THC is also an active ingredient in cannabis and is arguably the most famous cannabinoid associated with recreational use. However, here at Papa & Barkley, we focus on the wellness aspects of the plant and THC is an awesome acute pain manager.
THC comes in a variety of versions. THCa, which can be used to manage paid with limited psychoactive effects similar to Advil. However, Delta-9-THC has awesome pain management power that rivals opiates, but with improper dosing can have cognitive effects.
What is Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)?
The main ingredient in cannabis is delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). The properties of THC were first described in the 1940’s, but our understanding of THC has dramatically improved in the last six decades. THC is an activator of the cannabinoid 1 (CB1) receptor in our bodies. on of the brain during THC intoxication. THC can affect numerous functions in the body to varying degrees depending on the person.
Medical Uses For THC
THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, is the chemical responsible for most of the psychological effects that are commonly known and experienced. It acts in a similar fashion as the cannabinoids made naturally by the body. Cannabinoid receptors are concentrated in certain areas of the brain associated with thinking, memory, pleasure, and coordination. THC attaches to these receptors in the body to help with pain and inflammation. There are documented cases of THC helping cancer patients and others with medical ailments find relief from their symptoms.