False information on plant medicine has circulated in popular media and the news for years. Instead of reporting on alternative medication, they push for classic western medical solutions. This is especially true for any type of marijuana products: They would rather paint marijuana as the “devil’s lettuce” and a stoner product.
The truth is that many of the reported “facts” about marijuana products are myths. Take CBD oil for example: how much do you know about it? Did you know that it can treat a range of illnesses and disorders?
Probably not. Let’s go over some of the myths about CBD. In this article, we’re going to teach you CBD oil facts while debunking the common myths.
Myth 1: CBD Oil Products Can Get You High
One of the most common myths about CBD oil products is that it’s psychoactive. That is can make you feel “high” like we see in all the movies.
This is false: CBD is a non-psychoactive ingredient found in marijuana. This means that products containing only CBD, like CBD oil, will not make you feel high.
The chemical in marijuana that gives you that high feeling is THC. CBD oils don’t have THC. Or, if they do, it’s trace amounts that won’t have an effect on your consciousness.
Myth 2: CBD Means Medical Marijuana
While CBD products like oils and extracts treat many different conditions, that doesn’t mean that CBD oil is the same as medical marijuana.
There are many different medical marijuana products, some of which contain both THC and CBD. Medical marijuana is an umbrella term for marijuana used for medical reasons. It isn’t limited to only CBD oil products, even though people use CBD oil products for medical purposes.
Myth 3: CBD Isn’t Safe for Kids
The association between marijuana products of any kind and children seems ludicrous to most people: it’s a drug after all, right? Well, that’s not entirely true when it comes to CBD oils.
CBD oil is safe for any age group to use. Have you ever seen one of those videos online of a child with epilepsy having a seizure treated with CBD and they stop convulsing? Chances are that was a CBD oil product at work.
Since CBD oils aren’t psychoactive, they’re safe for treating people of all ages. There are even CBD products for dogs!
Myth 4: There’s No “Dose” of CBD Oil
A myth that is widely believed to be true is that there is no particular dose of CBD you should be taking/using. However, as with any other drug, there are certain doses that depend on the application, your size, your health issue, etc.
Dosage varies depending on each individual; look up the general dose outlined for each product. It’s usually found on the label, but you can also read our article on dosage or you can contact us with any dosing questions.
Try that out and adjust it depending on how it affects you and your body.
Myth 5: Lower Doses Are Better
Another dose-related myth is that lower doses of CBD products are better than higher doses. This myth comes from a bit of confusion with CBD products vs. medical marijuana products.
Compared to CBD, THC is very potent. Because of this, many people recommend using lower doses of THC to treat ailments or medical conditions. CBD is less potent in comparison, which means that higher doses of CBD are more common and effective to get the results you’re looking for.
Myth 6: There’s No Proof that CBD Has Health Benefits
Much of the general population believe that CBD products are only said to be effective by way of testimonials and “stoners.” This couldn’t be farther from the truth.
There are numerous scientific studies published in established, peer-reviewed journals. These scientific studies provide hard evidence that CBD has a number of medical applications.
Let’s look at a few key examples.
CBD oil is often used to treat anxiety as it can bring feelings of calmness, reduce stress/nervousness, and treat disorders like social anxiety disorder and PTSD.
While there are hundreds of thousands of testimonials detailing these experiences, there are also scientific studies as well. One study found that CBD oil could be as effective as traditional anti-anxiety medications. Another found that those with social anxiety disorder has a significant reduction in their symptoms.
Chronic pain affects over 1.5 billion people worldwide. Common treatments include dangerous and addictive opioid drugs, which has led to an opioid crisis.
However, studies show that CBD oil and CBD products have the potential to reduce chronic pain as effectively as these dangerous drugs. CBD oil for pain relief works by reducing inflammation and by indirectly interacting with cannabinoid receptors to reduce pain signals sent to the brain.
While there are many different types of anti-convulsant and anti-seizure medications on the market, many people with epilepsy and seizure disorders still suffer from seizures.
Studies show that CBD oil and products have significant anti-convulsant and anti-seizure effects. This applies to a number of different disorders including epilepsy, Parkinson’s, and more.
CBD Oil Facts: 6 Myths Busted
Myths about marijuana and marijuana products are, unfortunately, abundant. We say “unfortunately” because these myths could keep people away from a product that has so many different health benefits for people and animals of all ages.