THC and CBD have different effects and wellness benefits that complement each other perfectly.
Although cannabis contains many cannabinoids, none are more popular or abundant than THC and CBD. THC is known for its psychoactive effects, whereas CBD is completely nonpsychoactive and has primarily soothing effects.
They both deliver very different experiences but can boost each other’s benefits. Learn about the differences between THC and CBD, along with why you should combine them, below!
What is THC?
Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the primary psychoactive compound in cannabis. It binds to cannabinoid receptors in the brain to produce a variety of effects, including an altered state of mind and enhanced mood. Studies suggest that THC may also have wellness benefits, including alleviating nausea and reducing pain.
One of the most popular ways to enjoy THC is eating THC gummies. People also smoke THC flower, enjoy other edible forms of THC, or vape THC, among dozens of usage methods.
What is CBD?
Cannabidiol (CBD) is the most abundant cannabinoid in the hemp plant. Unlike THC, CBD doesn’t get you high. It has no psychoactive or intoxicating effects.
CBD has numerous potential wellness benefits; studies show that it may help reduce stress and alleviate pain. Among the many innovative CBD products are CBD Topicals, CBD Drops, and, one of the most popular, CBD Gummies.
THC vs. CBD
What are the main differences between THC and CBD?
- Effects on the body. THC and CBD last about the same amount of time. But because you may be more aware of the effects of THC, it may seem to last a bit longer. THC is psychoactive: it can change your perception, mood, and behavior. CBD is not psychoactive.
- Wellness benefits. Research shows that both THC and CBD may help with a wide range of issues. THC may help assuage nausea and increase your appetite. CBD may help reduce pain, ease stress, and improve your sleep.
- Side effects. Both THC and CBD can cause side effects like dizziness and fatigue. But THC may also cause effects like paranoia and anxiety, especially if you take too big a dose. Fortunately, CBD often reduces these side effects, which is one reason they’re great together.
- CBD is legal throughout the United States. THC is legal only when it is derived from hemp. To be federally legal, products containing THC or CBD must have less than 0.3% Delta-9 THC.
How much THC is in CBD products?
The amount of THC in a CBD product depends on the type of CBD extract used, the manufacturing process, and the purpose of the product.
- Full-spectrum CBD products may contain up to 0.3% Delta-9 THC in addition to a variety of other cannabinoids.
- Broad-spectrum CBD products have THC removed during processing but keep other cannabinoids. These products should not contain any detectable levels of THC.
- CBD isolate products contain a pure form of CBD that has been isolated from all other cannabinoids, including THC. CBD isolate should contain no detectable amount of THC or other cannabinoids.
Although some people use only THC-free CBD, you may enjoy better results when you use a product that combines CBD and THC.
Benefits of CBD with THC
Combining THC with CBD makes THC more enjoyable. Research indicates CBD may moderate the way that THC binds to endocannabinoid receptors, causing a more soothing high.
CBD may also reduce some of the adverse side effects of taking too much THC, such as anxiety and paranoia. Additionally, CBD has been shown to help increase the positive effects of THC, such as pain relief and relaxation.
In short, combining CBD with THC can give you a more balanced and beneficial experience.
Crescent Canna THC & CBD Products
The differences between THC and CBD products make them work well by themselves, or in tandem.
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WARNING: Keep THC products out of the reach of children and animals. THC products are for purchase and use only by persons 21 or older. Do not use THC products if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Consuming THC products will impair your ability to drive and operate machinery. THC products may cause anxiety, confusion, headaches, and other adverse effects. Consult with a doctor before using any THC products if you are taking medication or if you have a health condition. Do not use THC, CBD, or any other hemp products if you are subject to drug testing. State restrictions and prohibitions may apply. Check your local laws before purchase.