The cannabis industry is on the rise and within this world there is a diversity of associated concepts, some known and others not so much, among them the Tetrahydrocannabinol or THC, so we have developed this post to answer questions such as THC, what is it, is it good for your health, what are its effects, what are its medicinal uses, what is it good for? We hope you clarify your doubts and if you want more info after reading it, do not hesitate to contact us.

THC, what is it?

THC is the abbreviation for tetrahydrocannabinol and its scientific name is delta-9- tetrahydrocannabinol. It is a psychoactive cannabinoid from the Cannabis Sativa plant with medicinal benefits.

El Tetrahidrocannabinol (THC) y su efecto psicoactivo

THC is responsible for most of the psychoactive effects of cannabis. It is the one to which we can attribute the “high” of every trip. Both for the psychoactive and physical effects. That is to say, the senses are slightly altered, there is relaxation with a sense of wellbeing and appetite increases. In addition, in some cases, the perception of time and the body itself is altered, the mood may be affected with euphoria or sedation.

Medicinal properties of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)

First of all, it is worth mentioning that tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) interacts with the organism by connecting with the receptors of the endocannabinoid system known as CB1 and CB2. Having mentioned the above, we can associate its relationship in medical treatments such as:

  • Diseases such as Parkinson’s disease and Multiple Sclerosis.
  • Chronic pain  of different causes, particularly neuropathic pain, metastatic pain and pain secondary to osteoarthritis.
  • Antitumor treatment associated with other cancer treatments.
  • Chemotherapy accompaniment

Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) use and its adverse effects

The effects of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) appear when it is smoked, it can also appear if it is consumed in the form of products, from cakes, milk or sweets. There are other possibilities to consume it as transdermal patches or drops. 

Regarding the effects of Tetrahydrocannabinol, it is important to keep in mind that as well as having medicinal effects, there are also adverse effects trigger of psychiatric disorders in adolescents, such as schizophrenia. The following may also be presented long-term behavioral deficits, since between 10 and 25 years of age, changes in the nervous system lead to greater cognitive and neuronal efficiency, presenting neuronal maturity. 

Other adverse causes are its effect on memory, mood and perception of things, increased heart rate, dry mouth, altered movements.As CBD suppliers, we advise that before consuming products with Tetrahydrocannabinol, especially if it is for therapeutic use, to consult with a specialist about dosage and possible adverse effects.

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