10 Different Types of Cannabinoids and the Symptoms They Treat

Different types of cannabinoids
Scientists are learning that different types of cannabinoids treat different symptoms and conditions.

Conditions and symptoms that different types of cannabinoids treat

Finally, it’s time to take a deeper look at the symptoms different types of cannabinoids treat!  In our last post, we took a look at some of the different cannabinoids.  In general, we want to help keep you informed on all the scientific knowledge endocannabinoid professionals are acquiring.  To that end, we share a lot of information about studies related to CBD therapy.

As a result of thousands of studies involving disease maintenance and prevention with CBD, scientists are learning that different types of cannabinoids perform different functions.  To enumerate, one type of cannabinoid could be highly effective in treating nausea and vomiting.  On the other hand, a different cannabinoid is more effective in relieving psychiatric symptoms like depression and anxiety.  For example, in a study conducted on treating depression with CBD, scientists learned that CBD and CBC were effective in managing symptoms of depression.  Conversely, CBG and CBN proved to be less effective in combating anhedonia.

Let’s get more specific about the different treatments for the main different types of cannabinoids.

Specifically, we are going to go by each symptom that patients commonly experience with a wide variety of illnesses.  Correspondingly, for each of the symptoms, we will highlight the different types of cannabinoids that treat them.

Different types of cannabinoids that treat epilepsy

Epilepsy is a very serious conditions that occurs in all age groups.  Having said that, most of the CBD laws that have been formed in each state make specific reference to epilepsy and a variety of other seizure-related conditions.  Although many politicians support the use of CBD in treating diseases, they maintain staunch opposition to legal marijuana.

  • CBD (Cannabidiol)
  • CBDV (Cannabidivarin)
  • THCA (Tetrahydrocannabinolic Acid)

Different types of cannabinoids that inhibit cancer cell and tumor growth

Scientists have recognized for many years that THC and CBD were effective in managing cancer symptoms.  However, only in more recent years have professionals learned that CBD and other cannabinoids are effective in completely preventing the progression of cancerous cells or tumors.  With that in mind, more research on CBD and different types of cancer (not to mention other cannabinoids) is being conducted.

  • CBD (Cannabidiol)
  • CBG (Cannabigerol)
  • THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol)
  • THCA (Tetrahydrocannabinolic Acid)

Different types of cannabinoids that prevent and treat neurological conditions, such as Alzheimer’s disease and Huntington’s disease

Millions of people suffer from neurological conditions.  Excitingly, however, scientists have come a long way with understanding how cannabinoids work to provide neuro-protection against these types of conditions. As endocannabinoid professionals learn more about the different cannabinoids that prolong neurological health, less people will suffer.

  • CBD (Cannabidiol)
  • CBG (Cannabigerol)

Different types of cannabinoids that promote healthy brain cell production

Brain health has the potential to affect every other physiological and psychological process.  Fortunately, the cannabis plant has the potential to preserve the life and health of brain cells.

  • CBC (Cannabichromene)
  • CBD (Cannabidiol)

Different types of cannabinoids that assist in maintaining optimal bowel and bladder health

Complications with the bowels and bladder can lead to a variety of serious conditions.  Equally important, complications with these organs are frequent side effects of both illnesses and medications. Work with cannabinoids has helped scientists learn they can help manage these types of symptoms.

  • CBD (Cannabidiol)
  • CBG (Cannabigerol)

Different types of cannabinoids that treat inflammation

A variety of conditions from arthritis to heart disease have to do with inflammation in some fashion or another.  However, inflammation isn’t limited to these conditions.  As a matter of fact, inflammation can occur anywhere in the body on any tissue.  With that in mind, it’s easy to understand why being able to reduce inflammation with CBD is so exciting. These different cannabinoids act as anti-inflammatory agents.

  • CBD (Cannabidiol)
  • CBDA (Cannabidiolic Acid)
  • CBC (Cannabichromene)
  • CBG (Cannabigerol)
  • THCA (Tetrahydrocannabinolic Acid)

Different types of cannabinoids that treat pain:

Pain is also a very general term.  Generally speaking, that’s because nearly every medical condition results in some form of pain.  However, extensive research with the endocannabinoid system reveals that cannabis helps to treat pain by communicating directly with pain centers located in the body.

  • CBD (Cannabidiol)
  • CBC (Cannabichromene)
  • CBN (Cannabinol)
  • THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol)

Different types of cannabinoids that induce appetite

One of the most classic symptoms of THC is: the ‘munchies’.  Enough said!

  • THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol)

Different types of cannabinoids that suppress appetite

Yes, interestingly enough, there is actually a compound in the cannabis plant that suppresses an appetite.  As a matter of fact, despite having the ‘munchies’ as a side effect of consuming marijuana, there are some studies that show marijuana actually helped to maintain healthy body weight, thus preventing obesity.  Like this study, for example, published on the John Wiley and Sons Online Library: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/hec.3267

  • THCV (Tetrahydrocannabivarin)

Different types of cannabinoids that help control nausea and reduce vomiting

Nausea and vomiting is also a very common symptom across a wide range of diseases and illnesses.  Not only that, it’s a side effect of thousands of prescription drugs.  Different cannabinoids not only help to treat condition-related nausea, they also to treat nausea and vomiting that occur as a result of taking prescribed medications.

  • CBD (Cannabidiol)
  • CBDA (Cannabidiolic Acid)
  • CBDV (Cannabidivarin)
  • THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol)

Different types of cannabinoids that relieve anxiety

Anxiety is a serious psychiatric condition.  As a matter of fact, individuals suffering from anxiety can experience crippling panic attacks.  However, the cannabinoids that have proven to be effective for treating anxiety are non-psychoactive.  Given that, psychiatric professionals are intrigued by the benefit of treating this and other mental disorders with cannabinoids.

