Do You Still Believe These Common CBD Myths?
25 July 2020
CBD is a new health trend, and as a result, there is a lot of misinformation going around. Most of it is harmless, but some of it can actively harm people seeking relief by using CBD oil and other products. Here are some of the myths you should not believe.
1 - CBD products are not psychoactive
This is usually caused by a misunderstanding of what “psychoactive” means. Yes, CBD is a psychoactive substance, but so are caffeine, alcohol, and nicotine. Psychoactive simply means that the substance affects your mood or your mental state. All stimulants, mood depressants, and hallucinogenic substances are psychoactive. Often, when CBD is said to be non-psychoactive, the speaker actually means that the substance won’t leave you intoxicated, and that is true. CBD does not cause a subjective feeling of intoxication, no matter how much you take it. As a result, it poses no risk for recreational use or substance abuse.
2 - CBD has no side effects
There is a common misconception that using CBD is risk-free. That is not true. CBD does have potential side effects, and some people should not use CBD without consulting their doctor. Let’s talk about the side effects first.
The exact list of CBD side effects is still being defined, but the common ones are constipation, diarrhea, dryness of the mouth, and drowsiness. All of them are relatively rare, except for drowsiness — it is a very common side effect of using too much CBD. As for who should use CBD, some groups should consult their doctor first. That’s anyone who takes prescription medication for serious health conditions. You see, CBD can cause interactions with other drugs, and in some cases that can lead to devastating effects.
3 - CBD is just modern snake oil
This is a myth, but the reason behind it is quite understandable. Research regarding the benefits of CBD is still in development, and many of the health claims surrounding the substance are either untested or straight-up fabricated. There is a CBD gold rush in effect today, and in an effort to sell as much as possible, many have resorted to making crazy health claims about CBD oil. Remember: at the time of writing, CBD isn’t confirmed to be a cure to anything. It won’t cure AIDS, and it won’t shrink tumors — or at least, it hasn’t been confirmed to do either. What it can do is treat the symptoms of various conditions. CBD works as an anxiolytic, anti-inflammatory, and an analgesic. These benefits have been thoroughly researched and well established — they are the reason why most medical marijuana users choose strains that have high amounts of CBD.
Photo: borrowed from cibdol.com
4 - All CBD products contain CBD
It is unfortunate, but this is a myth. Tests performed on supposed CBD products sold in the United States revealed that many of them either didn’t contain the amount of CBD advertised in the bottle, or they contained no CBD at all. Some were even contaminated with various toxic substances.
If you want to find quality CBD, make sure you buy from a manufacturer that gets their product tested by a third party, like Cibdol does.
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