THC and CBD explained
The cannabis plant packs up to 545 chemical components, including 114 distinct cannabinoids, most of which have been clinically confirmed to interact with cannabinoid receptors in the body. Cannabinoids that have received the most attention to date include 9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD). THC is a cannabinoid that is commonly prescribed for chronic pain, inflammation, stiffness, and nausea. It’s also a little bit intoxicating. These are also the cannabinoids found in the highest concentrations in the cannabis plant.
CBD is a simple cannabinoid that is commonly used to treat seizures, pain, stress, and inflammation. CBD is harmless, less powerful than THC, and has minimal side effects.
THC and CBD may operate harmoniously, and CBD is known to counteract the negative side effects of THC.
THC to CBD ratios vary amongst cannabis preparations. Each formulation consists of: