There are many cannabinoids and terpenes present in cannabis, and each offer different health benefits. We have every batch of oil we make lab-tested, so patients will know which cannabinoids and which terpenes and at what percentages are present in all of our oils.
The Benefits of the Most Common Cannabinoids in Cannabis:
THC is the most well-known and most abundant cannabinoid in marijuana, THC is the cannabinoid responsible for the main psychoactive effects most people associate with marijuana. THC has analgesic, anti-emetic (reduces vomiting and nausea), anti-proliferative (inhibits cancer cell growth), antioxidant, antispasmodic, anxiolitic (decreases anxiety), appetite stimulant, euphoriant, and neuroprotective (slows damage to the nervous system and brain) effects.
CBD is the main non-psychoactive cannabinoid in cannabis. CBD has a wide range of therapeutic uses. Because of its many therapeutic uses and because it is non-psychoactive, it is often recommended for treatment of children, the elderly, and anyone who wants the medicinal benefits of cannabis without the "high." CBD has analgesic, antibacterial, anti-diabetic (reduces blood sugar), antidepressant, anti-emetic, anti-epileptic, anti-inflammatory, anti-insomnia, anti-ischemic (reduces the risk of artery blockage), antipsoriatic (treats psoriasis), anti-proliferative, antipsychotic, antioxidant, antispasmodic, anxiolitc, bone stimulant, immunosuppressive, intestinal anti-prokinetc (reduces small intestine contractions), neuroprotective, and vasorelaxant (reduces vascular tension) effects.
CBN is a mildly psychoactive cannabinoid that comes from the degradation of THC after an extended period of time due to exposure to oxygen and heat. There is usually very little to no CBN in a fresh plant. CBN has analgesic, anti-epileptic, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-insomnia, anti-emetic, anti-proliferative, appetite stimulant, and bone stimulant effects.
CBG is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid that is believed to block the psychoactive effects of THC. CBG has analgesic, antibacterial, anti-epileptic, anti-inflammatory, anti-insomnia, anti-proliferative, bone stimulant, and neurogenic (promotes growth of new brain cells) effects.
CBC is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid. CBC has a wide range of medical uses. CBC has analgesic, antidepressant, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, anti-proliferative, bone stimulant, anxiolitic, and neurogenic (promotes the growth of new brain cells) effects.
Tetrahydrocannabinolic Acid (THCA)
THCA is the most abundant cannabinoid in cannabis. THCA is the acidic precursor to THC and converts to Δ9-THC when heated. THCA is non-psychoactive and has many therapeutic uses. THCA is an analgesic, a neuroprotectant has anti-inflammatory, anti-insomnia, antispasmodic, anti-proliferative, and anti-emetic effects, and has been shown to modulate the immune system.
Cannabidiolic Acid (CBDA)
CBDA is found in elevated levels in specific cannabis strains. Like THCA, CBDA converts to CBD when heated. CBDA is non-psychoactive and has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties and has also been shown to be anti-inflammatory, anti-emetic, and anti-proliferative.
The Benefits of The Primary Terpenes found in Cannabis:
Pinene is the most common naturally occuring terpenoid in nature and is responsible for the pine taste in many popular strains. Pinene is a bronchodilator and has analgesic, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-prolifertive, and anti-oxidant effects.
Linalool has a floral scent with spicy overtones and has analgesic, antidepressant, anti-epileptic, anti-inflammatory, anti-psychotic, anxiolytic, and sedative effects.
Myrcene is the smallest terpene but the most prevalent terpene found in most varieties of cannabis. Myrcene dictates whether a strain will have an indica or sativa effect. Strains high in myrcene will result in a "couch lock" effect while strains with low levels of Myrcene will produce a more energetic high. Myrcene has earthy, fruity notes and analgesic, antibacterial, anti-diabetic, anti-inflammatory, anti-insomnia, anti-proliferative/ant-mutagenic, antipsychotic, and antispasmodic effects.
Limonene is a dominant terpene in strains that have a pronounced sativa effect. Limonene has a strong citrus odor and flavor and aids in the absorption of other terpenes through the skin and mucous membranes. It has antidepressant, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, anti-proliferative, anxiolytic, gasto-pesphageal reflux (reduces acid reflux), immunostimulant effects.
Caryophyllene is a spicy terpene. It is the only terpene known to interact with the body's endocannabinoid system (CB2). Caryophyllene has analgesic, antibacterial, antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, anti-proliferative, antioxidant, anxiolitic, analgesic, and neuroprotective effects.
Humulene contributes to the "hoppy" aroma of cannabis. Humulene has analgesic, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-proliferative, and anorectic (appetite suppressant) effects.
Bisabolol has a light, sweet floral aroma and is known to have antimicrobial, anti-inflamatory, and anti-irritant effects. Bisabolol has also shown to be a pro-apoptotic agent for acute leukemia cells.
Ocimene is used in perfumes for its pleasant odor. In nature this terpene acts as part of the plants defenses and possesses antifungal properties.
Terpinolene has smoky or woody notes. Terpinolene is a sedative and also has antibacterial, anti-fungal, anti-insomnia, anti-proliferative, and antioxidant effects.
Geraniol has rosy, floral notes. It is an effective mosquito repellent and shows a potential protective effect against neuropathy.
Terpineol has a pleasant lilac smell. It is known for having relaxing effects.
Valencene contributes to the citrus odor of cannabis. The effects of Valencene are being researched.
Selina-3, 7 (11)-diene
Selina-3, 7 (11)-diene is a more recently discovered terpene whose properties are still being explored. It has been used in various antimicrobial studies in essential oil testing and has shown promise with inhibiting microbial growth.