A vitamin is defined as, “any of a group of organic compounds that are essential for normal growth and nutrition and are required in small quantities in the diet because they cannot be synthesized by the body.”
A non-essential vitamin is an organic compound that is necessary for normal growth and function, that can be produced within our bodies. According to Kinsei Mind Body.
Cannabinoids are naturally occurring compounds found in the Cannabis sativa plant. Of over 480 different compounds present in the plant, only around 66 are termed cannabinoids.
Cannabinoids exert their effects by interacting with specific cannabinoid receptors present on the surface of cells. These receptors are found in different parts of the central nervous system and the two main types of cannabinoid receptors in the body are CB1 and CB2. Due to the broad range of tissues which demonstrate cannabinoid receptors, cannabinoids are reported to have near panacea type benefits, both anecdotally as well as from orthodox science.
The most notable cannabinoid is the phytocannabinoid tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the primary psychoactive compound in cannabis. Cannabidiol (CBD) is another prevalent cannabinoid, these two are the most well known. But did you know that there are at least 113 different cannabinoids isolated from cannabis? And they all exhibit varying effects!
Cannabinoids are separated into the following subclasses:
- CBD (cannabidiol)
- CBDA (cannabidiolic acid)
- CBN (cannabinol)
- CBG (cannabigerol)
- CBC (cannabichromene)
- CBL (cannabicyclol)
- CBV (cannabivarin)
- THCC (tetrahydrocannabiorcol)
- THCV (tetrahydrocannabivarin)
- THCP (tetrahydrocannabiphorol)
- CBDV (cannabidivarin)
- CBCV (cannabichromevarin)
- CBGV (cannabigerovarin)
- CBGM (cannabigerol monomethyl ether)
- CBE (cannabielsoin)
- CBT (cannabicitran)
Could a product that includes nearly all the cannabinoids offer a drastic improvement to your health and well-being?
I recently had a conversation with Shawn Weber, managing partner of Crested River Cannabis Company, regarding their new, “Complete Spectrum” CBD tincture product. Their product contains a mix of THCA, Δ9-THC, Δ8-THC, CBD-A, CBD, CBDV-A, CBD-V, CBN, CBG-A, CBG, CBC, CBE, CBT, THC-V, and THCV-A. By including so many cannabinoids into a single product, they are able to offer the closest equivalent to a, “multi-vitamin” type product.
But how does this work?
Think of Crested River’s Complete Spectrum products as having an entourage effect on steroids. By including additional cannabinoids at levels that are far and above a full spectrum CBD product, Crested River is attempting to provide their customers with a product chalked full of cannabinoids that can greatly benefit your overall health.
By going beyond, “full spectrum”, Crested River and their sister brand, Twin Cities Cannabis are offering a stronger version of what is naturally known as the entourage effect. This product may be ideal for those who are not quite sure what “CBD” product is best for them. Especially for those who have tried “CBD”, but didn’t notice a positive effect. If “CBD” didn’t do anything for you, it doesn’t mean that all cannabinoids won’t do anything.
I tend to believe that cannabinoids are non-essential vitamins, we all may have different levels of cannabinoids in our bodies, and by taking a product that has a well rounded group of cannabinoids, you may end up seeing a positive benefit.
Curious to try the product?
Check out one of the local retailers in the Twin Cities that carry their product:
Big Dream Organics – Austin & Owatonna
Grow To Life – St Louis Park
Happy Sprout Brew & Grow – Hutchinson
Hennepin Tobacco – Uptown
House of Oilworx – Anoka, Blaine
Legacy Glassworks – Uptown & Duluth
Lords & Ladies – Morgan
Minnesota Hemp Company – Cottage Grove
New Ulm Smoke Shop – New Ulm
Nicollet Tobacco & Vape – Burnsville
Superior Cannabis Company – Austin & Duluth
Special Touch Massage and Day Spa – Redwood Falls
Vaping Studio – Hopkins
Vermilion River – Lakeville