Differences between THC and CBD
How CBD Works
The human nervous system contains a large number of receptors. Receptors are like mobile telephone masts transmitting signals. But if a mobile mast accepts an electromagnetic wave as a signal, receptors use specific molecules to transmit messages.One of the receptor systems is the so-called endocannabinoid system (ECS). ECS receptors are located in the human brain and in the peripheral nervous system – spinal cord and nerves. In the brain, the receptors reside in areas responsible for perception, concentration, memory and movement. That’s why the ECS is involved in the regulation of many physiological processes including the feeling of pain, mood, and appetite.The ECS receptors are CB1 and CB2. The receptors bind cannabinoid-like molecules produced by the nervous system, endorphins. One of the endorphin molecules transmitting signals in the ECS is 2-Arachidonoylglycerol (2-AG). It binds to CB1 and CB2 receptors. CBD also bind to these receptors and replicates the effects of 2-AG.
Biology and Chemistry and How CBD Works in the Body (Pharmacodynamics)
Although the exact mechanism and magnitude of effects of THC and CBD are not fully understood, CBD has been shown to have analgesic, anticonvulsant, muscle relaxant, anxiolytic, neuroprotective, anti-oxidant, and anti-psychotic activity. This wide variety of effects is likely due to it's complex pharmacological mechanisms. With the growing research of CBD brings more light about CBD.
Potential Benefits and Uses of CBD
One of the main reasons CBD has become so popular is because of its versatility. For some, it’s an important nutritional supplement; for others, a new addition to their health and beauty routine. At CBDChem, we’re confident that everyone can benefit from this incredible chemical. That’s why we dedicate ourselves to sourcing top-shelf CBD oils, creams, and supplements for all kinds of users.
CBD is known to cause some side effects and interactions, such as diarrhoea and interactions with blood thinners. Please consult a healthcare professional before using any supplements.