Holy Cannabinoids:CBD and Other Cannabinoids Explained

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Holy Cannabinoids: CBD and Other Cannabinoids Explained

April 2, 2019

CBD stole the spotlight in this current cannabis craze, due to its wide spectrum of uses and compelling effectiveness. However, we should not forget about the other cannabinoids the hemp plant contains.  CBD and other cannabinoids together may hold the potential to alleviate nearly every ailment!

Let’s take a look at different cannabinoids and their apparent benefits!

CBD and Other Cannabinoids that May Benefit You

At Regenefi, we focus often on the star player, CBD. However, we want you to know about the other cannabinoids contained in our Full Spectrum CBD products as well! Let’s break down these cool compounds and their unique powers!

CBD

Naturally, we will start with a CBD rundown. This cannabinoid offers too much promise to skip over.

CBD comes from the flowers of the cannabis plant. It produces a body effect and does not get you high.

CBD attaches to and acts upon receptors throughout the immune system including:

  • CB2 Receptors
  • Vanilloid Receptors
  • Melatonin Receptors
  • Serotonin Receptors
  • Orphan Receptors
  • Nuclear Receptors

The way this compound interacts with these receptors creates the potential health benefits of CBD. You can potentially use this cannabinoid for:

Pain and Inflammation

One of CBD’s best qualities comes with its highly effective anti inflammatory properties. You can use it in essentially any form to relieve localized and general inflammation.

The anti inflammatory effect also reduces pain. Furthermore, the cannabinoid changes the perception of pain, further lessening any suffering.

Hair and Nails

CBD oil shows promise for treating alopecia from chemotherapy and other causes when applied directly to the scalp. The cannabinoid contains omega-3, omega-6m, and omega-9 fatty acids, all of which contribute to scalp health.

Its antifungal properties may also treat certain scalp conditions that hinder hair growth. This may also prevent fungal infections that affect the nails, making them brittle, thick, and discolored.

Skin

Due to the anti inflammatory and antimicrobial properties, people continue to choose CBD as a safe alternative to other skin treatments. CBD may help your acne, eczema, and psoriasis!

Fitness

The cannabinoid produces an effect similar to runner’s high, boosting energy for workouts. It also promotes healthy tissue repair and reduces inflammation that may occur during a strenuous workout.

Sleep

CBD’s effect on melatonin receptors helps to regulate the body’s circadian rhythm. This promotes healthy sleep patterns and battles insomnia!

Seizure Disorders

The cannabinoid also disrupts brain signals that cause seizures. Due to its safety and effectiveness, the FDA actually approved a CBD based drug specifically for treating epilepsy.

Autoimmune Diseases

When the body attacks itself, regardless of where things go wrong, the inflammation causes most of the problems. Research continues to find promise for treating autoimmune disorders ranging from Crohn’s Disease to MS.

Cancer

Cancer research reveals CBD’s potential for reducing the size of tumors. It inhibits orphan receptors that stimulate tumor growth. The cannabinoid also shows other potential for treating the big C.

THC

Media tends to make THC the black sheep of the cannabinoid family. This cannabinoid mainly works on receptors located in the brain to produce that iconic marijuana high.

However, do not underestimate the healing power of this compound. THCs health benefits include:

Pain Relief

Many cannabinoids and over the counter medications offer pain relief. However, most substances do not help with nerve pain.

Due to its unique receptor location in the nervous system, THC gets direct access to the nerves. With this accessibility, it interrupts pain signals.

This can play an important role in treating conditions like fibromyalgia that produce significant pain with little relief available.

Nausea and Vomiting

THC also eases nausea and vomiting. In fact, research proved it so effective, that the FDA approved a THC based prescription drug called Marinol, for doctors to use as an anti nausea.

Asthma Attacks

Current asthma medication works well, but not without consequence. They often create a host of side effects and some put strain on the heart.

Fortunately, THC shows promise as a bronchodilator. THC and asthma research reveals that the cannabinoid safely and effectively opens up the airway during asthma attacks.

Muscle Tension

THC tends to relax the body along with its fragrant companion myrcene, a physiologically important terpene in the cannabis plant. This makes it an excellent muscle relaxer.

This can help ease the pain following a muscle injury. Researchers also found it effective for

CBG

Though considered a minor cannabinoid, this chemical plays a major role in creating the healing properties of cannabis. CBG serves as the precursor to CBD and other cannabinoids.

