There are over 80 cannabinoids found in the cannabis Sativa plant. While CBD and THC are the most commonly known cannabinoids, studies reveal that newer cannabinoids with positive health benefits have come into the picture.
Cannabinol or Phytocannabinoid, also known as CBN is one of the many cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant.
A product of THC oxidation, where molecules break down due to oxygenation. There is limited research on this. However, a few studies suggest that CBN can be used for pain management and insomnia. CBN is non-intoxicating and is widely used for its effects as a sedative and a lot of people use it to treat insomnia.
CBG or Cannabigerolic acid is a non-acidic, non-psychoactive chemical compound.
THC, CBD and several other cannabinoids are derived from the acidic form of CBG. Since CBG has very similar functionality as CBD, ongoing research continues to find its healing compounds. Recent studies have suggested that the non-intoxicating CBG have antibacterial properties. However, nothing has been concluded on it. However, people do use CBG for bladder disorders as it decreases bladder contractions.
CBDA is a cannabinoid acid commonly found in raw hemp and marijuana plants. To break it down further, CBDA is the acidic form of CBD. So, when you heat CBDA it becomes CBD. This can also occur naturally when the plant is exposed to heat, is dried out or processed. CBDA is famous for providing overall better mental health and balance of the body.
Similar to CBDA, THCA or Tetrahydrocannabinolic acid is a carboxylated or acidic compound. When that is heated to extreme temperatures in a process like smoking, cooking or vapourisation, becomes THC. This is when it has the same effects as THC. Apart from a few molecular differences, THC and THCA are almost identical as per their chemical structure. Most people use THCA as it possesses dozens of therapeutic, anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective health benefits.
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