Full-spectrum hemp oil is a popular CBD product used by consumers due to its therapeutic and medical effects. Cannabidiol is the main cannabinoid found in hemp plants, and at normal doses, it is safe due to the absence of mind-altering effects. Besides, the hemp plant belongs to the cannabis family of plants, and there are more than 100 cannabinoids naturally found in it. They produce effects on our bodies because of their similarity in structure and function to endocannabinoids produced by our bodies. Shared below are the details of cannabinoids found in the hemp plant.
How Cannabinoids Produce Their Effect On Our Body?
Full-spectrum hemp oil has all the cannabinoids naturally found in the hemp plant. They interact with the cannabinoid receptors of the endocannabinoid system (ECS) to produce their effects. Also, they have more than 60 target points in the body where they have varying degrees of effects. They work synergistically to enhance the individual effect of each cannabinoid, and this effect is known as the entourage effect. This increases the bioavailability of CBD, and thereby its effects. Shared below are the major cannabinoids found in the hemp plant that has a positive effect on our body.
Cannabidiol found in hemp plant parts like flowers and leaves are used for making health and wellness products that are popular among users due to their therapeutic and medical uses. It is psychoactive but does not produce psychotropic effects like its isomer THC. Some of its uses are reducing inflammation, pain, anxiety, stress, and seizures due to epilepsy. It is widely used for treating the symptoms of arthritis, neuropathic pain due to shingles, sciatica, and serious injuries.
THC has psychotropic effects like hallucinations and altered mental state. It produces these effects by binding to the CB1 receptors of the ECS that are mainly concentrated in the central and peripheral nervous systems. THC and CBD in the ratio 1:1 are highly effective for treating chronic pain.
CBC like CBD interacts with CB2 receptors of the ECS that are part of the immune system. Due to this, its effects are like that of CBD’s, but milder. For instance, it has a noticeably good autoinflammatory effect. Hence, researchers are highly interested in this cannabinoid found in the hemp plant.
CBG enhances the effects of other cannabinoids found in full-spectrum hemp oil. This is because of its interaction with cannabinoid receptors CB1 and CB2.
CBN is formed by the degradation of THC, it is found in more mature hemp plants. Due to this reason, its concentration is less in the full-spectrum hemp oil that you buy from stores.
When using full-spectrum hemp oil, you must keep in mind that its dosage will be different from that of pure CBD products due to the entourage effect.