Minor Cannabinoids

Move Over CBD: Minor Cannabinoids Are Taking Over the Market In 2021

Everyone is familiar with the potential of CBD. But 2021 has more in store for you than just this major cannabinoid. 

 

With the ever-growing wellness market, lesser-known hemp derivatives are slowly joining the limelight with CBD. Curious? Well, I’m talking about all the minor cannabinoids. 

 

That’s right. While you may be aware of the potential of minor cannabinoids through the concept of the entourage effect, these cannabinoids are showing huge potential as isolated compounds too.

 

So today, we’ll be exploring the potential of three most popular minor cannabinoids- CBN, CBG and Delta-8-THC. Let’s begin.

CBN

What Is It?

Cannabinol or CBN is one of the many minor cannabinoids that is often compared with CBD for its therapeutic properties. Now, the primary difference between CBD and CBN is the fact that CBN is not present in large amounts. 

 

Like it’s established already, CBN is a minor cannabinoid. It is, in fact, a by-product of THC. So, when THC is exposed to heat and the environment, the molecules slowly break down and turn into CBN. And it is due to this process, CBN may be nearly absent in freshly cured hemp. However, the content may be higher over time. 

 

Now, if CBN is a by-product of THC, it must have some characteristics of THC too, right? Yes, to some extent only. 

 

It works in the body like THC by interacting with the CB1 and CB2 receptors of the endocannabinoid system. But, the results may not be the same, specifically ones related to intoxication. CBN is not as intoxicating as THC. The effects are very mild and often not noticeable when consumed as per the instructed dose. 

 

Many people may even have a lingering question- is it legal? Well, as per the law, there are no restrictions on CBN products as long as they are extracted from industrial hemp. 

Benefits 

Some of the most well-known benefits of CBN are as follows: 

 

  • Sleeping aid
  • Relaxation
  • Pain relief
  • Anti-inflammatory

 

Out of the four, sleeping aid is one of the most popular reasons why people prefer using CBN products. A study based on rat models observed that CBN could help in prolonging sleep. 

 

Some evidence also suggests that CBD can be anti-bacterial and even stimulates the appetite. There’s not enough proof but you can count it in as one of the benefits. 

How to Use It?

CBN was one of the first cannabinoids that was isolated and identified. Since the discovery, the market did not wait for long to make effective CBN products for different uses. And in 2021, CBN products have improved in quality as well as variety. 

 

For the purpose of relaxation, better sleep and calmness, you can try the Slumber CBN gummies or tinctures. They are available in delicious vanilla flavor and contain no THC. 

Slumber CBN

While the minor cannabinoid works well enough on its own, it is known to be more effective when used with CBD. So, you can try both cannabinoids with Bloom Farms or CBDfx CBD and CBN tinctures. 

CBG

What Is It?

Let me introduce you to the mother of all cannabinoids- cannabigerol or CBG. Well, technically, it is the cannabigerol acid or CBG-A that breaks down and creates other essential cannabinoids that most of us are familiar with. 

 

But if it creates all the other cannabinoids, how is CBG a minor cannabinoid?

 

Once the natural decarboxylation begins, the acidic form of CBG slowly turns into other acids which in turn breakdown into cannabinoids. In the end of it all, there’s only a very small percentage left which is called CBG. 

 

Now CBG also reacts with the endocannabinoid system like every other cannabinoid. And it delivers all the therapeutic effects without any intoxication. 

 

As for the legality of CBG, there are no special rules laid out for the same. But for the sake of safety, always go for hemp derived CBG since there are no restrictions for hemp-derivatives. 

Benefits 

CBG has been associated with the following health benefits:

 

  • Pain relief
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Alagesic
  • Anti-depressive
  • Relaxation
  • Overall well-being

 

Some research also points towards the benefit of CBG in cases of glaucoma, cancer and appetite loss, however, CBG is primarily used as a means of achieving overall relaxation and a sense of calm. 

How to Use It?

There’s no dearth of CBG products in the market. Honestly, you can find a product as per your need very easily. But if you need somewhere to begin, try the CBD and CBG tinctures by CBD distillery or CBDfx.

 

Otherwise, you can also try smokables such as CBG flowers or CBG smokes

Delta 8 THC

What Is It?

Does Delta-8-THC (D8) sound familiar to you? Well that’s because it is very closely related to the very well known major cannabinoid Delta-9-THC which we generally refer to as THC. But D8 is actually a minor cannabinoid. 

 

These two cannabinoids have almost similar molecular structures. They also react with the body in a similar way, that is, through the CB receptors in the body. And as for the intoxicating properties, you can expect a mild level intoxication with D8. However, a higher dose can cause stronger effects. 

 

The legality of D8 THC also depends on its source. While cannabis and its derivatives are illegal, hemp derivatives get an easy green light. And even though it’s a type of THC (psychoactive), this loophole allows companies to make and sell Delta-8 -THC products easily. 

Benefits 

The benefits of D8 are somewhat similar to THC. 

 

  • Anti-anxiety
  • Pain relieving
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Antiemetic
  • Stimulates the appetite

 

So, using regular but small doses of THC can be very effective like THC but without the same level of intoxication. 

How to Use It?

Delta-8 THC is available in various forms. You can try it in the as delicious gummies, chewable tablets or tinctures. Or if you prefer smoking, delta 8 infused preroll by hhemp.co are one of the best in the market. 

Chewable tablets

Will You Add Minor Cannabinoids Into Your Routine?

We can easily conclude by now that minor cannabinoids have major potential. Their immense therapeutic potential is the reason why they are popular today. CBD has finally got some strong competition. Are you convinced to add them to your lifestyle?

 

If yes, then why wait? Try CBN, CBG and Delta-8-THC products today. Order your favorite product from Online CBD Store now and experience the popularity of minor cannabinoids yourself.

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