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What is a Cannabinoid?
Cannabinoids in CBD
Cannabinoids are a major component of CBD. And it’s important to know what you’re buying when looking at the variety that exists, which is why we strive for customer education here at Trek CBD!
A cannabinoid can be loosely defined as “a chemical found in hemp with therapeutic properties.”
If you’ve been asking yourself, what exactly IS a cannabinoid, we’ve got some answers. We’re going to take a deeper look at the definition as well as some different types of cannabinoids and their possible effects.
Definition of Cannabinoid
If you want to get technical, a cannabinoid is defined as, “any of a group of closely related compounds which include cannabinol and the active constituents of cannabis.”
Cannabinoids produce their effects by interacting with specific receptors and regulating how cells communicate. Cannabinoids occur naturally in the Cannabis sativa plant. There are more than 480 different compounds in the plant, but only around 66 are classified as cannabinoids.
Different Types of Cannabinoids
Now that you have the answer to the question, what is a cannabinoid, it’s time to look at the different types. Not all cannabinoids are created equal. Several different types are used in a variety of products. These include:
- Cannabichromene (CBC)
- Cannabidiol (CBD)
- Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)
- Cannabigerol (CBG)
- Cannabinol (CBN)
- Cannabinodiol (CBDL)
- Other cannabinoids including cannabicyclol (CBL), cannabielsoin (CBE), and cannabitriol (CBT)
The most well-known cannabinoid is Delta-9 THC. This is what’s responsible for the “high” effects many people feel when they use cannabis. CBD products are thought more of having an anti-psychoactive effect that can control the effects and highs that THC can cause.
How do Cannabinoids Impact the Body?
When you start looking into different cannabinoids, it’s pretty interesting to learn how they can impact the body. Cannabinoids interact with certain receptors that are present on the surface of cells. These are found in different parts of the central nervous system. The two main types of cannabinoid receptors are CB1 and CB2.
How cannabinoids affect the body depends on the area of the brain that is involved. If the limbic system is affected, it can impact memory, cognition, and psychomotor performance.
When the mesolimbic pathway is affected, the reward and pleasure responses can be impacted as well as how pain is perceived.
Effects of Cannabinoids
Besides knowing information about what a cannabinoid is, it’s also important to know that cannabinoids affect people differently. General effects are:
- Feelings of well-being
- Increased appetite
- Dry mouth
- Quiet and reflective mood
The impact will depend on the product you’re using and how your body reacts.
Cannabinoids in Trek CBD Products
As you look at the variety of Trek CBD products, you’ll notice that they contain several different types of cannabinoids.
We carry Delta 8 products, which are made from a cannabinoid derived from the hemp plant. Users describe an experience as a smooth, lucid buzz. You can find products like candies, vapes, tinctures, and more. There are also Delta 9 products that include things like candy, drinks, and gummies.
This is what led us to develop Triplicity. It combines Full Spectrum CBD, CBG, CBC, and plant-derived terpenes to create a proprietary formulation.
Are You Interested in CBD Products?
If you’re interested in CBD products, Trek CBD has you covered. We have a wide variety of products and a team of knowledgeable customer service representatives who are ready to answer your questions. You can call us at 919-761-5020 or reach out to us online to learn more.