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The Many Different Types of Cannabinoids

Did you know that there are over 100 different types of cannabinoids in existence? CBD is well known, but the hemp plant provides many other cannabinoid variants.

Are you looking for alternatives to both CBD and THC? Did you know there are other cannabis options with unique benefits?

The following cannabinoid guide will explore different options you should know about. Read on and discover if one of these lesser-known cannabinoids is right for you.

Cannabichromene (CBC)

Cannabichromene is non-intoxicating and doesn’t cause patients to get high. CBC can help the brain grow by enhancing the applicability of developing brain cells. The powerful process is known as neurogenesis.

CBC also helps regulate pain by reducing inflammation. You can’t currently find CBC in a hemp flower, but many oils exist. It’s easy to vape like CBD and a comparison of disposables can give you an idea of how that works.

Cannabigerol (CBG)

Cannabigerol (CBG) gets extracted from CBGa and it’s becoming more popular each year. CBGa is an incredible cannabinoid because of its ability to change to CBD, THC, or CBC.

CBG becomes stable after converting from CBGa and it won’t convert into other cannabinoids. It’s non-intoxicating and similar to CBD and CBC.

Many find that CBG helps support the anandamide neurotransmitter. This might help regulate pain, sleep, appetite, pleasure, and even boost motivation.

Cannabinol (CBN)

CBN is the result of THC degradation that happens naturally. the process happens when a plant ages or has increased exposure to heat and oxygen.

Typically, cannabis only contains small amounts of CBN found in young or recently dried cannabis. Some see CBN as the middle ground between CBD and THC.

It has possible anti-bacterial and neuroprotective benefits. CBN also stimulates appetite and helps patients sleep.

Tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV)

Tetrahydrocannabivarin has a molecular structure similar to THC but with fewer carbon atoms. Strains with a lot of THCV provide a light psychoactive high that doesn’t last long like THC. It also gives patients a burst of energy.

One of its biggest benefits is appetite suppression to help with weight loss. Remember, the ECS regulates appetite. THCV also helps control glycemic levels and assists people with type 2 diabetes.

Tetrahydrocannabinolic Acid (THCA)

THCA might sound similar to THC but it doesn’t have the same intoxicating properties. It is only found in live and raw cannabis. THCA is the acidic form of THC and becomes the psychoactive compound if exposed to heat.

Some believe that THCA might help with nausea and vomiting. It’s found in any strain with lots of THC before decarboxylation. You can juice fresh cannabis to try THCA for yourself and see if it benefits you.

Trying Different Types of Cannabinoids

Now you know several different types of cannabinoids besides CBD and THC. The cannabinoids mentioned aren’t intoxicating like THC, so experiment safely and confidently. 

Remember this guide and each cannabinoid’s benefits to decide which is right for you. Check out the rest of our blog for more cannabis tips and other fascinating articles.

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