THCa – Tetrahydrocannabinolic Acid
THCa is the non-activated, non-psychotropic acid form of THC. THCA is a known anti-inflammatory and provides many of the same benefits of THC, but without psychotropic side effects.
THCA not only has anti-proliferative abilities that are crucial in helping inhibit the growth of cancerous cells, but also has anti-spasmodic abilities that help subdue muscle spasms, highlighting a potential use for epileptic patients.
CBN – Cannabinol
CBN’s primary effects are as an anti-epileptic, anti-spasmodic and reliever of intra-ocular pressure. Recent studies suggest that CBN can be administered as an antidepressant, can be used to prevent convulsions and to sedate patients experiencing pain.
It is ideal for those suffering from Glaucoma, inflammation and insomnia. CBN is often referred to as a natural aspirin or non-narcotic type pain reliever (analgesic), but is an estimated to be three times stronger.
CBD – Cannabidiol
CBD has been shown effective in treating inflammation, diabetes, cancer, mood disorders (PTSD to ADD) and neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s.
It has been shown to have anti-convulsive, anti-anxiety, anti-psychotic, anti-nausea and anti-rheumatoid arthritic and sedative properties, and a clinical trial showed that it eliminates anxiety and other unpleasant psychological side effects.
THC – Tetrahydrocannabinol
Tetrahydrocannabinol, THC, helps reduce nausea and vomiting, which is particularly helpful to patients undergoing chemotherapy for cancer. Patients suffering from AIDS often experience a lack of appetite, which tetrahydrocannabinol is helpful in counteracting. Tetrahydrocannabinol is also sometimes used for glaucoma relief.
THCv – Tetrahydrocannabivarin
Tetrahydrocannabivarin, THCV, is similar to THC, however the creation is different as it does not start out as CBGA, thus acting as an antagonist to the CB1 & CB2 receptors in the body. Given this, recent studies have shown that THCV is an excellent appetite suppressant as it blocks the rewarding sensations experienced when eating. THCV also holds anti-convulsive properties and seems to lower the seizure threshold for those with epilepsy. While psychoactive, THCV lends itself to a shorter, psychedelic, clear-headed effect which is shorter lasting than THC.