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Are you beginning your journey of exploring the multitude of hemp-derived products out there? You are about to have your mind blown by the selection out there. There is just so much more to the cannabis plant than many of us realize. It’s quite impressive.
I’m sure you have heard all about CBD itself. You may even have friends or family that swear by its benefits (it has really grown in popularity in the last couple of years), but you may still be curious as to whether or not it can help you.
The fact is, over the previous years, scientists and doctors have made discoveries proving that CBD can be beneficial for many medical conditions, including sleep disorders and depression, as well as conditions that cause chronic pain and inflammation, amongst others.
Once you begin trying to learn all you can about the benefits and uses for the cannabis plant, you can easily become confused about the different properties. There are just so many of them!
You may start to see things such as CBD, CBN, CBG, and even more and find yourself wondering what the difference is, which you should be using, and how they can benefit you. I want to help you out a little bit here and let you know a couple of the differences to help make your decisions a little bit easier.
What’s the Deal With CBD, CBN, and CBG?
There are several different categories of cannabinoids, which are based upon the five different compounds within it that are highly active. These compounds are:
Today we are going to talk about the difference between CBD, CBN, and CBG.
CBD (cannabidiol) is one of the most well known, as well as one of the strongest compounds within the cannabis plant.
Contrary to old fashioned beliefs, CBD does not have any psychoactive properties (it will not get you high). CBD is quite beneficial for medicinal purposes.
CBD is excellent for slowing down the natural process of the elimination of cannabinoids that are in our systems. This helps to maintain homeostasis within our bodies.
The benefits to CBD are extensive, here are just some of the most widely known uses:
- CBD is beneficial in the treatment of depression, anxiety, arthritis, chronic pain, and inflammation.
- CBD helps to reduce the growth of tumors and has been proven beneficial in the fight against cancer.
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CBN (Cannabinol) is a minor compound of the cannabis plant. This compound is created when THC ages. Although the aged THC helps in the creation, it is another compound that will not get you high.
Some of the benefits of CBN are listed below:
This is a great benefit for those who need to increase their caloric intake without the high that comes with THC.
Recent studies have shown great success against bacteria, even strains of MRSA.
Recent studies have also shown to be beneficial in the fight against neurological disorders like ALS.
In a recent rodent study, CBN was shown to reduce the inflammatory response that comes with arthritis.
CBG (Cannabigerol), is a minor compound of the cannabis plant (it makes up less than 1% of the plant). While it is not as active as CBD, it is another one of the active compounds in the cannabis plant.
Like CBD, it also will not make you high. It has been shown to have analgesic properties (pain-relieving). This is also one of the compounds that have been shown promising in treating glaucoma.
Do you have any experience with the above compounds? Have you found them to be beneficial to you and your health? We would love to hear about your experience!
Krystle Cook – the creator of Home Jobs by MOM – put her psychology degree on a shelf and dived into a pile of diapers and dishes instead. She is a wife and mother to two rambunctious boys, sweating it out in her Texas hometown. She loves cooking, DIY home projects, and family fun activities.