CBG & THCV—The Next Big Cannabinoids
High Times Reports:
CBD and the other cannabinoids— the next big innovations.
We’ve all heard of THC. Whether it’s for pain, sleep, anxiety or a creative kick, more people are turning to cannabis as a natural remedy and a way to enhance life.
With the recent legislation in Canada and the passing of the farm bill in the US, it seems things are finally turning up for cannabis users. Such changes pave the way towards even greater natural alternatives to pain relief.
Advertised as a more regulatory-ready and non-psychoactive alternative to THC that even your grandma can use, CBD use has blown up in recent times. Its popularity can be seen in the now thousands of “CBD Isolate” and “Full-Spectrum CBD” products.
However, there’s a whole other world to be explored with cannabis and its medical benefits.
CBD is just one of more than 100 different cannabinoids found in the hemp plant, and each could offer their own unique health benefits.
New explorations into these “other” cannabinoids are ongoing, with research uncovering more and more of how cannabinoids like CBG and the very rare and exotic THCV could benefit us.
With all these choices, how can you tell which is the best CBD oil or product to take?
There’s More than Just CBD & THC
While CBD and THC are definitely most dank, they’re really only two out of more than 100 different cannabinoids found in the hemp plant. Consider other cannabinoids like CBG, THCV, CBGV, CBDV, CBDA, CBN, CBC, CBCV, and THCA.
Each cannabinoid has its own health benefits and as the research grows, we are only just scratching the surface of the power properties of these natural compounds. By only taking CBD and THC, you could be missing out on the benefits of all these other cannabinoids.
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The Entourage Effect
By only using CBD and THC, you miss out on the “Entourage Effect.”
Turns out, taking multiple cannabinoids together has powerful synergistic effects where each cannabinoid enhances the effects of the other. This is called the “Entourage Effect.”
For example, try mixing CBD and THC:
While THC brings that fun and creative energy, taking CBD at the same time can help balance the chaotic side of THC. CBD brings a mental calmness that reduces the anxiety and paranoia of THC, letting you enjoy your high without any worries.
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CBG—Better Pain Relief than CBD?
We’re all aware of CBD, but what about CBG? New research has shown that CBG could be a more powerful anti-inflammatory than CBD. As a natural remedy, CBG could offer huge treatment potential for those with intestinal issues such as IBS and colitis. Furthermore, CBG could provide a safer non-addictive and non-destructive alternative to the painkiller epidemic.
Having trouble with pesky breakouts? CBG could aid with skin conditions such as acne and eczema. Its anti-inflammatory properties may also give CBG powerful neuroprotective properties for conditions such as Huntington’s, Parkinson’s, and Alzheimer’s.
Adding CBG can introduce a more potent remedy against and treatment for conditions caused by inflammation. CBG could also benefit those using cannabinoids for recovery, such as athletes.
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THCV—“The Ferrari of Cannabinoids”
THCV is one of the rarest and hardest to extract cannabinoids. THCV, in many ways, behaves like the opposite of THC.
In lower doses, THCV actually blocks receptors that respond to THC. So while THC use is linked to increased anxiety, paranoia, and mental confusion, using THCV at the same time can actually block anxiety and paranoia while improving mental concentration.
Another cool fact: THCV actually reduces your appetite. While THC may have you slopping your way to Taco Bell and regretting it in the morning, THCV could have you fasting and meditating. THCV may even have the potential to help those with diabetes, by aiding the body to regulate blood sugar more effectively. THCV could also spark our immune systems to promote greater bone growth and recovery.
The only downside is that THCV is so rare that “strain hunters” have died trying to hunt it down.
So What’s the Best CBD Oil ?
The best CBD oil is the one with the greatest variety of cannabinoids.
There are two main types of CBD products: CBD isolate, which contains only CBD, and Full-Spectrum CBD which contains multiple cannabinoids. Full-Spectrum products are superior as they offer the widest range of cannabinoids and therefore the most complete range of health benefits. Think of eating only one food for your whole life versus having a varied diet.
The problem with most Full-Spectrum CBD is that nearly all only have trace amounts of other cannabinoids, with most of their product just containing CBD.