What is the difference between THC and CBD? How do they work? How do they differ and what are their common features?
The topic of cannabis is constantly revolving around its psychoactive effects. Some people are unaware that the health-promoting hemp and the psychoactive cannabis plant are two different types of plants. It is true that both types of cannabis belong to one family, but their use and the effect of using their different forms is very difficult to compare.
People who have doubts about the legality of products, dried and hemp seeds can rest easy – these plants have been cultivated in Poland for hundreds of years. They are completely legal to grow, buy and eat.
How is CBD different from THC?
CBD is otherwise cannabidiol. It is the second most widely used active ingredient in the hemp plant. While CBD is an essential ingredient in medical marijuana, it comes directly from the cannabis plant, which is the cousin of the marijuana plant. CBD is present from hemp grown in Poland for hundreds of years. According to the WHO – World Health Organization position, CBD does not show any effects indicative of potential abuse or the possibility of addiction. CBD oils and products are completely legal and freely available.
Cannadidiol has a real effect on supporting the treatment and alleviating the symptoms of many health problems, ranging from chronic neurological diseases to skin problems and problems related to insomnia. CBD has also been shown to help treat pain of varying severity. It is a natural, beneficial remedy for many ailments. Controversies related to the name cannabis, in turn, revolve around the psychoactive THC, the action of which causes the so-called „High”. It is worth distinguishing between two issues:
- Hemp has a pro-health effect, it has been used in the Polish industry for hundreds of years. Products made from hemp are rich in beneficial nutrients, Omega acids and many essential vitamins (e.g. vitamin E). It is also worth mentioning the healing effect of CBD, the deprived psychoactive effect that is present in oils, hemp tea and other natural products, cosmetics and supplements.
- The cannabis plant belongs to the same species as hemp, but its appearance, properties and uses are completely different from those of the hemp plant. In Poland and many other countries, the cultivation and possession of cannabis is prohibited. Marijuana has a high concentration of THC with a psychoactive effect. In Poland, it is considered a drug.
Hemp without THC – the healing effect of
CBD is becoming a natural alternative and effective support in the treatment of various types of chronic pain. Some studies have also shown that it can reduce inflammation, which is a good option for treating arthritis. Products made from hemp, such as hemp oil, hemptea, and hemp matcha (ideal as an addition to cocktails, salads, porridge, etc.) are a healthy and desirable addition to a balanced diet.
Hemp oil is a real mine of phytosterols, real vitamin E, a huge dose of healthy Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids, as well as a high content of plant protein (20-25%). In addition, tangible health benefits are brought by the phytic acid, choline, lecithin, chlorophyll, vitamin K and tocopherol contained in hemp. When it comes to minerals, you can find calcium, zinc, phosphorus, magnesium and small amounts of iron in THC-free hemp. Cannabis without THC is a powerful tool in the fight against free radicals that cause premature aging in the body. In addition to fighting oxidative stress, cannabis without THC, i.e. Cannabis sativa L., has a beneficial effect on the health of blood vessels and broadly understood heart health.
It is a huge factual error to combine the effects of hemp with its psychoactive effects. Hemp products without THC, containing the beneficial presence of CBD and GLA acid, are an excellent, legal and, above all, natural way to improve your health, appearance and well-being. There is nothing else but to enjoy the positive effects of hemp.