5 Myths About CBD
Never has there been a plant surrounded by as much controversy as Cannabis sativa. Years of prohibition and a ton of false information have led to many untruths about both hemp and marijuana. As beneficial as CBD is, there are still some falsehoods circulating about the popular cannabinoid.
We’re here to clear up some of the confusion surrounding CBD — separate myth from fact, so to speak. Let’s take a look at some of the myths about CBD so you can have a better understanding of this beneficial cannabinoid once and for all.
Top 5 Myths About CBD
Myth 1. CBD Gets You High
Because CBD is sourced from cannabis, it’s often assumed that it produces a psychoactive effect when consumed. There’s a big difference between CBD and THC, however. Check it out.
While both CBD and THC are sourced from the cannabis plant, CBD is typically derived from hemp, and THC is derived from marijuana. Both hemp and marijuana are different types of cannabis, but both do not produce the psychoactive effects that are commonly associated with cannabis.
Why not, though?
It all comes down to the way each cannabinoid interacts with the body. The reason THC gets you “high” is that it binds to the CB1 cannabinoid receptors, which are found in abundance in several brain regions and in lower amounts in widespread areas throughout the body. CB1 receptors mediate many of the psychoactive effects of specific cannabinoids.
CBD, however, is different. Yes, it’s an active cannabinoid found in cannabis. But unlike THC, it has little binding affinity for the CB1 receptor. Basically, CBD doesn’t get you high because it doesn’t bind to the receptor responsible for making you high.
Myth 2. There Isn’t Enough Scientific Evidence to Support CBD
Today, there are more studies than ever before about CBD. While more research and clinical studies are undoubtedly needed, there are already quite a few scientific studies that have been done on CBD and the endocannabinoid system. With the passing of the 2018 Farm Bill that ultimately legalized growing hemp, more research into the benefits of CBD will undoubtedly occur. It doesn’t take much more than a Google search to discover all of the current studies for yourself.
Myth 3. CBD Won’t Show Up in a Drug Test
Like we mentioned earlier, there is a ton of misinformation circulating about CBD. One myth we’d like to clarify once and for all is about CBD and drug tests.
Anyone who is interested in taking CBD should be aware that many CBD products made from hemp contain trace amounts of THC (less than 0.3%) that could, although it’s unlikely, show up in a urinalysis. This would most likely occur when taking a very large amount of full spectrum CBD products, as they are made from the whole plant and contain trace amounts of various cannabinoids, including THC. Of course, CBD extracted from the marijuana plant will be much more likely to contain larger amounts of THC.
This has led to the creation of CBD isolate, a product where all traces of THC have been removed through an additional purification process.
At Joy Organics, we believe everyone should be able to enjoy CBD and other cannabinoids without worrying about trace amounts of THC showing up in a drug test. This is why our proprietary extraction and purification process extracts all traces of THC while maintaining the preservation of the beneficial terpenes, flavonoids and other phytocannabinoids that work in harmony to create what is known as the entourage effect. This way, we can offer a broad spectrum oil .
Are you someone regularly drug tested for work or any other reason? If so, keep in mind that some CBD products could test positive for THC. To avoid this, be sure you’re using a product created with CBD isolate or a full spectrum product where all THC has been removed.
Myth 4. Taking More CBD is Better to Achieve Desired Effects
There are plenty of situations where bigger is better. Taking CBD, however, isn’t one of them. There’s a common assumption that taking a bigger serving of CBD is best to achieve the desired effects.
When it comes to taking CBD, everyone is different. CBD works for you individually to restore balance to whatever imbalance you’re experiencing. Finding what serving size works best for you should be done by taking smaller amounts of CBD until you find exactly how much to take.
Here’s the thing. There’s no “magic” serving size of CBD that works for everyone. There are several factors that will determine how much CBD you should take, including age, sex, weight and why exactly you’re taking it.
The idea that “more is better,” however, is just one of the many myths that surround CBD.
Myth 5. All CBD is Created Equal
CBD is CBD, no matter where it comes from, right? Wrong.
Not all CBD is created equal. And if you’re someone interested in using CBD, this is something vital to understand. Up until now, CBD has been a completely unregulated industry. This means that anyone can sell CBD oil and say it’s the best, when it’s really anything but.
Here’s something else. Hemp is one of several plants that employs a technique known as phytoremediation. This means that it absorbs whatever is present in the soil it’s planted in, including toxins, contaminants and the like. Hemp is so adept at phytoremediation that it has been planted at the Chernobyl nuclear disaster site to absorb radioactive waste from the soil.
When purchasing CBD products, it’s vital that the hemp used to produce the oil is grown in nutrient-rich, organic soil. It’s also important to ensure that any products you buy have been third-party tested for quality. When it comes to CBD, not all products are created equal. This is an industry where transparency is everything. The companies who claim to have the highest quality products will have the lab results to prove it.
Dispelling the Most Common Myths About CBD
We believe everyone should have the correct information when it comes to CBD. If you’ve had any doubt regarding the truth about this wildly popular and extremely beneficial cannabinoid, we hope that this article helped clear up any confusion.
At Joy Organics, we’re not only here to offer some of the highest-quality CBD products you can find. We’re here to inspire, educate, and inform the public about cannabidiol. Knowledge is power. When equipped with the right information, you can make an informed decision on purchasing the best CBD products to fit your needs.
Do you have any further questions? Please reach out – we’d love to chat!
Joy Smith is Joy Organics Co-founder and visionary. After her own life-changing experience with CBD, Joy started Joy Organics to create a line of sustainable and premium CBD products consumers could trust. Before founding Joy Organics, Joy worked as an itinerant speaker, traveling to over four continents to empower women across the globe.