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Thc cbd cbn effects

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a non-intoxicating cannabinoid that is most common in hemp plants. In fact, following THC, CBD is the second most abundant cannabinoid found in cannabis plants. As such, it has received a decent amount of research, especially when comparing CBN and CBD research.

According to our current understanding of these naturally occurring chemical compounds, there are fundamental differences in how these cannabis compounds are produced and in the chemical makeup of these cannabinoids. These differences between CBD and CBN produce very distinct effects on the human body.

Scientists have also discovered that CBN demonstrates anti-inflammatory and anti-convulsant properties, even when consumed all on its own. Similarly, CBN may also act as an appetite stimulant in rats and could act as a pain reliever when combined with CBD.

CBD's unique legal status

Cannabinoids like CBN and CBD are a class of chemicals naturally produced by the cannabis plant. Some produce highs while others are non-intoxicating. When consumed, these chemicals interact with the human body’s endocannabinoid system. The interactions between cannabinoids and the endocannabinoid system are what produce the range of effects that people experience when they consume marijuana.

No, CBN and CBD are not the same. While they are both cannabinoids, they are two very different and distinct chemical compounds, with their own distinctive properties. CBD is produced directly by the cannabis plant where it is fairly abundant. CBN is much less abundant and is produced as THC oxidizes.

Cannabinoids and the endocannabinoid system

At that point, our understanding of cannabinoids in general — and CBN in particular — began to morph. It was soon discovered that CBN is actually a by-product of THC content, produced when THC oxidizes. Basically, as THC is exposed to heat and light, it breaks down into CBN.

CBN products are expensive because they are harder to isolate. There are two main reasons for this. First, CBN is not produced directly by the cannabis plant and as a result, CBN content is generally not as high as other compounds. Second, to make CBN products, producers need to synthesize the compound, a process that can be more laborious than simply isolating other cannabinoids and compounds that are naturally produced by marijuana plants.

Thc cbd cbn effects

Cannabigerol (CBG) is a non-intoxicating cannabinoid similar to CBD, though this compound interacts with your body through very different mechanisms than CBD. Initial research has indicated that CBG acts as an agonist of the CB1 and CB2 receptors without causing any intoxicating effects. CBG may also act as a GABA reuptake inhibitor. This means that CBG may have a relationship with both neuropathic pain and inflammatory pain. The main benefits attained through use of CBG include:

A mature cannabis plant contains hundreds of different compounds which can be further divided into categories of either flavonoids, terpenes, or cannabinoids, with each of these having different properties and effects on the human body. Two of the most prevalent compounds in medical marijuana are THC and CBD, with THC causing the intoxicating “high” that many people attribute to marijuana use.

While CBD has grown to be the most popular non-intoxicating cannabinoid in recent years, there are also several similar compounds which exist that have shown to benefit the human body as well.

CBG

Cannabidiol (CBD) is derived directly from the hemp plant, which is a cousin of the marijuana plant. It does not cause an intoxicating “high” like THC does, and according to the World Health Organization, it “exhibits no effects indicative of any abuse or dependence potential. To date, there is no evidence of public health-related problems associated with the use of pure CBD.” Several benefits of CBD use include:

Cannabichromene (CBC) is “newer” to the cannabinoid scene as far as research is concerned, but has shown great potential as a medical supplement thus far. While its effects feel very similar to CBD when ingested, the chemical structure of the CBC is unique and offers it the capability to affect the body in a different way than CBD. So far, research has linked CBC with the following medical benefits:

CBD

Cannabinol (CBN) is currently only attainable by deriving it from CBD through a chemical conversion. While more structurally similar to THC than CBD once it reaches its final form, CBN lacks the psychoactive effects of THC which could allow more patients to utilize it without fear of intoxication or impairment. Some of the potential benefits of CBN include:

At Remedy Pain Solutions, we strive to provide our patients as many natural treatment options as possible, including these compounds we have been discussing in this article. We have a full line of organic, medical-grade CBD products that are available for our patients at our Marina Del Rey office location. If you are suffering from pain and inflammation, schedule an appointment with one of our specialists at Remedy Pain Solutions to discuss what natural options might be available to treat your symptoms so you can return to pain-free life.