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You've Heard of CBD. What About the Other Cannabinoids?


With so much talk about CBD (cannabidiol) lately, it's important that we take a step back and talk about what it is. CBD is actually one of many different cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. So, what exactly is a cannabinoid and what do the different ones do?

What is a Cannabinoid?

Cannabinoids are a group of botanical compounds present in the cannabis plant that affect body and mind through their interaction with special receptors in our body’s naturally occurring endocannabinoid system. Perhaps the most exciting medicinal discovery is all the different effects of cannabinoids other than THC, the cannabinoid that gives you the feeling of being “high.” Cannabinoids have numerous synergistic interactions with one another, known as “The Entourage Effect.” These interactions within the body are not fully understood. You can only get the benefit of this effect when utilizing full-spectrum products. Below we have described the medicinal uses for the six primary cannabinoids. Our products contain over 100 different types of cannabinoids. To see full testing results, please contact info@jlessencials.com. 

CBN (Cannabinol)

CBN is somewhat psychoactive at roughly 10% the activity of THC. CBN is a breakdown product that occurs when THC is exposed to light or heat. It has also been known to cause drowsiness and reduce spasms.

THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol)

The most well known cannabinoid and the most psychoactive, THC has the ability to alter behavior, mood perception, and consciousness. THC is responsible for the euphoric feeling some people consider as being “high.” THC is also used by some in the treatment of cancer or to help deal with the side effects from cancer by reducing nausea.

CBG (Cannabigerol)

CBG, which is more commonly found in the non-psychoactive hemp plant, has shown significant ability to counteract and prevent tumor formation and therefore may protect against cancer.



THCV (Tetrahydrocannabivarin)

THCV is a psychoactive cannabinoid that may help treat diabetes and is being investigated as an anti-obesity drug due to the fact that it decreases appetite. THCV has also been said to decreases seizures and act as a bone stimulant.

CBD (Cannabidiol)

CBD is non-psychoactive and has tremendous medical potential. Studies have shown it to have anti-inflammatory, anti-anxiety, anti-nausea, neuroprotective, blood pressure lowering, and pain-killing properties, among other things. All of the CBD in our CBD skincare products here at JLessencials are full-spectrum, meaning you get to enjoy the benefits of all the other cannabinoids as well!

CBC (Cannabichromene)

CBC has analgesic, anti-inflammatory, and very promising antibiotic properties. Unlike most cannabinoids, the effects of CBC appear to be received through non-cannabinoid receptors.



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