What is the Difference Between THC and CBD and Potential Uses of CBD

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I am sure many people have already heard about CBD and THC when it comes to marijuana. You may have heard about it, but you may not be sure what the difference is and how to use either of the compounds. In the next few articles we will talk about what THC and CBD are, the possible benefits of

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Marijuana contains many different compounds, but the two most popular are THC and CBD. THC is delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol and CBD are the cannabinoids found in the plant. (Johnson, 2017)

The compound most people are familiar with is THC. It is the psychoactive compound in marijuana that creates the mind-altering effects when smoked or ingested. This is the compound that shows up in drug testing and is illegal federally and still in many States in the U.S. (P, 2018)

CBD, unlike THC, is not psychoactive. This means that it doesn’t create the mind-altering effects that THC creates. CBD oil does not show up on a drug test but may contain small amounts of THC (below 0.3%) that could affect a drug screen. (K, 2018)

Cannabinoids affect the body by attaching to certain receptors. The human body creates certain cannabinoids all by itself. Our bodies have two receptors for cannabinoids called the CB1 and CB2 receptors. (Johnson, 2017)

CB1 receptors are located in the brain and deal with coordination and movement, pain, emotions, mood, thinking, appetite, memories, and other functions. THC connects with these receptors. (Johnson, 2017)

CB2 receptors are mostly found in the immune system and affect inflammation and pain. Researchers once thought that CBD attached to CB2 receptors, but now it is understood that CBD directs the body to use the cannabinoids already found in the body. (Johnson, 2017)

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Studies on CBD has reported benefits that include anxiety, joint pain, PTSD, menstrual cramps, nausea, insomnia, seizers, bowel inflammation, and moodiness (Avins, 2018).

There is plenty of research to back up the benefit claims of CBD, but none have been completely proven. This being said, I will list some of the possible benefits based on research.

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Researchers suggest, based on a study published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine, that CBD greatly reduced inflammation and pain in some mice and rats. I know this is not human research, but it has been found that animals also have cannabinoid receptors just like us humans.

Quitting Smoking and Drug Withdrawals

A study published in Addictive Behaviors states that smokers who use inhalers containing CBD smoked fewer cigarettes than they normally do and they no longer had cravings for nicotine.

Another study published in Neurotherapeutics discovered that CBD could be promising for people with opioid disorders. The researches stated some symptoms, anxiety, mood-related symptoms, pain, and insomnia, are reduced when taking CBD.

Epilepsy

The FDA approved the use of CBD for two rare conditions of epileptic seizures in 2018. The product is called Epidiolex and it is used to treat Lennox-Gastaunt syndrome (LGS) and Dravet syndrome (DS). These types of seizures are hard to control with traditional medication.

Combating Cancer

There have been clinical trails of cannabinoids in treating cancer in humans. The studies so far show that cannabinoids can be safe in treating cancer, yet they do not show that they help control or cure the disease. Some animal studies suggest that certain cannabinoids may slow down growth and reduce the spread of some forms of cancer. (American Cancer Society, 2017)

Anxiety Disorders:

THC can trigger or amplify paranoia and feelings of anxiousness. This is why doctors normally tell people with chronic anxiety to avoid cannabis., but CBD seems to have a different effect.

Authors of a review from the Neurotherapuetics states that CBD might help reduce anxiety in people with certain anxiety disorders: PTSD, general anxiety disorder, panic disorder, social anxiety disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Type 1 Diabetes

Type 1 Diabetes is an inflammation that occurs when the immune system attacks cells in the pancreas. (Johnson, 2017)

The Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation published research in 2016 that may be the first step in discovering a CBD-based treatment for type 1 diabetes. The research found that CBD might ease the inflammation caused by type 1 diabetes.

Acne

Acne is caused, in part, by inflammation and stressed sebaceous glands in the body and is another promising use for CBD. (Johnson, 2017)

The Journal of Clinical Investigation published a study in 2014 that found that CBD helps to lower the production of sebum that leads to acne.

Alzheimer’s Disease

Research published by the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease states that CBD is able to prevent social recognition deficit in humans. This means that CBD could help people during the early stages of Alzheimer’s to be able to keep the ability to recognize the faces of people they know.

Wow!! CBD seems to have a lot of potential for helping illness, disorders, chronic pain, and cancer tumors in animals.

In the next article we will look into how to use CBD and how to find the purest and potent brands on the market.

If you are already curious, then go ahead and check out this link to find out about my favorite brand of CBD oil, how it is made, and the different varieties it comes in. I personally like the coffee and the Keto-friendly creamers. Click Here –> http://www.theworldspuristcbd.com

 

References:

American Cancer Society. (Ed.). (2017, March 16). Marijuana and Cancer. Retrieved November 4, 2018, from https://www.cancer.org/treatment/treatments-and-side-effects/complementary-and-alternative-medicine/marijuana-and-cancer.html

Avins, J. (2018, May 23). The next big thing in marijuana won’t get you high. Retrieved November 4, 2018, from https://qz.com/quartzy/1230456/cbd-the-next-big-thing-in-marijuana-wont-get-you-high/

Johnson, J. (2018, July 27). CBD oil: Uses, health benefits, and risks. Retrieved November 4, 2018, from https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/317221.php

K. (2018). What are the Effects of CBD? Does it Get You High? Retrieved November 4, 2018, from https://keytocannabis.com/blogs/cannabis/what-are-the-effects-of-cbd-does-it-get-you-high

P. (2018). Cannabis Oil Vs. Smoking Marijuana. Retrieved from https://prohbtd.com/cannabis-oil-vs-smoking-marijuana

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