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What Is A Phytocannabinoid Hemp Or PCR Hemp?

What Is Phytocannabinoid Hemp? Well, let’s understand that CBD, or cannabidiol, is rapidly becoming one of the most sought-after products in Ireland. Many people don’t realise there can be a significant difference between many of the brands on the market. It is extremely important you know of the science behind what you are taking, how it could be beneficial, and why it could work for you. There are thousands of peer-reviewed research articles that are publicly available that explain how CBD works, and overwhelming numbers of personal-accounts of how CBD improves lives. To look at some of the frequently asked questions we get click HERE. Keep reading why Prime Spectrum CBD is proud to supply Ireland with original and unique phytocannabinoid-rich products.

What Role Do Cannabinoids Play?

A phytocannabinoid is a molecule synthesized by plants. There are 113 known phytocannabinoids in the cannabis plant, including CBD and CBG. Phytocannabinoids are used to treat a number of human and animal ailments. In 2008, the journal of Neuroendocrinology Letters published a proposal that some of the chronic health problems many people face may be due to an underlying endocannabinoid deficiency, including migraines and fibromyalgia. As our understanding of phytocannabinoids and their relationship with the human body grows, millions of patients all around the world are gaining access to treating conditions that were previously untreatable. As of today, CBD is classed as a “Food Supplement” in Ireland. The CBD industry is not allowed to state it will cure, diagnose, or treat any illness or ailment. This is not the case everywhere and in Brazil, for example, you must have a medical card to avail of CBD.

Understand Phytocannabinoids

To understand phytocannabinoids, we first have to understand our bodies’ cannabinoid receptors. When receptors interact with a cannabinoid, they send molecular-messages throughout the cells, tissues, organs, and body. We can think of a cannabinoid and a cannabinoid receptor like a lock and key. A cannabinoid “unlocks” the cannabinoid receptor by physically interacting with it- initiating changes in cells. There have been many medical benefits from this directly and indirectly. Many pharmaceutical companies are even trying to hi-jack Cannabis and CBD to make medicines. Very ironic considering they are fighting to keep Cannabis, Hemp, and CBD out of the hands of people.

A cannabinoid is a molecule that activates these molecular-messengers, regardless of whether the cannabinoid came from our bodies (an endocannabinoid), or if it came from a plant (a phytocannabinoid). Endocannabinoids activate the same receptors as phytocannabinoids found in Cannabis. This explains why there is enormous medical potential for the use of phytocannabinoids; our bodies possess an endogenous system that responds to what is already present in our bodies and in plants.

Molecular messages throughout cells

Identifying The Phytocannabinoid Components.

Within the Cannabis plant, there are 113 known phytocannabinoids. Some have been found to be more useful than others to people. They have been used and thought to have helped in the following ways. Other medicines are also being formulated around them too and it is even been seen to help with the use of anti-biotics. These components include:

  • Cannabinol (CBN) ; sedative, antibiotic, anticonvulsant, and anti-inflammatory.
  • Cannabinol (CBN) ; sedative, antibiotic, anticonvulsant, and anti-inflammatory.
  • Cannabidiol (CBD) ; anticonvulsant, antioxidant, reduces anxiety, treats psychotic disorders, relieves pain, reduces inflammation, and relieves spasms
  • Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) ; antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, induces a euphoric high, relieves pain
  • Cannabigerol (CBG) ; antibiotic, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, and relieves pain
  • Cannabichromene (CBC) ; antibiotic, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, and relieves pain.
  • Tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV) ; induces a euphoric high and relieves anxiety.

Understanding CBD and how it interacts with our bodies is important. Understanding that there is more to CBD than just cannabidiol matters also. When you get this you see that every consumer of CBD has the right to ask where their CBD comes from and how it is made. It would also be of great benefit if our GPs understood CBD and worked with distributors to ensure that people were getting the correct cannabinoid, terpene profile and dosages for their needs.

Phytocannabinoids and The Endocannabinoid System

The knowledge of how the endocannabinoid system relates to our physiology and medical needs grows on a daily basis because doctors, biologists, and chemists contribute towards research constantly. There are two known groups of cannabinoid receptors; CB1 and CB2. Cannabinoid receptors are classified by the types of cannabinoids that they bind. For example, THC binds the CB1 receptor while CBD weakly binds the CB2 receptor. When a cannabinoid meets with a cannabinoid receptor, the message begins to resonate throughout the cell and eventually reaches out to surrounding cells in a tissue, adjacent tissues in an organ, and neighbouring organs in a body. This is why the benefits of phytocannabinoids are so rich; CB1 and CB2 receptors are found throughout the body and cannabinoids help to re-establish a homeostasis that has been disrupted by genetics or lifestyle factors.

Where Do We Go From Here?

The information available regarding phytocannabinoids is growing by the day, and with it the number of beneficial effects we can observe. Prime Spectrums own research in conjunction with our USA supplier’s own research and development team focuses on not only on maintaining the industry-leading standards for phytocannabinoid testing but on making new delivery methods to target the cell-receptors more effectively. As knowledge regarding phytocannabinoids becomes more readily available to the public, we see laws and views change to recognize their undeniable value to those in need. Let’s just hope Ireland can get out of its own way so it can help its citizens from a health and economic stance.

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