Differences Between THC and CBD

      

Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and Cannabidoil (CBD) are two types of cannabinoids found naturally in the resin of the marijuana plant, Cannabis sativa. Both of these substances interact with the cannabinoid receptors found in the human body, but the effects brought on by these compounds couldn’t be more opposite. For this reason, CBD is used more often for medical treatments then THC. THC is found in the cannabis plant which is a flower plant of three species, Sativa, Indica and Ruderalis. CBD is found in both cannabis and hemp plants. The hemp plant only shows traces of THC, small traces of THC is needed to activate the CBD oil in your body.

  CBD has the same chemical formula as THC however the atoms are arranged slightly different. This slight difference caused the THC to create a psychoactive affect, While CBD lacks that as an influence. CBD accounts for up to 40%of cannabis extracts. Its plentiful nature, coupled with its failure to produce a “High” effect, make it a strong running mate for medical proposes. Some effects of CBD can be a decrease in anxiety and a decrease in inflammation, relief from convolutions and nausea, and a reduction of psychoactive symptoms. Studies have shown CBD can help with lowering feelings of depression and social anxiety, side effects of cancer treatment like nausea and increased appetite and reducing psychotic symptoms that come with Schizophrenia.

  THC is the main psychoactive component of the marijuana plant, or the primary agent responsible for creating the feeling of being “high”. This compound works by imitating the effects of anandamide, a neurotransmitter produced naturally by the human body to help modulate sleeping and eating habits as well as the perception of pain. Effects of THC can be the feeling of relaxation, fatigue, reduced aggression, hunger, and the altered sense of sight, smell and hearing. Research shows that THC may help in the treatment of Multiple Sclerosis by improving spasticity and bladder function while reducing spasms and central pain, alleviates symptoms and stimulates appetite and eating.

  Taking CBD and THC both topically and internally is a healthy, natural and safe way to reduce the toxic load of chemicals you are putting into your body. Your body absorbs everything you put on your skin and what you ingest. Take a second next time you put on A535, for example- after the gym for pain, and read the ingredients. The chemicals absorb into your liver which can actually cause liver failure. Nobody wants to live with pain of any kind. Here at Organa we want to make sure you have the right educated information in choosing the best THC and CBD products, to help you get through your day to day activities without pumping your body full of pain medications. Simply call or email us with any questions you may have.

 

CBD and Cancer

CBD and other chemicals found in cannabis show signs of anti-tumor effects and could be used to improve standard treatments.

  • CBD successfully stopped cancer cells in multiple different cervical cancer cells.
  • CBD increased tumor cell death in leukemia and colon cancer.

In some case CBD even decreased human glioma cell growth and invasion, suggesting a possible role of CBD as an anti-tumor agent.

Cannabinoids may be promising tools in combination therapy for breast and prostate cancer, due to their direct anti-tumor effects, their ability to improve the effectiveness of conventional anti-tumor drugs, and their usefulness as a treatment to reduce pain.

Anticancer Mechanisms:
CBD decreased the ability of cancer cells to produce energy, leading to their death.
Treatment with CBD can help lymphokine-activated killer (LAK) cells kill cancer cells better.
CBD also blocks CPR55 signaling, decreasing cancer cell proliferation

A number of small studies have found that CBD can be helpful in treating nausea and vomiting from cancer chemotherapy, as well as treatment of neuropathic pain caused by damaged nerves.

How Does Cannabidiol Interact With The body?

All of the 60-plus cannabinoids unique to the plant genus Cannabis interact with our bodies thanks to a network of neurons called the Endocannabinoid system. The Endocannabinoid system runs throughout your body and it’s loaded with receptors that bind to the cannabinoids you introduce to your bloodstream when you consume Cannabis or hemp. It’s the chemical interactions of those bonds that create a wide and largely unknown series of responses in your body.

Without distorting the science too much, you could say that human beings are “hard-wired” for cannabis. The endocannabinoid system runs deep and touches all of the major systems of the body. And that’s why cannabis can do so many things for us, from altering and regulating moods to stimulating appetites and reducing pain. Even though cannabidiol (CBD) has no toxicity for humans—meaning, it doesn’t make you intoxicated (i.e. high)—it is highly reactive with the Endocannabinoid system. To put things as simply as possible, CBD makes things happen. When it binds to the Endocannabinoid system’s receptors, it stimulates all kinds of changes in the body. Most of those changes are incredibly beneficial, and researchers keep uncovering real and potential medical uses for them.

Benefits of CBD Oil For Cats

CBD is short for cannabidiol. It is basically one of 60+ compounds found within the cannabis plant. These “cannabinoids” are essentially the molecules that make up the plant’s substance. THC is the more well-known cannabinoid known for getting its users “stoned” or “high”. What makes CBD amazing is that it actually counteracts the effects of THC. Strains of the plant that have higher levels of CBD naturally have lower levels of THC. These strains of cannabis are used medically because they are either non-psychoactive or much less psychoactive compared to strains with high levels of THC. CBD can be protective against some of the negative side effects of THC. Many dispensaries will describe their products in terms of a ratio of CBD to THC. While THC has many therapeutic properties, legislation to make it legal and research to find therapeutic doses for pets is needed

 

How Can CBD Benefit My Cat?​

CBD is an amazing compound because it is a more natural medicine that can treat the same things in cats as it does in humans. This means you now have access to a safer alternative to medications that are used to treat many ailments your cat may have.

A few things that CBD infused oils, treats, and supplements can do for your cat are:

  • Prevent And Cure Cancer*
  • Help With Digestion/Relieve Nausea
  • Relief From Anxiety And Phobias
  • Improve Joint Mobility/Reverse Arthritis
  • Reduce Pain And Inflammation
  • Suppress Epilepsy And Seizures
  • Improve Skin And Coat Conditions
  • Aid In General Aging And Wellness

If you are a health conscious pet owner who has a cat that suffers from anything, it’s worth looking into CBD options for him/her. Many pet owners do not feel comfortable administering prescription drugs to their pets! Most are human grade drugs and come with a lot of risks. With CBD, the only known side-effect is becoming too sedated. CBD can promote relaxation to the point of mild sedation which means the dosage is either too high or your cat is simply too sensitive to cannabidiol.

And yes, it is LEGAL!!
It is worth checking with your vet for possible options in helping your kitty live a better and more fulfilling life.

What products should I use?

We at Organa recommend our newly innovated Organa Pet Tincture. We are 100% organic, and do not contain any artificial additives or preservatives. Head on over to our web store to find out more!

Is Cannabis Safe For Pets?

Out of the many ingredients found in marijuana, two are the most prominent: THC and CBD. THC is the psychoactive ingredient that gives people a familiar “high”. It can be toxic to animals. Nontoxic CBD is not psychoactive and provides many health benefits. The CBD oil that is used to treat pets has almost no THC and can be used safely for infused edibles.

Instead of getting the CBD from marijuana, manufacturers extract it from its legal cannabis cousin, hemp. Even though they cannot legally make claims of the ingredient’s health benefits, infused edibles are still available to treat a variety of pet issues. These include pain from arthritis, cancer, or terminal illnesses.

It is heartbreaking to see pets suffering from painful conditions. They often lose weight from the inability to eat and absorb nutrients. Veterinarians often prescribe the same medications that are given to people. It is possible for the treated animals to have identical side effects, such as kidney or liver damage.

Currently, vets cannot legally prescribe CBD oil to their four-legged patients. This does not stop pet owners from buying legal CBD edibles for their pets. There is evidence that CDB edibles can calm certain forms of anxiety.