8 Myths About CBD Oil

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The 8 Myths about CBD Oil that Everyone Should Know

There is still so much stigma around marijuana. This is why it is hard for people to wade through and understand the noticeable differences between CBD and THC as well between marijuana and hemp.  CBD’s stigma stems from misinformation  and the “weed is bad” mentality as well as the lack or accurate data available to you and I today.  Back in high school, it was all about  “high” and the “stoners club”.  Today we are able to break it down to a much more granular level and address the different aspects of CBD oil and cannabinoids.

  1. Hemp and Marijuana plants are the same thing.

      I know it seems that this would make sense but in reality hemp and marijuana are very different plants.  Hemp is bred to have less than 0.03% THC thus allowing for hemp to have a high CBD concentrate.  Marijuana has many different strains with varying degrees of CBD and THC which can provide relief from many different symptoms and ailments.
  2. Hemp-seed oil and CBD oil are the exact same thing. 
    No, but both can be made from the same plant though. Hemp seed oil is very beneficial containing a lot of antioxidants and omega 3 and 6 fatty acids. Hemp seed oil is normally pressed from the seeds of the hemp plant.  That means it does not contain the same amount of cannabinoids which are extracted from the whole plant.
  3. CBD is non-psychoactive.
    It affects the body and the brain so to say that it is non-psychoactive is incorrect.  Very non-intoxicating which means there is no “high” from ingesting the oil.  This oil will not get you stoned but does affect the receptors in the body and brain.
  4. Cannabis oil is a recent discovery.
    Due to all the new information on the market it would be easy to believe that CBD oil is a recent discovery.  When in fact the healing properties have been known for decades.   This new wave of extracted CBD is definitely taking the market by storm.  Healers from the 17th and 18th centuries used all aspects of the hemp and marijuana plant to aid in helping their patients. 
  5. Oil is good and THC is bad.
    Once you start reading about CBD, it is easy to believe that we do not want the THC in our products when this couldn’t be further from the truth.  THC on its own and combined with CBD has incredible healing benefits that we just cannot overlook.  Depending on someone’s symptoms, THC might exactly be what the doctor ordered to provide the necessary healing benefits.  THC tends to boost the healing properties of the CBD plus have some great compounds itself.  THC helps with chronic pain, very intense inflammation and stubborn anxiety and depression.
  6. There are no concrete CBD studies.
    While it seems the product is new on the market and that we just do not have enough research, there is actually a lot of information we do now know.  In Canada with the legalization of marijuana, the doors will now open.  Easier for the continuation of more in-depth studies to be conducted but right now, the sky is the limit on what cannabinoids can do for our overall wellness.
  7. All CBD oil is the same.
    When you buy CBD oil, you are putting a lot of trust in the hands of the person who is manufacturing your CBD.  Do your research, understand what you are buying and ask alot of questions.  If it sounds too good to be true or the price is too good, there is usually a reason.  Get to know the person behind the website.  Connect with them, make sure you feel comfortable and always trust your gut instinct.  There are businesses out there passing off hemp seed oil as real CBD so please be careful.
  8. What should be in my CBD oil? 
    There are so many different concoctions on the market today, it is hard to know what should be in your CBD and what really doesn’t need to be there.  While we believe that there should only be a carrier oil and the CBD.  Some companies are now adding turmeric etc as an extra inflammation fighter.  Just remember more ingredients may not always be better.

I hope this provides you with a little bit of knowledge going forward in your investigation into CBD oil.  In our next blog post, we will investigate the Endocannabinoid System and how it works.

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