5 Myths About CBD Oil
What Exactly Is CBD Oil?
CBD stands for: Cannabidiol, and it’s a phytocannabinoid.
It is one of 113 cannabinoids in cannabis plants and accounts for up to 40% of the plant’s extract!
So what’s a phytocannabinoid? It’s a molecule which is synthesized by plants. To synthesize means the process of one or more chemical reactions, creating a product or multiple products.
How cool is that!? One plant, so many wellness benefits and options!
P.S: CBD is not a ‘hot trend’ if you ask me – it’s a ‘here-to-stay’ wellness option that has tons of benefits. What do you think?
Myth #1: CBD Has Not Been Proven To Help With Health Conditions
Wrong! The FDA (Food & Drug Administration) approved CBD-based medications to help Epilepsy.
And that my friends, is just the tip of the beautiful cannabis ice burg!
More studies prove that cannabis may, in fact, help support and moderate neurological disorders.
For patients suffering from Ulcers and Colitis, studies have shown that Cannabis can be very effective in helping and possibly even healing these pains and symptoms.
Myth #2: CBD Will Get Me ‘High’
No way! This is another horrible myth – especially among the older population. It’s because for so many years, we’ve heard about Cannabis and it’s psychoactive effects.
Psychoactive is just a fancy word, that’s hard to spell, which means “high”.
Even though CBD comes from the same plant as THC, they do different things.
Myth #3: CBD Is A Marketing Scam
Yes, Marketing can be deceiving and a tricky, nasty beast.
Marketing companies can lead you into a cannabis craze, thinking that only certain products, with certain popular labels are right for you.
Wrong, friends, wrong!
The beauty industry hopped on the weed bandwagon, so-to-speak, and started claiming that products containing CBD were high potency, pure extract, or 100% – even though it was the very last listed ingredient among 50.
Read the labels people! Make sure your CBD beauty products or CBD oils are coming from a company that can back up their claims with lab reports, proper dosage, and that they are reputable and transparent organization.
Myth #4: I Took CBD For A Week and Nothing Happened
Here’s the thing: If you just take CBD for the sake of trying it, without actually having a wellness game-plan in mind, then you probably won’t have any benchmarks or benefits to notice.
Example: If you take Advil every single day for one week, but you don’t have headaches, sinus issues, etc – you’re probably just going to feel okay or fine, but you don’t have a comparable difference.
The people online who are claiming this, haven’t specified which particular wellness challenge or condition they would like help or ease with.
Myth #5: The CBD Industry is Sketchy so CBD is Sketchy Too
Ultimately, it’s up to you to be your own bona-fide sketch-detective.
Yes, I know – tons of businesses out there look legit, but are actually sketchy.
The thing that’s actually sketchy is who regulates this, and not the businesses. They’re just doing what businesses do: make money and lots of it.
You have to do your due diligence.
Make sure the company you have your eye on has proper lab reports, and while you’re digging around, find out where they get their marijuana from too.
Check out their FAQ section, and their “ABOUT” section too. Learn more about what you’re putting in your body and educate yourself on how to be a CBD myth buster.
If you’re interested in learning more about the wellness benefits of cannabis or you want to learn how to use it in cooking or baking, we’ve got you covered!
You can also explore the world of DIY CBD beauty!