As legal use for cannabis products grow, many are becoming curious about their best options. THC a short form for Tetrahydrocannabinol and CBD are known as cannabinoids are both components of a cannabis plant known as Sativa. CBD is found in many forms such as gels, oils, gummies supplements, etc. And THC is available in edibles, oils, capsules, tinctures, etc.
This article seeks to answer your questions on THC vs CBD benefits and effects.
THC vs CBD benefits
CBD and THC have many health benefits like pain relief in rheumatoid arthritis, cancer and cancer-related treatment, migraines, and multiple sclerosis pains. Independently each has its benefits.
Treatment for insomnia and glaucoma- These are sleep-related diseases. THC when used helps the patient sleep for a long time without waking up due to a small distraction
Treats nausea and low appetite- These may be the side effects of other medications, and THC helps to combat them.
CBD has many benefits like pain reliever and anti-inflammatory.
Other great benefits include mental health benefits like,
- Fights depression thus used as an anti-depressant
- Combats anxiety
- Used to treat psychosis due to its psychotic elements
- Used in epileptic patients to reduce seizures.
THC vs CBD Effects
Though these components have many benefits, they may cause some reactions to people.
Changes in appetite- For many who have used cannabis a change in appetite is highly noted. Appetite may spike or decrease.
Fatigue-CBD causes a high fatigue level or a feeling of laziness, especially for first-timers. Using this product for a long period makes your body adapt to this effect, and fatigue levels start going down.
Diarrhea- CBD intake causes negative reactions in the digestive systems in some people’s stomach making them experience diarrhea.
Causes liver toxicity– Large amounts of CBD extracts were administered to mice, and the mice started showing signs of liver toxicity.
Interacts with other medications– CBD interacts with some medications like those with a warning on grapefruit, as CBD and grapefruit interact with CYPs; enzymes that are crucial for drug metabolism in the body.
Becoming high- THC is commonly associated with the ‘high’ feeling of cannabis. It is because it connects with the strong component of the endocannabiodal system in the brain called the CB1 receptor to send ‘high’ stimuli to all brain cells.
Memory loss- If you have ever taken cannabis, I bet you remember forgetting small details like where you kept your remote, or your phone.
THC causes red-eye ness- Though not all red eyes are associated with THC, most THC experience red eye ness.
Other effects include:
Slow in acting
In summary, both THC and CBD have proven medical benefits, but consider the possibility of side effects while using them.