CANNABINOIDS

WHAT ARE CANNABINOIDS?

Cannabis contains a variety of chemical compounds that are responsible for the unique characteristics of the plant. Terpenoids are responsible for the organoleptic (flavor and aroma profiles) character, as well as used to differentiate between strain types. Flavonoids may act as antioxidants and anti-inflammatory cannabinoids, however, are the compounds that give cannabis its wide spectrum of properties, the most common known being THC and CBD. Cannabinoids react to different receptors in your body to produce a wide range of effects, such as feeling high (THC) or experiencing anti-inflammatory benefits (CBD). Simply put, they are compounds that trigger different receptors in our bodies to start or stop a specific function. These compounds help us achieve homeostasis, a stable internal environment – whether that’s a boost of energy, relief from pain, stress or anxiety, or even decreasing inflammation. Cannabinoids respond accordingly depending on your unique body chemistry.

WHY DO THEY MATTER?

The cannabis plant produces at least 65 different cannabinoids. Only a few of these cannabinoids are actually psychoactive, but all of them potentially have beneficial and therapeutic qualities for humans. And each compound reacts differently within each of us because of our unique Endocannabinoid system (ECS), which is the system of endogenous receptors, the cannabinoids and receptors in our body Phytocannabinoids are produced in a plant, whereas endocannabinoids are cannabinoids produced in the body.

Cannabinoids, such as THC or CBD, bind to the receptors in your body, very much like a key fits into a lock, causing the cannabinoids in the plant to activate. Because our bodies and ECS are so unique, the effects of cannabis can be too, which means cannabis can affect our appetite, sleep, pain, mood, memory in unique ways.

LEVEL CANNABINOIDS

THC
Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the most primary psychoactive compound found in cannabis. THC is one of the most ubiquitous and well-studied cannabinoids, and is known for the classic high that most experience with cannabis. Another more technical name for THC is Delta-9.

CBD
Unlike THC, Cannabidiol (CBD) is non-psychoactive, meaning that it does not produce a high. CBD is well known for its therapeutic qualities and has been used to treat epilepsy, addiction, multiple sclerosis, anxiety and more.

THCA
Tetrahydrocannabinolic acid (THCA), is a cannabis compound that through preliminary research and anecdotal evidence suggest that THCA contains anti inflammatory properties for the treatment of pain, contains antiemetic properties for treating nausea and appetite loss, and has shown to have neuroprotective properties, protecting nerve cells against damage, degeneration and impairment. LEVEL’s THCA Tablingual and Protab have been formulated to aide in the treatment of pain.

DELTA-8
Delta-8, a relative of the commonly known Delta-9 cannabinoid compound, contains properties that may reduce stress, tension and nausea, and stimulate appetite. Delta-8 exhibits lower psychotropic potency of Delta-9, thus producing a uniquely mild high that relaxes the body and mind.

CBG
Cannabigerol (CBG) is the progenitor cannabinoid to both THC and CBD. CBG has the potential to affect anxiety and mood, and can help potentiate, or heighten the effect of other cannabinoids. Research has shown CBG to show great promise as a cancer fighter, alleviating inflammation, can be effective in alleviating anxiety, and reducing stress.

THCV
Tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV), a sibling to THC, is a naturally occurring cannabinoid found in the cannabis plant. THCV has the potential to affect appetite, energy levels, and can provide a burst of focus similar to a cup of coffee. Level’s THCV enriched Tablingual formulation is designed to stimulate the mind for a burst of focus and attention.