Every day more people are using medical marijuana as a natural remedy and as an option to improve their lives. We have all heard of THC and CBD. Either to relieve pain, anxiety or to increase creativity. But, there are many more cannabinoids besides THC and CBD, some like CBG and THCV show some very interesting properties. Get a medical marijuana card from a verified doctor to get marijuana legally.
With the recent change in Canadian legislation and the passage of the Farm Bill in the USA, it seems that things are finally turning for the better for the Cannabis user. These changes pave the way to better natural alternatives for pain relief.
Heralded as a more legislated, non-psychoactive alternative, CBD use has exploded lately. The popularity can be seen in the number of thousands of products that have appeared, from creams to edibles.
However, there is a whole other world to explore with Cannabis and its medical and therapeutic benefits.
CBD is just one of the 100 different compounds that we can find in the hemp plant, and each of them could offer its many health benefits.
New research on these other cannabinoids is underway. They are discovering more and more about how cannabinoids, such as CBD and the rare THCV, could benefit us.
There’s more than just CBD and THC
While CBD and THC are definitely the most abundant, they are just two of the more than 100 cannabinoids that we can find in a Hemp plant. Other cannabinoids are known such as CBD, THCV, CBGV, CBDV, CBDA, CBN, CBC, CBCV, and THCA.
Each cannabinoid has its own health benefits and as research on them grows, we are only at the beginning of much to discover about these natural compounds. Just by taking CBD and THC, you could be depriving yourself of the benefits of all the other cannabinoids.
The entourage effect
Using only CBD and THC, we would not be taking advantage of the “entourage effect”.
It turns out that using multiple cannabinoids together has a much more powerful synergistic effect, as each cannabinoid enhances the effect of the others. This is what is known as the “entourage effect”.
For example, try mixing CBD and THC.
While THC produces a more energetic, creative, and fun high, taking CBD at the same time can help balance the chaotic side of THC. CBD produces a calm mind that reduces anxiety and THC paranoia, letting you enjoy the high without any worries.
CBG – Greater Pain Relief Than CBD?
By now we all know CBD, but what do we know about cannabigerol or CBG? New research has shown that CBG may have greater anti-inflammatory power than CBD.
As a natural remedy, CBG could offer great potential in pain relief for those who suffer from intestinal problems such as irritable bowel syndrome or colitis. In addition, CBG could provide a non-addictive and harmless alternative to the painkiller epidemic.
CBG can treat skin problems like acne and eczema. Its anti-inflammatory properties could give it powerful neuroprotective properties to help with problems such as Huntington’s, Parkinson’s, or Alzheimer’s.
By adding CBG we can add a remedy for the treatment of problems caused by inflammation. CBG can also be beneficial for those who use cannabinoids for recovery, such as athletes.
THCV – The THC antagonist
Tetrahydrocannabivarin, better known by its acronym as THCV, is one of the strangest and most difficult components to extract. THCV behaves like the opposite of THC.
In low doses, THCV blocks specific THC receptors. While the use of THC is linked to increased anxiety, paranoia, and mental confusion, the use of THCV can block anxiety and paranoia while improving mental focus.
THCV reduces appetite. While THC makes you have to go to the kitchen where you keep the sweet and that you have to regret it the next day, THCV is a good ally in fasting and meditation. THCV could have the potential to help those with diabetes by helping the body regulate blood sugar more effectively. THCV could also cause our immune system to promote better bone growth and quick recovery.