5 Myths About CBD
Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a chemical compound from the Cannabis sativa plant, known as marijuana or hemp. CBD can be entered into the body in many ways, including by inhalation of cannabis smoke or vapor, as an aerosol spray into the cheek, and by mouth. The CBD market is currently one of the hottest health trends in existence and many people use CBD products because CBD is said to have many health benefits.
However, there are so many myths about CBD. That's why we've decided to do our own research and help you learn more about this fast-growing trend, because it's important to make sure you understand how it can impact your spiritual, mental, and physical health.
Here are five myths about CBD we decided to shine some light on:
Myth #1: CBD Creates the Same "High" As Cannabis
CBD can make you feel more relaxed; it has been found to be useful for anxiety, depression, and mental illness. But let's be clear, CBD is not marijuana. Although the two come from the same cannabis plants, CBD is often derived from hemp, and by nature has 0-0.3% THC — 33% less than even the weakest strain of marijuana, and not nearly enough to give you a high.
Myth #2: CBD is Illegal
CBD-derived hemp (with 0.3 percent THC or lower) is legal to sell as a cosmetics ingredient, but cannot be sold under federal law as an ingredient in food, dietary supplement, or animal food. It's a common misconception that the legal ability to sell marijuana (which may contain CBD) makes CBD legal.
Myth #3: CBD Turns Into THC Following Ingestion
There may be a speck of THC in the system after ingestion. However, the amount present is entirely negligible as far as producing any psychoactive effects.
Myth #4: You Can Become Addicted to CBD
You cannot become addicted to CBD oil of any kind. Studies have shown that CBD oil actually blocks the addictive effects of morphine and other highly addictive painkillers by reducing the pleasure the body feels upon taking it.
Myth #5: All CBD Oils Are the Same
There are reports of poorly made, mislabeled, and contaminated CBD products on the market. For every producer who produces clean, legal products, there are others who cut corners or introduce unhealthy substances into their formulas. Do your due diligence and choose your CBD wisely.