CBD and THC have been in the spotlight for the past few years mainly because of the health benefits they can provide. Studies have shown that they possess several therapeutic properties that can be helpful in treating many health problems.
You should note that CBD is legal in most of the states in the US and THC is not. Here, we will take a look at the similarities and health benefits of CBD and THC.
The two cannabinoids, THC and CBD, has almost similar chemical structure. The main difference in the chemical structure of both these cannabinoids is in the arrangement of these atoms. This difference in the arrangement of atoms is what causes the difference in their psychoactive effects and health benefits.
It is important to note that the chemical structure of both these cannabinoids is also similar to the chemical structure of the endocannabinoids present in our bodies. That is the main reason why both CBD and THC are able to interact with the cannabinoid receptors present in the endocannabinoid system. This interaction can help in the smooth regulation of many of the body functions.
When it comes to health benefits, both CBD and THC are very effective in alleviating some of the health problems. However, health experts won’t recommend the use of THC for alleviating health problems because it may cause psychoactive effects, which can be harmful to the body. Many clinical and observational studies have shown that CBD and THC can help in alleviating a number of health problems.
Recently, CBD is being widely used as a natural remedy for anxiety disorders. CBD is proven to be very effective in alleviating different types of anxiety disorders. CBD is also proven to be very effective in alleviating skin problems like acne, eczema, psoriasis, etc. Studies are positive on the effects of both CBD and THC in alleviating different forms of pain that affect the body.
Even though THC can offer the same health benefits as that of CBD, people mainly prefer CBD products because THC can get the users high and it is federally illegal in the United States. THC is still placed on the list of controlled substances. It is important to note that some states in the US, allow the use of medical marijuana, which is high in THC.