Cannabinoids are compounds that interact with the endocannabinoid system, which regulates various bodily functions like hunger, sleep, memory, and emotional processing. In this article, we will provide first-time users with the necessary information to choose the right cannabinoid product, which includes understanding what cannabinoids are and how to use them.
What Are Cannabinoids?
Cannabinoids come in two types, endogenous cannabinoids produced by the body, and exogenous cannabinoids that come from an external source. Cannabinoids affect a wide array of bodily functions, and some cannabinoids like THC, CBD, and others have a direct effect on CB1 and CB2 receptors.
How Do You Use Cannabinoids?
There are different methods to consume cannabinoids like smoking and vaping, but these methods can have negative effects on health. Concentrates like isolates and distillates, and pre-made edibles like gummies, softgels, and tinctures are more efficient methods of consumption. Topically absorbed creams and salves and sublingual and buccal administration of cannabinoids are also viable options. It is best to start with low doses and work your way up when trying new cannabinoid products.
What Are the Major Cannabinoids?
Over 100 cannabinoids have been identified in the cannabis plant, and each has its unique characteristics that distinguish them from others. Some of the major cannabinoids are Cannabinol (CBN), Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), Cannabidiol (CBD), and Cannabigerol (CBG).