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Cannabinoids

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Cannabinoids

Types of Cannabinoids

Cannabinoids are chemical compounds that interact with the human body, producing a measurable effect in body, mind, and emotion such as relaxation, improved resilience to stress, neuroprotection, or analgesia.

Endocannabinoids

Cannabinoids made by humans
(ie; anandamide AEA, 2AG)

Phytocannabinoids

Cannabinoids made by plants, primarily cannabis (ie; CBD & THC & other minor cannabinoids)

Synthetic Cannabinoids

Cannabinoids made by the pharmaceutical industry (Marinol (dronabinol), Syndros (dronabinol), Cesamet (nabilone))

The Power Couple: CBD & THC

CBD and THC are a power couple and the two major cannabinoids of the over 140 identified so far in the cannabis plant.
THC enhances the efficacy of CBD while CBD modulates and softens THC on receptors in the brain which may decrease psycho-activity or the potential for impairment without taking away the medicinal effects in other areas of the body.
CBD is often termed the medical powerhouse of the plant because it works on multiple targets throughout the body at the same time to keep our bodies in balance.
Whole plant medicine like LUMIR CBD is full spectrum (whole plant) containing over 100 cannabinoids including trace amounts of THC, less than .3%
Plant Cannabinoids