Debunking the CBD Myth
June 25, 2021
A short read informing you about the truth of CBD.
Cannabis and hemp have been around since the beginning of time.
With more information on CBD that varies, myths and exaggerations from both positive and negative sources are bound to come up.
As is often the case, the truth lies somewhere between the two extremes.
Even with all the information that’s out there, CBD is not a miracle cure-all, but it is not modern-day snake oil either.
CBD does not fix all issues, but there is strong evidence to suggest that there are major benefits to be found from this cannabinoid.
Some of the benefits are:
- Reduced pain (both chronic and acute)
- Stress relief
- Quites your anxiety
- depression symptoms improve
- and so much more.
One of the most common misconceptions about CBD comes from a very understandable confusion.
“CBD that is derived from the hemp plant; will result in a ‘high’...”
However, this is not the case. CBD is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid.
While some full-spectrum CBD products do contain THC, the amount is minimal (0.3% by law) meaning there are no psychoactive effects caused by these trace amounts either.
There are many myths regarding CBD nowadays.
In today’s article, we will debunk a few of the most popular claims about CBD.
IS CBD COMPLETELY ILLEGAL?
It is commonly believed that CBD is illegal, which is why so many people still think that cannabis and CBD products are prohibited.
It’s necessary to understand that the industrial hemp plant and all of its derivatives are legal to consume.
The US allows hemp products to be sold that contain less than 0.3% THC.
SO HOW DOES IT WORK?
CBD works to restore balance to our naturally occurring endocannabinoid system (ECS).
It’s a cell signaling system consisting of a group of molecules and receptors that occur naturally in the body.
They are part of a network of chemical messengers where the neurotransmitters bind and trigger changes in the cells, CBD activates our ECS system and it’s amazing how it works on many different pathways.
Neurotransmitters influence a neuron in one of three ways: excitatory, inhibitory or modulatory.
NEUROTRANSMITTERS REGULATE THE BODY IN EVERYWAY…PAIN LEVELS, MOOD, HEART RATE, BLOOD PRESSURE, TEMPERATURE, MOTOR CONTROL, COGNITION, HORMONES... AND SO MUCH MORE!
IS HEMP AND CANNABIS THE SAME THING?
It’s a popular opinion that hemp and cannabis are all the same.
CBD and cannabis (marijuana) differ in a few ways.
- Hemp contains the same high level of CBD (just like cannabis) but only contains a maximum amount of THC up to .3%, while cannabis has a higher concentration of THC.
- Unlike cannabis, CBD cannot make you high because it doesn’t contain a large amount of THC.
- CBD is well tolerated and can be used daily for all sorts of ailments most notably to reduce pain from chronic issues and works to reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression, strengthens the immune system and reduces inflammation.
We here at One Hemp Holistics hope that you now have a clearer picture of CBD and CBD-based products.
If you know of any other popular myths and opinions and more importantly success with the use of hemp for your health, please leave a comment below to share them with us.
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Stay tuned for a more in-depth look at the ECS system and how the CB1 and CB2 receptors work.
Written by Ric Forbes