CBD is majorly trending across the world and new CBD companies and products are being created faster than ever before—but with the current CBD boom comes caution as we see some misinformation being spread about this beneficial cannabinoid. While it’s easy to find information about some of the more common myths about CBD, there are also some lesser-known misunderstandings and misconceptions that are worth keeping in mind as you navigate the world of cannabis:
Myth 1: CBD is Only Derived From Male Plants
As with all cannabis plant species, there are male and female hemp plants. The female hemp plant is the one that produces seeds (for hemp oil) and buds and flowers (for CBD oil) and is grown to full maturity and eventually harvested. The male plant’s role is to produce strong fibers and pollinate female plants but they usually get removed from the area after pollination as they die off.
Myth 2: Edible Hemp Will Make You High
Hemp seeds are not cultivated from the marijuana plant, but from the hemp plant, which contains negligible amounts of THC making it impossible to get high from (even if you ingested large quantities) and won’t cause you to fail a drug test. In fact, hemp seeds are exceptionally nutritious and rich in healthy fats, protein, and various minerals.
Myth 3: CBD is THC Without the High
It's easy to believe that the only difference between THC and CBD has to do with psychoactivity—but that’s just one element. Although they are both from the same plant species, they are two completely distinct compounds that interact very differently in the body. CBD is also non-addictive, won’t cause you to gain weight, and comes with a plethora of beneficial cannabinoids, vitamins, and minerals.
Myth 4: CBD is Sedating
The supportive benefits of CBD can be unique to an individual: some of our users tell us that our CBD capsules help them to relax and so they take them before bed, while others prefer to take them in the morning so they can feel refreshed throughout the day. So while CBD can inspire feelings of relaxation and encourage a peaceful sleep, it is not a sedative.
Myth 5: More CBD is Always Better
Finding your CBD “sweet spot” is not an exact science and takes some personal experimentation to get right. However, there is an understandable thought that more CBD must equal more benefits, but this is not necessarily the case. In fact, in some instances, taking more CBD can sometimes reduce its efficacy.
The amount of information available about CBD and CBD products can be overwhelming and confusing on the road to finding plant-based solutions that you can actually feel. So as you continue to build your knowledge of the ins and outs of the world of CBD, know that you’ve taken another important step toward finding a wellness routine that not only works for you and your life but that you can inspire your complete confidence.