What is THC?
THC, short for tetrahydrocannabinol, is a chemical compound found in the cannabis plant, also known as marijuana. When used, either through ingestion or inhalation, THC binds to specific receptors in the brain called cannabinoid receptors. In low doses, THC causes some pain reduction, may reduce aggression, can stimulate appetite, and help reduce nausea. Higher doses may cause the “high” associated with marijuana, leading to altered perception of time and space, feelings of happiness, or feelings of fatigue.
What is CBD?
In accordance with the Federal law cannabis with 0.3% or less THC is not marijuana; it’s industrial Hemp. CBD is known by its botanical name cannabis sativa that is derived from industrial hemp. An age-old plant-based source has been catching the attention of all concerned globally.
Cannabidiol is a derivative that comes from the cannabis sativa plant that has non psychoactive and psychotropic symptoms. Moreover, the intricate portion of the plant itself that is believed to be responsible for the health care benefits to humans is the plants immune system. Immunity in general is an organisms ability to ward off or fight infections and threats to its system.
Since the original isolation of CBD, researchers have identified a primary bodily system called, Endocannibinoid System(ECS). This system helps to maintain balance in the human body.
See the diagram below that explains how CBD works with the ECS: