Busting 5 CBD Myths!
CBD is still a new concept for many people and because of its link to cannabis, people believe that it has the same effects and think of it as a drug. Of course, the more people talk online, the more the myths spread and that could mean that many are missing out on the health and wellness benefits that come with the likes of CBD oil.
We aim to normalize the use of CBD and the best way to do so is to spread awareness and knowledge. Here are 5 myths about CBD:
Myth 1: “It’s Addictive”
This is a myth that extends from its origins and although it is clear to understand why, it couldn’t be further from the truth. In 2017 CBD was confirmed by the World Health Organisation (WHO) to pose no public health risk or potential for abuse. In fact, certain studies show CBD can help treat addiction. The reality is that CBD comes from the Cannabis Sativa plant, which includes hemp and cannabis, and a link between using cannabis has been associated with CBD. Cannabis contains THC and that is the psychoactive compound that causes the high. Hemp and CBD, even when extracted from the cannabis plant, does not contain this and does not cause the high and is non-addictive, which makes it perfect for using as one of your natural supplements.
Myth 2: “CBD is Illegal!”
Once again, because of its link to cannabis, many believe that it is illegal but this is not the case. There are more than 140 different compounds in the cannabis plant and only two are considered primary active ingredients - CBD and THC. The latter is the ingredient that causes psychoactive changes and that’s why cannabis is illegal. However, CBD is not psychoactive and can therefore be used legally in over 40 countries around the world.
Myth 3: “CBD Only Makes You Sleep”
Studies show CBD can help to ease anxiety and help those who have problems sleeping, or have irregular sleep; but it can also have the opposite effect. CBD is biphasic meaning it has opposite effects depending on how much you take. Higher dosages are better for anxiety and sleep support but lower dosages can actually make you more focused during the day, which is perfect for working out. Once the night comes, it’s believed that it can leave you feeling rested which again will help you sleep better.
Myth 4: “Taking More is Better”
Many believe that if they take more they will see better results faster but this is not the case. While CBD is considered safe, taking too much can mean that you lose the effectiveness of it, which is not wise if you are using it for recovery purposes while working out. So, it is recommended to start with a lower dose and adjust until you experience the right results. Check our Dosage Guide for more information about CBD dosing.
Myth 5: “It Becomes THC Once You’ve Ingested CBD”
One of the earliest myths to come around was that CBD would turn to THC once it mixes with the acid in your stomach. However, this is not true as many users can stand for this while research has also found that this is not the case. For all professional athletes and other tested individuals: Check out our WADA compliant Professional Range.
There are many myths out there that suggest that CBD is not safe or can cause you harm, but this is not the case when you take it as a supplement. It is completely different from the cannabis that many people know of, but it is also believed to provide an array of benefits when it comes to your fitness and your general health.