Cannabinoids are the naturally occurring chemical compounds found in the cannabis plant. These biologically active compounds offer a wide variety of health benefits that extend through the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual plane. At least 113 cannabinoids have been already successfully isolated. The different cannabinoids have been found to exhibit varied effects. Being a very large class of compounds, cannabinoids act by direct and indirect pathways on the cannabinoid receptors in the human brain. Cannabinoids act on cannabinoid receptors in cells that suppress neurotransmitter release. Neurotransmitters, being endogenous chemicals, enable neurotransmission. The most well-known cannabinoid is THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol). THC is to “blame” for the psychoactive, euphoric effects on the body and mind experienced after consuming particular cannabis strains and products. THC is undeservedly called the “bad cannabinoid” by some, as it temporarily alters consciousness, perception, mood, and behavior. However, THC is proven to possess an array of health benefits, yet in some users, THC tolerance may be rather low as compared with others, and therefore, CBD may be a better alternative. It is CBD (Cannabidiol) that is associated with most of marijuana’s health benefits. In order to provide extended health benefits to users, many cannabis products are further enhanced with CBD. Cannabidiol can help in the treatment of nausea, sleep disorders, and mood disorders, among many other conditions and ailments, including but not limited to seizures. For those who are looking forward to using cannabis as an alternative form of medication, high CBD strains can make an excellent choice. Enjoying homemade CBD derivatives with the use of high CBD flowers is also possible. When it comes to the treatment of Dravet syndrome, Epidiolex is the first FDA-approved CBD-based drug available by prescription.
“I can’t wait to experience the best of what the advancement in the extraction of cannabinoids is bound to bring in the future. I’ve had great success with CBD so far.”
“Currently, too little research is available when it comes to being able to better understand how different cannabinoids can improve mental and physical health.”