CBD has become the happening thing, with everyone in the midst of a hustle to learn more and buy this “miracle herbal extract”. With science continuously backing up the claims of the CBD industry, the credibility has shot up gradually and people are starting to open themselves up to the oncoming CBD revolution. However, even with the excess of information that is available to us just with the tap of a button, people are still marinating in misconceptions about the natural extract.
We will be looking at some of these old-wives tales that are being distributed around and see how they can be debunked, once and for all. Read on.
Here are two CBD misconceptions that need to go, ASAP.
CBD Makes You High
This has been heard far too often. The argument is that the extract, CBD, is obtained from marijuana and hemp plant, with the former being notorious in causing euphoria and intoxication. So CBD has to be an intoxicating agent as well, right? Wrong.
The seed inside an apple contains has minute traces of Hydrogen Cyanide- A deadly chemical agent that causes a violent death. But yet here we all are, merrily eating apples and keeping doctors away. The same logic applies to CBD and hemp derivatives.
Intoxication when consuming marijuana is due to the presence of a substance called THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol. THC is a psychoactive agent, which is responsible for creating a sense of euphoria, intoxication, and the all too well know ‘high’. Hemp and CBD extracts contain only minute traces of this THC, around 0.3% of dry weight (compared to 40% present in marijuana).
The difference between the two is the difference between the land and sky, and the content of THC in CBD products is just too little to make an actionable difference in the user. CBD, on the other hand, has no such intoxicating properties and it is only therapeutic in nature. So in essence, CBD can never get you high!
Bigger The Dose Means More Intense Is The Effect
With CBD, the phrase “less is really more” should be followed by users. Taking the right dosage of CBD will give you the right bank of benefits, and anything more will yield you undesirable effects- one being wasting CBD and burning a hole in your wallet.
Find your right dose and stick to it. Increasing the dose is impractical and makes very little difference. Experiment with each and every CBD product, to find your ideal dosage and you will be well on your way to an enriching CBD experience.