Can CBD reduce the effects of THC?

Written by: Arthur Leclerc


Le CBD pour atténuer le THC

CBD to attenuate THC

Consumption of THC can have significant side effects on our behavior. But did you know that CBD could reduce or even improve the effects of THC? This natural mechanism is based on the endocannabinoid system.

The endocannabinoid system

The endocannabinoid system (or ECS) is made up of intertwined receptors throughout the body. These receptors are part of specific cells, such as brain cells, muscle cells, and even immune cells. The particularity of these receptors is that cannabinoids like THC and CBD can activate them. This activation can be compared to a lock and key. The lock is the receiver, the key is the cannabinoid. Once unlocked, the receptors respond, with different effects depending on where they are located.

The interaction between CBD and THC

THC has psychoactive effects due to the locks (or receptors) it interacts with. The latches (or receptors) that THC connects to are known as CB1. These CB1 receptors are mainly in a part of the brain in which emotions, hunger, pain, pleasure among many others. When THC acts on CB1 receptors, it causes the euphoria we feel. However, too much THC can lead to unwanted side effects like paranoia and anxiety which CBD can alleviate.

 The fact is that CBD can also interact with CB1 receptors, but in a different way. Instead of unlocking the lock, CBD blocks it, which prevents THC from connecting to the receptors< /a> ; which can reduce the effects of THC. This blockade isn't the only way CBD can mitigate THC. studies have shown that CBD can also have anti-anxiety effects which are specific to it. This is because CBD can unblock receptors that are not part of the ECS, such as certain receptors in the brain involved in mood.

Can CBD enhance the possible benefits of THC?

Here's another interesting discovery: scientists believe that CBD could not only mitigate but enhance the effects of THC. Indeed, CBD may be able to keep THC circulating in the ECS for longer. This means that CBD could make THC more effective and longer lasting, but without the side effects.

So don’t hesitate to reduce your THC consumption and opt for CBD; you will only be able to better appreciate its effects. CBD-Certified offers a selection of high-quality cannabis products, all laboratory tested. There you can find your CBD flower and can enjoy the natural benefits of a plant that never ceases to amaze us.


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