By now, you probably have heard about Cannabinol, commonly known as CBD. The medical industry has proved that CBD is one of the natural cures for many ailments such as migraines, acne, arthritis, pain relieving, treatment to depression, to mention just a few.
Fortunately or unfortunately, we live in a world that information spreads really fast, thanks to the internet. However, not all the information that you read or hear is accurate. At some point in life, everyone has heard about a rumor or two about themselves that leaves you wondering what has really gotten into people, but such is life. Similarly, there has been a lot of stigma and misunderstandings circulating about CBD. Here are just a few myths about CBD and some facts that will help clear up the confusion;
- CBD gets you high
This one of the most common myths that has brought about a lot of stigma on the use of CBD. Some will argue that since CBD is from the hemp plant, which is commonly known for weed, causes one to get high just as weed does. The truth of the matter is that CBD does not get you high. This is so because it contains close to zero levels of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) which is the compound responsible for the psychoactive effect.
- CBD oil is just used for pain
Myth! Studies have shown that CBD has immense health benefits besides alleviating pain. Of course, the pain relieving aspect is one of the reasons why people use CBD oil but is not the only health benefit of CBD oil. Well, CBD is known to also, treat acne, natural treatment for cancer, treating depression and anxiety, helps with PMS and so on.
- CBD dosage doesn’t matter
One thing that you need to know about CBD dosage is that the bigger the dosage does not mean the better. Like any other dosage, the prescription is different to every patient depending on several factors such as age, weight, how severe the condition is and so on. As such, you should ensure that you consult your doctor: as without proper instruction, one can easily underdose or overdose themselves. Both of which are health hazards.
- All CBD is the same
The uses of CBD oil has undoubtedly taken the world by storm and is for sure a target research area in the medical field. As such, there has been a rise in the number of CBD counterfeit products in the market as the fraudsters want to take advantage of the desperate people who are rushing to get treatment for their ailments. It is important to note that the quality of CBD products varies from one to the other. The quality of the CBD is dependent on factors such as how the hemp plant was grown, its cultivation process, the extraction process, the proof of a third party lab test among many other variables.
- CBD converts to THC in your stomach
This is one of the many misunderstandings about CBD that has been circulating over the internet; the fact is that it is just but a myth. A lot of research by health practitioners have shown that ingestible CBD is well tolerated by the human body and there is no proof whatsoever that it converts to THC in the stomach.