4 Common CBD Myths
Although more concrete research and evidence has come to light in recent years, both for CBD and the cannabis plant, there are still certain myths that linger, rumours and suspicions that are believed due to the long term stigma we have associated with the plant and its compounds.
While this doesn’t dismiss the fact that there needs to still be more research conducted, it would be a disjustice to disregard the recent findings and stunt to growth & potential. We thought we could cover four myths and worries that people may have who haven’t heard of or are new to CBD Products.
Often the words ‘cannabis’, ‘hemp’, ‘marihuana’ are used interchangeably, which causes confusion as they are not the same.
Cannabis is a class of genus of plant, whereas hemp and marihuana are varieties of the cannabis plant.
Both CBD and hemp oil bear their own health benefits, but they are fairly different from each other. Hemp seed oil or hemp oil, comes only from the seeds of the hemp plant, and in the seeds, there are no phytocannabinoids, which in turn means they are no minor traces of CBD content at all. Hemp seed oil is flush with omega-3 fatty acids and is used mainly in food and cosmetic products such as skincare, shampoos, lotions and soap.
CBD Oil is made from the leaves, flowers & stalks of the hemp plant variety, as those are the parts of the plant that Cannabidoil (CBD) can be found. The main uses of CBD oil are as an alternative medicine to help balance the bodies internal systems and promote homeostasis.
This is simply not true. This can be seen in the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) approving Epidolex, which is a CBD based drug used to help treat seizure disorders.
Recent clinical trials of CBD based medications in recent years have been so compelling that it cannot be said that there is no scientific proof of CBD’s effects.
Of course that does not yet mean that all CBD products out there are of high quality as with any new industry many have tried to enter this space that may not have the peoples best interest at heart, so still approach with caution and only engage with established and third party tested companies.
Other examples can be seen in the EU approving for the use of Epidolec to treat two severe forms of childhood epilepsy, and multiple preliminary studies on the effects CBD has on pain relief, arthritis and even Alzheimers. More research still needs to be done though.
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The compound in cannabis plants that produce the ‘high’ effect is called THC. For the product to be legal it has to contain 0.2% or less THC therefore, will not have an psychoactive effects.
It is possible that when the CBD enters the system the person may experience positive effects / feelings as the cannabinoid is being introduced into their Endocannabinoid System, which is the same effect that happens when the body produces cannabinoids naturally. This is in no way a ‘high’ or psychoactive effect.
It is clear that clarification is still necessary when it comes to false statements and rumours that have been spread around due to stigmas and misconceptions, but it is time to realise what is fact and what is fallacy, so we can move forward and see the real potential of the cannabis plant and its compounds.
The human body contains a system called the Endocannabinoid System which naturally produces cannabinoids - responsible for regulating the body’s balance and maintaining homeostasis. Therefore it is virtually possible to overdose on CBD Oil or CBD Products that do not contain THC. Science has revealed that high doses of CBD do not result in any signs of toxicity.
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