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The ultimate guide to THC-9

The Ultimate Guide to THC9

This is the first post in a series exploring the specific compounds found only in the highest quality hemp oils available. We’ll explore what makes these compounds unique and the benefits each can have for your self-healing journey.

Today, I’ll introduce you to THC 9 and give you all the info you need to fight the stigma around one of mother nature’s most incredible compounds.

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What is THC-9?

THC-9, also known as Delta-9 THC or delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), is one of at least 115 cannabinoids that bring many of the active components to cannabis. Chemically speaking, it is referred to as a type of endocannabinoid and she is small, but mighty.

Endo-canna-what?
Human beings, like many other living organisms, also produce cannabinoids similar to those present in a cannabis plant. We have an endocannabinoid system that regulates many physiological processes.

This system is involved in body temperature control, pain perception, cognitive processes, memory, sleep, libido, among others.

That’s why cannabis has such an effect on humans, our own cannabinoid receptors interact with the cannabinoids in the plant.

Raphael Mecholaum, an Israeli scientist, was the first one in isolating THC in 1964. Thanks to his discovery, the scientific community was drawn to studying cannabinoids and endocannabinoids.

Why does THC-9 exist?
There is a hypothesis as to why cannabis produces a chemical substance like THC-9. It has to do with the plant defending itself against plague and predators.

Depending on how plants are grown, this psychoactive element varies from plant to plant. It can be found in concentrations from almost 0% to around 25% in some plant varieties.

THC-9 is present in all types of cannabis, whether it is medical marijuana or industrial hemp and the level of “high” you may experience also varies Many hemp or CBD oils contain THC 9 not only for the calming effect it can have on anxiety and for chronic pain sufferers but also for the incredible health benefits.

THC-9 is:

Anti-inflammatory
Anti-epileptic
Anti-emetic
Appetite-stimulating
Bronchi-dilating
Anti-depressant
Analgesic
Stimulant
Muscle relaxant
Hypotensive

What are the medical benefits of THC-9?
We’ve touched on the age old stigma attached to the psychoactive components of THC-9, so by now you’re probably wondering either ‘why on earth would people use it if they aren’t chasing the high?’ or ‘what health benefits can it possibly have at low concentrations where you can’t even feel the high?’ Let’s take a deeper look.

THC-9 is Antiemetic
Among many of the health benefits, THC-9 is most highly regarded for being antiemetic, meaning that it can be used to treat nausea and vomiting.
Being this is one of its main medical uses, it makes sense that THC9 is used to help patients undergoing cancer treatment. Especially chemotherapy. Cancer treatments can be extremely harmful to healthier parts of a patient’s body so a little help from a natural compound like THC can make a world of difference.

THC9 as a pain reliever
Since it has an anti-inflammatory effect, THC9 is thought to work extremely well for pain relief. A grand natural remedy for those who want to avoid over the counter or strong prescription medicine.

THC9 as a muscle relaxer
Once again, given its anti-inflammatory natural effect on the body, THC9 can work well as a muscle relaxer. It is used in patients with multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury and Parkinson’s to relieve muscle pain and tremors.

THC9 as skincare
The fatty acids found in cannabis, and therefore in THC9, are helpful for treating skin problems such as acne. For this reason you will see CBD added to skincare for those who choose to use CBD oil as a serum applied before their moisturiser.

For these reasons and so many more THC-9 has been used in medicine as an aid to many diseases like Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis, cancer, glaucoma, and many others in which patients suffer extreme pain.

Should I worry about getting high if I use hemp oils?

Technically speaking, THC9 gets you high, but only at a certain level of concentration. Hemp oils, for example, can contain no THC at all or an extremely small dose so you will not feel any psychoactive effects but will still reap all of the benefits of the oil.

Hemp and Marijuana are cultivated differently. While the former one is grown to have small doses of THC, the latter is grown to have high doses of THC.

So, again, THC does get you high, but a product like full spectrum hemp oil contains such low concentrations you’re getting the benefits of the compound without the giddy feeling.

If you’re still in doubt after reading this, feel free to leave a comment!

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The Ultimate guide to THC-9

The Ultimate Guide to THC9

This is the first post in a series exploring the specific compounds found only in the highest quality hemp oils available. We’ll explore what makes these compounds unique and the benefits each can have for your self-healing journey.

Today, I’ll introduce you to THC 9 and load you up with all the info you need to fight the stigma around one of mother nature’s most incredible compounds.

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