Benefits of THC and CBD for Consumers

With the legalization of marijuana across much of America, people are finding out about the benefits of THC and CBD for consumers. Long gone are the days when relief from health problems only came through prescription pharmaceuticals. Today, consumers have more choices that offer a greater number of solutions.


Marijuana users can now legally purchase a range of cannabis products that contain beneficial THC and CBD, compounds that may help with:

  • anxiety

  • pain

  • insomnia

  • inflammation

  • cancer

  • and psychotic disorders


If you walk into a licensed dispensary like Foothill Wellness, you can buy medicine in the form of pre-rolls, concentrates, candies, cookies, oils, tinctures, and even infused beverages - all to help you with one problem or another.


So, what exactly is providing these health benefits that you’re hearing about? What is so great about THC and CBD - and why should you consider using products with these compounds? Here’s what you need to know.

What are the Chemical Components in CBD and THC?


Both CBD and THC contain a chemical composition that’s similar to the endocannabinoids in your body. This means that they can interact positively with your cannabinoid receptors. It also means they release neurotransmitters in your brain, which affects stress, pain, sleep, and immune function.


While both beneficial to the human body, THC, and CBD don’t function exactly the same. Yes (surprisingly to some), THC and CBD are both psychoactive. But, CBD doesn’t produce the high that is associated with THC. Additionally, THC may provide benefits over CBD for those looking for relief from insomnia.


What are the Health Benefits of CBD?


CBD is used to reduce the symptoms associated with a variety of health conditions including:

  • inflammation

  • seizures

  • psychosis and mental disorders

  • pain

  • inflammatory bowel disease

  • migraines

  • nausea

  • anxiety

  • and depression

What are the Health Benefits of THC?


Many consumers use THC to find relief from:

  • Glaucoma

  • Anxiety

  • Pain

  • Insomnia

  • Muscle spasms

  • Low appetite

What is the Entourage Effect of CBD and THC?


Since cannabis plants contain more than 120 phytocannabinoids, these compounds can work together to keep your body in a state of balance. THC and CBD are two of the most common phytocannabinoids, and when used together along with other organic compounds in cannabis like terpenes, they can provide more health benefits than when taken alone. This is called the entourage effect.


The entourage effect is due to the special interaction between phytocannabinoids and terpenes. It provides additional therapeutic benefits for those seeking relief from:


  • epilepsy

  • pain

  • anxiety

  • cancer

  • fungal infection

  • inflammation


Taking THC and CBD together may also reduce some of the unwanted effects of THC including hunger and sedation. If one has ever over consumed THC, more CBD will help calm the THC affects.


When considering the benefits of THC and CBD, it’s always a good idea to remember that cannabis products affect all people differently. There is no one-size-fits-all solution to health challenges, so it makes sense that there will not be a universal THC or CBD product to suit everyone’s needs.


That’s why we suggest you visit us at Foothill Wellness and talk with us about the solution you’re looking for. Come see us and let us help you decide which THC and CBD product will best provide the relief you’re seeking.


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