There are over 480 natural components found within the cannabis sativa plant, of which 66 have been classified as Cannabinoids. The most well known is Δ9-THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol), which is responsible for the psychoactive effects of cannabis and CBD (cannabidiol) that gained popularity when it helped children suffering from seizures, but what about the other cannabinoids?
There has been a buzz on the compound CBN (cannabinol), which bears a resemblance to CBD. It offers an unique profile that have caught the attention of researchers. CBN's benefits include pain relief, anti-insomnia, promotes growth of bone cells, anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-convulsive and appetite stimulate. The most pronounced characterizing attribute is it's sedative effect. 5mg of CBN is as effective as 10mg of diazepam.
CBG is considered a minor cannabinoid. THC and CBD start our as CBG, it's the chemical parent. CBG acts on very specific physiological systems and problems such as glaucoma, inflammatory bowl disease, Huntington's disease, and inhibits growth of colorectal cancer cells. The initial research is promising a wide range of applications.
CBC isn't the most popular cannabinoid, research suggest that CBC could be very beneficial to inhibit inflammation and pain as well as stimulate bone growth. The most intriguing finings is it's proliferative effects on cancerous tumors due to the interaction with anandamide. Not only does CBC have it's own benefits, but it works with other cannabinoids to produce a synergistic effect.
Here are a list of known cannabinoids that require further research.
Cannabigerol Monoethyl Ether (CBGM)