As CBD grows in popularity, so do the myths surrounding CBD. In an effort to set the record straight, we have listed the top 5 misconceptions of CBD, so that you can disentangle the false from the facts and make the best decision for your CBD journey.
CBD is psychoactive: Myth or Reality?
A common myth surrounding CBD is that it can get you ‘high’, in order to reduce such fears CBD is regularly labelled as non-psychoactive. In doing this, there becomes a greater distinction between CBD and THC. THC is a compound within marijuana that does greatly affect your state of mind, and is therefore classified as a psychotropic. Although THC can be minimally traced within whole plant products, in order to be legally sold, these concentrations have to be exceptionally low, below 0.1% in the UK. These legal parameters have been put in place to ensure you don’t experience any mind-altering effects or a ‘high’ when taking CBD. However, as you will read later, THC does have benefits in micro doses.
With regards to being psychoactive, we have over the years gained a greater understanding of the term psychoactive. And as such, we now know that common foods such as cacao (used to make chocolate) and spices, such as nutmeg, are recognised to be moderately psychoactive. Psychoactive can in fact be used to explain natural foods and spices that will slightly enhance your mood. This is different to psychotropic substances that tend to be illegal due to the dramatic effect it has on your body and nervous system, such as psycho-pharmaceuticals or THC in large quantities. So, the term psychoactive isn’t as scary as you may think!
CBD has no scientific backing: Myth
As the popularity of CBD has grown, so has the scientific research into the rewards and myths of CBD. So far, many of the studies conducted were preclinical, but now as research has progressed the number of human, clinical trials have increased. CBD will soon undergo the same rigorous testing as many other medicines, hopefully leading to greater knowledge of its medicinal benefits. However, until then CBD is still able to be bought as a nutritional supplement, so you can still reap the health-optimizing rewards of CBD!
All CBD is the same: Myth
As with most natural products, there is discrepancy in quality depending on many factors. Such as quality of the seeds, how and where you farm, extraction processes and even storage of the raw materials. CBD oil extracted from poor quality industrial hemp cultivars tends to contain less cannabidiol than those organically grown CBD-rich crop. Unfortunately, this means that CBD products sourced from poor quality crop may have more contaminants and offer less potency. So, avoid the CBD myth that they’re all the same!
When you buy from Amma Life, you are investing in your health through the use of superior CBD products. As we partner with specialist farmers to promise you quality, quality, quality!
CBD cannot be used by people of all ages: Myth
Another common CBD myth is that CBD use is restricted depending on age. However, CBD has been regarded as safe for all humans since November 2017 when the World Health Organization released a report on CBD.
There is also no age-limit for CBD. This study found that general cannabis use amongst the 65s and overs has doubled and become more acceptable, and so has the openness to use CBD supplements for health purposes. CBD usage within over 65’s has steadily increased over the past five years. If you are thinking of taking CBD in conjunction with other medications, please check with your doctor beforehand!
CBD is good and THC is bad: Myth
We all love to split the good and bad into nice simple categories, but in reality it’s never that simple and there’s often a grey area.
With THC and CBD, we have come to know THC as the bad and CBD as the good cannabinoid. When in fact, both cannabinoids have their own advantages and can be used in different ways. But, interestingly enough, when CBD and THC are combined they can work together synergistically, and it is possible that CBD may even reduce the psychotropic effects of THC. This is often referred to as the entourage effect when elements of the whole plant work together in unison to offer the ultimate support to our health.
And there you have it, you’re no longer a CBD novice! If you’re interested in the advantages of CBD, but aren’t really sure where to start visit us here. Although as a company we cannot offer individual advice, we can offer guidelines and suggestions on choosing products, various CBD intake levels & methods, plus its potential rewards. Or feel free to contact us direct, we would be happy to help you!