What are Cannabinoids
Cannabinoids are a group of substances found in the cannabis plant. There are 113 different cannabinoids present in the cannabis plant. These vital compounds are also derived from other sources.
There are so many cannabinoids, and talking about each could take a long time, so we will go through the main ones you may have heard of that could be in the products you use at home!
Over at high beauty, we focus on the cannabinoid called Cannabigerol (CBG). CBG is rich in antioxidants, which help fend off free radicals that can prematurely age the look of the skin. CBG helps calm inflammation, reduces blemishes, purifies pores, balances sebum (oil) production, and assists with cellular turnover.
Now onto what other common cannabinoids there are; most of us know of Cannabidiol (CBD). CBD is commonly used to help treat anxiety and relieve stress. You have probably seen a lot of oils, gummies, capsules, and topicals that brands include this cannabinoid in their products. CBD has also been shown to help with pain, inflammation, and sleep problems.
Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is one of the main cannabinoids that people know of. This cannabinoid is what makes people feel “high,” and it can be consumed by smoking, in oils, edibles, capsules, tinctures, and more. THC binds with the cannabinoid 1 (CB1) receptors in the brain and produces a high or sense of euphoria.
The last cannabinoid we are going to talk about is Cannabidiolic (CBDA). Studies have shown that CBDA is amazing for treating nausea and anti-anxiety effects. It shows promise as an anticonvulsant and may even have antibacterial and antioxidant potential. CBD & CBDA have been thought to cause their mark by activating our 5-HT1A serotonin receptors; as most people know, serotonin is a fundamental neurotransmitter in our brains that is closely involved in controlling our mood, sleep, anxiety, as well as nausea.
As you can see, there are a lot of cannabinoids and we only covered 4. If you are interested in learning more about cannabinoids let us know by sending us a message on Instagram. We love chatting all things skincare!
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