What are cannabinoids?

Cannabinoids are chemical compounds that support your endocannabinoid system, which is the system in your body responsible for keeping all of your other systems in balance with one another.

Your body naturally produces two endo-cannabinoids of its own to support this system, but just like with any other nutrient, sometimes we can become deficient and need extra support.

The cannabis plant produces over 100 different phyto-cannabinoids similar to your own endo-cannabinoids. While all of these cannabinoids support your endocannabinoid system, they don’t all produce the same effects.

Two of the most widely known cannabinoids are THC and CBD. THC is a cannabinoid that can produce intoxication or a “high” that most people associate cannabis use with. CBD, on the other hand, does not create intoxication. Learn more about how THC and CBD interact with your body here.

CBD is Available Nationwide

CBD is found in all species of cannabis, including both hemp and marijuana. The Farm Bill passed in 2014 made it legal for states to set up their own hemp cultivation laws, and there are now many companies that are growing hemp for medicinal purposes, extracting CBD from it, then creating products that they are able to ship nationwide. Learn more about the differences between hemp and marijuana here.

While certain conditions are better treated by specific combinations of cannabinoids, and research is showing that all cannabinoids work best when used together due to the entourage effect, people have reported that CBD-only products have helped them with a wide range of issues: 

  • seizures 
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • PTSD
  • chronic pain
  • relaxation
  • focus
  • nausea
  • stomach cramping
  • appetite
  • mood
  • sleep
  • memory
  • tumors
  • libido
  • skin & hair
  • acne
  • diabetes
  • sharpening senses
  • & lots more!

When used properly, cannabinoids are one of the most versatile medicines on the planet because they support your endocannabinoid system, helping the body help itself. 

To find CBD products that can be accessed in all 50 states and sometimes even internationally, check out our Curated Page with thoughtful reviews from our team. 

 Pictured:  Wildflower's  Immunity CBD vaporizer 

Pictured: Wildflower's Immunity CBD vaporizer 

Other Cannabinoids

While THC and CBD are currently the most popular cannabinoids, research is uncovering that there are many other cannabinoids that have incredible therapeutic benefits — and many of them are non-intoxicating, just like CBD. Below we break down a few of the most well-known cannabinoids, how they relate to each other, and how they can be useful. (Borrelli, Cell Press) 

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There is a growing list of personal testimonials about what cannabinoids have been found to be useful for. Below we have compiled some of the most common. 

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    CBG

    • Glaucoma
    • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
    • Cancer (blocks receptors that cause cancer cell growth)
    • Muscle relaxation
    • Immune modulation
    • Psoriasis
    • Parkinson's 
    • Alzheimer's

    CBN

    • Pain relief
    • Growth of bone cells
    • Appetite stimulant

    CBDA

    • Severe pain
    • Cancer treatment support
    • Concussions
    • Injuries
    • Some seizures
    • Bacterial infections on the skin

    CBD

    • Psychosis
    • IBS
    • Nausea
    • Seizures 
    • Epilepsy
    • Depression
    • Anxiety
    • Stress
    • PTSD
    • Chronic Pain
    • Arthritis
    • Migraines & Headaches
    • Cramps
    • Muscle Spasms
    • Muscular Dystrophy
    • Relaxation
    • Focus
    • Nausea
    • Gastrointestinal Disorders
    • Anorexia
    • Stomach Cramping
    • Appetite
    • Mood
    • Bipolar
    • PMS
    • Sleep
    • Insomnia
    • Memory
    • Alzheimer's
    • Libido
    • Skin & Hair
    • Acne
    • Sharpening Senses
    • Diabetes
    • Tumors
    • Parkinson's 
    • Tinnitus
    • Multiple Sclerosis
    • Fibromyalgia
    • Cancer
    • HIV/Aids
    • Lupus
    • Hypertension
    • Crohn's Disease

    THCA

    • Appetite suppressant
    • Nausea
    • Appetite loss (anti-emetic)
    • Arthritis
    • Lupus
    • Insomnia
    • Muscle spasms
    • Muscular Dystrophy
    • Multiple Sclerosis
    • Pain
    • Nerve pain
    • Spasticity
    • Cancer treatment support
    • Concussions
    • Skin injuries, such as pain and burns
    • Dementia
    • Alzheimer’s
    • Some seizures
    • Crohn's Disease
    • HIV/AIDS

    THC

    • Insomnia
    • Chronic pain
    • Neuropathic pain
    • PTSD
      Stress
    • Nausea
    • Arthritis
    • Migraines
    • Inflammation
    • PMS
    • Cancer
    • Crohn’s Disease
    • Fibromyalgia
    • Alzheimer’s
    • Multiple Sclerosis
    • Muscular Dystrophy
    • Parkinson's
    • Tinnitus
    • Glaucoma
    • ADD/ADHD
    • Appetite Loss
    • Gastrointestinal Disorders
      Anorexia
    • Sleep Apnea
    • Insomnia
    • Fatigue
    • Glaucoma
    • Liver Disease
    • Asthma
    • Traumatic Brain Injury
    • Tourette's
    • HIV/AIDS
    • Lupus
    • Hypertension
    • Cachexia
    • Depression