Few products are as potentially beneficial and misunderstood as CBD. A lot of the misconceptions and apprehensions people have about CBD are due to its relationship with cannabis, which is pretty sad considering all the great things CBD can do for the human body. CBD and marijuana are two completely different things and have very little in common, and you shouldn’t let prejudice stop you from all the goodness CBD has to offer. Let’s take a look at some of the most common myths about CBD and the truth behind them.
CBD will Make You High
This is the first thing that should be pushed out of the way. CBD does not get you high like the marijuana plant. This is because the compound that is responsible for the high people feel when consuming marijuana (THC) is not present in CBD. While some extracts may contain THC, only those containing less than 0.2% can be sold legally in the country. So, you can’t get high if you buy your product from a reputable supplier and know what’s in it.
The best way to know is to ask for a lab analysis. Good suppliers will be more than happy to make this information available to you. In most cases, you will be able to do this directly on their website or you may have to ask them. Either way, do not buy a product unless you can see how much THC and other products there are in there.
All CBD Products Work the Same
Another common misconception people have is that there is little distinction in the way CBD is consumed and its effects. However, certain products will work differently, and some might be better for you depending on how you want to use them. For instance, if you want to get long-term relief or have a good night’s sleep, edibles such as CBD gummies are usually seen as the best option. These will give you relief all through the night since they first have to be digested, which allows CBD to be slowly distributed into your bloodstream.
Oils, on the other hand, are great if you want to feel the effects faster, but you want them to last longer as well. They won’t last as long as gummies at the same dosage, but they give you the best of both worlds.
You can also take CBD topically through creams and oils if you need relief in a specific area, or you could use different methods together for greater effects. For instance, you could use a topical cream at first and an edible so you can both get fast localized relief and long-term whole-body effects.
The Benefits of CBD Have not Been Proven
If you think that all that is being said about CBD is hot air, think again. The WHO recently released a report stating that the CBD benefits are very promising and that it is generally safe for human consumption. There is a mounting pile of evidence that shows that CBD’s benefits are real and we can expect more over the next few years.
These are some of the most common myths about CBD. Instead of believing them, do your own research on the product, and if you feel like it could help, give it a try. Make sure you get it from a reputable source, however.