Some wonderful medical benefits of CBC (Cannabichromene)

Cannabichromene (CBC) is not so popular cannaninoid as compared to THC and CBD, but it has some powerful and wonderful medical benefits that we will be discussing about in this article.

An Antidepressant- CBC

CBC is a not a psychoactive compound. This means people who want medical relief without getting a high will certainly like CBC as an alternative medication. Chronic stress is believed to accelerate depression and the sooner you treat stress the better you feel. CBC also acts as antidepressant to fight depression along with CBD and THC.

Pain fighter

This not so common cannabinoid can have a huge impact in controlling pain. As per the research CBC with THC produced powerful analgesic effects. CBC has some mild analgesic properties.

Anti fungal and anti bacterial

As per the studies initially it was found that CBC has some important antifungal bacterial properties and later it was discovered that CBC also has antifungal properties that can treat mild to severe antifungal ailments.

Anti-inflammatory

Inflammation is the root cause of many diseases. A little inflammation is considered to be normal as far as our immune system is concerned, but if it exceed beyond limits like in allergy, autoimmune diseases and psychiatric conditions like schizophrenia and depression. We need a compound that has amazing anti-inflammatory properties and it turns out as a boon for our health. CBC comes into picture when we talk of anti-inflammatory properties. When CBC is combines with CBD and THC it gives magnificent results.

Promotes brain growth

For a prolonged period it was believed that our brain stops developing when we reach a particular age, but this is not true. Cells responsible for learning and memory are constantly generated through the process of neurogenesis. In patients suffering from Alzheimer’s and dementia the process of neurogenesis is disturbed.

As the studies say, CBC can promote neurogenesis.

Anti-Tumour

CBC also showed incredible effects in combating breast cancer when combined with THC and some other cannabinoids. The anti-tumour properties of CBC individually do not yield promising results as they do when they are combined with potential tumour fighting cannabinoids.

Important information

CBC is present in marijuana, which means users will get CBC in good amounts. Also some research papers have been published recently on CBC’s influence on intestinal dysmoltility. Intestinal motility is a serious and uncomfortable condition that occurs alone or with other chronic illnesses like Kawasaki syndrome and Parkinson’s diseases. Till now the constipation medications were used to treat intestinal motility rather than treating the specific problem with specific medicines.

CBC is not understood perfectly. It contributes a lot to marijuana to enhance its effect by working in combination with other cannabinoids. It also has its own set of strengths when it treats the health ailments alone. We need more research to understand the benefits of CBC properly so that it doesn’t remain an under-appreciated cannabinoid. The research can help discover its benefits as an individual cannabinoid so that we get maximum benefit and the cannabinoid gets equal importance like other cannabinoids.

Primary Cannabinoid present in Marijuana – Tetrahydrocannabinols (THC)

Before we find out what is THC, we will understand the term Cannabinoid, which is a term used to refer certain chemicals compounds present in the weed plant. Understanding the name of this weed plant in technical terms, we call it phytocannabinoid. When one ingests (smoke) marijuana, these chemicals interact with certain cells present in the body to yield medical benefits.

Now what is THC? It is the primary psychoactive drug found in cannabis. Let us look at its medicinal benefits. THC synthetics is available in pharmacies and many pharmaceutical companies have come up with drugs like Marinol, which is a prescription medication that helps increasing appetite, decreases nausea especially in cancer patients. Sativex, which is a drug used for treating Multiple Sclerosis is made of THC, which is extracted from cannabis plant.

THC’s ability in animals to fight tumours was studied and the results were incredible. Again this cannabinoid has one more superpower. THC is a powerful anti-inflammatory. Inflammation is a major factor that contributes to a wide range of diseases. The three major diseases that are elevated by inflammation are neurogenerative disease, autoimmune disease and depression. THC potential to fight inflammation makes the herb help treat a wide range of health ailments.

