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7 Major Cannabinoids Found in the Hemp Plant & their Benefits

You’ve likely heard about how high-quality CBD can offer healing benefits and other advantages to users. However, before trying it, you might be wondering more about the specifics of the different cannabinoids found in the hemp plant, so Asha Apothecary is here to break some of them down for you. 

Our pure CBD oil and hemp products have helped many lead a better, more rewarding life, which is why we’re excited to share some information here about the seven major cannabinoids found in the hemp plant and their benefits!

What Exactly Are Cannabinoids?

Before diving into the details, we first wanted to briefly touch upon what cannabinoids are and where they’re found. There can be hundreds of cannabinoids found in a single plant, although it can vary from strain to strain. But only some of them will have proven health benefits like the ones below.

Why Are Cannabinoids Important?

As mentioned previously, some cannabinoids have health properties. But so do vitamins and minerals, so what makes cannabinoids different from these compounds? Well, cannabinoids directly impact your body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS), which helps it maintain the proper internal balance of your body. 

Throughout the body, we have receptors that interact with CBD known as CB1 and CB2 receptors. Many cannabinoids will positively influence these receptors that are part of the ECS, most of which are found in the central nervous system and immune system. 

These receptors affect everything from appetite, to motor skills and memory and are extremely important for our body.

1. CBDa (Cannabidiolic Acid):

Also known as the parent of CBD, this acid is commonly seen in the hemp plant and is often referred to as the raw form of CBD. It boasts some important properties, such as anti-nausea effects.

2. CBGa (Cannabigerolic Acid):

If CBDa is the parent of CBD, then CBGa is definitely the grandparent. CBGa is the first molecule produced by the hemp plant before it enters the flowering stage and its chemical structure begins changing. It’s also responsible for producing CBC, CB, and THC as the plant is exposed to heat or light.

3. CBD (Cannabidiol):

Hemp is certainly a wonder plant, with thousands of different uses, but when it comes to health benefits, it’d be nowhere without CBD. However, the variety of health benefits provided by this compound has only come to light relatively recently, in the past few years or so to be more precise.

As more studies are released each year, scientists are finding that CBD is responsible for a host of healing benefits including producing anti-inflammatory properties, and anxiolytic and neuroprotective effects as well. Additionally, it’s non-addictive and boasts very few side effects.

4. CBDV (Cannabidivarin):

Although this compound isn’t talked about too much, it’s actually one of the leading ones from hemp plants that offer health benefits, in particular when it comes to its anti-nausea and anti-epileptic traits. It’s also been found to offer anticonvulsant effects as well.

5. CBC (Cannabichromene):

This lesser-known compound has an impact on your brain’s health and can offer mood-enhancing benefits due to its neuroplastic properties. Many looking for a boost in their mood might pair this with low doses of THC for positive results.

6. CBG (Cannabigerol):

Perhaps no compound on the list competes with CBD for the number one spot as much as this one does. That’s because much like CBD, CBG is another non-psychoactive compound stacked with health benefits, especially when it comes to things like inflammatory bowel disease, tumors, Crohn’s disease, and glaucoma. 

However, unlike other compounds that are found in abundance in the hemp plant, CBG is only found in fully-matured strains and only then a small concentration of it. This is because the compound is used by the plant to create other important compounds, like THC and CBD.

7. CBN (Cannabinol):

Last but certainly not least comes CBN, which increases as the THC compound is exposed to oxygen. CBN is still being studied but many preliminary tests show that this compound boasts a sedative effect that can be quite soothing for some.

Contact Asha Apothecary today for high-quality CBD and more!

For those who want to experience the healing properties of the hemp plant firsthand, Asha Apothecary carries a wide range of hemp and CBD oil products, like our premium lavender eucalyptus hemp salve, Zen CBD gummies, and broad-spectrum CBD bath bombs. We also offer several CBD collections for those who want to try our full suite of products at a 10% discount. 

Under the proper storage conditions, all of our products can last for up to 18 months and are made using a proprietary hemp extraction and purification process to separate plant solids and waxes from the pure oil compound. This method enables us to make certain that all of the broad spectrum, non-psychoactive phytocannabinoids, and other important compounds, like CBN, CBG, and more of the ones mentioned above are preserved. This results in an end product that is of the highest quality, while also containing no pesticides, heavy metals, or THC. 

If you’re interested in taking our tinctures, the right amount of CBD for you will depend upon a variety of factors, such as your weight, sex, and genetic makeup. So, when starting out, experiment with a small dose first, then work your way up to a comfortable dosage, increasing the amount slowly over several days or weeks. 

For more about our high-quality CBD products, contact us online today. We offer FREE shipping and 30-Day returns on all orders! 

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