THC and CBD Explained

THC and CBD Explained

Endocannabinoid System

THC (Delta-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (Cannabidiol) are two of the many compounds found in the marijuana plant. They are both phytocannabinoids that are naturally occurring compounds found in a small percentage of plants that can interact with cannabinoid receptors.

THC is the psychoactive component of the cannabis plant, which is a reason people have been known to use marijuana as a recreational drug. CBD on the other hand is a non-psychoactive component of the cannabis plant that can lessen the psychoactive effects of THC.

When the correct balance of THC and CBD are administered (there are a variety of ways to administer), not only has it been found to regulate normal function of the mind and body, but something much more exciting has also been observed.

Endocannabinoids and their receptors are found in the brain, reproductive system, immune systems and other parts of the human body. These receptors are CB1 and CB2 and when activated, regulate numerous physiological (body) and pathophysiological (mind) processes.

The body produces endocannabinoids specifically to activate these receptors. In times of physical or mental illness and/or stress cannabinoid receptors may need a boost in the level of cannabinoids to meet the demands of the mind and body. So, when boosted, they send messages out to the body causing it to go into a kind of self-healing, self-correcting mode that has the potential to cure itself from a myriad of diseases, without any known side-effects.

We can get a replica of these endocannabinoids that our bodies make, from the cannabis plant. It’s so perfectly matched that it is reminiscent of honey and a bee.

Cannabis Seeds

Just as individuals have a unique makeup so do cannabis seeds. The level of cannabinoids that occur within certain cannabis strains are imperative for optimal results to occur in the human body. It has been observed that certain strains of the marijuana plant are the most effective for medicinal use.

These particular strains at their earliest stage, seeds, need to be safeguarded. They should be treated with the respect they deserve by:

  • Being stored correctly - how to store cannabis seeds.
  • Protected from cross-contamination.
  • Cultivated with great care, so as to sustain pure gene pools.

This is an absolute necessity if we wish to continue to receive the benefits from this powerful plant, now and in the future.

Comments

  • Ray Schmidt, Tue, 15/08/2017 - 8:40pm:

    My partner was diagnosed with Advanced Small Cell Lung Cancer last November. We have had her on Selenium since her diagnosis as well as Gummy Gumby since February 2017 and she has been declared in remission since Feb by her Oncologist. I started her on the THCa oils 2 months ago, however since watching the Run from the Cure video, I am sure she needs to be on the full oil! Can you recommend an Indica strain that is high in THC and would suit her condition that I can purchase, please? She has a 2mm Primary in her trachea and her T9 vertebrae has been completely destroyed by the secondary. She is now 3 inches shorter! But they say the radiation and chemo multiple therapies have killed it for now. (those therapies have robbed her and I of about 9 - 10 months of our lives) I want to make sure the cancer remains dead!!! Cheers, Ray

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