CBD vs. THC

CBD vs. THC

Here we would like to explain some questions about the active ingredient CBD, which is contained in our products. Cannabis or “marijuana” still exists with the stigma of being a drug that affects you psychologically. But this is only half the truth, because there are a lot of active ingredients in the cannabis plant. Here we would like to explain the main similarities and differences. The correlation between the main active ingredients CBD and THC of cannabis.

two cannabis leaves with the comparison of cbd and thc. the molecular structure is shown.

Common ground

Both CBD and THC are the most well-known cannabinoids present in cannabis. Scientifically, these two are also the best studied, which means that the effects of both are widely known.

Both are phytocannabinoids of cannabis, which are structurally very similar. Both compounds bind to the CB1 and CB2 receptors of the human endocannabinoid system(ECS). Other phytocannabinoids, such as CBG (cannabigerol) or CBN (cannabinol) also produce pharmacological effects. However, these are not present in the quantity that CBD and THC are.

The greatest commonality is that both have significant therapeutic properties, but have a completely different (or related) effect on the human body and mind. However, research is in full swing here, as is the case for all 80 proven cannabinoids of the hemp plant.

CBD

CBD (abbreviation for Cannabidiol) is the main active ingredient in all the products we offer for sale in our
Goodvibe.ch Online Shop
offer for sale. CBD is the main component in our CBD oils and flowers.

First of all: CBD does not make you “high”! THC is responsible for this, more on that below. Even in very high doses of cannabidiol, intoxication can never occur, as CBD is entirely non-psychotic. CBD itself has been shown to have anti-psychotic properties and can counteract THC.

CBD is enjoying ever-increasing use, especially in the alternative, self-controlled field of medicine. With the
anti-psychotic effect of CBD
it is a possible remedy for stress, anxiety, discomfort and also physical illness. These include inflammation, headaches and serious autoimmune diseases such as cancer and MS. CBD is able to influence or strengthen the immune system through interaction with the ECS.

CBD can be safely taken during work and even before bedtime. Side effects of CBD are almost nonexistent. It can also be flexibly combined with other medications. But be sure to communicate your CBD plans with your doctor so that any risk can be eliminated as well.

On a mental level, it can be defined in conclusion that CBD works quite differently than THC. The consumption of CBD products as a dietary supplement or cosmetic is completely safe and harmless. At least when the CBD products have low to no THC content. This way there can be no intoxicating effect. CBD is an effective, tolerable and absolutely safe active ingredient of cannabis and suitable for self-medication. The spectrum of action is diverse, subtle and entirely without debilitating side effects.

CBD products are legal in Switzerland (with a THC content of less than one percent).
absolutely legal
.

THC

THC (abbr. for Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol) is the reason why “marijuana” carries this stigma. It is the active ingredient that has a psychoactive effect on the mind and body and is illegally trafficked around the world under the names “weed” or “grass”. In fact, THC alone is responsible for this effect.

Most cannabis found in the world is THC-rich cannabis. These include Cannabis Sativa and Cannabis Indica, which are distantly related through the plant genus Cannabaceae. Not to be confused with CBD rich cannabis(commercial hemp)!

Chemically, the main difference with CBD is the activation of the receptors. CBD prevents the natural breakdown of endocannabinoids, where THC activates the receptors in the ECS. This activation leads to psychological changes in mind and perception.

Depending on the variety of the plant and the THC content of the flower, various effects can occur, such as exhilaration, laughter stimulation, contentment and increased creativity. THC is also stimulating, which can be useful in cases of discomfort or low motivation. THC can – as well as CBD – have a pain-relieving effect. Side effects often include racing thoughts, fatigue, anxiety, and paranoia. How the THC responds depends largely on the user’s condition and habit, as does the amount of THC ingested.

cannabis sativa marihuana plantage glashaus gewÀchshaus

Harmony

Although CBD and THC have very similar chemical structures, they act in different ways on the receptors of the human ECS. CBD, unlike THC, is not psychotoxic and in higher doses is able to prevent the psychological side effects of THC. At the same time, the pain-relieving effects of THC are enhanced. Additionally, the terpenes influence the interaction between THC and CBD.

The most intense, healing effect of the cannabis plant is largely a healthy balance of THC and CBD. This is shown by the latest scientific research.

However, it’s hard to find the right balance, as commercial “weed” heavily predominates in THC content. As a result, it can be assumed that side effects are more likely to occur with cannabis flowers that are too strong. With CBD, the dosage is a guideline due to the lack of side effects.

Yes, the clinically best effect is from both cannabinoids working together, but:

– THC is wholly unsuitable for those who want the health benefits of cannabis but cannot tolerate, or do not want, the high. Such as when proficiency is to be maintained. THC makes you legally unable to drive.

– CBD as
Extraction
isolate allows for many of the health benefits of the cannabis crop without the high.