List of medical conditions that can be treated using THC are

  • Arthritis
  • Autism
  • Glaucoma
  • Lupus
  • migraine
  • fibromyalgia
  • ADHD
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • hepatitis
  • insomnia
  • PTSD
  • stroke
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • muscular disorders or multiple sclerosis
  • Tourette syndrome
  • Cancer: breast, brain, skin and pediatric cancers
  • sleep apnea
  • Crohn’s IBD, IBS
  • neuropathic and chronic pain

 

General benefits – THC

  • relaxation
  • social bonding
  • stress relief
  • laughter
  • improved mood
  • fun
  • pain relief

Some short term effects – THC

Taking THC makes you feel a little different from how you feel normally. There are a few side effects that are associated with THC. Well, it is not necessary that everyone experience these side effects as you might not experience all these side effects at once. Many of the possible side effects are dependent on patient’s response to stress.

For many people the positive effects of cannabis are higher than the negative effects.

The following side effects can stay for maximum 3 hours after inhalation. These side effects disappear once THC diminishes.

  • Pain relief
  • Euphoria
  • Relaxation
  • Hunger
  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Dry mouth
  • Tremor
  • paranoia, Anxiety
  • increased heart beat
  • sensation of heavy body
  • dry or red eyes
  • body temperature decreases
  • a sense of energy or uplift
  • laughter
  • seems like time has slowed down

If you are ingesting cannabis through an edible, it can take between 30minutes to 2 hours to get the full effects of THC. The instant THC effects can vary from person to person depending on each individual’s cannabis strain which depends on factors like total %age of THC, %age of other primary cannabinoids that exist in a particular strain.

Medical properties of CBN explained (Cannabinol)

There are different types of cannabinoids, which are well known for their medical and healing effect of certain hemp products like CBN. CBN is not a characteristics of hemp extracts and is only part of cannabis products and is a by product of cannabinoid of THC. CBN is reported to create more sedative effects when it is combined with THC.

Additionally, CBN reduces the over growth of your skin cells. This turns out to be effective in case of psoriasis treatment where inflammation results in a cycle where skin regeneration takes place almost 3-4 times faster than the normal process of skin regeneration.

Medical properties of CBN

Antibiotic

Italian researchers found that CBN is quite effective against MRSA infections. It acts as an antibiotic again MRSA infections.

Pain reliever

Swedish researchers discovered that CBN has powerful effects for relieving pain. Interestingly enough, THC and CBN were discovered to be the only two cannabinoids that are effective in fighting pain by releasing endorphins and treating blood vessels that are tense.

Sedative

CBN is more sedative as compared to all other cannabinoids.

Anti-asthmatic

CBN has properties that are anti-inflammatory proved to be effective in fighting asthma related to allergy in mice. CBN achieved this by enhancing the mice’s immune system and reducing the inflammation related to an asthma attack.

Powerful medication for ALS

A study reported that CBN delayed the initial symptoms of ALS in mice. The findings also proved that CBN can be effective in reducing the symptoms in patients suffering from motor neural and degenerative diseases.

Powerful medication for Glaucoma

In combination with THC, CBN is effective in reducing the ocular pressure which results in blindness in patients having glaucoma. CBN’s potential to reduce ocular hypertension and can guide medical professionals the right way when they want to research on marijuana’s efficacy about blood pressure thoroughly.

Potential to improve and speed bone healing

A study discovered that other cannabinoids and CBN could enhance bone tissue growth by indirectly engaging stem cells to perform the task from bone marrow. Therefore CBN can help CBD’s documented effects on enhancing fracture healing. As a large number of population that ages with time suffer with serious fractures and in such cases they need effective and safe treatments to accelerate and enhance healing.

Burns is another form of serious injury that can costs a lot along with physical and emotional damage. CBN is helpful in providing some benefit for burns as well as they have powerful effects of relieving pain. In such cases combination of CBN and CBD prove to be highly effective in relieving pain that occur as a result of burns than when they are used individually. They also aid burn cases as inflammation caused due to burns can lead to severe damage in patients.

CBN is an effective cannabinoid which when used individually or with the team of other cannabinoids can have amazing healing effects that can help you fight many health ailments. Still more research is required to study its combination with other cannabinoids.

