What are Cannabinoids? | HempMeds

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Date:
Wednesday, Jan 11, 2017

An important term for anyone interested in starting a CBD hemp oil supplement routine to know is cannabinoid. It is cannabinoids that provide users with the benefits of cannabis.

Cannabinoids are a class of active chemical compounds produced by the cannabis plant. These cannabinoids act on cannabinoid receptors located in our cells as part of the endocannabinoid system and alter the release of neurotransmitters in the brain.

There are over 100 presently discovered cannabinoids, which are largely responsible for the effects cannabis has on the body. Common cannabinoids include tetrahydrocannabinol or THC, cannabidiol or CBD, cannabinol or CBN, and cannabigerol or CBG.

Though cannabinoids are present in the cannabis plant naturally as their carboxylic acid forms, these cannabinoids are converted to their active forms when they undergo a process called decarboxylation, where heat, light, or alkaline conditions cause the cannabinoids to lose their carboxyl group.

Cannabinoids can be found in three places: formed by plants, produced naturally by the human body, and created artificially in a lab.  

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