What You Need to Know About CBD and THC
I want to start off by saying that whatever your views on THC are, my goal with this article is to briefly touch on the differences and similarities of CBD and THC. I know that THC has a negative connotation for many people, but I don’t wish to bash it. Instead, I’d like to focus on education so anyone reading this can be more informed. And with that, let’s get started.
CBD and THC
There is a misconception out there that these two chemical compounds are one and the same. I can assure you they are not. CBD stands for cannabidiol, a primary cannabinoid found in the hemp plant. THC, which is short for tetrahydrocannabinol, is a distinctly different cannabinoid. Why they may be related, there are some pretty big differences between CBD and THC.
As I’m sure many of you are aware, THC is the intoxicating compound of the cannabis plant. CBD on the other hand is not intoxicating so it will not produce that “high” that is often associated with the cannabis plant.
Chemical Structure of CBD and THC
In the below graphic you can see that while CBD and THC look similar, they have different molecular structures and therefore entirely different pharmacological properties. This means they function differently with your body.
THC Content in CBD Oil
A concern for many individuals is the fact that some CBD products do actually contain THC. That’s why it’s so important to read the labels of what you purchase. If they make no mention of the amount of THC in the product, and you’re worried about that, I’d stay clear. If you want total confidence that your CBD product doesn’t have THC, then go with Nature’s Ultra. They have 0.0% THC, and all their products are backed by quality assurance reports and Young Living’s Seed to Seal standard.
But if you’re concerned about the legality of THC and CBD, don’t worry. Federal law prohibits the production and sale of any CBD products that contain more than 0.3% THC. And while THC may not be legal federally, CBD is federally legal as long as it contains 0.3% THC or less.
I want to stress that all of Nature’s Ultra products are tested extensively to ensure that they’ll fit your needs and set you at ease. I hope you learned a little bit more about CBD and THC and feel more comfortable using quality CBD.
Talking to Your Doctor About CBD
If you’ve started using CBD as part of your wellness routine, or are thinking about it, you may be wondering if you need to speak to your doctor. Some people may just want to get a professional opinion, while others may have questions about medication they are already taking. Whatever the case may be, I feel if you have questions you should ask them.Read More