CBD + Other Cannabinoids
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:
skin & hair
& 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.
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)
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.
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Cancer (blocks receptors that cause cancer cell growth)
Growth of bone cells
Cancer treatment support
Bacterial infections on the skin
Appetite loss (anti-emetic)
Cancer treatment support
Skin injuries, such as pain and burns
Traumatic Brain Injury
Migraines & Headaches
Skin & Hair
Special thanks to Sativa Science Club Founder & CEO Mary J. Poppins for checking this article's accuracy and providing her professional insight. Be sure to follow Sativa Science Club for higher education in cannabis!
Borrelli, Francesca. “Non-Psychotropic Plant Cannabinoids: New Therapeutic Opportunities from an Ancient Herb.” Trends in Pharmacological Sciences, www.academia.edu/14021755/Non-psychotropic_plant_cannabinoids_new_therapeutic_opportunities_from_an_ancient_herb.
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This article was written by Kristen Williams and published on March 30, 2018. Copyright © 2018 Hempsley, All Rights Reserved