THC is chemically referred to as delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinnol or ∆-9-tetrahydrocannabinnol while CBD is simply called cannabidiol. Both are natural compounds obtained from the cannabis genus plants. CBD is extracted from the hemp or cannabis. Legal hemp contains 0.3% THC or even less.
THC is the major psychoactive compound in cannabis that is responsible for the high sensation. It is vastly consumed through smoking although it can be available in other means such as;
•Baked products e.g cookies and brownies
The following are certain types of cannabidiol edibles.
•CBD infused meals
THC edibles have been designed to induce a sense of highness while CBD edibles need to be processed by the digestive tract and liver to achieve the same sensation. As such the highness experienced between the two compounds is enormously different.
The two compounds interact with the body’s endocannabinoid system but possess very different receptions. Their similarity in the chemical compound enables them to connect to neurotransmitters in the brain. Neurotransmitters are chemicals designed to relay messages. They also have responsibilities in pain, sleep, immune function as well as stress. Listed below is a list of medical benefits of both THC and CBD.
•Lowers anxiety levels
•Helps to deal with low appetite
•Psychosis or mental disorders
Although the two compounds are seen to be working together, they portray very different reactions in their consumption. Have a look at the following;
•Increased heart rate
•Slow reaction rates
•Changed appetite patterns
•Loss of weight
THC and CBD have been proven to be medically effective in aiding in quite a number of health conditions, research shows. However if consumed in the wrong method, the side effects increase chances of deteriorated health status.