Myths about CBD Oil
“Have you ever tried CBD before?”, “ Dude! CBD is a game-changer!” Jackson exclaimed as I danced my way towards the bar. CBD was all the hype I was hearing as I attended my best friend’s wedding in Koh Samui. People considering it to be the new ‘in’ thing and forcing a few drops down peoples’ throat, treating it like it’s some kind of a life changing drug. Being consumed in the wedding preps since the last six months, oblivious of the new trend I decided to take a plunge and see what all the buzz was about.
CBD continues to be an extremely misinformed and highly whispered about product, purely because of its composition and closeness with THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). It being a relatively new product, a lot of unceratinities regarding the configuration of CBD and unpredictability of its effects on one’s mental, physical and spiritual health needs to be addressed. Here are a few myths believed by the people about CBD that I’ve penned down and hope it will clear out a few things.
Myth Number 1: An Answer To All Treatments.
If you have heard never-ending claims regarding the benefits of CBD, and how it is going to be the future of medicine. All I will tell you is, please educate yourself before falling for these marketing gimmicks. CBD oil has indeed been FDA approved to treat childhood seizures with two severe and rare types of epilepsy, Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and Dravet syndrome. Further clinical trials are also in the pipeline to approve the usage of CBD to treat other health issues, but most of us are using it without any scientific evidence. Like CBD might’ve healed a few people with anxiety related issues while curing others with insomnia. Simultaneously it has also been claimed to have natural stimulants which helps you stay up all night, what you need to realize is that CBD oil impacts different people differently, depending upon the reason they’re using it for, the dosage or the type of CBD oil being consumed.
Online, there is vast information and mixed reviews regarding the usage of CBD oil, and its therapeutic benefits. I tried themedics premium CBD Hemp Extract – Mint flavor and I can definitely say that this product helped me calm down and helped me sleep peacefully. So, for some people their symptoms might improve immediately whereas others might not see any difference to minimal difference.
Myth Number 2: All CBD Oils Are The Same
CBD is CBD, a general understanding is just like all consumer products, all CBD products are also the same, having identical quality and ingredients, hence similar impact. CBD from different plants sources tend to contain very diverse molecules even though it might contain the same amount of CBD, its affects will be very different thus confirming that different CBD oils can affect your body in many different ways.
If you go to the market today, you will be able to find three commonly labeled CBD oil options: Full Spectrum, Broad Spectrum and CBD Isolate. Even though they all sound similar they are defined by the type and quantity of CBD each one of the product has. If you are using CBD products for any particular reason you should be aware of each type, benefits derived and the drawbacks of using them. Briefly, full spectrum CBD contains all the cannabicyclol naturally available in the cannabis plant, without removing a single component which leads to an “entourage effect” that is even more powerful than the CBD oil itself. CBD isolate, on the other hand, is the purest form of CBD where all the other components are extracted mostly from the Hemp-which has the least THC levels- to produce a refined CBD oil. Whereas broad spectrum CBD is a good blend of full and isolate, preserving a few compounds like the full spectrum while removing THC completely like the isolate.
Myth Number 3: CBD is similar to THC without the High
In myth 2, we explained how CBD oil is different from each other, similarly even THC and CBD are poles apart. This misconception that CBD oil has a high intensity of THC or both CBD and THC operate in a similar fashion, having identical impact is highly mistaken. Even when I heard about CBD at the wedding I had assumed it to have the same intoxicating ingredients as THC, the hype had made me do my research where I realized that this misconceptions needs to be put to rest. According to FDA: “CBD is a chemical component of the Cannabis sativa plant, more commonly known as Hemp.” It does not cause the high or the ecstasy that comes from THC (tetrahydrocannabinol ), which is the psychoactive component in the marjuana. Ironically, many people consume both CBD and THC to treat similar issues like pain management and arthritis, although there is no scientific evidence to back it up. Hence, it is imperative that one does their research on CBD and which type of CBD should be taken with due diligence before deciding on a reliable brand.
Myth Number 4: CBD has no side effects.
One of the most common and widely accepted mentality of majority of the population is that CBD is mystical and has no reaction. Let’s just say one should be careful and do extensive research before assuming such myths as there is no high quality evidence to support this assumption.According to Harvard Health Publishing, CBD can have some rather detrimental effects and can prove to be dangerous on a person who is consuming other medications along with CBD. Common types of side effects include: nausea, fatigue and irritability. It can also raise the level in your blood of the blood thinner couadin and at the same time can also escalate the levels of other medicines in your blood in the same way like the “grapefruit does”. The biggest issue is that CBD is marketed and sold as a dietary supplement and not as a medication, thus being easily available as an unregulated supplement by the FDA.
Therefore, it is extremely important to ensure where you’re buying the CBD from, which brand can be trusted, the purpose of its usage and what are the after effects of consuming the CBD oil. One must consult a doctor before trying CBD oil — not for any other reason but purely to avoid any side effects it can have based on the medications one has been consuming.
Hence, it is imperative to conduct research regarding the brand of the product before one buys to guarantee detailed labeling, high standard components and favorable experiences.