Debunking Common CBD Misconceptions and Myths

August 24, 2018

Find answers regarding the common myths and misconceptions about CBD.

With all the contradictory and confusing writings out there about CBD, it can be hard to figure out what is the truth and what is misinformation.

There are several misconceptions regarding CBD that seem to keep popping up, so here we address those common myths to help clarify any confusion you have about using hemp-derived CBD.

CBD from Marijuana is Better Than CBD From Hemp

This is perhaps one of the most common myths out there about CBD. The chemical compound CBD is the same whether it comes from hemp or marijuana.

To your body, CBD is CBD, no matter where it originates. Once absorbed, CBD stimulates your endocannabinoid system by interacting with cannabinoid receptors to help keep your functions balanced and running at their best. This interaction occurs regardless of which cannabis plant the CBD comes from.

An easy way to understand this idea is to think of citrus fruits. In the same way that hemp and marijuana are both cannabis plants, lemons and oranges are both citrus plants. Your body doesn’t know the difference between getting vitamin C from lemons and oranges any more than it can tell between sources of CBD.

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CBD Can Get You High

Because CBD products are made from cannabis, oftentimes people will get the wrong idea that they will cause intoxicating effects. This isn’t true.

CBD itself is completely non-intoxicating and therefore won’t cause a high, no matter how much is consumed. This is one of the major benefits for athletes who are interested in the balancing properties of cannabinoids, but can’t afford to be bogged down by euphoric effects.

Full-spectrum CBD oil products that are made from hemp do contain trace levels of THC, the chemical compound that causes a high. However, the amount of THC in hemp is more than 30 times less than the least potent marijuana strains and is not even close to the amount needed to stimulate a high.

Higher Servings of CBD are Always Better

While some have found greater benefit from adding high levels of CBD to their everyday routine, this isn’t necessarily the case for everybody. Not everyone responds to CBD in the same way.

While CBD has revealed itself to be safe for everyone, how your body responds to taking a CBD product can be different from someone else. There isn’t a “one size fits all” when it comes to CBD serving size.

In fact, a growing trend among athletes and even the general CBD community is a “low serving” method called microdosing. This consumption technique involves taking small servings of CBD several times throughout the day.

The key is figuring out the ideal size and frequency of CBD servings that work best for you and your needs.

CBD is Only Legal With a Doctor’s Recommendation

We don’t blame anybody for getting confused when it comes to laws around cannabis products. We know that as of late cannabis laws are evolving all the time and it’s hard to keep up on what types of products are legal.

You’ll be happy to hear that when made from hemp, CBD products are federally legal in the United States – no prescription or doctor’s recommendation needed.

Keep in mind that individual states can take their own unique approach and they may govern hemp-derived CBD. As a general rule, however, hemp-derived CBD is more often than not accessible.

Dixie Botanicals® hemp CBD products are available in the U.S.

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All CBD Products are the Same

With the demand for CBD surging, new manufacturers and products have flooded the market. It’s important to keep in mind that not all the CBD products that are out there offer the same quality and reliability.

Be sure to do your due diligence by making sure the CBD manufacturer you choose imposes growing and harvesting standards for its hemp, utilizes a safe and non-toxic extraction process, and uses a third-party lab to examine the quality and consistency of their products. Here are ways to identify high-quality CBD oil, plus some more things to look for when buying CBD.

Plus, you may have noticed products called hemp seed oil during your recent trips to the grocery or health food store. Hemp seed oil is derived from only hemp seeds and is different from CBD oil. While it is a nutritious product that contains many beneficial vitamins, minerals, and essential fatty acids, it is not a source of CBD.

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