CBD is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid that is found in the hemp plant. That means it does not cause the high feeling that is associated with cannabis. Many patients have reported an alert effect after using CBD. As such, it’s important to be careful not to use it in high amounts when nearing bedtime.
Tetrahydrocannabinol or THC, on the other hand, is a psychoactive cannabinoid. That means it is responsible for the high feeling that is associated with cannabis. When ingested, THC stimulates the brain, leading to dopamine release. Once released, dopamine creates a sense of wellbeing and euphoria. It also creates a relaxed feeling in the user.
CBD graduates THC effects while reducing its side effects that are associated with psychosis. This gives the user a more pleasant experience while enhancing relaxation. For instance, when CBD and THC are used together, they enable the user to sleep better unlike when they use prescription drugs.
Benefits of THC
Studies have shown that THC has numerous therapeutic applications including improving the symptoms of depression, nausea, insomnia, appetite loss, as well as moderate and mild pain. The pre-clinical trials done by the FDA recently suggested that THC reduces neuropathy onset in patients that suffer from this condition. Neuropathy refers to nerve pain or nerves degeneration. Another study conducted by the International Association for Cannabinoid Medicine revealed that THC is beneficial for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder’s therapeutic aid. The study attributed the effect of THC on PTSD to the brain’s CB1 receptors. THC stimulates these receptors thereby playing a crucial role in the elimination of adverse memories that are at the center of PTSD.
Generally, THC is a strong pain killer and an anti-inflammatory agent. Research has shown that it reduces brain’s amyloid plaques that cause Alzheimer’s severe condition. Pre-clinical trials have also shown that THC reduces vascular endothelia’s growth factor levels in glioma cells or brain cancer cells. This reduction is very important because it means tumors that result from brain cancer cannot grow new blood vessels that are necessary for their sustenance, growth and eventual spreading. This discovery is important because it gives hope for effective brain cancer therapeutic aid.
Studies have also shown that THC is an effective antispasmodic, muscle relaxant, bronchodilator, powerful antioxidant, and neuro-protectant. Its anti-inflammatory power is twice the anti-inflammatory power of hydrocortisone and 20 times more than that of aspirin.