The cannabigerolic acid (CBGA) in this compound gives birth to cannabidiolic acid (CBDA),  tetrahydrocannabinolic acid (THCA), and cannabichromenic acid (CBCA) when enzymes in the plant break down the compound and direct it to one of the three production lines.

CBG, like CBD produces physiological effects without causing a high. In fact, it works as an antagonist to THC, attaching to the same CB1 receptors in the brain and nervous system, subduing the psychoactive effects of the cannabinoid.

On top of acting as a mother cannabinoid, CBG offers its own unique healing properties, including:

Glaucoma

Glaucoma refers to a condition that builds intraocular eye pressure to dangerous levels. It is the leading cause of blindness around the world.

CBG works in the body as a vasodilator, eliminating blood vessel friction. Cannabinoid research shows that CBG significantly reduces intraocular eye pressure, making it an excellent candidate for battling glaucoma.

Cancer

This cannabinoid also shows promise in fighting cancer. In animal studies, researchers found that CBG works as an antagonist against TRPM8, a significant factor in colorectal cancer. It also seems to slow the proliferation of other types of cancer cells.

Infection

CBG also shows antibacterial properties. One study suggests that CBG could play an important role in fighting MRSA, an infectious strain of staph that grew resistance to penicillin.

Depression

Taking CBG could potentially fight the blues. This cannabinoid tends to block serotonin receptors. This leads to a higher buildup of the good mood neurotransmitter, thus helping to reduce the feeling of depression.

Neurological Degeneration

Multiple studies focus on CBG’s ability to protect and possibly even regenerate neurons. Due to this, taking the cannabinoid may help with diseases like amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ASL)

and Huntington’s disease.

Bladder Dysfunction

CBG, CBD and other cannabinoids may work together to reverse bladder dysfunction. CBG works on CB1 receptors located on the lower spinal tract that affect bladder function and on CB2 receptors that regulate certain second messengers involved in bladder control. This gives the cannabinoid power to protect and heal the bladder from multiple conditions.

CBN

As marijuana sits, the THC oxidizes. This oxidation creates a new compound called CBN.

CBN does not produce as intense of a high as THC. However, it does bring unique healing properties.

Like many of the cannabinoids, CBN contributes to helping with:

  • Pain relief
  • Sleep
  • Bone growth
  • Stimulating appetite
  • Preventing seizures

However, the cannabinoid is most commonly used for its sedative properties. CBN research suggests that 2.5 milligrams of the cannabinoid equates to 5-10 milligrams of the prescription drug Diazepam. This makes it an excellent candidate for treating both insomnia and anxiety.

CBC

While some cannabinoids work directly to produce important physiological effects, others, like CBC work indirectly in the body to produce desired results. This cannabinoid does not get you high and increases the impact of the naturally occuring endocannabinoids produced in our own bodies.

For instance, CBC increases levels of anandamide. Anandamide, also known as the bliss molecule, works as a natural antidepressant. Therefore, CBC may actually increase your level of happiness.

CBCs ability to increase the bodies uptake of anandamide also make it a potential cancer fighter. Studies show that the bliss molecule seems to target breast cancer and reduce tumor growth.

This cannabinoid also shows promise for treating depression, acne, inflammation, and pain.

The Entourage Effect

Often, we talk about cannabinoids separately. As in this article, we talk about the unique benefits of each.

However, many of the healing powers overlap. Moreover, the cannabinoids tend to synergize when combined. For instance, CBD, THC, and CBN together produce a profoundly greater antiinflammatory effect than CBN alone would.

This is known as the entourage effect. Though on their own, each cannabinoid will produce a significant physiological effect, together, the effect becomes more efficient.

The whole plant contains over 85 cannabinoids that potentially treat and heal our bodies. Furthermore, it contains terpenes and phytochemicals that interact with one another.

CBD and other cannabinoids together seem to create a super drug. This does not mean that you should discount pure cannabinoids extracts, as some people only need their specific treatment. However, full spectrum CBD products will best help people suffering from an assortment of ailments.

Take Full Spectrum CBD Oil to Reap the Full Benefits

The cannabis plant offers a plethora of health benefits. It might actually be the healthiest green on the planet!

At Regenefi, we want to see you live your best life. We offer a full spectrum CBD oil that contains the CBD and other cannabinoids. Shop with us to receive high quality products containing the cannabinoids discussed in this article and more!

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