I am guessing that you are by now familiar with the product called CBD oil. You might have thought about using it and that required you to do some research. And you have done the research. But, it probably left you quite confused.
Do you know what the problem is here? The Internet is full of all kinds of articles regarding hemp, cannabidiol, the benefits and side effects of the oil. Some of those articles are not only unreliable, but they are also written by people who know nothing about the topic. That caused a rise in some myths about the product. Read this.
Since you can find so much information on the topic online, with a simple click or two, you are not sure what to believe in. All the data you gathered left you unable to think for yourself and give your own judgment on the product. I get it. Among the see of articles, it is really difficult to discern between myths and truths.
But, that’s exactly what I am about to do today. It’s time to put a stop to some of the widespread misconceptions about the product. Therefore, I will list a few “facts” about CBD oil below and explain to you which of those are actual facts and which ones are pure myths.
CBD Oil Activates Cannabinoid Receptors In Your Body
Oh boy, is this wrong. Let’s give people some credit, though. Since many of them are writing on the topic they are not well versed in, it’s not that difficult to make a mistake like this. After all, CBD actually does have a relationship with the cannabinoid system in our bodies.
However, it does not activate these receptors. That’s a job for Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Cannabidiol, on the other hand, simply entices your body to use all the cannabinoids that it produces itself. Far from it producing new ones. So, this one is a myth.
It Gets You High
Have you been paying close attention to what I have been explaining above? If you cannot figure out on your own whether this is a fact or another misconception, then I guess you didn’t follow me carefully. But, it doesn’t hurt to make things as clear as possible.
CBD oil cannot, I repeat, it CANNOT get you high. Once again, that’s what its sister compound does – THC. Cannabidiol is a completely different compound derived from hemp and it has no psychoactive properties whatsoever.
It Helps You Quit Smoking
What does this sound like, huh? Like a complete nonsense and a myth? Well, my friend, this is actually quite correct. Is your mind blown right now? Your eyes wide and a smirk on your face that says “Yeah, right”? Yet, after two myths, it was about time we got to hear at least one truth.
There is some evidence that CBD oil can be quite useful when trying to quit smoking or stop using certain drugs. Of course, this is not a magical product that makes all your addiction problems go away. However, it works on easing withdrawal symptoms, which makes it easier for you to endure the whole process and come out as a winner. Who would have thought that a product you believed would get you high can actually help in treating your addictions?
It Is Illegal
Yet another common misconception stemming from the belief that the product is psychoactive. As I have already explained – CBD has no psychoactive properties. That makes it completely legal and safe. How many times am I going to have to repeat this for you to get it once and for all?
However, do you know why this myth is so widespread? Naturally, THC is to blame. Some products contained both of these compounds, but they are now off the market. So, you can find a supplier and get your CBD oil without worrying about its legal status.
It Makes Pain Go Away
Now, this one is true. But, still, that doesn’t mean that it works like some spell and frees you of all your pains in an instant. If I found a product like that, I would actually get pretty worried about what it does to my body.
CBD oil is known to be quite beneficial in relieving pain related to certain illnesses. This has to do with your endocannabinoid system again. By impacting that system, the product significantly reduces inflammation and nerve pain.
It Affects Your Brain
Well, it does, but in a good way. So, whether this is a fact or a myth depends on how you perceive the sentence. In fact, CBD oil appears to have neuroprotective properties. This is why it is commonly used in the process of treating anxiety and epilepsy.