Thinking about integrating CBD into your daily health regimen, it’s easy to be confused by the often-contradictory information you read online. One website will say one thing, while another will lead you into a totally different direction. The truth is that there are many myths about CBD that are simply untrue, and these myths can keep you from using CBD, or it will cause you to use it incorrectly.
The truth is different than what you’ll read on uneducated websites. Let’s dispel those myths.
1. Will CBD get me high?
We’ve seen many articles online falsely proclaiming “CBD will cause you to get high! Don’t take it if you need to take a drug test.” Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is what causes the high effect. Cannabidiol (CBD) contains trace amounts of THC—typically 0.3% or under. Of course, if you need to take a drug test, it’s crucial that you verify the quality of the CBD you’re using. Every reputable CBD brand conducts third-party lab tests that confirm the amount of THC in the product. If it’s 0.3% or under, you’ll have nothing to worry about.
2. Is there an age limit for CBD?
CBD is safe whether you’re an adult, teenager, child, or even a dog or cat. Studies have been conducted that show CBD is well tolerated in children, dispelling the myth that CBD is harmful to children. And because CBD won’t cause a high, children and adults alike can take it without worrying about functioning normally in their day-to-day lives.
3. Do I need a prescription for CBD?
This one is hilariously incorrect, as you can simply type “Buy CBD online” into Google, and tons of online retailers who sell CBD (without a prescription) will show up. CBD is legal to purchase and use under federal law. The legal use of CBD is not exclusive to some states; all 50 states allow you to purchase and consume CBD. You won’t need to worry about the police knocking on your door because you placed on order for CBD. We’re sorry to disappoint the fear-mongers.
4. Is CBD from hemp or cannabis better?
Many people believe that CBD from hemp oil is not as good from other Cannabis sources. People tend to believe this as hemp-derived CBD contains less cannabinoids than CBD derived from cannabis. Though this may be the case, it’s negated due to the CBD extraction process—once it’s extracted differences become negligible. Also, your endocannabinoid system (the system that activates the CBD once it’s ingested), doesn’t care one bit where the CBD originates from.
5. Do all hemp products contain CBD?
Nope, not all hemp oil products contain CBD. If you go to your local health food store, you’ll likely find some hemp seed oil, but don’t mistake it as CBD. Hemp seed oil is extracted from hemp seeds only. CBD hemp oil derived from hemp stalks that are loaded with CBD. Hemp seed oil, though it’s awesome, doesn’t have the same therapeutic benefits as CBD. It’s important you know the difference before you purchase the wrong product.
There are many eyebrow-raising myths that can cloud your understanding of CBD. By becoming educated on CBD, you cut through the noise and you’ll have a firm grasp on how CBD can be used to augment your health.