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What is a Cannabinoid?

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Cannabinoid is a word that is very commonly being thrown around but what does it mean?You have to look at the word and break it down in part. Organic chemistry nomenclature Example of Cannabinoid: Canna means Cannabis/ Bi means Two/ Noid means Alkaloid. Taking the nomenclature and using it to understand a compound such as a cannabinoid can help you understand where it comes from. Another example: Cannabis is the plant of origin/ Two means the bonds it shares with the following word which is Alkaloid. An Alkaloid is a non-acidic substance that mostly contains a nitrogen bond. Alkaloids can bind with amino acids, fat-soluble vitamins, and minerals.

What truly great about alkaloid is that they have a special ability to pass through the blood-brain barrier. Having this trait allows cannabinoids to be fully effective in the human body. Giving part of the human body such as the brain, kidneys, lungs and other organs the special nutrition that is found in cannabinoids. These are just the very many way cannabinoids are so exciting. Now you may notices that in this articles we used the word cannabinoids.

The reason behind that wording is because there is more than one type of cannabinoid. Cannabinoid contains types such as CBD, CBC, CBN, CBG and many more. Each one has their very own benefits that it provides to the human body. There are even acidic types of cannabinoids that have been proven to help with pain and inflammation.

In later articles, we will cover over each of the cannabinoids and their special benefits. The magic of cannabinoids is still being discovered and it quite inspirational that so many countries, companies, people, and scientist are pursuing this subject. It truly is amazing how human technology has advanced over the years and how much it gives back to everyone in the world.

Thank you for reading and have a wonderful day!

What is a Cannabinoid?
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