Scientists are uncovering and examining some of the hundreds of known cannabinoids daily. You may associate only “THC” with hemp and cannabis, but there are hundreds of other cannabinoids. This article will review CBD, CBDV, and CBC, all components of the cannabis plant, to help you choose the best one for you.
Benefits of Cannabichromene (CBC)
Cannabichromene usually makes up less than one percent of a hemp plant. Although it was originally thought to mimic effects of Cannabidiol, research has shown that it has a host of previously unknown medical benefits. Like THC, it’s mellowing and relaxing. Its sedative properties create potential for aiding with sleep, similarly to how CBN is sometimes used.
This cannabinoid is a potent antidepressant, with no other cannabinoid coming close in this regard. Other cannabinoids may have antidepressant properties, but they’re milder.
When this cannabinoid is used with THC, it may enhance the moderate pain relief provided by THC. However, you’ll need to check your state’s laws on THC, as many states prohibit sale and possession of hemp flower containing more than 0.3% THC.
All About Cannabidiol (CBD)
This cannabinoid has become a household name and is the second most common cannabinoid found in cannabis after THC; it is the largest component of hemp plants. It naturally counteracts some negative effects you may experience with THC, such as paranoia, psychosis, and agitation.
Known for its lack of side effects when used appropriately, this cannabinoid has a wealth of benefits when used by itself. While it does not cause the euphoria that THC does, it offers many of the same advantages. It can assist with pain and nausea relief. It’s also known to help kill migraines and alleviate depression and anxiety. With insomnia-alleviating properties and the potential to reduce psychosis, there isn’t much more you could ask for from a cannabinoid. The only notable benefit THC has that this cannabinoid doesn’t is appetite stimulation.
One of this cannabinoid’s most powerful properties is its anticonvulsant property. It was even approved by the FDA as a prescription drug of the brand name “Epidiolex.” Its primary indication is to treat intractable epilepsy.
What is Cannabidivarin (CBDV)?
As a cousin of Cannabidiol, this cannabinoid gives you similar benefits. However, it is uniquely poised to assist people with a wide range of neurological issues.
Like its cousin, this cannabinoid is an antiepileptic and an anticonvulsant. That means that not only does it have the ability to prevent some seizures, but if someone does have a seizure, they are less likely to convulse during it. Interestingly, this cannabinoid acts as an appetite suppressant, the opposite of THC’s effect on appetite. There are ongoing studies as to this cannabinoid’s effectiveness on helping mitigate symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis (M.S.) and Crohn’s Disease.
Finally, you now know that CBC may be something to try if you’re depressed, CBD covers a wide breadth of ailments but is not particularly potent, and CBDV is emerging as a strong contender for the most potent anticonvulsant.