THC/CBD Dosing & Use
WHEN THC MET CBD
How do these two cannabinoids interact to benefit our bodies in a way they can't on their own?
THC and CBD amplify each other's medicinal properties and the balance of both typically helps keep any uncomfortable side effect at bay. This may be explained by the way in which THC and CBD interact with our CB1 receptors. CB1 receptors are part of our endocannabinoid receptor systems. They exist primarily in the brain and can signal for different pathways when engaged. THC engages the CB1 receptor at the main binding and signals for many pathways including anxiolytic (anti-anxiety), analgesic, anti-inflammatory and psychotropic activity. CBD does not effectively bind to the CB1 receptor on its own, but it can when THC is already bound to the main binding site.
When THC engages the CB1 receptor at the main binding site, it opens up a secondary location on that same receptor that CBD can bind to. When both THC and CBD are bound to the same CB1 receptor, the medicinal signaling pathways are amplified and the psychotropic activity diminishes. Counteracting the uncomfortable side effects of THC.
Our Endo-Cannabinoid System can slow down what is too active and stimulate what is too still in our bodies. The greatest benefits can be gained when starting as low as 1mg/day dose and increasing very slowly if needed when using THC combined products. Health benefits can vary based on the Cannabinoid ratio in each strain.
Cannabis Tip: A THC and CBD Combo has been known to provide relief for ailments like digestive disorders, inflammation, immune disorders, neuropathic pain and chemotherapy side effects such as nausea and vomiting.
According to recent statistics, the U.S. has more than 2.6 million medical cannabis patients.