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CBD, or cannabidiol, is just one of 113 cannabinoids unique to the hemp plant. Officially discovered, named, and recognized in 1940, CBD has been used by indigenous populations for centuries for its medicinal purposes. CBD is produced by the leaves and flowers of female hemp plants, which can be up to 40 percent of the plant’s extract. Hemp is defined as all cannabis plants with less than 0.3 percent THC by weight. Because hemp has such low THC levels, it is non-psychoactive by definition.
What is THC? THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, is the chemical responsible for most of marijuana’s psychological effects.THC is one of many compounds found in the resin secreted by the glands of the marijuana plant. Most of these glands are found around the reproductive organs of the plant. Along with THC, the other cannabinoids are present in this resin. CBD, however, is non-psychoactive. In fact, according to the National Center for Biotechnology Information, CBD actually blocks the high associated with THC.
HOW DOES CBD AND THC WORK IN THE BODY?
Cannabinoid receptors are concentrated in certain areas of the brain associated with thinking, memory, pleasure, coordination, and time perception. THC attaches to these receptors and activates them, affecting a person’s memory, pleasure, movements, thinking, concentration, coordination, and sensory and time perception, according to NIDA. THC’s chemical structure is similar to the brain chemical, anandamide, which is a natural cannabinoid in the body, known as an endogenous cannabinoid. Endogenous cannabinoids function as neurotransmitters and send chemical messages between nerve cells (neurons) throughout the nervous system. Similarities in the structure allows the body to recognize THC and allow it to attach to these cannabinoid receptors on the body’s neurons in the brain, and to alter normal brain communication.
THC alters the brain’s hippocampus and orbitofrontal cortex, which are the parts of the brain that control the formation of new memories and focus. As a result, THC causes impaired thinking and interferes with a person’s ability to learn and perform complicated tasks. THC also disrupts functioning of the cerebellum and basal ganglia, brain areas that regulate balance, posture, coordination, and reaction time. CBD produces none of the effects of THC. CBD works in the exact same way in your body just without the side effects caused by its cousin, THC.
HERBAL PHARM Rx’s MISSION
Herbal Pharm Rx believes passionately in CBD and how it improves the lives of those suffering from medical conditions such as anxiety, chronic pain, epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, and Crohn’s disease. Herbal Pharm believes the June 2018 approval by the Food and Drug Administration of the first drug containing cannabinoids to treat two rare forms of epilepsy is only the first in a long line of drugs that will contain cannabinoids and will help thousands, if not millions, of people suffering in the United States. We offer the best CBD products available. Visit us online today!