The 3 most popular hemp cannabinoids are CBD, CBG, and CBN.
In this video by Future Compounds, in partnership with The Maryland School of Pharmacy, you’ll learn about the 3 most popular hemp cannabinoids:
- the basics of each popular hemp cannabinoid
- how they may make you feel
- what symptoms they can help with
- and what science backs the claims!
Following along with the video transcript below to learn all about the 3 most popular hemp cannabinoids:
Hey everyone. This is Kyle Jones. I am the founder of Future Compounds. We manufacture and sell the most potent CBD products in the industry. We make therapeutically dosed products based on clinical research and then made affordable and accessible to the general public. We have a decade of experience in the cannabis space, specifically in cannabis extraction research and development and product development.
Today we’ll be talking about some cannabis and hemp-related topics for the University of Maryland School of Pharmaceutical Sciences.
Okay, let’s get into it. In many forms of science, we have ways of identifying certain characteristics of compounds that allow us to group them into more specific classes. Today we’ll be talking about the cannabinoid class of compounds, the Miriam Webster definition of a cannabinoid. Cannabinoids are any of the various naturally occurring biologically active chemical constituents, such as cannabidiol or CBD, or cannabinol, CBN of hemp or cannabis, including some such as THC that possess psychoactive properties.
Now, why that’s a great definition. Let’s simplify it. Cannabinoids are active chemicals in cannabis. There are many active chemicals in cannabis with more than a hundred identified thus far. Arguably, the most popular cannabinoids are THC, CBD, CBG, and CBN. Now, we’ll go ahead and talk about what are some of the common effects that people might feel or identify with these specific compounds or cannabinoids.
Starting with THC or tetrahydrocannabinol, THC is commonly known for its highly psychoactive properties. This is a compound that makes you feel mentally high, like you are deep in your thoughts or something of that nature. If you’ve ever consumed cannabis and have started to question yourself, felt like you’re overthinking something that comes to you pretty naturally. The compound THC is most likely the culprit for that reaction due to its highly psychoactive nature.
CBD, on the other hand, is a much different feeling for most people. So let’s dive into the possible reactions and benefits of CBD. CBD has been shown to be useful for its anxiolytic properties, meaning that CBD has been clinically proven to reduce anxiety when taken at a higher-than-average therapeutic dose. These clinical studies used CBD in the three, 300 to 600-milligram range per serving. A lot of studies also have shown that CBD is great at reducing inflammation and physical pain.
All right. Now on to CBG or cannabigerol. CBG is commonly referred to as the mother cannabinoid due to the fact that most other cannabinoids within the cannabis plant originate from the CBGA molecule. CBGA. The initial acidic molecule within the cannabis plant is the precursor for other cannabinoids like CBD and THC. CBG is a really important molecule
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Due to the fact that it’s kind of where a lot of our compounds originally start from and then convert through biosynthesis within the plant. Despite all of the amazing transformations that CBG undergoes during biosynthesis, it’s also been identified as one of the strongest anti-inflammatory compounds within the cannabis plant. CBG is commonly used for chronic pain, major injuries, and high inflammation. CBG is a very important compound to understand further.
Let’s go ahead and talk about the last compound that we referenced, which is cannabinol or CBN. CBN is actually a degradation from THC, meaning that when THC degrades from heat oxidation or acidic environments, that compound converts into CBN, a less psychoactive, more mild compound called CBN. CBN is actually one of the first really studied compounds, and a funny reference for that is anytime a major tomb of a mummy has been unearthed, if that individual was buried with cannabis, the cannabis that’s found in the tomb once tested is normally pretty high in CBN.
This occurs because the THC in the cannabis over time degraded and converted into a higher CBN content into more CBN molecules. CBN can also be created through advanced natural techniques like extraction and through advanced organic chemistry and chemical conversions. CBN has been commonly referred to as the sleep cannabinoid, mainly due to the fact that it has a more sedative effect rather than a psychoactive effect. Surprisingly though, more recent research shows that CBN has the ability to strengthen mitochondria and protect dying and aging cells from further degradation in the future, CBN may be used as a medication for neurodegenerative disorders like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. That’s a really cool thing to think about. CBN being able to strengthen the mitochondria and cells may give it the ability to also protect our skin cells and be used as a future treatment for skin diseases. Other recent clinical trials and studies have used CBN as the main constituent within the topical formulation for the treatment of rare skin diseases.
There’s a lot of hope for CBN and what it may do in the future, and it’s definitely an important compound to keep your eye on it.
Okay, quick final recap. The active chemicals in cannabis are referred to as the cannabinoid class of compounds. Number two, some of the most popular cannabinoids within cannabis are THC, CBD, CBG, and CBN. And last but not least, cannabis has a lot to offer. The more that we research these compounds, the more we understand and the more that we can help each other in the future.
This is Kyle Jones from Future Compounds. I appreciate you taking the time to watch this video. Please save and share this with anybody that this information may help. Peace.
You can make your own infusions with the 3 most popular hemp cannabinoids in isolate form. Just blend with any fat/oil and dose accordingly!