While the term cannabinoid, gets tossed around frequently throughout the hemp industry, what does it refer to exactly? Cannabinoids are the naturally occurring compounds found within the cannabis plant, the most famous being delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol or THC which is the main psychoactive ingredient found in the weed you smoke! THC is just the tip of the iceberg though; there are at least 113 distinct cannabinoids that can be isolated from the cannabis plant (and more are being discovered every day!), such as Delta-8, CBD, and THC-O.
What is the Endocannabinoid System?
Let’s talk science for a second! Cannabinoids are a specific type of lipophilic molecule that binds to and interacts with our bodies’ natural endocannabinoid system (ECS). Everyone has an ECS, whether you use hemp products or not! By acting on our ECS, cannabinoids can impact pain, stress, sleep and aid with things such as inflammation reduction, increased focus, and achieving balance throughout the body.
Effects of cannabinoid
At Hummingbird Extracts, we ensure that our products are triple lab tested and each has received a Certificate of Analysis (COA) so you can partake in your cannabinoid experience with confidence knowing that all of your products are ultra-pure!
Hummingbird Cannabis Products:
Also known as delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, but that’s a mouthful! The main psychoactive ingredient in cannabis, Delta-9 is what causes you to “feel high”.
Also known as delta-8 tetrahydrocannabinol which is also a mouthful! Delta-8 binds to the same receptors in your body as Delta-9, but produces a slower and more gradual effect, giving you a cozy euphoria and wonderful relaxation.
Also known as THC-O acetate which actually isn’t too much of a mouthful! Approximately three times stronger than regular THC, THC-O packs an amazingly powerful punch and is being called “the psychedelic cannabinoid” for its intense effects.
Also known as hexahydrocannabinol which we will not make you try to pronounce! HHC is the hydrogenated version of Delta-9 THC, meaning hydrogen molecules have been added directly to the compound giving it the same euphoria and stimulation that you love about THC with a longer flight, meaning your experience lasts longer and boosts you to the next level.
Also known as cannabidiol which is harder to pronounce than it looks! Our tried and true favorite for all things therapeutic, CBD is a non-intoxicating cannabinoid compound that can aid in managing anxiety, stress, and pain.