CBD & THC
The effects of CBD are remarkably different from those of THC: CBD is not involved in direct stimulation of earlier mentioned receptors.
The primary impact of CBD splashes onto other receptors as serotonin, adenosine and vanilloid.
The reaction between CBD and the TRPV-1-receptor moderates a number of processes including inflammation, body temperature and pain perception.
In addition, CBD reduces the effects of the FAAH enzyme, that directly corresponds with the CB1 receptor and THC allows to reach its psychoactive effect.
Anti-fear and anti-inflammatory
CBD can reduce fear and inflammation, an effect which is associated with the activation of the adenosine receptor. Stimulation of adenosine increases the production of dopamine and glutamate, two neurotransmitters which deal with cognition, motivation and rewards in relation to memory-formation, incentives and again, cognition.
CBD and serotonin
These aren’t all the effects CBD carries out in the human body. CBD is also involved in stimulating the 5-HT1A serotonin receptor, that has an anti-depressive effect on the brain. This receptor is also working with various other processes such as appetite, pain perception, nausea, fear and addiction mechanisms. CBD also seems to reduce the life of cancer cells and bone resorption, by reducing the signal of the GPR55. GPR55 is dominant within the brain and is associated with vital processes such as regulating blood pressure, the modulation of bone density and prevention of reproduction of cancer cells.
No psycho active effect with CBD
It’s important to remember that CBD doesn’t cause psycho active effects, which means that it’s elected above THC to remedy medical disorders. Next to that, the healing effect of CBD is in no way associated with or helped
CBD-consumption and impact
Obviously, we need to mention that the impact and impact time of CBD on the body is influenced by many different factors. For example, you can think of the dose, the symptom for which the CBD is used for and the way the product is consumed. When you have a vaporizer or an electric cigarette we recommend consuming the cannabinoids this way: this is the easiest method, as well as very efficient.
The second fastest method of taking CBD is to place it underneath the tongue; this way, effects are noticeable within a few minutes. However, when you want to sense the benefits of CBD over a longer period, it’s important to take it in, slowly and consistent. It’s wiser to use CBD oil in one place on the body. When taking it in orally, make sure that you’re wanting to experience the effects for 30 to 60 minutes.
To get the most efficient results when choosing oral consumption, it’s best to take CBD oil on an empty stomach. If you’re one of the few people who experiences light adverse symptoms such as confusion or headaches from CBD-consumption, we advise you to take in the oil in a drink or with a little bit of food. This way it takes slightly longer to reach the noticeable effect, but will also entail fewer detriment. Now that you know how CBD works on your body, you're in a better position to take an informed decision about the use and consumption.
Can cannabidiol or CBD oil get you high?
Now CBD is getting more popular, we also hear more and more people questioning the exact function of CBD-oil. The most important question seems to be: ‘Can CBD-oil can get me high?. The short answer is no - that won’t happen. For many people who consider CBD, this short answer is not very reassuring. We therefore have included a very practical explanation. CBD is a cannabinoid found in both hemp and cannabis, but which is everything, but psycho active. That means that it’s impossible to get high from. What is more: both plants contain numerous non-psycho active ingredients. CBD is unique in that category, because it can fight the hallucinatory effects of for example THC, when they are consumed together.
CBD not psychotrope
CBD can’t get you high, but THC can. For this reason, CBD oil is made from hemp and not of cannabis. These two species are related, but they are certainly not the same! Hemp is selectively cultivated as a plant, which means that is there are only very small quantities of THC and therefore is legal in Europe and the USA. CBD-oil therefore contains only negligible traces of THC, generally less than 0.1% - a totally risk-free quantity.
CBD is a natural medicine, no drug
Research has shown that CBD oil has numerous healing effects: it fights anxiety, inflammation, psychoses, nausea and countless other problems. But there is much more research needed, to determine whether these results only come from CBD, or other auxiliary substances. For the time being, it’s not often prescribed as medication by itself, but mainly in combination with another aid.
CBD and THC
A well-known doctor, who researches cannabinoids, describes CBD as follows: "Formerly, it occurred more in the cannabis from Afghanistan and Morocco, but it has largely disappeared from recreational marijuana. In addition, it’s found in hemp fibers, but often in very low concentration. In recent years, CBD is getting more and more attention for its various medicinal aspects: it has an analgesic effect without sedative side effects. ICBD also reduces side effects of THC when the two substances are taken together. In particular anxiety and a fast heart rate.
Physical benefits, but no high
Let’s take a look at what cannabidiol exactly is.
This plant cannabinoid (phyto-cannabinoid) appears in varying quantities in hemp and some marijuana species.
In contrast to what was previously claimed, CBD doesn’t include psychoactive characteristics; at its best it’s intensely calming, but even that is depending on the outcome of the sensitivity of the patient.
On the contrary: CBD fights the psychoactive effects of THC. Cannabidiol or CBD is especially found in flowers and (fiber)hemp. In contrast to THC it doesn’t have psych troop effects and discourages the effect of THC when a sufficient dose gets taken in.
However, cannabidiol can strengthen the analgesic effect of THC.
CBD, in addition has a calming effect and it can be used to prevent inflammation, epilepsy, anxiety, psychoses and a high intra-ocular pressure.