Debunking CBD Myths
Debunking CBD Myths —
With the popularity of CBD continually rising, there is a ton of information out there on the subject. While easier access to information on CBD is wonderful, there are a lot of myths swirling around, especially on the internet. It is imperative to know what is actually true, and what is not. This article will focus on debunking CBD myths.
The most common misconception is that CBD can get you high. In reality, THC is the compound that creates a high euphoric feeling. CBD can be purchased containing absolutely no THC in it if it is isolate or broad spectrum. Full spectrum CBD does contain THC, but it is such a small amount that it cannot create that high feeling. CBD is also not an addictive compound.
Another myth is that CBD products are all the same which is completely untrue. Quality, potency, and amount of CBD can all vary between different retailers as well as different CBD products from the same retailer. This makes it important that you know what you are and if you are buying the right product for you. You should know the source of your CBD as well as the active ingredients in it.
CBD oil doesn’t cause side effects. This is another common misconception. Although most people will not experience them, they can occur but are generally extremely mild. Dry mouth, upset stomach, and slight drowsiness are a few examples. However, side effects are a possibility with anything you put in your body, even vitamins and supplements can cause them! While side effects may be minimal, it is important to also note that CBD can interact with certain medications. If you are unsure, it’s best to consult your physician.
Hemp vs. Hemp Seed
Another important myth to debunk is that hemp seed oil and CBD (hemp) oil are the same. While they are both extracted from the hemp plant, they are extracted from different parts. Hemp seed oil contains almost no CBD as it is only extracted from the seeds. Hemp seed oil can be beneficial because of the good fats and omegas it contains but it doesn’t come close to providing the health benefits of CBD.
Like many natural remedies, CBD is not a medicine and is not intended to treat, cure, or prevent any disease or illness. While it can help manage a multitude of problems such as anxiety and pain, it will most likely not make them disappear. Beware of any company who makes these false claims.
The final myth to debunk is that CBD will put you to sleep. Depending on when you take CBD, it can actually make you feel more focused during the day and more relaxed at night, not sleepy. CBD does help promote a better night’s sleep, but it does this by quieting your thoughts at night making it easier to fall asleep.
There are many misconceptions and myths out there, especially on the internet. This makes doing your own research even more important, so you know if CBD is right for you and what you can expect when taking it. Green Balance offers many articles on their website and are always available to answer questions.