The goal of cannabinoid therapy is to properly balance our endocannabinoid system (ECS), the system in our body that utilizes THC & CBD. Our bodies make our own chemicals (endocannabinoids) that work with the ECS, when this internal system gets out of balance, as all internal systems do, we can remedy these imbalances using plant based cannabinoids such as THC & CBD.
Many people come to the dispensary seeking the highest THC content thinking the more, the better. Nothing could be farther from the truth; using high doses of THC results in an increased THC tolerance and very little improved therapeutic effect. THC and CBD are NOT the same. While they share a similar structure and some therapeutic properties, they also possess unique properties making each one essential in its own right.
Think about your body as a car. Think of THC as gasoline and CBD as oil. You fill your car with both gas and oil. The car will run with a full tank of gas while low on oil. The car will run low on gas with a full oil tank. However, neither of these situations is ideal or long lasting. You can put all the gas you want into the car but that will not help a low oil situation. You can add all the oil you want but that will not help an empty gas tank. Eventually your car will become a poorly performing machine.
Our bodies are the same way. THC cannot substitute for CBD and CBD cannot substitute for THC. These two work best when used together. Patients consuming high does of THC are often pleasantly surprised by the improvement of adding a daily CBD regimen. THC doses can often be decreased, resulting in less side effects and overall lower treatment costs. CBD is a terrific anti-inflammatory and provides a solid base of inflammation protection, allowing THC to work to its fullest potential.
Please swing by our Wellness Center where we offer quality tinctures, soft chews, and capsules. We look forward to helping you find the best balance for your endocannabinoid system.