Does CBD Work Without THC?

Updated: Dec 22, 2020

THC and CBD are the power couple of cannabis compounds. Scientific studies have established that CBD and THC interact synergistically to enhance each other’s therapeutic effects. However, CBD without THC can still be very beneficial to our body’s cannabinoid system. It has been praised for a wide variety of health issues, but the strongest scientific evidence is for its effectiveness in treating some of the cruelest childhood epilepsy syndromes. Recently the FDA approved the first ever cannabis-derived medicine for some of the cruelest childhood epilepsy syndromes, Epidiolex, which contains CBD without THC. THC free CBD is being considered as a #natural #holistic alternative treatment for different types of chronic pain. A study from the European Journal of Pain showed, using an animal model, CBD applied on the skin could help lower #pain and #inflammation due to arthritis. Another study demonstrated the mechanism by which CBD reduces neuropathic and inflammatory pain, two of the most difficult types of chronic pain to treat. CBD may offer an option for treating #depression, #anxiety and #insomnia.

To cater to the users who want to try CBD but have concerns about drug testing or have an aversion to the trace amounts of THC in traditional full spectrum, many manufacturers produce a CBD isolate. An isolate is a CBD product on its own that contains no THC whatsoever. Producers effectively filter out the THC during the manufacturing process, leaving behind nothing but pure CBD. The broad-spectrum CBD oil is another form of non-THC CBD. This form of CBD consists of a wide range of cannabinoids from hemp, but with the THC fully removed.

However, the CBD industry is still not regulated. We strongly advise to check out lab reports. Any reputable brand should be posting all lab tests that are conducted on its products. These tests should display the verified #CBD and #THC content, among other things.

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