Knowing about the medicinal effects of CBD (Cannabidiols)

CBD (Cannabidiols) is the second well known cannabinoid. Just like THC, the medical benefits of CBD are many. CBD though is a non-psychoactive compound. Let us have a look at some medical conditions that CBD can treat

CBD doesn’t not give a high and that is why it is not an ideal choice amongst those who use the drugs for recreational purpose. Therefore this drug is better known for its medical effects. Most health professionals prefer CBD for treatments as it has minimal side effects.

Looking at some medical properties of CBD and its effects

Antiemetic – decreases vomiting and nausea

Anticonvulsant- restrains seizure activity

Anti-oxidant- fights neurodegenerative disorders

Antidepressant/Anxiolytic- fights depression and anxiety disorders

Anticancer/Anti tumour- fights cancer cells and tumour cells

Anti-inflammatory- fights inflammatory disorders

Antipsychotic- Fights psychosis disorders

How do I use CBD?

You can use CBD oil that is available in a dropper form. It becomes easy to carry the dropper anywhere you go. It is recommended to put two droppers once every day under the tongue and hold it in mouth for about 30 seconds before you swallow. After a period of one week you can reduce the dose to one dropper. To get more comfortable sleep, use one drop applying the above methods, 40 minutes before you to go bed. Again the dose can vary to get desired effects in every individual so check out the dose that suits you.

Is CBD safe during pregnancy?

Many hemp and CBD products are believed to be great during pregnancy, but again the effects can vary from person to person. Coming to the facts that any expecting mother experiences during pregnancy like muscle pain, morning sickness, swelling breasts, swelling joints, stretching ligaments etc.,

Well, taking any other painkillers or medications can harm mother and the baby. CBD is quite safe and natural alternative method to many other OTP medications to be used during pregnancy, but before you take any CBD products, consult your doctor. Many mothers who used CBD to combat morning sickness during pregnancy claim it to be quite useful.

Is CBD oil safe during breastfeeding?

There are no sufficient evidences available about lactation and CBD. However cannabinoids occur naturally in breast milk, letting someone believe that cannabinoids aid development, immunity and overall functioning of new born. It is better to consult your doctor who better understands the properties of CBD so that you know whether CBD oil is safe for use while you are nursing your baby.

Drug Interactions

There are some drugs that can interact with CBD and they are

  • Anti-depressants
  • Immune modulators
  • Prokinetics
  • Calcium channel blockers
  • Beta blockers
  • NSAIDs
  • PPIs
  • Angiotension II blockers
  • Sulfonylureas
  • Anti-arrythmics
  • Anti-psychotics
  • Oral hypoglycemic agents

The list mentioned above doesn’t include all the drugs that can interact with CBD, so it is better to consult your doctor to know all other possible drug interactions.

Cannabigerol (CBG) and its anti-inflammatory affect that stand out the most

CBG is the short form for the cannabigerol which is a cannabinoid. It is not a psychoactive cannabinoid. Let us understand about CBG’s medical effects that can treat various health problems.

Antibiotic

CBG is another cannabinoid tested for MRSA virus in the year 2008. As far as antibiotic properties are concerned, CBG is found to be stronger than CBN and CBD. CBG has mild anti-fungal properties too. Research has shown that CBG is antimicrobial and can kill different types of fungi and bacteria.

Pain reliever

CBG is believed to be more powerful pain reliever as compared to THC.

Psoriasis

CBG is good for your skin. It is not only beneficial for preventing redness of the skin, but also proved to be highly effective in healing skin problems like psoriasis.

Anti Tumour

In 1998 it was discovered that CBG has the potential to slow down the growth of cells causing cancer in the mouth. Most recent studies also found that CBG has mild anti-tumour properties that influence in prostate cancer cells. CBG is effective in reducing the growth of tumours.

Mood stabilizer and antidepressant

According to the studies, CBG is believed to be a moderate anti depressant that works to increase the levels of serotonin in your brain.

