The Different Cannabinoids
CBD, CBC, CBG, and CBN. With the rise of cannabinoids on the market today, it can be confusing trying to figure out which one is best. Whether you’re a newbie to cannabinoids or a regular user, here’s a breakdown of each and the benefits you can count on.
CBD: The Standard
CBD is a chemical compound found in cannabis often used to help treat certain ailments. While it lacks THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol), which is the psychoactive component in cannabis that produces a high which most associate with marijuana, it still provides many benefits. CBD can help with stress, anxiety, sleep disorders, and pain relief, just to name a few, but one of the most talked about benefits is how CBD can help people quit smoking. For smokers who want to kick the habit, CBD oil has several advantages. First, it controls withdrawal symptoms like headaches, insomnia, and difficulty concentrating. Second, it makes you less susceptible to cigarette cravings. For many people, these benefits can be life-saving when faced with debilitating pain, addiction or unforeseen circumstances in life. With no prescription necessary and its availability everywhere, this cannabinoid serves various purposes for its users. Additionally, CBD can be purchased in many forms including, oils, lotions, edibles, and capsules.
CBC: The Acne Fighter
Similar to CBD, CBC is another cannabinoid used to treat ailments. While CBC can help with depression, one of the major benefits of using CBC is how well it helps with acne. With its strong topical response, CBC has proven to be a game-changer for stubborn facial blemishes. And when combined with CBD, the two work exceptionally well against inflammation, chronic pain, and anxiety disorders. In pain management, CBC may prove to be a more effective alternative than highly addictive opioids and steroids. One thing to keep in mind is that because of the chemical properties in CBC, it thrives when combined with CBD. Not to say that it doesn’t do well on it’s own, because it does, but the benefits of combining the two have been proven to have longer lasting results than when used independently. This could be a deterrent for some, but for those who struggle with acne, the combination of CBC and CBD could have tremendous benefits and ultimately reduce the cost for acne treatment
CBN: The Sleeper
Arguably the hardest cannabinoid to produce due to its aging process, CBN is largely thought of as an effective sleep aid. While it encompasses other benefits like anti-inflammatory, appetite stimulant, and antibacterial, CBN is most commonly known as an effective sleep aid. CBN is an extremely potent sedative of the listed cannabinoids. It may provide a peaceful night’s sleep without the grogginess or side effects associated with prescription sleep aids. Many people struggle with chronic sleep deprivation and disorders. The body’s inability to fall asleep and stay asleep can cause many problems in life, not to mention the frustration of feeling exhausted all the time. While CBN is not a cure for sleep deprivation, it can be used as an aid in helping users fall asleep. The only drawback; CBN is only available in states where recreational marijuana is legal or with a prescription from a licensed physician.
CBG: The Grandfather
In order to have CBD, CBN, and CBC, one must have CBG. What does this mean? Basically, the non-active form of CBG breaks down to form the other cannabinoids. So, without CBG, we wouldn’t have the others, but does that make CBG any better or worse than the others? Not really, but it does have some great benefits. Along with anti-inflammatory and pain relief, CBG can also act as an appetite and sleep regulator, mood enhancer, and provide an increase motivation. CBG also can provide benefits for digestive issues including conditions like inflammatory bowel disease. Furthermore, CBG can also serve as an antioxidant that can protect the nervous system from damage. To maintain a healthy body, the nervous system must be functioning properly. This also assists in improving motor deficits and preserving neurons that can be damaged by a variety of neurological conditions.
Cannabinoids are widely used in society and with many options offering a variety of benefits, there’s certainly one that will fit your needs.