As CBD increases in popularity, so do the claims being made about it online. While there is a lot of great, valuable information out there, there are also some not-so-accurate details floating around. In this post we look at a few common misconceptions about CBD, to ensure you have all the facts and feel confident when you’re ready to give it a try.
1. CBD Contains THC
There is often confusion around what exactly CBD is, and a lot of this confusion stems around the incorrect belief that CBD contains THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). THC is the chemical found in marijuana. The confusion often comes from the fact CBD and THC are the two most common cannabinoids found in the hemp plant and have the same chemical formula, yet they vary chemically in terms of how their “atoms are arranged.” CBD does not contain THC, which is commonly found in marijuana. This means that CBD does not have any psychoactive properties whatsoever. Using CBD will not cause any psychoactive effects nor will it make you feel “high.”
2. CBD Hasn’t Been Researched
There are tons of claims online about CBD’s benefits, uses and what ailments it can help with. Although CBD has only been formally approved by the FDA for a single use thus far (Epidiolex, which treats a rare form of seizures in children), it doesn’t mean the substance isn’t being widely tested. In addition to a massive and growing body of anecdotal evidence (first-hand accounts from CBD users) pointing to CBD’s effectiveness, there are also many, many studies underway around the country and even the world. This research is looking at some common medical uses for CBD such as for pain and insomnia, to beauty uses, and everything in between. There has been a lot of research conducted already, a lot underway, and certainly more to come. There is even a major study being conducted surrounding CBD use for pets.
3. CBD Is Always All-Natural Because It Comes From A Plant
A common misconception is that because CBD comes from the hemp plant, a natural source, it’s always all-natural. Unfortunately, this is not the case. Like with other plants and food products, just because they grow in nature does not mean they are all-natural. The way CBD is grown and processed impacts whether or not it’s all-natural, and it’s important to read labels and understand what you’re buying. The product might not be all-natural, for example, if the company buys the manufactured and chemically made CBD. Golden Green Naturals is plant based CBD and verified quality.