Cannabinoids, or phytocannabinoids, are active compounds found in the cannabis plant (as well as some other plants). These compounds come with a multitude of health benefits and can be used to alleviate various symptoms and issues.
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It is time we dig deeper into the world of cannabinoids and bestow light on some names we haven’t mentioned yet. Let’s start off with the cannabinoid known as Cannabitriol (CBT). CBT, however, has had a lack in research since it was first discovered back in 1966.
A study from 2012 shows that cannabinoids improve the efficiency of mitochondria and remove damaged brain cells.
The study was conducted by Andras Biokei-Gorzo at the Institute of Molecular Psychiatry at the University of Bonn in Germany is suggesting that Cannabis (or the activation of the brain’s cannabinoid system) triggers the release of antioxidants, which act as a cleansing mechanism.
Whether considering the recreational or medical aspects of cannabis, the majority of therapeutic value of the plant comes from cannabinoids and terpenes. These “miracle compounds” that bring alleviation for a wide spectrum of conditions; from depression and gastrointestinal problems to epilepsy and cancerous tumors.