Does CBD Oil Have THCA, the Primary Molecule of THC?
Do you know that the cannabis plant also contains some amount of cannabinol (CBD) oil? This is because the cannabis plant contains the same amount of compounds called hemp polymers as that of the marijuana plant. It is due to this similarity that the amount of chemicals contained in the cannabis plant has been compared with that of the marijuana plant. Thus it can be concluded that there is a similarity between the cannabinol (CBD) and cannabis plant in both their structure and in their chemical composition.
However, there are two distinct sources of CBD oil. The first source is from the cannabis plant itself, while the second comes from the marijuana plant itself. Both these sources differ in their structure and the intention for which they were grown. In addition, marijuana plants tend to have a much higher level of THC, the psychoactive chemical that binds to the brain’s CB1 receptor’s.
But when it comes to hemp, the amounts of THCA are much lower. While the THC levels in hemp may seem low when compared to that of the marijuana plants, the difference lies on the molecular structure of the two plants. When hemp is used for medical purposes, the THC is usually extracted from the plant, leaving some of its chemical contents in the resulting product. These chemicals act as an analgesic and may also cause some side effects such as dizziness, light-headedness and nausea.
Thus the question arises, does CBD oil have the same psychoactive properties as THC? The answer is no. In fact, hemp does not produce any psychoactive compound. There is no reason for the CBD oil to produce an effect in the human brain unlike what is produced by the THC, except that of a stimulant. CBD is a very weak compound that cannot produce much in the way of an intoxicating experience.
What does CBD oil have to do with your health? To put it simply, it helps to ease inflammation of the body through inhibiting certain enzymes that cause cell damage. it prevents oxidative stress by blocking its oxidation process in the brain. It also helps to reduce depression by increasing serotonin levels.
There have also been several clinical trials conducted to find out whether CBD will help prevent or reduce the adverse affects of cancer chemotherapy. and also helps to relieve muscle spasms after a surgical procedure. But all of these studies are yet to prove the effectiveness of this substance. The only way to determine whether or not CBD is useful in your own health is to try it yourself.