Cannabinoids are the main active ingredients in cannabis and more than 100 cannabinoids have been identified. Cannabinoids are produced naturally in the human body, and are also found in plants. Cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant are called phytocannabinoids.
Phytocannabinoids are concentrated in the sticky crystals on the flowers of the female cannabis plant, called trichomes. Trichomes are separated from the plant material when making extracts, including cannabis oil.
THC (Delta 9-tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (cannabidiol) are the two most well-researched and well-understood cannabinoids. Cannabis strains differ in their THC and CBD levels and in the ratios of THC to CBD. The benefits experienced by the consumer will vary depending on the consumers biology and the product used.
Cannabis isn’t a one size fits all therapy, so finding an appropriate product is a matter of informed trail and error. Consumers generally find benefit from more than one product based on the desired effects, time of day, and reasons for use.
Humans naturally produce cannabinoids that interact with cell receptors throughout the body. An easy way to think of it is that endocannabinoids are like a key, and the receptors are like a lock. They fit together to produce the effects in the body. The endocannabinoid system is involved I many physiological functions , including inflammation, sleep, pain, memory, digestion, immune function, neuroprotection and more.
Terpenes and flavonoids are responsible for the aroma and flavour of different cannabis varieties. Terpenes have their own effects on the body as well as interacting with cannabinoids to create the unique properties of
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