cbd wheelDecember 15, 2021
The cannabis plant is one of the most (if not the most) pharmacologically active plants on the planet, containing over 400 active chemicals. The unique active components of cannabis are called cannabinoids , which are found alongside active chemicals called terpenoids (aka terpenes) and flavonoids . These chemical components work together to provide a wide variety of therapeutic benefits to the human body. Cannabinoids are chemical compounds found in Cannabis plants. (marijuana and hemp) There are many cannabinoids, the most commonly studied and known are THC, (highly psychoactive) and CBD (non-psychoactive). Our bodies have an endocannabinoid system. The two work together much like puzzle pieces. Simply put, when cannabinoids are ingested, they “connect” with the endocannabinoids naturally occurring in our bodies to create cellular harmony and stability.
CBD rich cannabis provides potent therapeutic benefits without the euphoria or lethargy of many high THC varieties. CBD and THC are believed to have synergistic effect meaning that when they are both present at therapeutic levels they are more effective together than they are alone. While THC is widely known for its psychoactive properties, CBD may be best known for its ability to counterbalance anxiety, tachycardia, hunger and sedation caused by THC (Russo, 2011).
Cannabinoids- It’s what makes it a Medicine.
THC is the most commonly know cannabinoid and is responsible for getting one “high. It is also a powerful neuroprotective, antioxidant and has 20 times the anti-inflammatory power of aspirin and twice that of hydrocortisone (Russo, 2011).
Difference between CDBa/CBD, and THCA/TCH When cannabis grows, it produces CBDA and TCHA, (not CBD and THC. ) CBDA and TCHA are “inactive” acidic compounds. It is not until heated through smoking, vaporizing, cooking etc. that the molecule changes to an active form, a process referred to as decarboxylation.
Cannabis contains at least 85 types of cannabinoids, many of which have documented medical value.
These work their medicinal magic by imitating compounds our bodies naturally produce, called endocannabinoids , which activate to maintain internal stability and health. To put a complex system simply, they mediate communication between cells, and when there is a deficiency or problem with our endocannabinoid system, unpleasant symptoms and physical complications occur.
When cannabis is consumed, cannabinoids bind to receptor sites throughout our brain (receptors called CB-1) and body (CB-2). Different cannabinoids have different effects depending on which receptors they bind to. For example, THC binds to receptors in the brain whereas CBN has a strong affinity for CB-2 receptors located throughout the body. By aiming the right cannabinoid at the right receptors, different types of relief are achievable.
Products and strains have been developed to deliver larger doses of different cannabinoids, so knowing which types best treat your symptoms is important knowledge, and detailed information on these cannabinoids is available on this website for all the strains we offer.
Cannabinoids, which include THC and CBD, are the chemical compounds secreted by cannabis flowers that provide relief to an array of symptoms including pain, nausea, and inflammation.
The below wheel serves as a handy resource to determine which cannabinoids help treat symptoms associated with mood, eating/gastrointestinal disorders, neurological disorders, pain, sleep disorders, and other medical conditions.