Everything you need to know about CBD and THC
Many people wonder if CBD oil without THC exerts the same benefits as a combination of both compounds. Many people know THC as the psychoactive component of cannabis.
It is responsible for producing the “high” that many people associate with cannabis. Even though THC produces the psychoactive effects, it does not produce all of the health benefits that cannabis has become known for.
CBD on its own behaves in a different way within the body than THC does. This mechanism gives it a unique and special means of producing a positive effect on both physical and mental health.
In this article, we will break down the way both THC and CBD work within the body, the differences between THC and CBD, and the benefits of taking CBD
At Fitagenics, we remove all THC from our CBD oil
This is done through a multi-step process.
First, all cannabinoids and terpenes are removed from the hemp plant using a CO2 extraction process. After the initial extraction, a solvent removal takes place using a vacuum distillation process.
This leaves a mixture of CBD, cannabinoids, and terpenes with trace amounts of THC. We then take this mixture and use a chromatography technique that allows for the removal of any toxins and the small trace amounts of THC that may remain. At the end of the process, there is zero THC left even in our strongest CBD oil.
What are the differences between CBD and THC?
The primary difference between CBD and THC comes in the ways in which they interact with the endocannabinoid system. THC actually binds to the receptors of the endocannabinoid system and mimics the actions of the endocannabinoids themselves. This is what gives THC its psychoactive effects.
CBD, on the other hand, does not bind to the receptors within the endocannabinoid system. It works on the enzymes that are responsible for re-uptaking the endocannabinoids after they have been used. CBD gives the body access to more of its own endocannabinoids. These endocannabinoids allow the ECS to carry out its functions with more ease. By improving the ECS, all systems of the body experience an increase in their function. This leads to massive increases in overall health and wellness.
Some benefits of using CBD
We all go through periods where we feel blue. CBD may help to turn these blues into a more positive state of mind.
CBD acts as an agonist of 5-HT1A receptors. 5-HT1A receptors, also known as serotonin receptors, are thought to play a significant role in the regulation of mood and social behavior.
By interacting with these receptors, CBD may help to promote a positive mental state.
Along with interacting with these receptors, CBD also promotes healthy functioning of the nervous system. When the nervous system gets out of balance, you can experience either extreme stimulation or intense sluggishness. The endocannabinoid system aims to balance the nervous system so that neither of these two extreme states harm your mental state but allow you to act in an alert, balanced state of mind.
THC is also not legal at the federal level. Many states also continue to view THC as an illegal drug. Unless you live in a state that has legalized THC, you will not be able to legally purchase CBD oil with THC.
There are so many benefits of taking CBD without THC. Along with sleep and mental state, CBD can support a healthy digestive system, promote health skin, encourage strong and healthy joints, and help you if you ever get in a “funk.”
CBD promotes healthy sleep, encourages a functioning digestive system, supports a positive mental state, and can help balance out the endocannabinoid system. When the endocannabinoid system is balanced, it can work to ensure that all other systems of your body are balanced. When all systems of the body are balanced, you’ll experience optimal health.