05 Feb CBD & THC
THC & CBD: Why Cannabinoids Matter
The Cannabis Sativa plant naturally contains two primary chemical compounds called cannabinoids: Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD). What most people don’t learn in school is that our bodies actually have an Endocannabinoid system, which is responsible for homeostasis, or balance. Not like balancing on a tightrope, but maintaining a more holistic equilibrium. It regulates a variety of physiological and cognitive processes, such as appetite, pain-sensation, mood, memory, and psychomotor skills. We have cannabinoid receptors throughout our body, and our body naturally produces endocannabinoids.
One type of cannabinoid receptor (CB1) is found mostly in the brain, in a region which is largely responsible for emotion, mood, behavior, smell, and memory. CB1 receptors are also expressed throughout motor regions of the brain, suggesting that it has a role in motor control. Studies have also implicated the CB1 receptor as being influential in the maintenance of homeostasis in health and disease. Scientists believe that CB1 may play a role in conditions like Fibromyalgia, Neuropathy, Huntington’s, and Autism.
Before we go into the cannabinoids found in cannabis, it’s important to understand the cannabinoids produced in our bodies. The most researched endocannabinoid is Anandamide, also known as the “bliss molecule.” It is a neurotransmitter essential for sleep, pleasure, reproduction, cognition, appetite, mood, pain, immune function, movement, and more. The second most researched endocannabinoid is 2-arachidonoylglycerol (2-AG). It plays a role in governing mood, metabolism, immune function, reproduction, memory, movement, pain, sleep, and bone health.
Now, knowing about the endocannabinoid system and the huge role that endocannabinoids play in our health, it makes sense that our health would suffer if we experienced a deficiency in endocannabinoids. Sadly, many of us do, and there’s even a condition called Clinical Endocannabinoid Deficiency. All sorts of problems and conditions can pop up or worsen when we do not have the proper amount of endocannabinoids in our bodies.
That’s why so many people choose to supplement their natural cannabinoids with phytocannabinoids–or cannabinoids from plants. These chemical compounds, especially found in Cannabis, mimic the structure and function of our own endocannabinoids. We use CBD oils because we find they help with mood, pain, appetite, sleep, and many more elements controlled by our endocannabinoid system.
Now the question is, why do we sell CBD that contains zero THC? Many CBD products contain at least a small amount of THC, but our process ensures that all traces of it are removed. THC is the main psychoactive component of the cannabis plant, meaning it creates the “high.” As many people have experienced, it comes with side effects, including paranoia, dry mouth, lethargy, and cognitive impairment. CBD does not come with the high nor the side effects of THC; it only provides the therapeutic effects.
Learn more about the difference here: https://cbdoilreview.org/cbd-cannabidiol/thc-cbd/
Because our products are THC-free, you can feel completely comfortable giving them to
- Children, especially those with anxiety or behavioral issues
- Pets (mammals, birds, reptiles, and fish also have endocannabinoid systems)
- Those who are prone to experiencing the adverse effects of THC.
- Those who need to be administered drug tests, which test for THC, not CBD
Our goal in providing CBD oil to people is to help their health, which is so influenced by their endocannabinoid systems. We are averse to all risks associated with THC, and want all kinds of customers to be able to use our products with an unrivaled level of comfort.
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