MINT HILL, NC – I will try to make this as simple as possible as it can be rather confusing to some. There is quite a difference between the two of them.
Cannabinoids are compounds that naturally occur in the body. They interact with specific receptors to create physiological effects.
In a cannabis plant, there are over 100 types of cannabinoids, but the most common ones you’ll hear about are CBD and THC.
Now, here’s where it gets a bit complicated so let me try to break it down a little:
In your body, there are two types of receptors that respond to cannabis: CB1 and CB2. These two receptors are parts of the bigger endocannabinoid system which mainly controls and regulates the hormones that influence your energy, mood, and appetite.
You can mostly find CB1 receptors in the central nervous system. CB2 receptors, on the other hand, are found more in the body’s peripheral nervous system.
Substances and chemicals that affect your CB1 receptors are more likely to create psychoactive effects as they are mainly in your spinal cord and brain.
Any chemical that affects your CB2 receptors, meanwhile, can create reactions to the rest of your body without creating a “high” feeling.
Now, going back to CBD and THC.
THC has a stronger affinity to CB1 receptors while CBD is more drawn towards CB2 receptors. This simply means that THC is more likely to trigger a euphoric feeling while CBD is more likely to reduce inflammation.
Take note, however, that CBD and THC aren’t exclusive to each receptor. THC, for example, may still react with CB2 receptors but it’s way more likely to interact with CB1 receptors.
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