What are cannabinoids?
Cannabinoids are natural occurring compounds found in the Cannabis plant. Of over 400 different compounds present in the plant, only around 66 are termed cannabinoids.
The most well-known compound found to be most present in the Hemp plant is Delta-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol. Cannabidiol(CBD) is another important component, which makes up about 40% of the plant resin extract.
Cannabinoids are Separated into the following subclasses:
- Cannabigerols (CBG)
- Cannabidiol (CBD)
- Cannabichromenes (CBC)
- Tetrahyrdocannabinol (THC)
Each cannabinoid is differentiated based on their degree of psychoactivity. For example, CBD, CBC and CBG are known to have no psychoactive agents, unlike THC and CBN which do have varying degrees of mind-altering effects.
The most abundant Cannabinoid found in the Plant is Cannibidiol(CBD). This compound is found to help with anxiety, because of CBD counteracting the psychoactive effects of THC found in the hemp plant.
How does the Body use Cannabinoids?
Every body responds differently to Cannabinoids due to the complex build-up of the endocannabinoid system. This network is made up of receptors all throughout our body from the brain, spinal cord, and all the way down to our gut. We are able to self-regulate these receptors through a biological process, this is why every person reacts differently to these compounds.
When you introduce cannabinoids to your body’s cannabinoid receptors, they are able to create a system that allows our body to maintain a healthy and stable environment. This is where you are able to find the cannabinoid benefits such as, pain relief, anti-anxiety agents, mood, appetite, cognitive process, etc.