4 Compounds of Green Society’s Cannabis Everyone Should Know
Although all cannabis strains are different, they have the same make-up of compounds – in different qualities and quantities – with a range of effects on the body. Researchers at green society have identified the following main compounds that deserve to be discussed in detail.
In this blog, we’ll provide you with a cursory overview green society provides of some of the more important compounds, starting with THC.
According to green society this is one of the most well-known compounds found in marijuana. It is known for causing a euphoric high when taken in sufficient amounts. THC acts by binding with CB1 and CB2 receptors in the body and stimulating cells to release dopamine. Other than causing the user to feel high, THC also triggers receptors to manage appetite (often referred to as the ‘munchies’). The compound is known for its anti-inflammatory properties that may help with conditions like Alzheimer’s Disease, strokes, and Parkinson’s Disease.
Cannabidiol Acid (CBDA)
Trichomes contain resin glands that create Cannabidiol Acid (CBDA), a precursor to cannabidiol (CBD). When heated, the acid group of CBDA degrades into ‘activated’ CBD. This process is known as decarboxylation. Studies have found that CBDA may have anti-cancer and anti-nausea properties.
Unlike THC, cannabidiol does not cause any euphoric reaction among consumers. Its possible health benefits including pain management and help with inflammation. CBD activates various receptors that can be used for treatment purposes. CBD has also been shown to mitigate the psychoactive effects of THC, which is why some people consider it beneficial to combine the two cannabinoids when used as a treatment.
Linalool is a well-known terpene, widely regarded for its aroma and medicinal value. It can be found in cannabis plants and is responsible for giving it a floral, spicy, and often earthy aroma. It is known for various biological activities such as anticancer, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory properties.
It is worth pointing out that the research is still in its preliminary stages.
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