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We all know and love the two major cannabinoids CBD and THC, but what’s recently been gaining popularity are minor cannabinoids and their vastly different healing properties.
We assume that minor cannabinoids just might be the future of the medical cannabis market because of the varying medical benefits they have to offer.
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While its cousin THC is known to make the user hungry, THCV does the opposite.
This cannabinoid helps reduce glucose levels in the plasma and enhances the natural function of blood-sugar regulation, making it a top contender for treating Type 2 Diabetes.
Furthermore, other studies suggest that THCV can exert anticonvulsant and anti-epileptic properties, which may help combat chronic seizures.
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No, not the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation; CBC is a cannabinoid of interest mainly for its powerfully anti-inflammatory and immune-enhancing benefits.
CBC also inhibits the uptake of anandamide, which lets it flow through the bloodstream far longer and results in an elevated mood.
Impressively, CBC has been demonstrated to protect the brain from neurological disorders like Alzheimer’s, dementia, MS, and more.
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Let’s start with CBG, what’s referred to as the “mother of all cannabinoids.”
CBG or cannabigerol has shown a wide array of medical properties like anti-microbial benefits, which have been shown to kill bacteria in antibiotic-resistant STAPH infections, according to studies.
CBG also minimizes the perception of pain and heat to provide anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving benefits with conditions like arthritis.
Finally, the cannabinoid is known to promote the “bliss molecule” anandamide, offering a lifted mood, reduced anxiety, muscle relaxation, and seizure relief.
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What many don’t know is that CBN is basically aged THC. Over time, as THC breaks down, it transforms into the sedating cannabinoid CBN.
Because this cannabinoid is known as a relaxant and sedative, its primary use is in treating sleep disorders like insomnia.
However, applying topical CBN has been shown to help treat dermatitis and other skin conditions. The cannabinoid relieves skin irritation with its ability to fight bacterial infections.