The legal use of marijuana and other cannabis products is growing rapidly in different states of Europe and the US. With a range of therapeutic effects of this cannabis, consumers are becoming more curious about choosing the right product. This includes Cannabidoil (CBD) and Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), despite being extracted from the same Cannabis genus, there are significant differences between the two.
Both the substances have the same molecular structure: 21 carbon atoms, 30 hydrogen atoms, and 2 oxygen atoms. However, a slight difference in the arrangement of the atoms accounts for the significantly different effects on your body.
CBD vs. THC
CBD is primarily extracted from the hemp plant and commercially available in oils, edibles, tinctures, gels, gummies, oils, various supplements, and more. While THC contains the main psychoactive compound responsible for producing a ‘high’ feeling or euphoria, it’s largely present in marijuana and also available in oils, edibles, tinctures, capsules, etc.
Though both of these compounds interact with the receptors found within the human body and nervous system, the effect they produce is drastically different. First and foremost, there’s an important difference between the two. THC binds with the cannabinoid 1 (CB1) receptors in the brain and produces a feeling of euphoria which effects your cognitive abilities.
Therefore, the side effect from THC inhibit people from operating machinery or functioning normally. On the other hand, CBD slightly interacts with CB1 receptors and does not produce the ‘high’ effect. This fact means that ingesting CBD for therapeutic purposes does not make you any harm, yet, still offers you relief from the pain.
Benefits of THC
A large number of studies and research experiments have shown that THC is helpful in:
· Chronic Pain
· Digestive Health
· Side Effects of Chemotherapy
· HIV and AIDS
Benefits of CBD
Research studies indicate that CBD may be helpful in dealing with:
· Chronic Pain
· Parkinson’s Disease
· Depression & Anxiety
· Cardiac Diseases
· Sleeping Disorder
· Mad Cow Disease
The Minimal Side Effects of CBD
Unlike THC, CBD does not affect your cognitive abilities and it is tolerated much better within your body. However, studies have shown that any side effects associated with CBD are due to the drug-to-drug interactions between CBD and other medications you may be taking causing an allergic reaction.
THC, on the other hand, causes several side effects such as increased heart rate, coordination problems, dry mouth, red eyes, slow reaction time, and memory loss. These side effects can be attributed to the compound’s psychoactive properties. Our goal is to provide clients with incredible CBD in whatever form works for them. The positive side effects have been thoroughly proven, and continue to be used for treating chronic pain, arthritis, sleep disorders, anxiety, mood disorders, and more.