Cannabis has over 100 different cannabinoids, but the two most recognized are Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and Cannabidiol (CBD). Both have the ability to treat a wide range of ailments and interact with the same cells in our brain, peripheral nervous system and internal organs. However, each cannabinoid has different overall effects on the body and can be used for different medical applications.
THC is the most abundant cannabinoid found in cannabis. It is widely known for its strong psychoactive effects, but recent studies have moved the spotlight over to its medicinal value. It’s treatment as an analgesic may be a viable substitute for many pharmaceutical drugs. It may be effective at treating the symptoms associated with Fibromyalgia, AIDS, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), ALS, Crohn’s Disease, Epilepsy, Cachexia and Cancer. Microdosing THC through the administration of small doses may also be a viable option to provide relief for patients throughout the day with minimal psychoactive effects.
Medical Benefits of THC may include:
- Relaxation and sedation
- Pain and inflammation reduction
- Nausea reduction, appetite stimulation
- Muscle spasm suppression
- Intraocular pressure reduction
- Cancer growth cessation
CBD delivers clear-headed, functional effects while controlling pain, inflammation, anxiety and other chronic conditions. It is a great option when you cannot afford to have a psychoactive THC high. No major side effects have been found from CBD use, even in large doses.
Medical Benefits of CBD may include:
- Seizure cessation
- Inflammation reduction
- Pain relief
- Antitumor, antioxidant
- Bone growth stimulation
- Antianxiety, antidepressant
- Decrease effects of THC
Why Combining THC with CBD Provides Optimal Results:
A phenomenon called the Entourage Effect takes place when CBD, THC and other components of the plant interact for greater benefit than if they were used alone. The combination of CBD with THC also alleviates anxiety, paranoia and other negative side effects. Look for products that have 1:1 or 2:1 CBD:THC ratios to get the benefit of both cannabinoids. These products are available in edibles, high CBD flowers, tinctures vape cartridges and topicals.
Disclaimer: Please consult your healthcare provider before starting a new regimen. All information provided is recommended based on each individual situation and results may vary from patient to patient.