If you are a CBD user, you might have found a large number of other ingredients on the label of your CBD oil. These are other compounds present in the hemp or cannabis plants, from which the CBD oil is derived.
It is found that hemp and cannabis plants have a large number of other compounds present in them in addition to CBD. When the CBD is derived from these plants, all these compounds will also be extracted from them. But you don’t have to worry about the presence of these compounds, except for the THC. These compounds have their own health benefits; however, THC is the psychoactive compound present in these plants which is responsible for the intoxicating effects. Hence, when you buy CBD oil, you have to check for the presence of THC in them.
As mentioned above, THC present in the cannabis plant can result in mind-altering effects. But this compound has a large number of health benefits too. Hence, a small concentration of THC can increase the benefits of CBD oil to a great extent. But the maximum level of THC present in a product should be 0.3%. Low concentrations of THC will not create any intoxicating effects. Therefore, it is safe to consume CBD oil that has 0.3% of THC in it.
In addition to THC, you can find a large number of other cannabinoids and plant materials in the CBD oil which increase the benefits of CBD oil. Hence, we are listing some of the important compounds present in CBD oil for your knowledge.
It is estimated that the cannabis plant has more than a hundred cannabinoids in it. CBD and THC are two of the active cannabinoids present in this plant. All these cannabinoids are known by the name phytocannabinoids because of their origin from plants. Even though there are a large number of cannabinoids present in cannabis, most of them are only found in a negligible amount. Only a few of them are present in considerable amounts.
These cannabinoids have the ability to increase the effectiveness of CBD oil to a great extent. Your body has a system called the endocannabinoid system (ECS), which is responsible for maintaining and regulating a large number of mechanisms and functions in your body including pain, immune responses, mood changes, etc. The core components of this system include cannabinoid receptors that can interact with the endocannabinoids which are produced naturally by your body.
The phytocannabinoids present in the CBD oil can mimic these endocannabinoids, therefore, they can interact with your cannabinoid receptors. Hence, it can regulate your endocannabinoid system thereby regulating different functions and mechanisms in your body. Each of these phytocannabinoids has its own properties, so they can regulate different functions and systems in your body effectively.
The presence of all these cannabinoids in CBD oil can create an effect called the “entourage effect”, where the properties of each cannabinoid will be enhanced by other cannabinoids. Therefore, it can enhance the effectiveness of your CBD oil.
When it comes to different types of cannabinoids, they can be classified into two primary groups. The quantity or concentration of these compounds can vary from plant to plant. Different strains of cannabis or hemp plants can have different concentrations of these compounds.
The following are the raw cannabinoids that act as the precursor to all the other forms of cannabinoids:
- CBGA(Cannabigerolic Acid)
- CBDA(Cannabidiolic Acid)
- THCA (Tetrahydrocannabinolic Acid)
- CBCA(Cannabichromenic Acid)
- CBGVA(Cannabigerovarinic Acid)
- CBDVA(Cannabidivarinic Acid)
- THCVA(Tetrahydrocannabivarinic Acid)
- CBCVA(Cannabichromevarinic Acid)
These cannabinoids will be converted into other cannabinoids through different processes. The decarboxylation of the raw cannabinoids results in the formation of activated cannabinoids that you can find in your CBD oil. Some of them include:
- THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol)
- CBD (Cannabidiol)
- CBC (Cannabichromene)
- CBG (Cannabigerol)
- CBCV (Cannabichromevarin)
- CBGV (Cannabigerovarin)
- CBDV (Cannabidivarin)
- THCV (Tetrahydrocannabivarin)
In addition to these cannabinoids formed bydecarboxylation, there are some other cannabinoids that are formed as a result of the aging of the activated cannabinoids. Some of them include:
- CBLA(Cannabicyclolic Acid)
- CBNA(Cannabinolic Acid)
All these are the common cannabinoids that you can see in your CBD oil. They can increase the effectiveness of your CBD oil to a great extent.
Terpenes are other important compounds that are present in your CBD oil. These compounds have a large number of pharmaceutical benefits. Terpenes are compounds that are present in a large number of plants. There are a wide variety of terpenes present in different plants. Terpenes are responsible for providing the fragrance that is found in cannabis plants. In addition to this, they can add a large number of health benefits to your CBD oil. Some of them important terpenes that are usually present in your CBD oil include:
In addition to CBD, there are a large number of other compounds present in the CBD oil. These compounds are useful for increasing the effectiveness of your CBD oil. Therefore, you can get added benefits by consuming CBD oil that contains all these compounds.