What are Cannabinoids?

Cannabinoids are chemical compounds that bind to receptors throughout the body—specifically receptors that are part of the endocannabinoid system (ECS). There are more than 100 different types of cannabinoids, including groups of endocannabinoids and phytocannabinoids, each affecting us differently.

  • Endocannabinoids are produced by the body
  • Phytocannabinoids are naturally-occurring in cannabis plants

Every cannabinoid has its own effects and potential benefits, depending on how it interacts with our ECS. Here are some of the most common ones and the things they target:

  • CBD (Cannabidiol): Pain, inflammation, epilepsy triggers, etc.
  • THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol): Nausea, anxiety, depression, etc.
  • CBN (Cannabinol): Insomnia, restlessness, anxiety, etc.
  • CBC (Cannabichromene): Bacterial growth, pain, inflammation, etc.

Cannabinoids can be isolated for specific effects or utilized together within the ECS. When used together, their effects may become more potent through something called the “entourage effect.” They’re able to work in synergy to deliver compounding benefits based on their interaction with the ECS.

For a complete list of cannabinoids, please see here.

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.