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In the ever-growing CBD market, consumers are becoming more curious about their options. Cannabinoids are a group of natural compounds found in cannabis plants. There’s CBD, which is the acronym for cannabidiol -a non-psychoactive ingredient typically derived from hemp or marijuana with medical applications like treating anxiety and epilepsy; while THC stands for tetrahydrocannabinol – this psychoactive effect makes up the most popularly known component associated with getting “high.”

CBD is a natural product that can be extracted from hemp or cannabis plants.

Hemp and cannabis come from the Cannabis sativa plant. Legal hemp must contain 0.2% THC, but there are many products on the market that have no or low levels of this psychoactive ingredient because they sell it as CBD instead for those looking to avoid the ‘high’ sensation.

THC is the main psychoactive compound in cannabis that produces a euphoric sensation. It can be consumed by smoking cannabis.

Despite the growing hype around CBD, there is still some confusion about how this cannabinoid works and how it differs from THCA. Keep reading to find out more!

Is CBD legal in the UK?

CBD is legal in the UK as long as it contains less than 0.2% THC. The Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 puts controls on other forms of marijuana which includes higher percentages with respect to tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), but these laws don’t apply for industrial Hemp approved by the UK Government for CBD oils and other CBD products.

Is CBD psychoactive?

CBD and THC may have similar chemical structures, but they don’t produce the same psychoactive effects.

The first thing you need to know about CBD is that it’s not psychoactive; this means it won’t get people high.

CBD doesn’t produce the high associated with THC. This is because it has a calming, soothing effect on your body’s endocannabinoid system.

Unlike CBD, THC binds with the cannabinoid 1 (CB1) receptors in your brain – producing a high sensation.

Medical benefits:

CBD and THC both have many of the same medical benefits. They can provide relief from several conditions, but CBD doesn’t cause any psychoactive side effects like euphoria that occur with THC use.

CBD can help to relieve the symptoms of various conditions, such as:

  • seizures
  • inflammation
  • pain
  • nausea
  • migraine
  • depression
  • anxiety

Side effects

CBD has been shown to be well tolerated in the vast majority of people. Even if CBD does cause side effects, they’re likely caused by interactions with medications you may be taking and not from an unsafe amount or quality of this supplement alone.

On the other hand, THC causes temporary side effects, including

  • increased heart rate
  • coordination problems
  • dry mouth
  • red eyes
  • slower reaction times
  • memory loss
  • anxiety

It is possible that heavy intake of high THC can lead to long-term negative psychiatric effects. This especially true for adolescents who consume large amounts over time.

CBD, or cannabidiol is a safe and natural remedy that can help to treat depression, anxiety and for pain management.

At My Health Shield, we offer CBD products that have no psychoactive effects so you can enjoy all the health benefits of this natural supplement. Our CBD products are perfect for regular or beginners. Choose from CBD oils, CBD gummies and more!



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