Researchers Discover Two New Cannabinoids
Researchers in Italy have recently discovered two new cannabinoids in the cannabis plant. The cannabinoids are called D9-tetrahydrocannabiphorol and cannabidiphorol.
These new cannabinoids are more potent than CBD, one of the main cannabinoids found in the marijuana plant. Using a cutting-edge technique known as Mass Spectrometry, researchers analyzed the plant and isolated the compounds. They found that D9-THCP is a powerful cannabinoid with a binding affinity of 30 times more than THC.
This cannabinoid has an elongated structure with seven links. It is similar in structure to CBD cannabinoid, but with more atoms attached to its alkyl side chain. More atoms on the alkyl side chain increase the strength of the cannabinoid. This has been observed only in synthetic cannabinoids, but it makes a difference when it comes to cannabinoid potency.
Studies have indicated that cannabinoids have positive effects on sleep. One study showed that they improved sleep disturbance on a 10-point scale. However, the same research found that the benefit was not statistically significant in all trials. In one, the amount of time it took to get to sleep was shorter.
There are over 400 chemical compounds found in the cannabis plant. Researchers are now using Mass Spectrometry to find more. This will help scientists discover more about the marijuana plant. Scientists are also discovering that the plant contains more cannabinoids than what was thought. Cannabinoids are chemicals that bind to receptors in the human body, influencing many physiological processes.
While the exact mechanisms behind cannabinoids are not fully understood, science has shown that they are effective in treating a variety of chronic medical conditions. For example, cannabinoids are effective in easing symptoms associated with fibromyalgia and obstructive sleep apnea. Research has also shown that cannabinoids have anti-inflammatory properties. Despite these findings, more studies are needed to confirm the effects of these cannabinoids in treating these conditions.
In order to better understand the marijuana plant, scientists in Italy have been researching it using Mass Spectrometry.
They have discovered two new cannabinoids, D9-tetrahydrocannabiphorol (THCP) and cannabidiphorol (CBDP). Both have the same number of links as the other, but THCP has a greater amount of atoms on its alkyl side chain. THCP is 30% stronger than THC.
Although these new cannabinoids were found in the cannabis plant, more research is still needed to determine how they are affecting people. Some experts think that there are more than 150 different cannabinoids found in the marijuana plant. Ultimately, researchers need more in-depth studies to determine what strains have the most effects and to what extent.
While these two cannabinoids have received a lot of attention, they are only the tip of the iceberg. Researchers need more in-depth clinical trials with patients in order to determine if they have other beneficial properties.
Ultimately, there is not enough research available on the many effects of all these newly discovered plant derived chemical compounds, much more study is required to produce substantial evidence that supports their use for improved health.