Cannabinoids are the chemical compounds secreted by cannabis flowers that provide relief to an array of symptoms including pain, nausea, anxiety, and inflammation. Hemp contains over 100 active cannabinoids including CBD, CBL, CBG, CBN & CBC in varying potencies with varying beneficial effects. CBD is the most prevalent, typically accounting for up to 40% of the plant’s extract.
Cannabinoids naturally occur in the human body through the endocannabinoid system. All mammals share this system regulating a variety of physiological and cognitive processes including fertility, appetite, pain sensation, immune system function, pain management, mood, and memory and in mediating the pharmacological effects of cannabis. Since the body produces cannabinoids, it’s receptors are found throughout the entire central nervous system (including the brain) and in all major organs. CB1 and CB2 receptors in our bodies bind to cannabinoids and help you achieve balance and overall homeostasis.
Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the many cannabinoid compounds present in cannabis. Unlike its more well-known cousin THC, CBD is not intoxicating, meaning it doesn’t produce the head-swimming highs that are often associated with cannabis consumption. That doesn’t mean it’s an idle compound, though. Indeed, a growing body of research shows that CBD has a ton of potential health benefits especially for anxiety, pain relief, digestive issues and even epilepsy.
Cannabigerol (CBG) has been found to act on very specific physiological systems and problems, and results for medicinal use are promising. Studies show CBG reduces intraocular pressure. It is a powerful vasodilator and has neuroprotective effects as well as aiding in IBS/Crohn’s disease treatment, and most importantly, it has been shown to block receptors that cause cancer cell growth.
Cannabicyclol (CBL) is a little-known phytocannabinoid occurring naturally in the hemp plant. Not much research has been done on CBL but its potential medicinal benefits are linked to its ability to structure itself and biosynthesize itself when combined with other cannabinoids. Full Spectrum products utilize multiple cannabinoids allowing them to work symphonically with each other within the endocannabinoid system.