Difference between CBD and THC

CBD stands for Cannabidiol and THC for Tetrahydrocannabinol and they are both ingredients in the Cannabis sativa plant plants.

What is CBD?

Cannabidiol is one of the most important cannabinoids contained in the cannabis plant. Cannabinoids are found within several plants in nature but CBD is only contained in the cannabis plants.

CBD has the same chemical formula as THC with the atoms in a different arrangement and this variation causes THC to create a psychoactive effect, while CBD doesn’t.

What are the benefits of CBD?

CBD has been proven to be highly beneficial in the treatment of:

What is THC?

THC is the psychoactive crystalline compound of the cannabis plant and is responsible for creating the ‘high effect’.

THC stimulates cells in the brain to release dopamine and creating euphoria, it also interferes with how information is processed in the hippocampus which is the part of the brain responsible for memories.

What are the benefits of THC?

THC has been proven to be useful in helping with:

  • Side Effects of Chemotherapy
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Spinal injury: Lessen tremors
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Chronic pain
  • Inflammation
  • Digestive health

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How much CBD to take?

Can CBD do what THC does without the high effect?

THC has received a lot of research attention and CBD has also been tested for many similar conditions and has proved to be effective without the side-effects of THC.

For instance, medical marijuana with THC has been proven helpful for managing pain and is accepted for treating nausea caused by chemotherapy.

CBD proved itself to have similar properties but doesn’t have the unwanted side effects or all the legal issues for using Marijuana.

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