In light of everything happening in the world today, the BCRX team wanted to present you with some possible solutions. Some information that just might get your inner calm glowing brighter than the pandemic panic that’s currently flushing your cheeks.
Let’s do some ‘name dropping’, and if you recognize the name go ahead and do a mental ‘emoji-girl hand raise’ (or drop it in the comments below.)
Have you heard of CBD? Of course you have, but what about:
CBC? CBG? CBN?
Nope? That’s okay we’ve laid out all of the must-knows for you.
We all know what THC, CBD, and Hemp are. So, we’ll start there, with the cannabis plant. Here’s what you should know, the cannabis plant is complex ( made up of compounds like THC and CBD), those chemical compounds are called Cannabinoids, and that’s the word you need to know in order to, make sense of all of the rest.
The chemical compounds (Cannabinoids) found in the cannabis plant are for example those we mentioned earlier: CBG, CBD, and THC. The most famous of course being THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), ‘psychoactive’ and CBD (cannabidiol) ‘non-psychoactive’.
You may think you don’t need any more of the cannabis plant, when you have the O.G. solution. O.G. is great but, there are other useful chemical compounds making up the cannabis plant; actually there’s around 110 of these known chemical compounds. Each chemical compound offers opportunities to soothe out some of those weird vibes the worlds currently feeling. It’s so important to tend to the havoc of a stress-wrecked immune system.
Cannabichromene (CBC), here’s the take aways:
Potential Cool Science options for CBC:
‘I may have killed my brain cells with all the rash decisions I made in my late teens, but I grew them back in my mid-twenties.’
Cresco Labs says CBC oil is good for treatment of:
The reason it is non-intoxicating is because it binds poorly to CB1 Cannabinoid receptors in the brain. But CBC does bind with other receptors in the body, such as the vanilloid receptor 1 (TRPV1) and transient receptor potential ankyrin 1 (TRPA1), both of which are linked to pain perception. -Leafly.com
Cannabinol (CBN), is mildly psychoactive that just so happens to work as a sedative. It’s a by-product of THC, and the older it is the stronger it is. Here’s the take-aways:
Higher levels of CBN in any cannabis product may provide a particularly effective option for battling insomnia and reducing anxiety. CBN may also be most effective for inducing sleep in combination with other cannabinoids such as THC and CBD. -apothecarium.com
Cannabigerol (CBG), naturally found in trace amounts, the chemical compound apothecarium.com says has shown promise in fighting cancer, and lowering intraocular pressure, which may benefit glaucoma patients
CBG plays a very important part within the cannabis plant, but after studies revealed it could be beneficial to us as well, some hemp growers decided to breed a plant that would have higher yields of CBG.
Potential Cool Science for CBG:
European research shows evidence that CBG is an effective antibacterial agent, particularly against methicillin-resistant (…) MRSA microbial strains resistant to several classes of drugs.
Remember, we can still have that summer body come winter, can anyone say hello! summer in December, (I mean they have Christmas in July for a reason folks.)
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---Klarrisa Arafa BCRX Content Writer