Most Common myths surrounding CBD
Like most new things, CBD has attracted a lot of misinformation. Often a lot of the myths surrounding CBD can ward people off finding what may just be the key to their pain-management or stress management needs. With so many sites claiming to know best, we’re here to cut through the noise and set the fact straight with our myth-busting list!
Myth busting CBD
‘CBD is addictive’
Wrong. This myth often arises from people likening CBD to strong and illegal amphetamines and opioids, which are addictive and harmful. CBD is not addictive as unlike addictive drugs CBD cannot active the specific neurons in the brain which are designed to emulate repetitive and addictive behaviour. CBD does not have the psychological power to cause the symptoms associated with addictive dependency. The World Health organisation reached a conclusion that ‘At present, there are no case reports of abuse or dependence relating to the use of pure CBD.
‘CBD can get you high’
Wrong. This is another myth that occurs because with a lack of information people believe CBD and Marijuana are interchangeable because they come from similar plants. As sold in the UK, CBD does not contain ‘THC’ which is the chemical responsible for giving cannabis it’s characteristic ‘high’ feeling. CBD is safe, non-psychotic and numerous studies and research has suggested it has multiple uses in the pain-relief market.
‘All CBD is the same’
Wrong. With its growth in popularity, you as the consumer must be more aware of what you are buying. There are countless bogus companies who’s extraction processes are filled with harmful chemicals. You must always do your research before trying a new brand.
There is actually countless different kinds of CBD on the market. From broad-spectrum, full spectrum, and CBD isolates and the many ways you can take them there is a massive amount of choice on the market.
‘CBD is illegal’
Wrong. CBD is not illegal. The cannabis plant produces over 140 different compounds call Cannabinoids. Two of these; CBD and THC are known to be active ingredient in CBD. There is a tendency to get these terms mixed up; hence the myth. Under the UK law, any Cannabis substance with a THC content higher than 0.2% is illegal to sell. CBD is non-psychotic so does not create a ‘high’ feeling.
‘You’ll notice CBD effects straight away’
Wrong. Your body will always need time to take on and absorb the benefits of something new. People are often too easily put off CBD because it does work as immediately as over-the counter pain medication. CBD works best over a time, as the body stores CBD and builds it up. With a regular dosage, you may feel differences anything from a week to 4 weeks. It is all about being patient!
To avoid misinformation it is always best to do your research before you enter the CBD world. Be wary of sites that draw you to an unknown product with little information. We at Hemprove pride ourselves in knowing all our suppliers and requiring them to meet our high standards before they get on our site. You can browse all of our products knowing full well that we have your health at the heart of everything that we do!