What is CBD, CBG, CBN, and THC Exactly?
What is CBD? How can it help me? Is it a scam? Which product should I trust?
CBD was first discovered in the 1940s, but research stalled because the cannabis plant was labeled an illegal drug. It wasn't until the 2018 Farm Bill passed when hemp became legal that the floodgates opened and progress accelerated. The marijuana plant also comes from the cannabis family, while it is legal in many states for medical and recreational use, it remains federally illegal.
Scientists and researchers believe we have just begun to uncover the health benefits of CBD and the other cannabinoids.
Still, some call it 'snake oil' because of its claim to cure so many ailments. It may sound too good to be true, but, read on, and you will see how it's scientifically possible.👇
Cannabinoids (CBD, CBG, CBN) are chemical compounds found in the flower and leaves of cannabis plants (hemp and marijuana), which can trigger cannabinoid receptors in our body. 👈 More on that in a minute.
Over 120+ cannabinoids exist in the hemp plant, but CBD is the most studied, so far, with CBG and CBN not far behind.
CBD (Cannabidiol) – There is scientific evidence that CBD contains therapeutic benefits to treat ailments like PSTD, anxiety, inflammation (acne, arthritis, gout), insomnia, epilepsy, appetite loss, nausea, and pain relief when taken correctly.
Other cannabinoids found in the cannabis plants are not as plentiful as CBD, but they have a purpose, and science tells us not to underestimate them. They all may have similar health benefits, but their synergistic effect provides more substantial results when working together.
CBG (cannabigerol) mainly works well for the bone, pancreas, liver, spleen, and immune systems. It has exhibited the potential as an anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, and neuroprotective, and it has shown promise for treating glaucoma and as a cancer fighter by slowing cell growth and shrinking tumors – as proven in one study.
CBN (cannabinol) comes from THC and turns into CBN once it's heated or plant-aged in THC. Out of all the cannabinoids, CBN is known for its sedative effects, which can help treat sleep disorders, even though hemp plants contain no more than 1% CBN. It may also be a potent anti-bacterial that one day could replace anti-biotics.
THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) is known for its psychoactive effects – the weed that gets you “high” – but it is also believed to have extraordinary medicinal benefits. Laws restrict the research it deserves because the marijuana plant has low levels of CBD and high levels of THC (whereas the hemp plant has high CBD levels and low levels of THC), but the laws might be changing soon.