Better known as CBD, it is one of the 104 chemical compounds known as cannabinoids found in the cannabis or marijuana plant.
Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the main psychoactive cannabinoid found in cannabis, and causes the sensation of getting “high” that’s often associated with marijuana. However, unlike THC, CBD is not psychoactive.
All cannabinoids, including CBD, produce effects in the body by attaching to certain receptors. The human body produces certain cannabinoids on its own too. The two receptors for cannabinoids are called the CB1 receptors and CB2 receptors. These receptors are present throughout the body, but many are in the brain as well. As a matter of fact, there are more than 65 molecular targets of CBD in the body! They receive transmissions signals from cannabinoids found in CBD to produce many beneficial effects on the human molecular pathway, including acting as an natural anti-inflammatory. A CBD rich product with little THC can convey therapeutic benefits without having a euphoric or dysphoric effect. Meaning you're not going to feel high. In fact, this helps those who are on a combined CBD/THC regimen but don't want to experience the "high" effect, as CBD dilutes the strength, but lengthens the duration of THC when combined, making it appealing to an even larger patient population. Using Whole Plant-Full Spectrum based oils and products help ensure your getting all this powerful plant can produce.
CBD Molecule vs THC Molecule