11 Surprising Facts and Myths About CBD

11 Surprising Facts and Myths About CBD

Eric Young

There's a lot to be said about CBD balms and oils. However, knowing which statements to believe can be tricky. Educate yourself with these CBD facts and myths.

As CBD rises in popularity, there's a lot of misinformation spread around. Some of it can be propaganda or fear-mongering, and some of it is just misinterpretation. 
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Do you know the difference between fact and fiction when it comes to CBD?

If you're not totally sure, and you're diving blindly into the CBD world, don't worry. Read on to figure out what's totally true and definitely fiction. Here are some CBD facts and myths.

1. Myth: There is No Science to Back Up the Benefits of CBD

This one is totally false.

There is so much research done in the CBD world. Findings are being updated constantly, and new uses are always being found.

Does it cure everything? No. But research and clinical studies have been done on conditions such as

  • Bipolar disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Chronic pain
  • Endometriosis
  • Epilepsy
  • Anorexia
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Sleep disorders
  • Strokes

and so much more. There might be valid criticisms of CBD, but it is definitely well-researched.

2. Fact: CBD is Legal All Over the United States

Totally true!

CBD is legal in all 50 states!

As long as there is a THC level of below .3%, CBD is in the clear. 

This is due to the Farm Act Bill of 2018. You don't have to worry about the legality of your CBD products in the United States of America.

3. Myth: CBD "Doesn't Do Anything"

Uh, definitely false.

Some people go into CBD with the wrong idea. CBD is a legal product that (usually) makes no claims of anything that a federally illegal product will do.

CBD is meant to be medicinal. It's federally legal, and if it's not doing anything for you, it's possible that either

A) It's not the right medicine for you
or
B) You're not trying to treat anything.

Like we mentioned in number 1, there is so much research behind CBD! It might not be for everyone, but it does have uses. Just make sure you're going for the product that you actually want.

Which leads me into...

4. Fact: CBD Does Not Get You High

So, full-spectrum CBD oil might interact with the cannabinoid receptors in the brain. That said, it's not going to create an actual intense psychoactive effect as marijuana would. 

Some people are afraid of CBD because they aren't interested in getting high, or marijuana. They needn't be afraid though, as these are two different things. 

CBD is purely medicinal and therapeutic. 


5. Myth: CBD is a Marketing Scam

I'm sure there's some truth to this somewhere, but overall, not really.

There are people in every industry out to make money. The CBD industry is new and thriving, and someone somewhere is going to capitalize on that, and on vulnerable people. 

There definitely are CBD related marketing scams and CBD related multi-level marketing sales programs, but CBD, in general, is just another part of the wellness industry. 

It's got the science to back it up, and it's not going anywhere. 

6. Fact: CBD Can Be Beneficial for Your Pets

Please see a veterinarian before introducing new products to your pets.

While there's not nearly as much animal research as there is human research, there is evidence to suggest that CBD is helpful for certain pet conditions.

Pets who suffer from pain in old age, arthritis, or separation anxiety may benefit from CBD under the watchful eye of their vet.

If you're struggling with finding the right medication to keep your pet comfortable, this provides a different option.

7. Myth: You Can Overdose on CBD

It's actually pretty much impossible to overdose on CBD.

The body can have too much of anything. You can drink too much water and get sick or die from it. That being said, overdosing on CBD has roughly the same likelihood. 

CBD is incredibly safe. It's safe enough that it's given to children for certain medical conditions. There is no concern with overdosing.

8. Fact: The Body Makes Its Own Cannabinoids

What! Totally a CBD fact!

CBD works in harmony with our bodies because we're already making something in our brains that interacts with it.

We make endocannabinoids in our brains. They activate different receptors.

CBD helps to activate those receptors when our brains aren't doing a good enough job on their own. Sometimes we need a little help!

9. Myth: You Can Go Through CBD Withdrawal 

Not only is this one false, but there's also some great news to go along with it. 

There is no evidence at all to suggest that CBD has any withdrawal symptoms or effects. However, CBD does ease symptoms of withdrawal from other substances.

CBD has shown signs of healing withdrawal from cigarettes and morphine!

10. Myth: More is Better

Two myths in a row here! 

Just like you can't withdraw from too much, you also don't need too much.

Just like with any other medical product, you probably have an ideal dosage. That dosage doesn't need to be "all of it, right now", and that would probably be a waste.

Starting small and going up from there will probably help you find what meets your needs.

11. Fact: CBD Products Are Easily Accessible

Definitely true.

Now that they're federally legal, there are so many options when it comes to reliable CBD products on the market. You can find something for every taste and budget. There are CBD tinctures, teas, pens, bath-bombs, and so much more. 

It's best to start simple and then expand your horizons once you find out what works for you. You definitely have a lot to choose from.

How Do You Like Those CBD Facts and Myths?

There's so much misinformation in the world about CBD. It's a constant effort to set the record straight.

If you're interested in learning more about CBD facts, or you're interested in trying out some CBD products for yourself, check out our site or contact us. CBD can be such a useful product for so many people and you shouldn't let fear or misinformation get in the way of your healing. 

 

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