Why does Cannabis get you high but CBD doesn’t?

The two main ingredients that are found in the cannabis plant are CBD and THC. Together these both belong to an exclusive class of compounds known as cannabinoids.

Most of the CBD used as a food supplement is found in the least processed form of the cannabis plant, known as hemp. Hemp and cannabis come from the same plant, but they couldn’t be more different.

CBD is known as a non-psychoactive cannabinoid meaning when you take it, it won’t get you high-this unique feature of CBD is what makes it so great and appealing for taking care of ourselves.

If you want to use CBD products, you don’t have to worry that you will be high. I repeat, you will NOT get ‘stoned’ or ‘high’ using our products here at CBD Life UK and it is TOTALLY legal.

CBD is simply a non-intoxicating component which has enormous therapeutic potential. Your state of mind etc will not change if you take CBD at all. Although it can make changes in the body- this isn’t one of them.

The way we extract CBD allows us to pull all of the natural and beneficial nutrients out of the cannabis plant without getting anything nasty in there as well. We take the cannabis plant and we remove nearly all of the THC (the part that makes you stoned). It is a legal requirement that we can only sell CBD with less than 0.2% THC-which is why you could never get high from using our products.

Not only are you NOT getting high, but you are getting a product from us that’s natural and safe.

Like we discussed, CBD is made from a type of cannabis we call industrial hemp which as I said is grown LEGALLY! You won’t be breaking the law trying our products.

CBD also provides a source of essential nutrients, vitamins, minerals, healthy fatty acids like Omega-3, protein and it’s organically grown too. By providing such a unique nutritional content, CBD hemp oil should be added to your diet daily. Since the THC (the part that makes you high) has been removed-there are no side effects just benefits.

So, here’s the science of it…

Well, there are two types of cannabinoid receptors in the brain which are known as CB1 and CB2-these help us to perform daily tasks.

CB1 receptors are found mainly in the brain, and some are present in both sexes reproductive organs. They are concentrated in areas which are associated with the behaviours they impact for e.g. memory. They are also found in nerve endings where they can act to reduce the feeling of pain.

CB2 receptors on the other hand, are mainly found throughout the immune system-with some located in the spleen too. Cannabinoid receptors are found all throughout the body, giving them a wide variety of functions.

Dr. Mechoulam’s research in the 1990’s discovered that CB1 and CB2 receptors connect with phytocannabinoids (plant-based) like THC and CBD and it’s no secret that these are the two main ingredients that are found in the marijuana plant.

CBD works so efficiently because of the endocannabinoid (EC) system. As discussed, The ECS consists of a series of receptors that are configured only to accept cannabinoids, especially CBD and THC. When examining the difference between CBD and THC it comes down to how each one interacts with the cannabinoid 1 (CB1) receptor.

When we’re talking about cannabis and euphoria, we’re dealing exclusively with CB1 receptors, which are concentrated in the brain and the central nervous system. The difference between CBD vs. THC comes down to a basic difference in how each one interacts with the cannabinoid 1 (CB1) receptor. THC binds well with CB1 cannabinoid receptors. CBD has low binding affinity for CB1 receptors.

Legally THC is classified as illegal with instant and long-term cognitive side effects. CBD on the other hand lacks the ‘high’ as well as cognitive effects of THC. In fact, CBD counteracts the ‘high’ effects of THC, both when administered from extract as well as in the plant form.

In the brain there are two types of cannabinoid receptors known as CB1 and CB2. These are responsible for helping the human body perform a multitude of tasks.

When examining the difference between CBD and THC it comes down to how each one interacts with the cannabinoid 1 (CB1) receptor. Some people wonder how one cannabinoid (THC) can seemingly alter the mind so much, and the other not at all (CBD)? Using CBD as a daily supplement is a great way to support your bodies Endocannabinoid system.

Recently CBD has started to gain more and more attention from the medical community who prefer its uses over THC.  CBD is one of over 100 active cannabinoids in cannabis (with THC being another) but CBD is widely praised for its huge health benefits without the same ‘high’ that is associated with THC.

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