CBD is naturally occurring compound found in cannabis. In the past decades the cannabis strains were bred mostly for its THC content, therefore the CBD was almost bred out of the cannabis. CBD came back in the people’s mind after its relaxing effects came out.
The most popular CBD products are vape liquids and juices, oral tinctures and salves.
Let’s take a look at the five myths now:
1. All CBD is equal
Dr. Allan Frankel found out that high-quality CBD can be more than 100 times more effective than low-quality CBD. However, a lot of today’s retailers sell the low-grade CBD, which mostly comes from China.
Unfortunately, a lot of people don’t spot the difference and buy the low-grade CBD. Companies nowadays try various marketing techniques to sell their low-quality product. We have tried to research the market and find some reliable companies.
CBD extracted from organically grown hemp is always safe to consume. Ask the company if they have their own field, where they grow hemp themselves. There’s better chance, the hemp was grown for consumption. On the other hand, if the company doesn’t grow the hemp themselves, there is a possibility they repackage low-quality CBD from China.
2. You cannot fail a drug test from CBD consumption
Unfortunately, CBD falls in the group of legal compounds, which can end in a positive drug test. When one consumes CBD regularly in high doses (around 1000-2000 mg of hemp oil a day), it can show a positive result in the test. In case of a simple urine test, the first screen might flag positive. It is because of the metabolite THC-COOH, which is under the review when the drug test is done. When a lot of CBD is taken, it might influence the first screening of the test. However, the more accurate test called GC/MS can differentiate between CBD and THC so in case you don’t consume THC, you can stay calm.
3. The dosage of CBD is the same for everyone
The majority of people consume somewhere between 15-30 mg of CBD/day. However, the whole range is roughly 1-100 mg. The best dose is the lowest which gives you the desired result. In case you take any medicals which are metabolized in the liver, then you should take your CBD 1,5 hour before the medication. CBD blocks the pharmaceuticals to be metabolized. It may cause the pharmaceuticals building up in the system, which can cause their increased side effects.
4. CBD is good, THC is bad
There is a lot of stigma around THC. Due to the strong diabolization in 30’s a lot of people still see THC consumption as immoral or life threatening. However, no-one has died from marijuana consumption. THC has several health benefits as well. It is because THC reacts with endocannabinoid system, we have in our body. Endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a group of receptors located throughout the body. ECS regulates several bodily processes like mood, metabolism, pain, reproduction, and immune functions.
5. You can’t feel the effects of CBD
Of course, you are not gonna be high, as if you smoked a joint, however, you will probably feel the effects. Moreover, CBD e-liquids are an amazing tool to stop smoking or vaping nicotine bases. CBD is nontoxic, in contrary to nicotine, so it is a much healthier way for you to enjoy the huge clouds of vape.