Are you ready to try cannabis extracts? It’s normal to wonder if CBD can get you high, since THC and other extracts have psychoactive properties. Luckily, CBD won’t get you high. To understand why this is the case, let us dive into each one of these cannabinoids.
Does CBD get you High? No. Is CBD good for you?
CBD (cannabidiol), is a natural compound that is mostly extracted from the hemp variety. It can be found in the plant’s leaves or bud along with dozens of other cannabinoids like CBC, CBG, THC, and many others. CBD is extracted using solvent extraction. This results in a supplement that is used widely in the health, beauty and wellness industries. CBD’s properties can be used to manage or improve the symptoms of various conditions.
How does this happen? How does that happen? Well, CBD binds imperfectly to your body’s CB1 & CB2 receptors, changing and helping to regulate many processes controlled by your Endocannabinoid System (ECS). However, CBD does not affect the mind.
What is THC?
THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) occurs naturally in the cannabis plant alongside other cannabinoids. It is very similar to CBD in terms of chemical composition. Its atoms, however, are organized differently. That makes all of the difference. THC’s molecular structures are what make it psychoactive. That is also why you get euphoric effects from marijuana.
Here’s the deal: THC molecules can bind to CB1 receptors completely and trigger a feeling of euphoria. Recent research suggests that THC molecules create a stronger receptor connection than CBD molecules.
How CBD and THC interact with your body with Custom formula CBD creams
THC and CBD interact with endocannabinoid, producing different results. THC triggers the activation of CB1 receptors which can cause euphoric effects, or feelings high. CB1 receptors, once activated, will have an intoxicating affect on brain cells. This is how marijuana users experience the sensation of being ‘high’ upon their first puff. CBD, however, blocks the CB1 receptors. It blocks the brain from almost all of the intoxicating effects CB1-receptors could have.
CBD not only blocks the intoxicating effect of CB1 receptors but also signals the ECS release more cannabinoids in an effort to restore homeostasis. This is why CBD is most commonly used to treat anxiety, inflammation and pain perception. It also helps with skin breakouts and epilepsy. Research shows that CBD has many benefits, including improved skin, joint, cartilage, brain, and heart health.