Lesser Known Cannabinoids
CBD is great, but with all the hype surrounding this one cannabinoid, we may have looked past some other really amazing ones.
In our previous blog we talked about product testing and full spectrum products. Full spectrum means the product is going to contain all the original cannabinoids and terpenes of the plant. So, like previously mentioned there are 113 known cannabinoids and over 200 terpenes. This article is going to be about some other beneficial cannabinoids that aren’t as talked about but to keep an eye out for when asking for hemp products test results. (Check ours out here!)
With no further ado I’d like to start by talking about:
CBDV is another non-psychoactive cannabinoid that has been being researched for its neurological effects and for its potential in helping to prevent or aid seizures. In multiple studies, CBDV similar to CBD, has been shown to decrease the number of seizures in people suffering with epilepsy and to aid the body with chronic pain due to its anti-swelling abilities. Even more interesting is CBDV has also been tested in people with Chrohn’s disease, multiple sclerosis, and HIV/AIDS. These last three potential health benefits have predominately been evaluated and tested on animals but without a doubt the results look promising.
CBC again like CBD and CBDV is completely non-psychoactive but has been shown to have many potential health benefits. CBC has been studied to have anti-depressant capabilities and have anti-fungal properties. Why choose a full-spectrum hemp product? Some studies suggest that the cannabinoids all working together create what we call an entourage effect. In studies CBC has proven that is works much better side by side with other cannabinoids than by itself.
CBN is different from the previous talked about cannabinoids as it is not produced in the plant. CBN is actually produced through heating or sun exposure of THC over time. An example is when people are cooking with cannabis extract. If the extract is heated for a long time the activated THC will turn into CBN which in turn will cause sedative effects. This is what CBN is most being studied for – it’s potential ability to help with sleep and insomnia. Some research suggests that just a 5mg dose of CBN is possibly equivalent to a large dose of valium.
We will cover more cannabinoids and terpenes in posts to come but for now please remember, ASK FOR TEST RESULTS!!! I can’t emphasize this enough. And while looking at the results keep your eye out for these other cannabinoids!