Since the introduction of CBD to many as beneficial to health, there have been lots of myths and false regulatory stories flying around. Cannabis was once a condemned drug. It had lots of criticism in the earlier century. It was a drug for the useless and jobless in the society. But times have changed, research has shown us that Cannabis does better than bad to our body system. This is through the cannabinoid CBD.
People from all over the world are paying attention to the benefits of CBD, this has led many manufacturers and marketers to seize this opportunity for money-making. There are lots of information out there about CBD. The bad side of this is that rumors are being spread about this information. Some bloggers have made-up claims and myths about CBD that are not verified or approved by the medical society. Follow this article to bust open and clarify these myths about CBD.
1). CBD can make you high
There are lots of cannabinoids contained in the Cannabis plant. One of these cannabinoids is THC which is also quite popular. This is a myth that’s all too common but is false. CBD is a compound found in the Cannabis plant, and yes, THC is also found in Cannabis. The problem is that people often either mix up the two or mistake them for being the same thing. Here’s the deal on CBD: it will not get you high in any way.
THC is a psychoactive substance, whereas CBD has no psychoactive properties at all. In fact, CBD is often preferred by those who want the medicinal benefits of Cannabis without the high that marijuana produces. The only thing you’ll feel from having too much CBD is fatigue, possible dry mouth, or even some uncomfortable diarrhea.
CBD is able to counteract the psychoactive effects of THC! CBD relieves pain management, stress and anxiety, seizures, and much more. You can find CBD oil for sale online, in shops and retail stores, and at dispensaries all over the country. The varieties are pretty much endless.
The one thing you do need to keep in mind is that there are two varieties of CBD products on the market: full-spectrum and broad-spectrum., full-spectrum CBD contains the full spectrum of Cannabinoids from Cannabis, including THC. Broad-spectrum contains many of those Cannabinoids, but will not contain any THC (or less than 0.3% per federal guidelines).
2). CBD does not have any Research
This is one myth around CBD that needs clarification and busting. Different research has been ongoing on the issue of CBD as a drug. There are over 20,000 PubMed citations about the endocannabinoid system (ECS) and cannabinoid receptors. It also studies ECS components’ physiological mechanisms and how it works on other brain and body neurotransmitters.
Yes, it’s true that CBD, Cannabis, and anything associated with Cannabis was illegal at the federal level since the early 70s. This didn’t allow for effective research efforts. Several states legalized all forms of Cannabis in recent years, allowing for new research in this area. In 2018, the federal government also lifted the ban on hemp and removed it from Schedule 1 Drug status.
This paved the way for more research to take place, and there have been several studies conducted on the effects of CBD. Everything from seizures to anxiety and pain management is undergoing research. The research is still in its infancy, we’ve seen enough results to show great promise for CBD products.
One study, in particular, found that CBD had a variety of positive effects on its users. But that further research will have to further solidify those points. So far, CBD is safe for human use, with few to no side effects in most people. But as the research matures, we’ll learn more about this incredible compound.
3). All types of CBD are the same
Different manufacturers in the industry process CBD. They do not contain the same ingredients or components. There are different ways of extracting CBD from the source. These ways of extractions determine the cannabinoid and substance that would be present. Also, when buying CBD products, you have to be watchful about the products in the market.
You should find third-party tested brands from labs that are reputable and licensed. Doctors would recommend CBD-rich products made using only organic, CBD-rich, whole-plant extract. This is because this offers the best safety profile and superior medicinal benefits.
A 2017 study published in JAMA found that many CBD products available for sale online were actually mislabeled. The team purchased 84 products sold online as CBD-containing products. Of those, only 26 had labels (containing CBD within 10 percent of the claimed amount). 36 of the products had more CBD than their labels said, and 22 products had less. And, most frightening of all, the researchers also found THC in 18 of the 84 samples.
4). CBD is a “magic” drug with no side effects
This is a complete myth that has no sense of truth in it. While CBD might have a lot of medicinal properties, it falls short of a “magic cure” as many call it. CBD doesn’t actually cure anything. It can help relieve symptoms and make them more manageable, but so far, it doesn’t seem to be a cure for any ailments.
CBD can have some rather serious side effects depending on what other medications a person is taking at the same time. CBD can cause a few slight side effects including nausea, fatigue, and irritability in some people.
5). A Few Drops of CBD would do the trick
Research is quite consistent in this aspect of CBD. The only reason why we consume CBD in moderate quantity is that pure CBD is quite expensive. For people with chronic diseases, doctors administer large dosages for the effects to kick in on time. It is advisable to consult with your medical practitioner on the right dosage for your health issue.
These myths and more will be reduced if the spread of fake news for marketing is reduced. The FDA in the United States is putting measures in place to regulate the use of CBD and the myths surrounding it.