When you have to decide which cannabis oils to take, that is, CBD or THC, it is wise to ask yourself 3 questions:
THC and CBD are very different cannabinoids extracted from the same plant, cannabis. THC is tetrahydrocannabinol and for centuries people got high and used this chemical compound for recreational use. It is also a fantastic healing substance which can be used to treat pain during chronic diseases, lack of appetite and insomnia. THC is not for everyone, which is where the CBD comes in. CBD is cannabidiol and an increasingly popular medical therapy indeed. As THC waits to be legalised in many parts of the world, CBD has become lawful in many countries and their states, thanks to its medical qualities and its lack of negative side effects. Patients tend to get addicted to pharmaceutical pain killers which harm their livers and kidneys, stomachs and brains but they need more and more and eventually abuse them. CBD has none of these effects and is a natural, organic therapy.
These cannabinoids interact with the body’s innate cannabinoid receptors, which are part of the endocannabinoid system. As these chemical compounds connect to the cannabinoid receptors, they send signals (neurotransmitters) to the brain. The brain then deals with pain differently. CBD is the most plentiful cannabinoid found in cannabis and used the most too, for medical remedies. CBD is useful as it is non-psychoactive and it dulls the effects of the high that THC brings. THC, on the other hand, is psychoactive and gives the patient a buzz. Some patients do not want to get high then they use CBD.
To know which cannabis oil to take means looking deeper at what you need it for. We will break down the uses of THC and CBD for you and then you decide which one is for you. THC can be useful for painful, chronic diseases like cancer where it treats the pain and gives the patient a much-needed buzz.
The two cannabis oils are different and interact differently with receptors in the body. THC tends to bind to CB1 receptors present in the brain, eye and reproductive system. THC copies an endocannabinoid called anandamide. This enhances pleasure and increases appetite. CBD tends to prevent THC binding to CB1 receptors. In this way, it stops the THC having psychoactive effects on the user, if used at the same time. It therefore reduces the effects of THC which include anxiety, short term memory loss and euphoria.
Now you can decide whether you should take CBD or THC cannabis oils for your own needs. Ask us for more information at Cannabis Network News if you need assistance.