Cannabidiol (CBD) vs Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)

The use of CBD products has become increasingly popular in the UK. Many people want to get their heads around the differences between CBD and THC since they both come from Cannabis.

In this blog we will compare the key factors between the two.

  • CBD and THC are two of the most prominent cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. Both cannabis, and its cousin, hemp produce CBD and THC.
  • Cannabis has a higher concentration of THC. Hemp has a higher concentration of CBD.
  • CBD and THC have the same chemical makeup. The difference is that their structure is different, so our body receives them as different compounds.

    We have two types of cannabinoid receptors in our bodies. THC binds with receptors — mostly in the brain— that control pain, mood, and other feelings. That’s why THC can make you feel euphoric and give you that so-called ‘high’.

  • CBD doesn’t cause that ‘high’. Instead, it’s thought to work with other elements in the body linked to feelings of well-being.

What is the legality of CBD in the UK?

CBD is legal in the UK as long as it contains less than 0.2% THC and it has been derived from an industrial hemp strain.

THC for non-medical purposes is illegal in the UK.

Benefits of CBD products

CBD products are available in a range of different products.  Many people use CBD to provide relief for symptoms caused by certain conditions, such as chronic pain, sciatica, anxiety and insomnia. No surprise that many people are turning to CBD to relieve symptoms of stress.

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Our CBD gummies and beverages are tasty to consume.  The CBD patches are easy to use.