There are compounds in cannabis that actually benefit the body. while some of us may not know the term photo cannabinoid, most people know this through THC and CBD, both of which are potent cannabinoids within plants that actually offer effects to the body.
Are there others though? Well, the science of this is still in its formative stages, so the understanding is still there, still evolving. There’s now new research however that helps us to better understand how these interact with the body, and we’ll look a little bit closer at this, and some of the science behind it.
So what are they?
Phytocannabinoids are those compounds which happen naturally that actually help our endocannabinoid system. There are hundreds of cannabinoids in the cannabis plant, but there are other plants that also contain Phytocannabinoids. Caryophyllene and beta-caryophyllene are both powerful terpenes that are definitely cannabinoids that are great for inflammation and relieving pain. Pepper, oregano, cloves, hops, basil, even cinnamon also contains this along with cannabis.
There are cannabimetic compounds as well, which is a fancy name for other cannabinoids that interact with our ECS. Liverwort, echinacea, chocolate, kava, truffles, and Chinese rhodendron are all examples of this. It’s also good to definitely understand how these work, as our body can use each of these offer marked effects that come with this.
There are plenty of other cannabinoids that are beneficial including cannabinol, cannabicyclol and also other types of cannabinoids too. We’ll go over them here. CBG is basically a precursor to CBD and THC, but also a cannabinoid that’s basically the mother cannabinoid. It actually is really good for our pleasure and motivation receptors too, and also stimulates anandamide production. It can help with certain conditions, although it hasn’t been fully studied.
Some of these include:
- Huntington’s disease
- Antibacterial infections including MRSA and staph infection s
- Cancer treatment
THC is the next one and is known for all of the psychoactive treatments and effects that come with this. This interacts directly with the CB1 receptors and can help with a variety of conditions.
- Some of these include: -= pain relief
- Muscle spasms
- Anxiety along with PTSD
- Nausea and appetite simulations
Right now, there are some prescriptions that actually contain THC that help a lot, especially those with cancer or AIDS. CBNB is another cannabinoid that’s in the body and is the breakdown of THC, which happens when sunlight exposes this. This is lesser studied, but tit’s a little less psychoactive, and is really good for sedation, helping with convolutions, inflammation, and antibiotic results from this.
CBL is another one, which is basically the degradation of CBD when it’s exposed to sunlight and oxygen. However, there is some possibility that it could work because of the entourage effect, but right now, there is no research that really says this.
Finally, we’ve got CBD, or cannabichromemne, which isn’t as popular as CBD and THC, but it does have some promising health benefits. One of the biggest is cancer treatment as it can help with inhibiting inflammation along with tumor growth too. It also may be good for relieving pain, help with healthy brain functions, and even the treatment of acne.
There are also some other minor cannabinoids, but they’re still not fully studied as of yet, so there isn’t much that we know about this. Right now, there are still many things that we don’t know about this, and a whole lot that we still are studying, but there are potential effects for many.