The endocannabinoid is a system in a human body, that regulates the physiological processes such as memory, mood, appetite to a large extent. When there is any deficiency occurs, it can cause health disorders. When you ingest cannabis, the cannabinoids suddenly bind the receptor of endocannabinoid that is found in the immune system and brain. There are several types of Cannabinoids you can ingest, but it depends on the ratio of ingestion, as they have different effect and performance in the body.

Types Of Cannabinoids

Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)

THC is the most abundant Cannabinoid type, that is present in marijuana. It is well known for psychoactive effects, it makes you high when you consume it. THC is a compound that acts as a partial agonist in receptors (CB1 and CB2). This is a compound that is very effective in terms of painkiller, sleep disorder, and other health issues.

Cannabidiol (CBD)

CBD is one of the most powerful cannabinoids. It acts as the antagonist in receptors (CB1 and CB2). CBD has plenty of medical benefits and uses. It is derived from the hemp plant. It does not contain the psychoactive effects and it makes you free from getting high when you consuming it. CBD is very effective in treating health issues such as arthritis, diabetes, anxiety, depression, skin care, and cancer, etc.

Cannabinol (CBN)

Cannabinol is a cannabinoid that is produced by THC degradation. It is less psychoactive and a weak agonist in receptors CB1 and CB2. It has a greater affinity to CB2 than CB1 receptors. When THC degrades into CBN, it creates sedative effects, that is known as a couch lock.

Cannabigerol (CBG)

CBG is a nonpsychoactive cannabinoid. It has the antibacterial effects that have the potential to change the overall cannabis effects. CBG is also very effective in the treatment of inflammation, cancer and enhances bone growth. This cannabinoid acts as the low-affinity antagonist in the CB1 receptor. There is no CB2 receptor activity is recognized currently.

Cannabichromene (CBC)

This cannabinoid is lesser known but no less than others in terms of medical benefits and uses. It is most commonly found in cannabis that is of tropical varieties. It is very beneficial and effective to fight against cancer or tumor, painkiller, reduces inflammation, bone growth, etc.

Tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV)

THCV is a kind of minor cannabinoid that is found in some cannabis strains. Do you know, what is the primary difference between THC and THCV? It is just a structural difference, means the presence of 3 carbon group(propyl) instead of 5 carbon group(pentyl) in the molecule. THCV has different effects and these effects are such as a reduction in pain, improves appetite, and promote bone growth. THCV acts as the antagonist in the CB1 receptor and partial agonist in the CB2 receptor.

Hope you enjoyed the article, and get the main 6 cannabinoids that are recognized for the health benefits and medical uses. If you want to share your experience with any of the cannabinoids, and want to give feedback, feel free to write in the comment section below. Thanks for reading!

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