CBG, or cannabigerol, has been studied mainly as an anti-inflammatory, anti-tumor, and antibacterial. Those suffering from skin disorders and discomfort may find the inflammation relief they are looking for in CBG. One promising study found that CBG may help to reduce intraocular pressure with less optical toxicity than either THC or CBD. Other studies reported benefits for bone growth, neurodegeneration, and mood stabilization. Reviews regarding CBG alone for pain have not been as favorable as for CBD and THC. It is non-intoxicating.
THCv works in tandem with THC. THCv’s full chemical name is tetrahydrocannabivarin. The name isn’t the only similarity to THC, as their chemical structures are also closely related. The effects of THCv, however, are very different. Studies on THCv have shown that it can help to curb your appetite, protect your neurological pathways, and work as an anti-convulsive.
CBN (short for Cannabinol) is a lesser-known cannabinoid. In nature, CBN is found in aging cannabis plants and can increase the effect of THC when smoked. THC degrades into CBN. By itself, CBN is credited with producing a relaxing, sleepy effect. A study by Steep Hill Labs has claimed that CBN, even in low doses, has a similar effect upon the body as a mild pharmaceutical sedative. Those suffering from insomnia, muscle spasms, and even ALS may find relief in CBN. People should not drive or operate machinery when learning how this cannabinoid affects them. A January 2020 article indicated potential benefits for ADHD, at least more effective than THC.
CBC is another non-intoxicating cannabinoid generally found in cannabis that has been grown in a tropical location. CBC, cannabichromene, is credited as an anti-inflammatory, antifungal, and antidepressant compound. One study published in the Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics concluded that CBC aided in reducing the size of tumors and cancer, particularly in cases of a certain type of breast cancer.