The Four Overlooked Beneficial Compounds In CBD Oil:
You would be forgiven for thinking that the benefit of using CBD Oil would be to get the beneficial CBD cannabinoid into your system. While there are CBD isolate oils that do only contain the beneficial CBD cannabinoid, the cannabis plant contains hundreds of other cannabinoids and compounds that are very beneficial to our wellbeing. This is the reason that we recommend using full-spectrum CBD Oils.
Like other compounds found in the cannabis plant, Terpenes bind with our CB2 receptors, located on top of the cells in our immune system. By binding to these receptors, they can help modulate our immune response and reduce inflammation when necessary. Terpenes are also the component of cannabis that gives it its unique smell, and the scent can vary between different strains depending on the volumes and various types of terpenes in the plant.
CBG is known as the mother of all cannabinoids as the other cannabinoids are derived from CBG. It is non-psychoactive like its daughter CBD and can also produce an array of physical benefits. We are still in the early days with research into CBG, but from what we have seen so far its been shown to be a powerful antibacterial with mood stabilising properties. CBG is often forgotten about, though, because it’s costly to synthesise, requiring a lot of processing and expense to produce it.
Another cannabinoid found in the hemp plant and another non-psychoactive compound with many benefits to your wellbeing. CBC does not bind with the CB1 or CB2 receptors but instead works synergistically with the other cannabinoids found in the hemp plant, which is known as the entourage effect. CBC is noted as having anti-tumor properties.
Cannabidivarin is another cannabinoid with similar effects to CBD, in that they have anti convulsion properties. Originally it was thought that CBDV bound to the receptors, but we now know they bind with an entirely different set of receptors to help modulate this condition. This is encouraging, as it also shows there may be another way to help treat hose with convulsive disorders.