The need to counteract a THC Cannabis high happens. Whether you are taking THC for medical reasons or like our Colorado friends on the farm, enjoying THC recreationationally, a “bad” high can be scary. If you are at the dreaded burnout level and just can’t get motivated for the day or you’ve convinced yourself the FBI may bust through the door at any minute, you may have heard that CBD can help mitigate some of the negative effects of too much THC.
Let’s start by talking about some of the less desirable symptoms too much THC can have on the body. Though many use THC for anxiety, smoking too much “Mary Jane” can force extra blood flow to your head, raising your heart rate. Rapid heart rate can put undue stress on the body and additionally “freak you out.” How about them munchies though? THC binds to endocannabinoid receptors in our braid and can trigger our body’s response to hunger. This makes it a helpful aid for those undergoing medical treatment that cause appetite loss but if that’s not the case you could easily be 10 McDoubles deep a day if you’re a chronic THC user.
Life in slow motion indeed. According to a study done on the effects of time distortion after THC use, the study revealed the major reason you feel like time is moving really really slow is because some THC users experience altered blood flow to their cerebellum, your body’s internal time mechanism. A really strong high could even result in paranoia, vomiting, and more.
Can CBD Help?
Tetrahydrocannabinols or THC and Cannabidiols or CBD might be better friends than you think, though CBD has no psychoactive effects on the body- the two ,when combined, have shown evidence to support they might make each other better or in some cases lessen the negative symptoms of THC.
Chemicals are grouped into two categories, agonist chemicals bind to a receptor and produce a certain biological action, while an antagonist blocks such actions from taking place. In case you haven’t already guessed it, THC is a partial agonist in that in activated endocannabinoid receptors, while CBD is an antagonist and it binds to the CB1 AND CB2 receptors. Therefore, if enough CBD binds to reactors, it will prevent further “downstream” activity and the agonizing effect of THC can be lessened or inhibited.
This also can take on a positive form in the opposite direction, using CBD and adding trace THC to the formulation, like our Drop 01. The wide range of compounds found in hemp can combine and interact to create an effect that is greater than compounds isolated on their own. Cannabis contains hundreds of compounds, 80 of which are currently categorized as cannabinoids. CBD and THC are the principal cannabinoids in cannabis, and both commonly occurring in the relatively largest concentrations, and they are incredibly synergistic. This also allows us to tamper with natural compounds less, for forumations closest to their own roots.