Anti-inflammatory

CBG is well known for its anti-inflammatory properties and this was found in a study conducted on a mouse model for the inflammatory bowel disease. CBG was successful in normalising a series of inflammatory markers, reducing free radicals that cause oxidative damage and elevate the levels of body’s own antioxidants and superoxide dismutase. Free radicals can lead to damage of any component of tissues present in our body which can result in inflammation and inflammation is body’s reaction to damage.

CBG use also showed an increase in the ratio of width to length between colon both as a curative and preventive measure in treatment. A CBG dose of 30mg/kg was helpful in reducing the signs that indicated colonic injury with glands at work in regenerating the areas destroyed. After a period of time inflammation can lead to tissue damage it results in loss of its function. This is proved when inflammation (injured colon issue) was left untreated and resulted in necrosis. Necrosis actually means health of the tissue, which can lead to complications in patient’s life. The best example of necrosis is gangrene, which is common in patients having diabetes and when injury in such patients is left untreated. This sometimes results in amputation as it can be life threatening when left untreated. Intestinal state decreases the digestive efficacy                 and lets undigested food substances enter your bloodstream, which can result in inflammatory damage if your immune system responds to it.

CBG is known for its anti-inflammatory properties, which can help you fight many health problems. Inflammation basically leads to many diseases that can be life threatening too. It is important to treat inflammation on time and CBG can be an effective treatment that can fight inflammation.

Medical properties of Cannabinoids

The chemical components present in medical marijuana are termed as Cannabinoids that play an important role in the field of medicine. Medical Marijuana also called as Medical Cannabis has been providing a wide range of medicinal uses. It has anticancer properties and its quality to handle the side effects of cancer and cancer treatment by activating certain receptors all through the body.

Cannabis is also found to be effective for people suffering from multiple sclerosis. Cannabis also reduces muscle spasms or stiffness in muscles which are the major characteristics of multiple sclerosis. The patients who were given cannabis have shown improvements and experienced reduced pain in muscles.

The   Cannabinoid has a plenty of medical properties and modifying Cannabinoid is known for reducing THC’s psychoactive effects by degenerating the same. Its antispasmodic, analgesic, anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties are quite popular. THC(tetrahydrocannabinol) is the most active ingredient in medical marijuana. Recent studies found that THC is capable of stopping the growth of tumors.

Dystonia is a disorder of neurological movement which is characterized by continued muscle contractions, painful contraction of muscles, and abnormal tension of muscles. The studies show that cannabis can control dystonia symptoms. Dystonia was treated successfully by prescribing THC and patient could see improvement which shows that medical cannabis can eliminate the symptoms of focal dystonia.

All cannabis forms are psychoactive drugs, mind altering and contain THC.  Cannabinoids also have different effects with anesthetics, and are lipid soluble. THC travels through kidney, liver and lungs and only one percent enters your brain. The metabolism becomes very slow and its effect lasts for a few hours though it is present in the body. The liver helps in metabolizing it and kidney flush it out of the body.

Physical effects can be memory loss for short term wherein the user loses its ability to recollect information, decreased pressure in eyeballs, increased heart rate and appetite, increased blood pressure, alertness decreases, decreased co-ordination in eye, hand etc.,

Patients who suffer from weight loss, asthma, nausea, glaucoma, inflammatory disease of bowel, disorder like obsessive compulsive and Tourette syndrome  can easily find relief by using medical marijuana due to the fact that the network of natural compounds along with cannabis work well with the biochemistry of your body to help you feel better.

Cannabis is also effective for treating disease like breast cancer, HIV/AIDS, lung cancer, brain cancer, etc., the medical marijuana benefits the same way as any other medicinal plant does since past many years.

Yes marijuana is an abusive drug and you can become addictive but it is always better to take it as a medicine and make sure you don’t get addictive to it. The medicine can do wonders for so many health ailments if taken the right way. It can also lead to serious side effects if taken in high doses and if you become addictive to it, it becomes difficult to overcome the drug abuse.

Just look at the benefits and get most out of it. Every medication comes with side effects and it is how we avoid misusing them.

Smoking Marijuana Can Negatively Affect Your Brain

Marijuana is type of a complex molecule containing over four hundred  Cannabinoids.   Cannabinoids are the chemicals that provide marijuana the ability to let the user feel high. THC is the active ingredient present in marijuana plant. THC is also a  Cannabinoid.

