There's a lot of misinformation about CBD on the internet. At Top Shelf Hemp Co. we prioritize cannabis education. Here are 5 common myths about CBD debunked.
1. CBD is addictive.
According to WHO, CBD is a safe and well-tolerated compound, even in doses as high as 1,500 mg daily. CBD doesn’t impair psychological functions or motor skills, nor does it change the blood pressure, body temperature, or heart rate. Initial studies haven’t found a link between CBD and alterations in perception, judgment, or cognition.
2. Hemp Seed Oil and CBD Oil are the same things.
The first and most poinient difference between hemp seed oil and CBD is that hemp seed oil has little to no CBD content. Hemp Oil is produced through a cold-pressing process. It's high in Omega-3. CBD Oil is extracted from the flower of the hemp plant. The second difference is the price. CBD is more expensive. CBD will come with a COA (Certificate of Analysis), a lab report indicating at the minimum the amount of CBD and Delta 9 THC in the product.
3. CBD works the same for everyone.
Factors including quality, quantity, dosing, time, and bioavailability can cause variations in the effect of CBD on your body. You may not experience the same effects as your neighbor. Our genetics, metabolism, and biochemistry also have an effect on our ability to absorb CBD.
4. All CBD is the same.
The market is over-saturated with any kind of CBD product you can imagine. Not all of them are created equal. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has yet to approve any CBD products for over-the-counter (OTC) use. This means that there can be a significant difference between a reputable CBD product and an inferior brand.
5. A little CBD is all it takes.
Unless your doctor recommends a specific dose, it's best to start with a relatively low dose of 10 to 20 mg a day. Wait a week before increasing your dose to ensure you don't experience any unwanted effects or adverse reactions. Researchers have found that 600 mg per day appears to be safe, but one study suggests that doses of up to 1,500 mg a day are safe and tolerated well.
Setting the story straight.
There are a lot more myths out there to dispel. As always do your research and consult your doctor. Be vigilant and safe. You can find more information about CBD and related products check out our blog, here.