Introduction to Cannabinoids

Cannabinoids: Explained

Cannabinoids are chemical compounds found in the cannabis plant.

They interact with receptors in the body's endocannabinoid system, influencing various physiological processes.

Types of Cannabinoids

Major Types

  1. THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol): Known for its psychoactive effects, THC is the primary intoxicating compound in cannabis
  2. CBD (Cannabidiol): Non-psychoactive and gaining popularity for its potential therapeutic benefits, including pain relief and anxiety reduction.
  3. CBG (Cannabigerol): Often referred to as the "mother cannabinoid," CBG is a precursor to other cannabinoids and may have antibacterial and neuroprotective properties.

Cannabinoids and Health

Potential Benefits

Pain Management: Cannabinoids like CBD have shown promise in relieving chronic pain.

Anxiety and Depression: Some cannabinoids may help alleviate symptoms of anxiety and depression.

Neurological Disorders: Research suggests cannabinoids could be beneficial for conditions like epilepsy and multiple sclerosis.