CBD is creating quite a buzz lately. It’s popping up in a variety of products, including skincare, food products, and dietary supplements. And while the popularity of CBD products is skyrocketing, a lot of unknowns and misconceptions still surround it. Here are a few of the most common myths about CBD.
#1 CBD is medical; THC is recreational
One of the most common misconceptions is that the cannabinoid Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is solely the “fun, recreational part” of the cannabis plant. Though highly stigmatized throughout the United States and other countries, it does have several medicinal benefits. THC has been shown to be a supreme pain reliever, to dramatically reduce symptoms that accompany chemotherapy and radiation, to improve sleep, provide relief for PTSD sufferers, increase appetite, serve as an anticonvulsant for those with epilepsy, and more.
Additionally, CBD doesn’t need to be used solely for medical purposes. While it’s not intoxicating and doesn’t provide a “high” like THC, CBD can be incorporated into your day to day without serving to “treat” anything. Daily CBD use can help maintain homeostasis. And from CBD infused coffee to gummies, ingesting CBD can be fun.
#2 CBD will get you high
Though CBD and THC are both well-known cannabinoids with several similarities, they do affect your mind and body differently. THC can get you high to an intoxicating level, while CBD cannot.
#3 High doses of CBD are better than low doses
Dosing does vary from person to person and is affected by factors like weight, metabolism, health, and product quality. Nanoemulsified CBD products, like Proper Hemp’s, are roughly 5 times easier for your body to absorb. This means they’re also more effective than other standard CBD products. So you can take less and get the same desired effects.
#4 All CBD is the same
Similar to any product you can purchase, CBD can vary dramatically among manufacturers and companies. This makes it paramount to do your research prior to purchasing. Proper Hemp Co. goes to great lengths to maintain high standards and we guarantee the grade and high quality of our products, providing certificates of analysis upon request. Our CBD products are nanoemulsified and broad spectrum, meaning the milligrams you’re getting are full and active, and not reduced with hemp extract fillers.
#5 Single-compound, CBD Isolate is best
CBD Isolates are just as the name suggests–CBD that is isolated from all other cannabinoids. During the extraction process from the cannabis plant, all cannabinoids and additional plant compounds (oils, flavonoids, terpenes) are removed leaving the purest forms of CBD. However, CBD isn’t the only beneficial cannabinoid in hemp. While the benefits of cannabinoids can be experienced individually, the effect of all the elements found in the plant working together in synergy enhances their therapeutic benefits, creating what’s referred to as the “entourage effect”. This is why whole plant CBD products–both full spectrum and broad spectrum variations–are often recommended over CBD isolate.
#6 CBD is a sedative
Even though it does have powerful relaxing properties, often being referenced for its ability to ease anxiety and improve sleep, CBD alone isn’t a sedative. (However, THC is.) In fact, some studies have shown CBD to increase alertness and wakefulness. But CBD + Melatonin blended Products can create a synergistic effect to improve sleep, as CBD is great for general relaxation and the melatonin helps you drift into REM sleep better.
#7 Hemp and marijuana are the same thing
Oranges and limes are both citrus, but aren’t the same fruit. Similarly, hemp and marijuana are both cannabis coming from the same plant family, but have different functions, properties, and cultivation. CBD is found in both hemp and marijuana, but there’s a higher THC content in marijuana and a very low amount (<0.3%) in industrial hemp. Hemp is also used in dietary supplements, food products, skin care, clothing, paper, and more.
#8 CBD will show up on a drug test
Drug tests screen for THC, not CBD. Because we remove any residual THC from our extract before formulating it into our products, you will not fail a THC drug test after using a Proper Hemp CBD product.