When it comes to CBD, many misconceptions exist about the effects and uses of this unique product. In this blog post, we debunk 5 common myths about CBD so that you can make an informed decision when considering it as a potential supplement.
We hope to dispel misinformation and provide helpful guidance in order to better equip readers with reliable information regarding CBD and its usage.
Myth #1: CBD is a Recent Trend
Many people believe that CBD is a recent discovery, only appearing in stores in the last few years. However, this is not the case.
The term CBD, which stands for cannabidiol, was first introduced in 1940 when the compound was isolated in a laboratory. Since then, it has been studied for its potential health benefits for over 80 years. In the last decade, its popularity has grown as people have become more aware of its mental and physical health benefits.
It’s important to note that CBD is the second most abundant cannabinoid found in cannabis, and the use of cannabis for its health benefits has a long history, dating back thousands of years. In fact, Chinese Emperor Fu Hsi wrote about the benefits of cannabis as early as 2900 BCE.
So, it’s clear that CBD is not just a recent trend or passing fad but instead has a rich history of use for its health benefits.
Despite the common misconception that CBD is a recent trend, it has actually been studied for its potential health benefits for over 80 years, with a history of use for its health benefits dating back thousands of years.
It is important to note that while CBD does not show up in a drug test, taking a full-spectrum CBD product with some THC may result in a false positive.
Additionally, taking more CBD is not necessarily better, as the ideal serving size varies from person to person.
Lastly, it is important to ensure that the CBD product is of high quality and third-party tested, and to be aware that CBD is not a cure-all.
Myth #2. CBD Won’t Show Up in a Drug Test
There is a ton of misinformation circulating about CBD. One myth we’d like to dispel once and for all is that because CBD doesn’t get you high, it won’t show up in a drug test.
Unfortunately, many at-home drug tests are too simplistic to differentiate between these two compounds accurately. To avoid a false positive result on one of these tests, it is important to ensure you know exactly what substances are present during testing.
Second, if you’re taking a full-spectrum CBD product containing some (less than 0.3%) THC, you may test positive for marijuana. You’d likely have to take quite a bit to get the positive test result, but if you’re worried about failing a drug test, it’s probably not worth the risk.
The safest bet is to take a broad-spectrum product with no detectable (0.0%) THC and third-party lab results to back it up.
All Venga products are THC-free with accompanying lab reports.
Myth #3. Taking More CBD Is Better to Achieve Desired Effects
There are plenty of situations where bigger is better. Taking CBD, however, isn’t one of them. There’s a common assumption that taking a bigger serving of CBD is best to achieve the desired effects.
When it comes to taking CBD, everyone is different. CBD works to restore balance to whatever imbalance you’re experiencing—this will be a different experience for each individual person. Finding what unique serving size works best for you should be done by taking smaller amounts of CBD until you find the sweet spot.
Here’s the thing. No “magic” serving size of CBD works for everyone. Several factors will determine how much CBD you should take, including age, sex, weight, and why you’re taking it. More isn’t necessarily better.
Myth #4. All CBD Is Created Equal
CBD is CBD, no matter where it comes from…right? Wrong.
Cheaper products are probably cheaper for a reason.
Up until now, CBD has been a pretty unregulated industry. This means that almost anyone can sell CBD oil and say it’s the best, when it’s really anything but.
Here’s something else: hemp is one of several plants that employ a technique known as phytoremediation. This means that it absorbs whatever is present in the soil it’s planted in—including toxins, contaminants, and the like.
When purchasing CBD products, it’s vital that the hemp used to produce the oil is grown in clean and nutrient-rich soil—ideally in the United States. It’s also essential to ensure that any products you buy have been third-party tested for quality.
Without third-party testing, you simply don’t know what you’re consuming. Make sure the company producing the CBD releases independent lab results for each product batch on its website.
This is an industry where transparency is everything. The companies that claim to have the highest quality products will have the lab results to prove it.
Myth #5. CBD Is a Cure-All
There are a lot of less-than-reputable companies out there claiming that CBD will treat just about anything. Be wary of these companies.
CBD carries various mental and physical benefits, but it certainly shouldn’t be used to replace your entire medicine cabinet.
By supporting the endocannabinoid system—a system in the human body responsible for balance—CBD can promote a sense of calm, a balanced inflammatory response, and various other benefits for the mind and body.
There are studies to back up these benefits. But CBD isn’t a cure-all and shouldn’t be advertised as such.