There’s nothing new about holistic, hemp-based health and wellness products. For centuries, cultures across the world have affirmed the natural benefits of cannabis and hemp. The ability for the modern American consumer to legally purchase CBD from a retail store, however, is fairly new. As such, there remain many myths and misconceptions about what CBD is, how it works, and how it should be used.
We can’t demystify every aspect of CBD here, but we do want to address just a few of the most persistent misunderstandings that we hear.
Busting Common CBD Myths
MYTH: CBD products are illegal.
FACT: In 2018, the passage of the Farm Bill decriminalized hemp-based products at the federal level. What this means for consumers is that hemp-derived CBD, made without significant quantities of THC, is totally legal, and can be openly purchased online or at retail stores.
MYTH: Taking CBD will get you high.
FACT: The CBD product you’ll find on the market today should have virtually no THC. (In fact, many CBD products are completely THC-free.) THC is the psychoactive element that’s found in many cannabis and hemp derivatives, but without it, there’s nothing that will produce a high.
That’s not to say that CBD has no effect on your body or mind; far from it! CBD can work on your serotonin receptors to elevate your mood. But it won’t intoxicate or inebriate you the way that THC products would.
MYTH: You’ll notice the effects of CBD right away.
FACT: In truth, the speed with which CBD affects your body depends on a number of factors, including your metabolism, the frequency with which you take CBD, the method of consumption, and more. While you may sometimes get an immediate reaction, you may also need to wait a few minutes for CBD to work its way through your system.
MYTH: There’s no scientific literature to support CBD as a wellness product.
FACT: We often remind people that research into CBD is in its nascent stages, and there is much that we still don’t know. With that said, it’s erroneous to suggest that CBD completely lacks any type of scientific backing. On the contrary, there have been some encouraging preliminary studies to show how CBD may benefit those dealing with PTSD, sleep disorders, anxiety, depression, and chronic pain. And we expect to see further research in the months and years to come.
MYTH: All CBD products are basically the same.
FACT: Not all tinctures are created equal! Before buying any CBD product, we recommend doing your research to ensure that you’re buying from a reputable, above-board company. Also double-check that the CBD you’re purchasing is made in the USA, which ensures a certain standard for quality and safety.
MYTH: CBD is a substitute for other remedies.
FACT: While many individuals find that CBD is an effective holistic health remedy, that doesn’t mean it should be used as a substitute for other medical interventions. Depending on your diagnosis and symptoms, you may need to use CBD as a way to augment and enhance pharmaceutical remedies, talk therapy, etc.
MYTH: The CBD industry is sketchy.
FACT: It’s true that there are some quality issues with certain CBD manufacturers, and consumers are right to be aware of them. But that doesn’t mean all CBD companies are bad, or that all CBD products are untrustworthy. Again, we encourage consumers to do plenty of research before buying CBD products.
Get CBD from a Manufacturer You Can Trust
The CBD industry is really still in its infancy, so it’s understandable that there would be some misinformation out there. But again, the important thing to know is that CBD products can be safe, legal options that may help you address various health concerns, particularly if you do your due diligence to find the products that are right for you.
That’s where we come in. At Asé Pure Naturals, we provide a robust catalog of natural, holistic, vegan, cruelty-free, non-GMO CBD products, all made in America. Take a little time to explore our inventory, and reach out to Asé Pure Naturals with any questions you have about our product line, or about CBD in general.