There are numerous myths and misconceptions about CBD oil. In this article, we will present the five most common myths about CBD oil so that you can be better informed. Enjoy and read on!
- All CBD oils are the same
Not all types of coffee are created equal, are they? Cannabidiol is a complex natural substance that, in addition to cannabidiol, contains various other useful plant molecules such as terpenes, flavonoids, and other cannabinoids.
CBD oils that contain the same amount of CBD, but are derived from different plants, often have very different components. This means that different CBD oils will have different effects on your body.
Tip: When choosing a CBD oil, pay attention to the source of the CBD (hemp, cannabis, etc.) and the type of CBD oil. In many cases, so-called full-spectrum CBD oils are the best choice. Such an oil contains all the various cannabinoids and valuable botanical components of hemp.
- CBD oil has no proven benefits
Correct, the CDB’s research is still in its infancy and further studies are needed to determine the exact ways in which CBD can help with various ailments.
Nevertheless, countless studies have looked at CBD and its effects on the human body. For example, in the United States, CBD has been approved as a treatment for epileptic seizures in children. There are also studies on CBD and physical pain, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, neurodermatitis and chronic pain.
- The more CBD, the better
This is wrong for a number of reasons.
Products with a high CBD content may be less effective than full-spectrum CBD products that contain less CBD but more terpenes and other cannabinoids.
The way in which the CBD is swallowed can also affect its effectiveness: if the CBD oil is swallowed straight down, the CBD will not pass through the digestive tract and enter the bloodstream; if the CBD oil is swirled around in the mouth for a minute before swallowing, it will be more effective, even at a lower dose.
Clinical studies have shown that very high doses (over 1,000mg/day) increase the risk of side effects such as fatigue, loss of appetite and digestive problems. When the dosage was halved to 500mg/day (still a large amount), the side effects decreased.
- CBD works in a few hours
Don’t expect miracles overnight. For some people, CBD may actually improve their symptoms immediately, but this is a fairly exceptional case. If you are trying CBD for the first time, you probably won’t feel anything at first. In most cases, CBD should be taken over a period of days or weeks until the first changes become visible.
Tip: Decide in advance why you are taking CBD. Then, over time, observe how your symptoms change; it is a good idea to keep a CBD diary to record the time, dosage and effects.