This Cannabinoid Chat Overview offers a summary of the importance and value of cannabinoids in our lives. You will also learn how cannabinoids support our endocannabinoid system.

For the past few decades, science has spent significant amounts of time and money exploring different cannabinoids. We probably would know a lot more today if it weren’t for the century of governmental interference and propaganda. But rather than decry past injustices, focus should remain on continuing research.

As it is, researchers have already uncovered more than 100 compounds produced by hemp and cannabis plants. Most of those compounds are different cannabinoids and that number keeps growing with continued research. For cannabis and hemp consumers, though, a few key cannabinoids produce the most noticeable effects and benefits. These will be discussed briefly in this Cannabinoid Chat Overview and in greater detail on specific pages. 

Cannabinoids and Our Endocannabinoid System

It isn’t just modified feelings and thoughts produced by consuming cannabinoids that draw us to their use. There is a definite and clear relationship between cannabinoids and our own bodies. In fact, cannabinoids (called endocannabinoids) are also produced by our body. 

Our endocannabinoids are critical to maintaining and supporting a variety of internal balances and organs. Interestingly, cannabinoids produced by cannabis and hemp plants also connect beautifully with our endocannabinoid system.

The endocannabinoid system is molecular in structure, so it aids in regulating and balancing multiple processes inside the human body. This includes but is not limited to:

  • Appetite and Metabolism
  • Brain Activity and Functions
  • Cell Intercommunications
  • Immune Response
  • Memory

Receptors throughout our brain and central nervous system (CB1 receptors) and peripheral organs (CB2 receptors) work with our endocannabinoid system. Some cannabinoids directly interact with receptors; other cannabinoids (like CBD) support or facilitate the natural functioning of our own internal receptors.

Research continues to explore and discover new information about cannabinoids and our endocannabinoid system. The results so far have been consistently positive and stellar as it concerns our state of wellness. We are certain that the coming years will reveal new riches to be found in cannabinoids. This could include the discovery of other beneficial cannabinoids.

Other Plants Containing Cannabinoids

Just for the record, cannabis and hemp plants are not the only plants that produce cannabinoids; ongoing research continues to identify other plants containing therapeutic cannabinoids, including:

  • Black Pepper 
  • Black Truffles 
  • Cacao 
  • Chinese Rhododendron
  • Coneflower 
  • Electric Daisy
  • Helichrysum
  • Japanese Liverwort
  • Sunflowers

Cannabis and hemp are still the most abundant producers of a variety of cannabinoids that benefit our endocannabinoid system. That puts the Cannabis family at the top of Mother Nature’s list when it comes to wellness care with cannabinoids.

Finally, we are not alone in benefiting from cannabinoids. Research shows most mammals have endocannabinoid systems. This is why CBD products for cats and dogs are both popular and effective.

Beyond This Cannabinoid Chat Overview

We have expanded Cannabinoid Chats, each of which focuses on one specific cannabinoid. Our list currently includes the following Cannabinoid Chats:

While these individual Cannabinoid Chats are informational, they are also helpful. That’s because we offer different products containing those cannabinoids listed above, both individually and combined. To make your search easier, you will also find a list of product categories feature the cannabinoid you just studied.