The claims of CBD being the “cure all” we’ve been waiting for have been swirling for years... but are they true? How about the rumors that CBD, and other hemp containing products, can get you high or intoxicated? As the market only continues to expand, it becomes even more important to learn the facts- so with that in mind, we are debunking the 5 most common CBD myths today!
Top CBD Myths
There are lots of things being said about CBD, some true and some not, but we are reaching a point where soon there will be tons of testing and data to really understand all about it… until then, these are some of the things we can discredit:
1. CBD can cure everything: the reputation of being a natural “cure all” comes from the vast array of symptoms that CBD is supposed to help- but ultimately many of the health claims have yet to be federally proven (which might soon change). Even with that said, there have been few other substances that have had the kind of hopeful buzz that CBD is generating.
2. All CBD products are the same: between quality, product type, and specific treatment claims, CBD products come in a huge variety range. It may take some trial and error to find the right therapeutics with so many choices, but it’s important to only buy CBD products that have been lab tested with clear results posted (especially since the FDA doesn’t currently test everything).
3. CBD is psychoactive: this is one of the biggest misconceptions, especially because CBD is derived from cannabis, but CBD is not psychoactive and does not get you high (even if there might be small traces of THC in the product). There are hundreds of cannabinoids in a cannabis plant, like THC and CBD, with many containing their own distinctive chemical compounds that have their own unique effects- some of which we don’t even know or understand yet.
4. CBD is addictive: so far, CBD does not appear to be addictive, especially since it’s a non-psychoactive substance. In fact, some think CBD may be beneficial in treating substance abuse… but there isn’t enough evidence or case studies to support (or disprove) that claim.
5. There’s no scientific proof CBD works: even though there may not be as much scientific proof as we would like, there is some- along with being an approved seizure medication (for specific syndromes), early studies are showing CBD-rich treatments might be beneficial for moderate to severe anxiety, depression, and pain symptoms in patients, amongst a range of other moderate medical conditions.
There’s so much more to learn about CBD, but the future looks promising. If you have questions about starting your own CBD business, or would like to discuss merchant service options, give Align eCommerce a call- we can handle all your payment processing needs!
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