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Major and Minor Cannabinoids in CBD


Major and Minor Cannabinoids in CBD, explained

The hemp plant (cannabis sativa L) contains a variety of natural compounds, known as a collection of major and minor cannabinouds that can be found in full spectrum and broad spectrum CBD.

Keep reading to find out more and what they are, what they do and why they're important for your physical and emotional wellbeing. 

Major cannabinoids

Discover what these major cannabinoids are and what their role is in the feel-good benefits of full spectrum CBD. 

Cannabidiol (CBD)

Cannabidiol is CBD, the primary cannabinoid known for its sleep-soothing and relaxing properties.

Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)

Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the sister cannabinoid known, in high doses, for its psychoactive qualities. Preliminary research shows that actually a small amount of THC is beneficial for supporting the maximum synergistic benefits of CBD, known as 'the entourage effect' without having any cognitive impact. 

Cannabigerol (CBG)

Cannabigerol - anti-inflammatory and anti-aging properties.

Cannabinol (CBN)

May promote sleep indirectly through reducing psychological arousal caused by sources of stress, pain at bedtime & antibacterial agent, appetite stimulant and neuroprotectant.

Cannabichromene (CBC)

Anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties.

Minor cannabinoids

Discover what these minor cannabinoids are and what their role is in the feel-good benefits of full spectrum CBD. 

Essential fatty acids

Heart health, formation of healthy cells, development and functioning of the brain and nervous system, thyroid, hormones, blood pressure regulation, immune response.


Terpenoids are widely present in many plants and flowers, including all cannabis variations. It is these natural compounds that are responsible for the fragrance, taste, and pigment of plants and have therapeutic benefits, such as anti-anxiety, antiinflammatory, and neuroprotective properties.


Responsible for the taste, colour and smell of the plant. They have a number of health benefits, such as anti-oxidative, anti-inflammatory, anti-mutagenic and anti-carcinogenic properties.

Cannabigerolic Acid (CBGA)

CBGA (Cannabigerolic Acid) Studies suggest that it may contribute to the effects of cannabis-based products in childhood epilepsy.

Cannabidiolic Acid (CBDA) 

CBDA (Cannabidiolic Acid) A study in 2013 found it to be 1000x more powerful than CBD alone at treating nausea and anxiety.



Bhargava HN. Effect of some cannabinoids on naloxone-precipitated abstinence in morphine-dependent mice. Psychopharmacology (Berl). 1976;49(3):267–70.)

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