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What are Cannabinoids (CBD, THC, CBN, CBG, etc.)?

By September 1, 2019October 26th, 2020No Comments
What are Cannabinoids (CBD, THC, CBN, CBG, etc.)? 1

Understanding Cannabinoids

While shopping for a high-quality CBD product, something worthy to look for is products that contain Full (or Broad) Spectrum CBD. Full (and Broad) spectrum CBD includes not only the cannabinoid known as CBD (Cannabidiol), but also CBC, CBG, CBN, and the chemical compound, CBDA.

There are over 100 different Cannabinoids found in the Cannabis plant. It (Full Spectrum) can include very small amounts of THC.

What are CBC, CBG, CBN, and CBDA?

CBC, CBG, CBN, and CBDA are other Cannabinoids that are found in Full Spectrum CBD products. They all in supporting your Endocannabinoids System and help your body operate at its best.


CBC, also called Cannabichromene. Studies have recognized that this particular cannabinoid has sedative qualities, promoting relaxation and tension release. CBC like THC and CBD comes from Cannabigerolic acid (CBGA). Cannabis plants produce CBGA which is the precursor to the popular cannabinoids. Tetrahydrocannabinolic acid (THCA), Cannabichromene acid (CBCA), and Cannabidiolic acid (CBDA).


CBG, or Cannabigerol, is a commonly found cannabinoid in cannabis. It is non-psychoactive. Since Cannabinoids are not regulated by the FDA, we are not allowed to go into detail which results we have seen with CBG or the current testing results.


CBN, or Cannabinol, is an oxidative degradation product of THC. It may be caused by improper storage or curing and extensive processing. It forms when THC is exposed to UV light and oxygen over time. CBN contains some psychoactive properties, about 10% strength of THC. Some researchers believe that CBN enhances dizziness and disorientation effects a user may experience. Research has also found that is reduces heart rate and may cause feelings of grogginess.


Cannabidiolic acid, or CBDA, is a chemical compound found in the trichomes of uncured cannabis plants. CBDA is the precursor to CBD and breaks down from its acid form to CBD when it becomes heated and aged. This process of converting CBDA to CBD is known as decarboxylation or decarbing.

CBDA’s has several benefits of which we are restricted from mentioning.

Early research has shown that CBDA is more effective than activated CBD at easing nausea and vomiting in rats and shews. The cannabinoid activates a receptor in the brainstem known as the 5-HT1A receptor, and it is one of the numerous serotonin receptors found on the surface of the cells in humans and animals. Serotonin is the neurotransmitter known for its role in depression, but it is believed that it plays a role in nausea and vomiting. This particular study that was done on the rats and shews showed that the activation of this cell receptor spiked after treatment with CBDA, which leads to why the acid was so effective at stopping the vomiting and nausea behavior.

Consider all these qualities that each of these cannabinoids contains, as they are all put into one product for consumption. This should help a person understand how powerful CBD products really are, with research only continuously proving more benefits of CBD as time goes on.Sources: