The top 5 Myths about CBD
Even though CBD has gained much popularity, CBD is still subject to many preconceived ideas:
Can it make you high? Can you become addicted? Is it dangerous for your health?
Discover the most five common myths about cannabidiol:
Myth 1: CBD can get you high
CBD and THC are the two primary compounds found in hemp. THC is responsible for the “high” sensation experienced by cannabis smokers. CBD is a component of the hemp plant and thus is related to the well-known THC. However, THC acts in the body via the CB-1 receptor, resulting in a psychoactive effect in the brain.
Cannabidiol (CBD), on the other hand, is linked to CB-2 receptors found throughout the body and primarily triggers anti-inflammatory processes without any psychoactive potential. As a result, CBD products have no psychotropic effects and often include less than 0.2 percent THC (a legal requirement).
As a result, they do not cause you to become “high,” but rather initiate restorative processes in the body, which can be felt as relaxation or “wellbeing.”
Myth 2: I tried CBD for a few days but didn’t feel anything
So here’s the catch: if there was never a condition to solve in the first place, the chances of you feeling anything are little to none. Determine if you have a condition or symptom that CBD can help with before experimenting with it. If you’re thinking about using CBD as a pain reliever, consult your doctor first to determine if it’s good for you. CBD is known to help with arthritis, insomnia, and anxiety, to name a few.
Myth 3: All CBD is equal, regardless of where it is sourced
CBD product made from one type of plant will have a chemical composition that is hugely different from a CBD product made from another kind of plant. In addition, a CBD isolate product will again be different, as it contains no other hemp/cannabis compounds besides CBD.
Furthermore, the way CBD is delivered can have a significant impact on its effects. Vaporized CBD, for example, has different results than a tincture or topical product.
Myth 4: CBD isolate more effective
CBD isolates, rather than full spectrum or “whole plant” CBD, are often more effective. However, an increasing amount of evidence suggests that this isn’t the case. This is related to the previously discussed entourage effect.
To read more about the entourage effect, check out our blog post here.
Myth 5: the more the CBD, the better
Some people may believe they require significant dosages of CBD to have the desired effect. On the other hand, some people may only need a few drops of oil. This is because each person’s endocannabinoid system is unique. Therefore, the proper CBD dosage depends on the desired impact, the potency of the CBD product taken and the mode of administration.
Any trustworthy CBD brand should provide accurate dosage information for their products, and following these instructions initially is a smart idea. If you’re not receiving the desired results, don’t be hesitant to try different doses. It’s important to remember that raising your CBD dosage gradually over time is the best way to go.