What Are Cannabinoids?

What are Cannabinoids?

Cannabinoids are the chemical compounds which naturally occur in Cannabis sativa plant, which is usually called marijuana. These chemicals have a very strong effect on the human nervous system and immune system, which lead to severe problems like change in human mood, pain, relief, and other changes. It also includes the substance name as THC which is known as causing the psychoactive in the human body which is further associated with marijuana use, but some other studies show its medical effects as well.


Interestingly, the cannabis plant also uses cannabinoids to promote its own health. The compounds have antioxidant properties that protect the leaves and flowering structures from ultraviolet radiation. In other words, cannabinoids neutralize the harmful free radicals generated by UV rays, protecting the cells. In humans, free radicals cause aging, cancer and impaired healing, and the medical community has long promoted antioxidants as a natural way to reduce free radical harm.

How do Cannabinoids Work?

Research has discovered that cannabinoids are the chemicals produced by our brain. It plays a vital role in our body which is that it processes the memory of our brain. It has been revealing that it has two types of cannabinoids receptors or we can say these are special molecules which use to grab cannabinoids. When cannabinoids meet a receptor, it can cause an effect to occur within the cell. This is likely similar they way that the door will not open until the key, which is cannabinoid, in this case, is inserted and turned in the lock.

Benefits of using Cannabinoids:

Research has been revealed that there are many benefits of non-psychoactive cannabinoids such as CBD. Some of them are listed here:

  1. Chronic Pain: marijuana which includes the active ingredients of cannabinoids is used for the treatment of chronic pain.
  2. Drug Addiction: its usage also helps people to fight with their drug addiction. It is helpful for someone to remove their drug dependencies and help them to live a healthy life.
  3. Depression & Stress: as I mentioned above that cannabinoids have a great effect on the human nervous system and immune system, to it helps people to get rid of depression and anxiety. This also includes social pressure. But it can remove all these due to having a great effect on your nervous system.

It also has some other benefits like:

  • Reduce anxiety
  • Reduce inflammation and relieve pain, which includes chronic pain and cancer
  • Kill cancer cells and slow tumor growth
  • Stimulate appetite and improve weight gain in people with cancer and AIDS
  • Reduce nausea and vomiting
  • Improve the quality of sleep
  • Fight viruses and viral infection

Can Cannabinoids be used without using Marijuana?

Yes, it can be used. CBD and other cannabinoids can be extracted from the cannabis plant to eliminate the unwanted elements according to your desire. However, synthetic cannabinoids can also be produced in the laboratory but those are not as effective as natural. However, these can be used as the replacement of the original one in-case if these are not available and have potency up to some extent like same as a natural one.

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