One of the natural cannabinoids present in our brain is anandamide. THC imitates the anandamide’s actions.THC combines with cannabinoids receptors making your brain think that it is producing anandamide naturally. Actually it tricks your brain. Some of the areas that are affected by the use of marijuana are

  • Cannabinoids receptors are rich in
  • Hippocampus- memory/learning
  • Cerebellum- body co-ordination or movement
  • Nucleus Accumbens
  • Cerebral Cortex- higher thinking related functions
  • Basal Ganglia- movement control
  • Cannabinoid receptors are average in
  • Hypothalamus-  body functions like salt, water, body temp and sugar
  • Spinal Cord- peripheral pain/sensation
  • Central Gray- pain control/analgesia
  • Amygdala- emotional response like fight, fear or flight
  • Brain Stem- sleep, motor control and arousal
  • Solitary tract nucleus –vomiting, nausea and visceral sensation

If we just imagine about a person who smokes marijuana every day,  all of the above mentioned areas of brain are affected every day. This also means that short-term memory of a person isn’t always in use and ability of a person to follow certain complication instructions is restricted. In such cases the user needs to be reminded about what was said earlier or might need to write down the things to remember instructions given. You may feel that you aren’t co-ordinate as you were before or these things other people might notice more than the individual himself/herself.

Marijuana also makes a person feel tired, fatigue, have insomnia as it affects the brain stem. You response time gets slow and lead to problems if operating machinery. A study shows that a large %age of accidents occur due to individuals driving under marijuana influence.

When any individual smokes, he /she feel euphoria or relaxed. After the initial sensation goes, the person gets depressed feeling making the person feel like smoking again. Well, all effects of marijuana on our brain aren’t negative, it also leaves some positive affects for a person like it helps regulating pain, decreases symptoms of nausea, vomiting that might lead to other illness like AIDS/HIV, cancer, increased appetite etc., marijuana is also helpful in managing symptoms of disorder post traumatic stress and anxiety.

Well, marijuana isn’t meant for self-medication, if you are not well and feel marijuana can help you, make sure you consult your physician. Using marijuana in a long run can have a lot many negative effects on your brain. If monitored properly by the physician you can certainly get the medical benefits of marijuana. You can also educate yourself knowing the benefits of marijuana so that you can make the most of it and if you get to know the affects of marijuana from your physician make sure you are ready to take the risk associated with marijuana

It is your life and do not make decision looking at temporary relief. Make sure it is going to work for you well.

Cannabinoids and their related drug exploitation!

All drugs possess some kind of side effects and few of them are deemed to be for specific uses, because of drug addiction. Cannabinoids are basically among such heavily regulated drugs. Before using it you should understand about the effects and understand how devastating it could be when abused. There are different factors that you need to consider about safety.

Overview:

The Cannabinoids are mainly described as the class of terpenophenolic componemts which appear in Cannabis which usually occur in nervous systems and immunity system of animals. The extensive description of cannabinoids relates to the group of constituents that are structurally related to THC also known as tetrahydrocannabinol or link with cannabinoid receptors.

Chemical Features:

The chemical description consist the complete array of chemical classes such as the classical cannabinoids and the non-classical cannabinoids that are well associated with structural THC, the eicosanoids that are well linked to endocannabinoids, aminoalkylindoles, arylsulphonamides, quinolones as well as diarylpyrazoles. Different compounds also bind to the receptors of cannabinoid, but they are not included in standard groups.

Receptors of Cannibinoids

Cannibinoids are thought of being capable to produce their physical and behavioural effects throughout the distracted activities all through the cell membranes, rather than relating with particular receptors. The cannabinoid receptors are available in animals such as mammals, reptiles and birds.

Types of Cannibinoids:

Type 1 and Type 2: The type 1 of Cannabinoid receptor or CB1 that is located inside the brain, particularly in hippocampus, limbic system and basal ganglia. They are situated in cerebellum and inside reproductive systems of male and female. There are lesser risks that involve cardiac and respiratory failure because of absence of receptors in medulla oblongata. However, euphoric actions and anticonvulsive effects of cannabis are believed to be triggered by the receptors of CB1.