  • CBD (Cannabidiol)
  • CBN (Cannabinol)

Different types of cannabinoids that treat insomnia

Insomnia is a psychiatric condition that quite often accompanies other conditions, such as depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and more.  CBD actually helps with insomnia naturally by communicating with neurotransmitters responsible for sleep rather than leading to a state of unconsciousness as with prescription sleeping pills.

  • CBN (Cannabinol)

Different types of cannabinoids that healthfully controls blood sugar

Irregular blood sugar is one of the defining characteristics of diabetes.  Even in individuals who don’t have diabetes, imbalanced blood sugar levels can cause dizziness and fainting.  For patients living with diabetes,  however, blood sugar spikes or drops could be fatal.

  • CBD (Cannabidiol)
  • THCV (Tetrahydrocannabivarin)

Different types of cannabinoids that kill bacterial infections

Bacterial infections are potentially fatal.  To make matters worse, individuals overusing antibiotics has led to a surge in antibiotic resistance.  Scientists have been conducting a variety of research involving the use of CBD to treat antibiotic resistant infections.

  • CBD (Cannabidiol)
  • CBDA (Cannabidiolic Acid)
  • CBC (Cannabichromene)
  • CBG (Cannabigerol)

Different types of cannabinoids that promote healthy bone growth

Healthy bone support and development helps to prevent against conditions like osteoporosis and osteoarthritis – not to mention a variety of other conditions.  As we age, it’s important to keep our bones strong and healthy.

  • CBD (Cannabidiol)
  • CBC (Cannabichromene)
  • CBG (Cannabigerol)
  • THCV (Tetrahydrocannabivarin)

Different types of cannabinoids that treat fungal infections

Fungal infections can become serious – especially if they spread to the blood stream.  At that point, medical professionals refer to the infection as ‘septic’ – a lethal diagnosis.

  • CBC (Cannabichromene)
  • CBG (Cannabigerol)

Different types of cannabinoids that relieve muscle spasms

Muscle spasm can happen for a variety of reasons.  First of all, they can happen habitually based on a condition.  Also, they can occur as the result of side effects of medication.  Perhaps more importantly, they could be an early indication of a progressive and fatal condition, such as ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis).  If that’s the case, immediate treatment with cannabinoids may be able to stop more serious symptoms from developing.

  • CBD (Cannabidiol)
  • THCV (Tetrahydrocannabivarin)

Different types of cannabinoids that treat depression

Depression is a very serious, and even deadly, psychiatric condition.  For this reason, medical professionals and psychiatric professionals alike are excited about the prospect of cannabinoids to treat depression.  This is primarily because they pose less of a risk than prescription drugs.

  • CBD (Cannabidiol)
  • THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol)

Different types of cannabinoids that help to improve digestive and gastrointestinal health

Millions of people suffer from digestive issues and gastrointestinal complications.  Like many other illnesses, not only do these types of symptoms occur on their own, they also may occur as a result of other conditions or due to side effects of prescription drugs. Research on CBD for digestive issues and gastrointestinal diseases may yield more over-the-counter hemp CBD options.

  • CBD (Cannabidiol)
  • CBDV (Cannabidivarin)
  • THCA (Tetrahydrocannabinolic Acid)

Different types of cannabinoids that kill harmful microbial agents

Microbial agents are everywhere.  They not only live externally, but inside of our bodies, as well.   To emphasize, they are opportunists waiting for a chance to colonize.  They not only have the potential to cause serious health issues on their own, they also exacerbate other conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease by aiding and abetting the destruction of neurological cells and pathways.

  • CBC (Cannabichromene)

Different types of cannabinoids with powerful antioxidants

We take in toxins all the time – especially in the industrial age in which we live.  Be that as it may, hemp offers an impressive amount of antioxidants to help combat these intrusive agents.  For example, scientists have located highly effective antioxidant properties in the following compounds:

  • CBDA (Cannabidiolic Acid)
  • CBN (Cannabinol)
  • THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol)

Different types of cannabinoids that help to relieve tension in blood vessels:

Tension in blood vessels can lead to high blood pressure and other complications.  Ultimately, this could result in heart disease.  As it stands, heart disease claims more American lives than any other condition.  Although this may be true, the information medical professionals are acquiring about cannabinoids may change this statistic in coming years.

  • CBD (Cannabidiol)

Different types of cannabinoids that help to minimize constriction of blood vessels:

The constricting of blood vessels is another contributing factor to high blood pressure and heart disease.  Not only that, it can lead to a variety of neurological conditions.

  • CBD (Cannabidiol)
  • CBC (Cannabichromene)

Different types of cannabinoids that boost the immune system:

Strong immune health is important in everybody.  However, it’s of particular concern for those with conditions that compromise the immune system.  Disease like AIDS, cancer, lupus, and other illnesses that weaken the immune system greatly benefit from cannabis therapy.

  • CBD (Cannabidiol)

Different types of cannabinoids that treat skin conditions:

From acne to psoriasis, a long list of skin conditions affect millions of people worldwide.  However, research on CBD for a variety of skin conditions reveals promising results.  With any luck, more creams that pack the power of hemp and skin-enriching cannabinoids are on their.  They should be, since lawmakers seem to be opening the door for unlimited and unrestricted hemp production.

  • CBD (Cannabidiol)
  • CBG (Cannabigerol)

In conclusion…

Please keep in mind that this list is based on research on CBD therapy that currently exists.  Having said that, scientists are always learning more about different types of cannabinoids and conducting new research to see if they treat various symptoms.

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