Expand Your Market & Get Ahead of the Curve with These 6 Emerging Cannabinoids
CBD and CBG have surged in popularity in recent years for their synergistic mind-body benefits. However, they’re not the only cannabinoids that offer something special. Up-and-coming products like CBN, Delta-8, HHC and more are poised to enter the mainstream market with a new set of advantages.
Scientists have extracted more than 100 cannabinoids from the cannabis plant so far, and we are discovering new benefits and applications regularly. Get ahead of the curve and be among the first to add these revolutionary hemp compounds to your product list in 2022.
Searching for an effective, natural sleep aid for your customers? Look no further than CBN. Multiple studies have shown that CBN could help those with insomnia fall (and stay) asleep. Evidence from Steep Hill Labs, a global leader in cannabis testing, suggests just 5 milligrams of pure CBN may produce the same effects of 10 milligrams of Valium and diazepam, a mild sedative — without the side effects. The more information becomes available about this cannabinoid, the more consumers can’t wait to get their hands on it.
In addition to sleep aid, CBN is said to bring various other benefits. Lab studies found that the cannabinoid could serve as a potent anti-inflammatory and antibacterial agent. Plus, early research shows that CBN could delay or prevent the onset of certain chronic conditions, like ALS and glaucoma. As scientists discover more about the substance, we may see some traditional medicines replaced by CBN.
Delta-8 allows users to experience all the benefits of Delta-9 — like reduced nausea, pain relief and stimulated appetite — without the strong high that it brings. While this cannabinoid does have some psychoactive effects, they are milder and more manageable than that of Delta-9 and traditional THC. Since Delta-8 stems from the hemp plant and only exists in very small amounts, scientists have formulated a more readily available Delta-8 compound that offers equally desirable effects. If your customers seek euphoric relaxation that allows them to still feel in control, Delta-8 could be a great option.
Like Delta-8, HHC provides many similar effects to THC, including feelings of euphoria, changes in heart rate and altered headspace and visual perception. One study also linked HHC to shrinking tumors in cancer patients, meaning the cannabinoid could potentially offer medical advantages, as well. Other benefits may include:
- Chronic pain management
- Anxiety relief
- Reduced inflammation
- Deeper, more restorative sleep
- Nausea relief
While its effects are similar to Delta-8 and many other cannabinoids, HHC is a unique substance unlike any other on the market. Due to its chemical makeup, the body can fully absorb HHC for a stronger, longer-lasting high. Plus, because HHC is not THC, it is legal in the U.S.
Introducing THC without the tiredness: THCV, also known as “the natural Adderall,” could be the next big thing in cannabinoids. Some users may experience the euphoria and stress relief that THC is associated with, along with an extra energy boost to keep them motivated and alert throughout the day.
THCV is also a neuroprotective, making it ideal for potentially treating a diverse range of health conditions. From Parkinson’s Disease to diabetes, everyone could one day benefit from this wonder cannabinoid. Additionally, unlike THC, THCV is an appetite suppressant that may help consumers with weight loss.
Known as the “mothership cannabinoid,” CBGa is the original compound from which dozens of other well-known cannabinoids are extracted. As the plant matures, enzymes will convert CBGa into THCa, CBDa or CBCa, but the unaltered substance could also offer myriad benefits. This raw, original acid state keeps all full plant benefits intact by maintaining terpenes and other crucial components of cannabis. Due to its plant-derived purity, many claim CBGa has a “spicy” flavor.
Scientists have suggested that CBGa could reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, metabolic disorders and colon cancer. In addition, it has shown antibacterial, analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties. A 2022 Oregon State University study also linked the compound to preventing the spread of COVID-19. As the original cannabinoid that has paved the way for so many others, CBGa could offer whole-body healing in its purest form.
Cannabidiolic acid (CBDa) is essentially raw CBD, meaning it is derived from the growing cannabis plant and hasn't yet been cut, dried or heated. The raw cannabis in its acidic state, like CBGa, provides additional healing benefits by keeping terpenes and other key compounds intact.
Early lab research shows that CBDa may be helpful in preventing inflammation, nausea and vomiting, which has led the compound to gain popularity seemingly overnight. Furthermore, CBGa is widely used among patients with chronic conditions who seek a more elevated relief of symptoms than what traditional CBD can provide. Standard dosage ranges from 6 to 8 milligrams, but up to 120 milligrams may be used to alleviate more severe symptoms.
It’s clear that CBD is no longer the only game in town. Businesses can create distinct competitive advantages and attract new customer bases with these emerging cannabinoids. We offer a wide range of applications, including edibles, vapes, gummies, softgels, tinctures and more.Contact us today to discover how these cannabinoids can be integrated into your products.