The CB2 receptors are located in immunity system. Majority of density lies inside spleen. They are usually located in outlying nervous system. They also trigger the anti-inflammatory actions and therapeutic actions of cannabis.

Phytocannabinoids, Synthetic and Endocannabinoids Compounds:

Phytocannabinoids compound are not always soluble in the water. They are soluble in the non-polar and organic solvents, lipids and alcohols. The Phenolate salts which are water-soluble may also be created according to the conditions of  potent alkaline.

Endocannabinoids compounds are created in body and they are trigger through the receptors. Scientists also started looking for endogenous ligand of receptor after the initial receptor got discovered. The updated compounds are also not associated with the natural cannabinoids.

Synthetic cannabinoids may be helpful to find more about correspondence between activity of cannabinoid compounds and structure. The Molecules are systematized and modified to learn about various relationships

Effects:

Neurotransmission may be restricted by cannabinoids. However, complete effects of drugs will also change according to the location. However, functions of affected brain area will also change according to the extent and dosage. Few changes that taker might experience include some kind of loss of motor control and coordination, changes in the memory and reasoning capabilities, emotional changes, analgesia, vomiting and even nausea.

Learning facts about Cannabinoids and how they work

Cannabinoids are type of chemical compounds that cannabis flowers secrete that help in providing relief in cases of various symptoms like nausea, inflammation and pain. These create their medical magic and imitate the compounds that are produced by our body naturally known as endocannabinoids, which initiate to maintain health and stability. In simple words it means they moderate communication between the cells present in our body and if any problem or deficiency persist with endocannabinoid system, unwanted physical complication or symptoms occur.

When cannabis is taken, Cannabinoids stick to the receptor sites all through our body and brain. Different Cannabinoids show different effects and this solely depends on which receptors they stick to. The concept in an important part of cannabis as a medicine and the results are amazing so much so that cannabinoids medications are produced to be used for legal prescriptions also. Some of synthetic cannabinoids medicines comprise of Nabilone, Rimonabant and Marinol. While these medications in synthetic form are quite effective, but research shows that herbal cannabis has wide range of therapeutic compounds.

Cannabis comprise of cannabinoids of nearly 85 types and many of these have their medical value documents available. Strains and products are created to deliver higher doses of different types of cannabinoids, so knowing the right type that is best suitable for a particular problem becomes very handy to know before your next visit to the physician.

Common Cannabinoids

Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)

It is most commonly known cannabinoid. It is known to be the best in getting same high as you experience after smoking marijuana. It is also known for having different medical applications like improving appetite and pain relief.

Cannabidiol (CBD)

This is known to be the second most commonly known cannabinoid. It doesn’t have any psychoactive effect and helps alleviate pain and improve mood. CBD came into picture pretty late because of having antipsychotic effect that eases the nervous system. Studies say that it may also help in case of schizophrenia, epilepsy and many other ailments.

Cannabinol (CBN)

CBN is generated from THC upon exposing cannabis to air through the process known as oxidization. CBN itself provides psychoactive effect, which is mild in nature, but if it is combined with THC can induce sleep and leave you with drowsy feeling.

Cannabigerol (CBG)

It is a cannabinoid (non-psychoactive), is structural block for CBD and THC. It is effective in reducing intraocular pressure and this feature makes it ideal for people suffering from glaucoma.

There are many positive effects of Cannabinoids like relieves anxiety, suppresses appetite, pain relief, reduces inflammation, treats psoriasis, reduces artery blockage risk, works on treating fungal infections, stimulates appetite, helps reducing blood sugar, slows or kills bacterial growth, aids sleep, helps in suppression of muscle spasms, pyschosis management reduces nausea and vomiting, reduces convulsions and seizures, prevents degeneration of nervous system, promotes growth of bones.

Cannabinoids has many benefits and you can get information easily through documents about each compound and its benefits. The information comes handy so it is better to understand more about how it can be beneficial for you.

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