Difference Between CBD And THC
CBD (Cannabidiol) versus Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is always an interesting question. Both are natural compounds obtained from the cannabis plant. So what are the main differences between CBD and THC?
CBD and THC, What’s The Difference
THC and CBD are two of the most common cannabinoids extracted from cannabis plants. Cannabis and hemp produce CBD and THC. Despite this, Hemp contains higher concentrations of CBD, cannabis contains a higher concentration of THC.
CBD and THC both contain similar chemical properties, 21 atoms of carbon, 30 atoms of hydrogen, and two atoms of oxygen. The important thing is that they do not have a similar chemical composition, and the body gets them as different compounds. These compounds connect to the neurotransmitters system in your brain and affect things like sleep, mood, pain, and appetite.
CBD Benefits and Side Effects
There are many medical benefits of CBD products. CBD interacts with the cannabinoid receptors in the body, and some people report that CBD helps with complex issues such as anxiety, arthritis, diabetes, pain, depression, cancer chemotherapy’s side effects. Others use it to treat common problems like skin issues, sleep issues, chronic pain, and general mental health.
There are several ways to consume CBD. CBD is available in Capsules, Tinctures, Gummies, and even Coffee these days.
However, CBD rarely displays noticeable side effects when taken even in extremely high doses. The WHO (World Health Organization) stated in its study that “CBD was well tolerated in all patients, with no indication of toxicity or actual side effects.”
Assuming some side effects were found, it was usually the result of CBD interacting with another drug that had been taken simultaneously. Consult a health provider frequently, especially if you plan to take CBD while taking different medications.
THC Benefits and side effects
Most US states have legalized ‘medical cannabis’, which means that to use it, you must get a doctor’s prescription. The effects of THC are known to ease many of the typically painful side effects associated with nausea and chronic pain.
However, THC has two notable side effects, for example, enlarged pulse, coordination issues, dry mouth, red eyes, slow response time, and cognitive decline. These side effects are related to the psychoactive properties of the compound.
Do CBD products contain THC?
We can say yes. CBD items can contain traces of THC, less or equal to 0.3%. However, it is practically insignificant and cannot cause any of the psychoactive side effects, it is still likely to show up in drug tests.
Lastly, Both CBD and THC are obtained from a similar plant, cannabis. However, these two have undeniable properties that distinguish them from each other. THC is giving the “high” feeling and of course, the psychoactive effects, in the other hand CBD is best known for its health benefits. Before using either, be sure to check with your health provider and think about what it would affect you if you’re taking other medications.