Debunking myths and speaking scientifically relevant information regarding CBD.
When there is a discovery, there are also millions spinning tales out of this discovery for their own benefit. The internet and a million years of misconception with regard to CBD have made it close to impossible to distinguish reality from myth. Finding the correct information and guidance can be tough, but we are getting there. This blog post explores a few myths that are completely untrue about CBD and helps you understand what CBD does for you.
Here are 5 things CBD Does NOT Do To You:
- #1 CBD Doesn’t Get You High
- #2 CBD Doesn’t Mean Pure CBD Only
- #3 CBD Doesn’t Change to THC in Stomach
- #4 CBD Not Only Works When Consumed In High Dosage
- #5 CBD Doesn’t Sedate or Cause Anxiety
#1 CBD Doesn’t Get You High
You probably must have read most journals and reports claiming that CBD does not get you high. Well, we confirm that it doesn’t. The high you get from recreational marijuana has psychoactive properties that causes hallucinations in a person.
In the case of CBD, it does not have the cannabinoid called THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) which is responsible for psychoactive properties. Recreational marijuana has it in high concentrations while CBD has a negligible 0.03%.
The cannabis plant consists of a lot of cannabinoids, CBD is the medicinal cannabinoid while THC is the recreational one.
#2 CBD Doesn’t Mean Pure CBD only
Pure CBD or CBD Isolate is the form of CBD extraction that does not come with any other properties of the cannabis plant. There are 3 combinations of CBD extraction- Full Spectrum, Broad Spectrum and CBD Isolate.
This, however, is not true. Ideally, Full Spectrum CBD is the most effective as compared to Pure CBD.
Full Spectrum CBD consists of everything the plant has to offer. Terpenes, fatty acids, cannabinoids, flavonoids etc are present in rich quantities in this extract. It is the most popular extract of CBD because it is known to give the entourage effect.
What is the entourage effect?
The therapeutic magnitude of all the components of the plant collaborating to work stronger than just the single component of CBD produces the entourage effect – maximum therapeutic benefit.
Broad Spectrum and Isolate CBD lack this aspect to their extracts.
Broad Spectrum CBD comes with all the other components of the plant except THC, and CBD Isolate is just CBD.
#3 CBD Doesn’t Change To THC In Stomach
There is evidence that assures us it does not change to THC in the stomach. Orally consumed CBD has a lot of questions and doubts in the consumer’s mind but you can be at ease. On the contrary, CBD can counter the effects of THC.
Our endocannabinoid system helps in the regulation of various bodily functions like appetite, memory, sleep, mood and pain. CBD interacts with the ECS through CB1 and CB2 receptors and sends help in its smooth functioning.
Read more- Can CBD Undo The Anxiety Effects of THC
#4 CBD Not Only Works When Consumed In High Dosage
This is utterly wrong and must not be taken lightly. When you decide to consume CBD for your ailment, you need to be very careful about the dosage because CBD works differently for everyone. It also depends on the kind of CBD you are choosing to consume- full spectrum has a higher effect in small dosage while pure CBD would require higher dosage to show effect.
It also depends on factors such as BMI, severity of ailment, concentration of CBD in tincture etc.
Read next: Cannabis dosing- How to decide it right
#5 CBD Doesn’t Sedate or Cause Anxiety
CBD works in the complete opposite direction of anxiety as it is known to relieve anxiety and stress hormones. The endocannabinoid system present on our nervous system is responsible for inducing serotonin hormone which handles functions of the brain, especially mood. The entourage effect created by CBD mentioned earlier is effective in reducing stress and anxiety for a person. There are other reasons too such as its anti inflammatory properties, interaction with CB1 receptors, Allosteric Modulation Of The MOR And DOR and so on. You can research about them in depth below.
If you are not taking a chance, what are you really doing? The research is ongoing and there are a lot of positive testimonials to validate the health boost given by CBD. And the best part? Minimal side effects. So, if you find your dosage and CBD works for you, congratulations! If not, no harm done, you can change your dose and try again for a while..