Have you ever wondered, where is the healing and psychoactive effect of hemp taken? Here is a quick overview of chemicals that are involved, including their effects on the human body. Of course in the name of science.
Chemicals in hemp and their effects.
If you want to know what gives hemp his psychoactive and curative effects, then you will definitely be interested in scientific analysis. Here is an overview of some major chemicals.
Flavonoids are the focus of interest in today's hemp science - molecules, thanks to which healing hemp has such a wide range of colors and flavors. Some flavonoids occur only in hemp. Most have alleged anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects and could potentially be useful in preventing cancer and other serious illnesses.
THC is the primary psychoactive component in hemp. THC stimulates the function of the hormone Anandamide, a neurotransmitter that is produced by the human body. Other cannabinoids than THC have healing or psychoactive ingredients, but THC is certainly the most well known. Interestingly, but only about 15-50% of THC in the joint gets into the bloodstream!
Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the main medicinal substances in a hemp plant with a strong anti-inflammatory effect without psychotropic (narcotic) effects. It also acts against cramps, anxiety, insomnia, and neuropathic pain and has an antitumor effect. It does not bind too much to the cannabinoid receptors in the human body. However, it has strong effects.
Terpenes provide a unique aroma and taste of hemp and offer interesting therapeutic effects. These aromatic chemicals are also found in pine, citrus, and other fragrant plants. Some terpenes contained in cannabis and other plants have already been shown to have therapeutic effects, which in practice means that there are hitherto unexplored non-psychoactive components of cannabis that can be used to treat many diseases and disorders.
Another common cannabinol is CBN, which is more or less a by-product of the chemical decomposition of THC. Decomposition occurs through air and heat. It lacks the strong psychoactive and healing properties of THC, and is usually found in decomposed sticks.