CBD vs. THC
What are the health benefits of CBD?
CBD is undoubtedly the hottest healthcare and wellness product to have come out in the last decade or so. We are sure you have heard of (or you know of) people who drop a few drops of CBD oil in their morning smoothies and salads every day. Hemp-infused CBD products have become the “popular kid” in the high school of medicine. Their consumers are so smitten by what these products offer that they are adding them to anything and everything possible. Yes, even to cheeseburgers, toothpicks, and breath sprays!
Wondering why CBD has taken the world by storm that even celebrities like Kim Kardashian and golfer Bubba Watson are consuming it? Let’s find out.
But first, what is the difference between CBD and THC?
CBD (short for cannabidiol) and THC (short for tetrahydrocannabinol) are two of the primary active compounds, also known as cannabinoids, naturally found in the flowers and buds of the hemp plants. The only big differentiating factor between the two is their psychoactive properties. While THC is well-known for its psychoactive effects or “high,” CBD is non-psychoactive. In other words, it cannot get you high.
THC’s “high” can also lead to addiction, craving, short-term memory impairment, and anxiety. On the other hand, CBD’s “calm” is about helping people get access to its laundry list of health benefits.
Surprising health benefits of CBD
CBD is effective in managing and treating pain. Yes, even science backs this! Our body has an Endocannabinoid System (ECS), which is essentially an advanced physiological network of cannabinoid receptors (CB1 and CB2) located throughout the body that is responsible for controlling various bodily functions, from mood to pain. CBD can set both cannabinoid receptors in motion, modulating physiological functions in the same way as ECS can.
CBD is also known to be beneficial for the brains of people with Alzheimer’s and patients with seizures. The anti-inflammatory CBD oil prevents free radical damage and protects the cells, apart from promoting new cells’ growth.
Thirdly, a 2017 study published by the American Society for Clinical Investigation revealed that CBD might have something in store for people with high blood pressure too. CBD oil can reduce the resting systolic blood pressure and stroke volume, apart from preventing heart-related diseases due to its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
CBD is also a safer option for people suffering from anxiety. A natural antidepressant, it acts on the brain’s receptors for serotonin, a hormone that regulates mood, healing PTSD, and sleeplessness.
Get quality CBD products from Bloomstem
Because CBD is not regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), it is a good idea to purchase your CBD products from suppliers that offer complete transparency by conducting third-party lab testing on their products and making those lab reports available on their website.
At Bloomstem, we use an independent, third-party lab to test total THC per batch to scientifically validate the products’ quality ingredients and contents. When you shop with us, you can be sure that what you are getting is pure and has no more than 0.3% THC.