Cannabigerol (CBG) also referred to as the “mother” of cannabinoids, is the parent chemical from which all other cannabis components are derived; THC, CBD, etc. all begin as CBG. The companies continuously struggle to produce and sell CBG due to its powerful effects as it is the “mother” of all cannabinoids. Nonetheless, manufacturers tend to believe that CBG has powerful benefits if it is combined with Cannabidiol (CBD) as it is known to enhance other cannabinoids properties. Research suggests that CBG is effective in acting as an analgesic, a treatment for psoriasis, and an antidepressant, it may also be beneficial in reducing the consequences of inflammatory bowel disease. Cannabidiol (CBD) and Cannabinol (CBN) are amongst those 100 different types of natural chemicals that are produced from cannabinoids, found in the cannabis plant. Another common chemical that is used alongside of CBD and CBN is Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) that is one psychoactive chemical produced from marijuana as well. Increasingly, THC, CBN and CBD are all dubbed as the milder drugs but they are not all same, each of them has different medical benefits to offer based on their interaction with the receptors of the body producing different side effects altogether. The psychoactive compound Delta-8 tetrahydrocannabinol, sometimes referred to as delta-8 THC, is a component of the Cannabis sativa plant, out of which hemp and marijuana are two forms.
CBD is more common than all the other chemicals. It is derived from the hemp plant and it is considered legal to consume as well. Nonetheless, the laws vary from one state to another. It is found in several food and beauty products like shampoos, creams, oils, pills and even chocolates. People tend to use CBD to manage their health-related symptoms like insomnia, anxiety and other chronic pains as well. It is also beneficial for treating seizure causing diseases like that of epilepsy.
In comparison with CBD, CBN is not that popular as yet when it comes to its consumption. Evidently, there is less research done on the effectiveness of CBN in treating medical symptoms. There are some benefits of CBN in treating pain and sleep management. The psychoactive cannabis THC is broken down into CBN. It has some psychoactive properties, but it normally doesn’t give you the same high as THC.
Coming to THC, the molecular make-up of CBD and THC is exactly the same: 30 hydrogen atoms, 21 carbon atoms and 2 oxygen atoms. The possible impacts on your body are caused by a small variation in the arrangement of the atoms. Your body’s endocannabinoids share chemical similarities with both CBD and THC. They can now interact with your cannabis receptors as a result. THC is known for giving a “high” to the consumer in comparison with other cannabinoids. Nonetheless, it can be used for treating medical symptoms like anxiety, glaucoma, nausea, chronic pains and muscle spasms.
Lastly, let’s shed some light upon Delta 8. Although the cannabis plant naturally produces over 100 cannabinoids, only a small amount of delta-8 THC is present in the cannabis plant. Up until now, Delta 8 has received mixed reviews in terms of its effects on the human body. It is known to have stronger psychoactive and intoxicating effects on people in comparison with other cannabinoids. Research has found that Cannabis’s naturally occurring levels of delta-8 THC are insufficient for it to be successfully smoked as raw buds or flower. It needs to be chemically produced, converted from another cannabinoids like CBD, or extracted from significant volumes of plant material. Delta 8 tends to provide some level of relaxation and also is effective for pain relief. But the health practitioners are more concerned about the euphoria it causes that only results in other distresses to the human mind like paranoia and anxiety.
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Cannabis consumption needs to be allowed under stringent policies and regulations so that it does not cause much harm to the people in the long-run. Cannabis is getting legal in many states which makes it accessible for the people to use for medicinal and recreational purposes. The use of cannabinoids needs more human research before drawing conclusions on its medical benefits on the human body altogether.