The Most Common Cannabinoids Found In Cannabis
The most abundant cannabinoid present in marijuana, THC is responsible for cannabis’ most well-known psychoactive effects. THC acts as a partial agonist at the CB1 and CB2 receptors. (Found only in Cannabis plants)
THCA is the main constituent in raw cannabis. THCA converts to Δ9-THC when burned, vaporized, or heated at a certain temperature. THCA, CBDA, CBGA, and other acidic cannabinoids contribute to cannabis’ anti-inflammatory effects. (Found only in Cannabis plants)
CBD has tremendous medical potential. CBD acts as an antagonist at both the CB1 and CB2 receptors, influencing homeostasis within the body and mind. It’s most common uses for the general public include: pain and inflammation relief, works as an anti-anxiety and antidepressant, helps with focus, fatigue, and muscle soreness. (Found in both Hemp and Cannabis plants )
CBDA, similar to THCA, is the main constituent in cannabis with elevated CBD levels. CBDA selectively inhibits the COX-2 enzyme, contributing to cannabis’ anti-inflammatory effects.
CBN is a cannabinoid produced from the degradation of THC. There is usually very little to no CBN in a fresh plant. CBN acts as a weak agonist at both the CB1 and CB2 receptors. The degradation of THC into CBN is often described as creating a sedative effect, known as a “couch lock.”
A non-psychoactive cannabinoid, CBG’s antibacterial effects can alter the overall effects of cannabis. CBG is known to kill or slow bacterial growth, reduce inflammation, inhibit cell growth in tumor/cancer cells, and promote bone growth. It acts as a low-affinity antagonist at the CB1 receptor.
CBC is known to relieve pain, reduce inflammation, inhibit cell growth in tumor/cancer cells, and promote bone growth. The effects of CBC appear to be mediated through non-cannabinoid receptor interactions.
THCV is a minor cannabinoid found in only some strains of cannabis. The only structural difference between THCV and THC is the presence of a propyl (3 carbon) group, rather than a pentyl (5 carbon) group, on the molecule. Though this variation may seem subtle, it causes THCV to produce very different effects than THC. These effects include a reduction in panic attacks, suppression of appetite, and the promotion of bone growth. THCV acts as an antagonist at the CB1 receptor and a partial agonist at the CB2 receptor.
Like THCV, CBDV differs from CBD only by the substitution of a pentyl (5 carbon) for a propyl (3 carbon) sidechain. Although research on CBDV is still in its initial stages, recent studies have shown promise for its use in the management of epilepsy. This is due to its action at TRPV1 receptors and modulation of gene expression.
Q: Is CBD Psychoactive (Will It Get Me High)?
A: No. CBD is not psychoactive. THC is psychoactive. CBD will not get you high.
Q: Do I Need A Prescription Or Medical Card To Order?
A: No! A medical card or prescription is not needed to place an order.
Q: How Is Hemp Different From Marijuana?
A: Hemp and marijuana are qualified by the percentage of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Hemp is a plant containing less than 0.3% of THC.
Q: What Are Cannabinoids?
A: Cannabinoids can be found in our environments and in the foods we consume. For example, chocolate and black pepper are rich in cannabinoids. These foods don’t offer any psychoactive effects, but they do offer pain relieving and anti-anxiety effects. A new wave of scientific research uncovers the importance of the ENDOCANNABINOID SYSTEM and the use of CBD to activate this system.
The Endocannabinoid System
The ENDOCANNABINOID SYSTEM (ECS) is a biological system composed of CANNABINOID RECEPTORS. These cannabinoid receptors are located all through the brain and body; found on the skin, and in our organs, connective tissues, muscles and brain. Our body naturally produces cannabinoids, known as ENDOCANNABINOIDS.
ENDOCANNABINOIDS interact with the cannabinoid receptors to maintain the body’s INTERNAL BALANCE.
PHYTOCANNABINOIDS like CBD, are compatible with the body’s ECS and can effectively stimulate the ECS to create HOMEOSTASIS within the body - positively affecting mood, inflammation and immunity.
PHYTOCANNABINOIDS are cannabinoids produced by plants.
ENDOCANNABINOIDS are the cannabinoids produced by humans and animals.
THE ENTOURAGE EFFECT
Our PHYTOCANNABINOID RICH HEMP OIL is a whole plant extraction containing over 200 distinct compounds including Cannabidiol (CBD), Cannabigerol (CBG), Cannabinol (CBN), Cannabichromene (CBC), terpenes, flavonoids, and essential amino acids.
Many of these compounds interact SYNERGISTICALLY to create what scientists refer to as an ENTOURAGE EFFECT that magnifies the THERAPEUTIC BENEFITS of the plant’s individual components so that the medicinal impact of the WHOLE PLANT is greater than any single compound.
Full Spectrum vs. Isolate
FULL SPECTRUM CBD: Full Spectrum CBD extract utilizes all of the cannabinoids found in the Hemp plants. Full Spectrum CBD is rich in other cannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids, and essential amino acids. These complementary cannabinoids activate the ECS to restore internal balance, detoxify the body, and center the mind.
CBD ISOLATE: CBD Isolate is Cannabidiol (CBD) extracted from the plant independently from other cannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids, and essential amino acids.