Tetrahydrocannabinoil, otherwise more popularly known as THC, is one cannabinoid that continues to be largely misunderstood by the masses. You may have heard something about how THC is this or does that, but are the stuff you heard true or just some preconceived ideas from another source? Well, it’s good you are reading this right now. We will into detail about THC, what it does and the effect it can have on the body.

There are many cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant but the two main popular ones are the cannabidiol (CBD) and THC.

The body is made up of a system called the endocannabinoid system. This system works with receptors that are found in various parts of the body including the brain. The way THC works is by interacting with those receptors to produce effects. It is important to mention at this stage that the effects produced when THC binds itself to these receptors are psychoactive effects. This means that it alters the brain function as well as alters one’s mood, perceptions, behaviour, consciousness etc.

The fact that THC can result in psychoactive effects on the body does not mean that it is without its benefits. There are many positive effects that one is likely of using THC. It is important however to note that because everyone’s body chemistry is different, the effect of THC on person A may vary from person B. With that said, THC can have positive effects like providing relief from pain, inducing calmness and relaxation, etc., it can also have negative effects like causing one to feel dizzy, paranoid, etc. When using THC, it is advisable that you don’t start taking with heavy doses.

Risks of using THC
As has already been mentioned, THC can have a negative effect on one’s cognitive functions, impair one’s motor skills as well as decrease memory functions. It has even been found that when people start using THC at a very tender age; their IQs have the tendency to reduce. Continuous and heavy usage of THC can also prevent the body from functioning as properly as it should. In people with medical conditions like psychosis and schizophrenia, THC can worsen their symptoms. This makes it imperative for one to have a pretty solid idea about how THC would influence his/her condition before making an attempt to use it.

Therapeutic properties of THC
There are many physical conditions that THC can help to manage. They include but are not limited to;
• Cancer
• Crohn’s disease
• Nausea
• Inflammation
• PTSD

As more and more research continues to be conducted on THC, it is hopeful that there’ll be more discoveries about its ability to help people manage different conditions. THC can be used beneficially but it should always be used with caution. Given how much influence it can have on the body of a user, it is very important that you plan thoroughly on how to use it. Make sure that you consult your doctor or health care provider before taking this chemical.