Cannabis plants contain over 100 ‘cannabinoid’ compounds and CBD, CBG and CBN are three examples.These compounds are unique to the cannabis plant and unique in the way they interact with us. We have a biological regulatory system known as the endocannabinoid system, named after the fact that these cannabinoid compounds interact with receptors within this biological system.
The function of the ECS is to maintain a healthy and balanced internal environment so that you are able to function at optimum. When your ECS is deficient you can introduce cannabinoids from cannabis to get it going again.
CBD, CBC, CBN and CBG Are 4 Significant Cannabinoids, Each Providing Specific Therapeutic Potential.
CBD is a non intoxicating neuroprotective compound that has a greater antioxidant quality than vitamin C and E. It has strong anti-anxiety properties as well as being an anti-inflammatory agent suggesting an important therapeutic role in various inflammatory and chronic pain states. It also has anticonvulsant benefits and stimulates bone healing.
- Analgesic, though less potent than THC
- Cancer cytotoxic agent (Ligresti et al. 2006)
- Antidepressant effect
- Mildly sedative (Musty 1976)
- Anticonvulsant (Turner 1980)
- Anti-inflammatory (Evans 1991)
CBG is a non-intoxicating compound, that has been shown to reduce blood pressure and intraocular pressure as well. Slows down the uptake of GABA chemicals in the body allowing the calming effect of these chemicals to last longer.
- Antidepressant in tail suspension model (Musty-Deyo 2006)
- Lowers BP and IOP
- Decreases keratinocytes in psoriasis (Wilkinson 2007)
- Powerful activity against MRSA (MIC 0.5-2 μg/ml) (Appendino 2008)
- Potent α-2 adrenoreceptor agonist (for pain, ?↓reuptake) and less potent 5-HT1A antagonist (antidepressant?) (Cascio 2010)
- Stimulates several TRP channels (de Petrocellis 2010, 2011)