The Different Compounds Of Cannabis Plants And Their Potential Benefits
Posted on March 12th, 2022
There are many different compounds of cannabis plants. This includes CBD, CBDa, CBD, CBN and terpenes to name a few. Each compound offers an array of potential benefits. With that said, read on to find out what a few of these possible benefits are.
Different Compounds of Cannabis Plants: CBD
Out of all the different compounds of cannabis plants, CBD is one of the most popular. Potential benefits of CBD include:
. Anxiety & Depression-
CBD has the potential to ease symptoms associated with anxiety and depression. CBD interacts with the brain in a way that can enhance one’s mood. The compound is also known for its potential to cause calmness and reduce stress, which are contributors to anxiety and depression.
. Pain Relief-
Relieving pain is another potential benefit of CBD. It has anti-inflammatory properties and is often considered a good alternative to over-the-counter painkillers. From minor aches to muscle aches to more severe pain, CBD might be able to help with it.
More and more people turn to CBD as a way to potentially help with their epilepsy. CBD may have the potential to help those who suffer from seizures as a result of epilepsy. More studies need to be conducted, but so far it does appear that CBD offers benefits to those who have seizures.
Those are the key potential benefits of CBD. The compound may be beneficial for arthritis and the immune system. It might also be beneficial for the skin. Let’s not forget to mention that CBD is widely available in the form of oil, vape and edibles to name a few.
When it comes to the different compounds of cannabis plants, CBDa is one of the lesser-known ones. However, it’s been increasing in popularity throughout the last few years. Potential benefits CBDa offer include:
Inflammation is one of the key reasons people experience pain, stress and an array of skin conditions or symptoms associated with skin conditions. Like CBD, CBDa contains anti-inflammatory properties that can keep inflammation at bay. If someone uses CBDa, then they may be able to reduce inflammation within their body.
2. Nausea & Vomiting-
Another potential benefit of CBDa is its ability to ease nausea and vomiting. If someone is feeling nauseous and they are vomiting, then CBDa might help. This is one of the reasons people who feel sick after receiving certain cancer treatments sometimes turn to CBDa supplements.
There is some research out there that suggests CBDa might have anti-cancer properties. In one study, CBDa appeared to halt the migration of breast cancer cells. Long story short, CBDa might play a role in stopping breast cancer cells from migrating. However, a lot more research needs to be done into this.
Those are only three key potential benefits of CBDa. CBDa is a bit more difficult to get a hold of. However, the compound is often found in many full-spectrum CBD products.
CBG is another compound that has been grabbing attention around the world. It’s no wonder why. Here are the potential benefits CBG offers:
1. Anti-Bacterial Properties-
CBG has anti-bacterial properties. This means it might do a good job at fighting harmful bacterial, more specifically strains of MRSA. This is a type of bacteria that can lead to people developing staph infections and it is highly drug-resistant.
Like many other compounds in the cannabis plant, CBG might have anti-cancer benefits. Some research indicates that CBG might play a role in fighting cancer. It does this by potentially blocking certain receptors.
Although CBD is the most well-known compound of the cannabis plant, CBG has quickly become a popular compound to use to help ease pain. In fact, some people have the opinion that CBG is more effective at treating pain than CBD. Nonetheless, CBG does contain anti-inflammatory properties, which is why it may be beneficial to use when a person is experiencing pain.
Those who want to experience the potential benefits of CBG will want to consider using a full-spectrum product. CBG is potent on its own. However, its potential effects could be enhanced when combined with other compounds of the cannabis plant.
CBN offers tremendous benefits. However, it’s known for three key ones. They include:
1. Pain Relief-
CBN might relieve pain in the joints and muscles. If someone is suffering from a condition that causes pain, then CBN might be able to ease it. This includes conditions such as fibromyalgia.
2. Sleep Aid-
Another potential benefit is CBN’s ability to help people experience better sleep. The compound has sedative properties, which means taking CBN could result in getting to asleep and staying asleep throughout the night. It may also help those who have insomnia or very erratic sleep patterns.
3. Neuroprotective Properties-
The compound might help those with certain conditions that affect the spinal cord and/or the brain. This includes conditions such as ALS. Much more research needs to be conducted into CBN’s neuroprotective properties.
Remember, those are only a handful of the potential benefits CBN offers. Many of the other benefits are similar to CBD’s benefits. Also, taking CBG and CBD together could result in experiencing enhanced effects.
Terpenes are what give plants an aroma, or a smell. These compounds are the primary reason why cannabis smells the way it smells. There are many types of terpenes that might be found in CBD products. With that said, a few potential benefits of terpenes include:
First, terpenes might ease anxiety. Not only that, but terpenes could cause users to feel more at ease and relaxed, which results in better sleep and feeling less stressed. Not only that, but terpenes may improve overall blood flow throughout the body. However, the biggest benefit of terpenes is they play a major role in full-spectrum CBD products, as they contribute to the entourage effect.
As previously mentioned, there are lots of benefits terpenes may offer. The above are only a handful. Also, using terpenes and CBD may offer even more benefits.
Full-Spectrum CBD Products
Full-spectrum CBD products are products that contain most, if not all of the natural compounds of the cannabis plant. This includes all of the previously discussed compounds. When all of those ingredients are combined, then one might experience what is called the entourage effect.
The entourage effect can be best described as something that happens when all of the key components of the cannabis plant are consumed at the same time. In this case, a user would use a full-spectrum CBD product. As time goes by, all of the compounds will be absorbed by the user’s body, which will increase the chances of them experiencing amplified benefits of the cannabis plant. In short, when the compounds are combined, then the potential benefits are enhanced.
Using Full-Spectrum Products
The best thing about full-spectrum products is that they are easy to consume. They are available in many forms, but the most important thing is to choose the right product and follow the instructions on the label. Not everyone will require the same dosage, which means a bit of experimenting with dosage amounts is important. If a person gets the dosage amounts right and they are consistent, then they’ll have a good chance of reaping the potential benefits of their full-spectrum product.
Those are the key benefits of the different compounds of cannabis plants. If one wants to experience the entourage effect, then they should consider using full-spectrum CBD products. Just make sure to order products that have been tested for quality and efficiency. This will increase the chances of reap the potential benefits that all of the compounds offer.
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