What are Exotic Cannabinoids?
You may have heard of CBD (If not, don't worry... We will explain below). But what about CBN? CBG? CBC? Cannabinoids -- the active chemicals in medical marijuana -- are similar to chemicals the body makes that are involved in appetite, memory, movement, and pain. Research suggests cannabinoids might: Help us sleep, reduce anxiety, reduce inflammation, and relieve pain.
CBD stands for cannabidiol. It is the second most prevalent of the active ingredients of cannabis (marijuana). While CBD is an essential component of medical marijuana, it is derived directly from the hemp plant, which is a cousin of the marijuana plant.
CBN was the first naturally occurring cannabinoid to be isolated in its pure form back in 1896. CBN is actually an oxidation product of THC... THC will slowly turn into CBN when exposed to heat and light. While both CBN and CBD share some similar medicinal properties, they vary significantly when it comes to how they're produced and how they interact with the body.
Because it is present in low levels (usually less than 1%) in most cannabis strains, CBG is considered a minor cannabinoid. In recent studies, CBG is showing great promise as a cancer fighter. Specifically, CBG was shown to block receptors that cause cancer cell growth. As well, European research shows evidence that CBG is an effective antibacterial agent.
CBC doesn’t get a lot of praise or attention, but it has shown to have profound benefits. CBC stems from the all-important cannabigerolic acid (CBGa). From there, enzymes cause it to convert into or cannabichrome carboxylic acid (CBCa). Over time, or if exposed to heat CBCa with break down and become cannabichromene, through a process known as decarboxylation