acid form of THC. It is the pure form of THC can be fresh cannabis plants. Encountered If cannabis is heated THCA changes in THC. In its pure form THCA is not considered an asset. 



Cannabidiol CBD molecule

Cannabidiol, or CBD, is the second most abundant cannabinoid in cannabis (and main component in hemp). This cannabinoid has high potential in the field of medicine, this is the ingredient that is so sought after by medical users. It is thought that this non-psychotic component reduces the effects of THC and regulates. This means that strains that contain a lot of THC and CBD cause a much brighter high than Haze-like strains, which contain very little CBD. CBD has a long list of medicinal properties. The most important are the reduction of chronic pain, inflammation, migraine, arthritis, spasms, epilepsy, and schizophrenia. It has also been shown that CBD has anti-cancer properties, and there are all the time new applications found as more research is conducted.


Cannabidiolic_acid or CBDA, as THCA is the acid form of THC, CBDA is the acid form of CBD. It is thought to cause effects that counteract nausea, and that it helps in the fight against breast cancer. However, more research is needed into the medical benefits.


Cannabinol, or CBN, is a drug substance that is created by the degradation of THC by oxidation. The substance is mildly psychoactive and is only found in small quantities in fresh cannabis plants. You can adjust the amount to a minimum by keeping. Harvested cannabis in a dark, dry place The effects of THC are generally preferred over those of CBN - for CBN is not as strong as THC, and may cause dizziness if it occurs in large amounts. It is also known that the fear and reduces intraocular pressure.


Cannabigerol, or CBG, is an active ingredient in cannabis that is especially known for its antibacterial effects. Recent research has also shown that the substance in large quantities in most types of cannabis, it is probably the 'mold' or 'stem cell' for both THC and CBD. This means that THC and CBD initially start as CBG. It has also been discovered that CBG of GABA uptake slows down, and this causes a feeling of relaxation that is normally associated with the CBD. These results have led to further research into cannabinoid, because it may have even greater implications.


Tetrahydrocannabivarine or THCV, is a cannabinoid that the intensity of the psychoactive effects of THC regulates. Current research into the psychoactive effects of THCV also suggest that it can be used to treat metabolic disorders, and can be used in order to suppress the appetite. 


Cannabichromene or CBC, it is thought that it has anti-inflammatory and anesthetic effects, although there is not much medical research has been done on this cannabinoid. Recent research suggests that it may play a role in the re-growth of brain cells. 


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