Flavonoids are a family of phytochemicals widely distributed in the plant kingdom. They have multiple functions, including protection against UV radiation, regulation of plant growth and development, and pigmentation of flowers and fruits. In the context of CBD, flavonoids are considered minor cannabinoids and are present in varying amounts in hemp plants.
Research has shown that flavonoids may have potential therapeutic effects, including as antioxidants, anti-inflammatory, anti-tumor, anti-viral and neuroprotective agents. They may also enhance the absorption and effectiveness of other hemp compounds, such as cannabinoids and terpenes.
Several flavonoids have been identified in hemp, including cannflavin A, vitexin and isorhamnetin. These compounds are currently being studied for their therapeutic potential in the treatment of a variety of conditions, including pain, inflammation, cardiovascular disease and neurodegenerative diseases.