As the world experiences the vast benefits, positive experiences, life changing testimonials and validations for CBD as a cannabinoid compound from the Cannabis plant, it has become one of the fastest growing industries in the world.
CBD stands for cannabidiol, which is a type of cannabinoid. Cannabinoids are multiple chemical compounds that make up the Cannabis plant. There are over 113 unique cannabinoids in the Cannabis plant, CBD (cannabidiol) and THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) being the most well-known and universally studied. Both are unique cannabinoids with separate properties and oer an array of therapeutic benefits, however different in effects.
CBD and THC have the exact same molecular structure: 21 carbon atoms, 30 hydrogen atoms, and 2 oxygen atoms. A slight difference in how the atoms are arranged causes the differing effects on your body. Both CBD and THC are chemically similar to your body’s endocannabinoids. This allows them to interact with your cannabinoid receptors.
The interaction affects the release of neurotransmitters in your brain. Neurotransmitters are chemicals responsible for relaying messages between cells and have roles in pain, immune support, stress, sleep, etc.
CBD and THC don’t have the same psychoactive effects. CBD has the same compounds, structure and benefits but doesn’t produce the “high” associated with THC.