CBD is still a new phenomenon, and there’s a lack of understanding about what it does. Here are 5 myths about CBD that we’re here to clear up.
Debunking 5 CBD Myths
Bigfoot, the Bermuda Triangle, Area 51; certain things will never be free of the myths that we’ve surrounded them with. While some invite these myths by being outwardly mysterious and not explaining themselves well–if at all–others are subjected to the myth treatment because many people do not have extensive knowledge of them. The mystery remains, but a lack of research is often more to blame than a lack of available information.
When talking about CBD with a friend or family, you are likely to encounter many misconceptions. Some of these more common myths are brought on by a lack of understanding of CBD itself and what separates it from other compounds, such as THC. Here are five myths about CBD that we at CBDfx would like to clear up.
Myth #1 – CBD Can Get You High
Does CBD get you high? Is CBD the same as marijuana? If you’ve ever asked yourself these questions, you’re not alone. This is one of the less surprising myths about the effects of CBD. CBD and THC are often grouped together as having the same properties and, therefore, are assumed to both get you high in the same way. Of course, this is not the case, or else there would be no need to put this in an article about CBD myths. CBD and THC are close relatives, having nearly identical molecular structures and being extracted from the same cannabis plants. The main difference between CBD and THC is that CBD is a compound with no intoxicating attributes. THC is a psychoactive compound, and its ability to bond strongly with the cannabinoid 1 receptors of the brain causes the sensation that we would consider “getting high.” CBD is unable to bind with these receptors in the same way, finding other receptors to be more appealing.
CBD and THC are only two of many cannabinoids that can be extracted from cannabis plants. Many of our products contain other compounds that, when combined, work together to strengthen the effect of the CBD extract as a whole. The THC content in these products is wholly negligible. As stated on our page for CBD gummies, there is less than 0.3% THC in each gummy. Not enough to appear on most drug tests, and certainly not enough to get you high. If a high is what you’re looking for, CBD is not the move. That being said, we can assure you that once you try our top of the line products, a lack of high won’t matter to you one bit.
Myth #2 – CBD Vaping is the Same As All e-Vaping
Many people don’t realize that there is a major difference between vaping CBD and vaping a regular e-juice. Many regular e-juices are coming under fire for their nicotine content, which is well-known as an addictive chemical that’s particularly bad for minors to use. While it is possible for nicotine and other compounds to be combined with CBD in a vape juice, normal CBD vape juices like the ones sold at CBDfx do not possess any harmful chemicals. Many CBD vape juices take advantage of broad spectrum hemp extracts, which possess a group of natural compounds that are completely safe to inhale. Some juices, such as our Blueberry Raspberry CBD Vape Juice, contain pure CBD isolate and are combined with different enticing flavors to make for a fun and safe experience.
A common question that arises in tandem with this myth: is vaping CBD safe? Not only is vaping a reputable CBD product safe, but many users actually claim that it is the ideal way to consume CBD. Our site’s page for CBD vape juice details the advantages of vaping the compound as opposed to consuming it as a tincture or concentrate. As a vapor, CBD is more effectively absorbed by our bodies, meaning that the effects of CBD can be experienced much faster. This is one of the many advantages of vaping your CBD. There are often less ingredients in a CBD vape juice, focusing mainly on the CBD compound itself and the flavors that give the juices their unique properties. Less ingredients are needed in a CBD vape juice because the CBD itself provides the juice’s most desirable effects, not the added bits and pieces. Of course, flavor is going to matter; if you’re expecting a blueberry freeze mixed with strawberry and get nothing but the taste of hemp, you’d be rightfully upset. We pride ourselves on providing you with products that will both satisfy your taste buds and deliver CBD’s effects.
Myth #3 – You Can’t Use CBD Products In Public
This myth is rooted in the general understanding of how hemp products smell. While the aromatic profile of hemp can be strong and is similar to those of other cannabis plants, the products that you purchase will usually not have as aggressive of a profile. CBD hemp extracts only contain a portion of the compounds that are found in the full plant, meaning that some compounds, such as certain cannabinoids and terpenes, are left out of the final product. Terpenes are what give cannabis plants their strong aromas, and are vital in keeping plants from being eaten by encroaching animals. Without terpenes, these plants wouldn’t carry a strong aroma at all, which is why their exclusion from CBD products leads to a less scented product.
Additionally, other ingredients are often added to CBD products in order to mute the natural hemp scent of the compound. For vape juices and tincture oils, CBD is often accompanied by flavoring that gives the product a sweet, fruity taste and scent that masks most, if not all, of the hemp scent. It would be nearly impossible to smell the hemp in many vape juices and disposable vape pens, and the scent of hemp in tinctures and other edible products can only really be smelled if you’re extremely close to it, meaning that you don’t need to worry about enjoying them in public.
When shopping for CBD products, don’t forget to keep an eye on who you get your products from. Some CBD vape juices and CBD tinctures are made by low quality companies who do not care about the sanctity of what you put in your body. Always make sure that the CBD you get is from a company like us, who constantly vets their products in order to supply you with the highest quality product possible. Take our CBD Tincture page, for example, where we guarantee that our products are free of harmful chemicals and random ingredients. We strive to provide you with pure CBD and 100% vegan ingredients that offer an experience you won’t forget.
Myth #4 – CBD is Dangerous For Pets to Consume
This myth is more understandable than others on the list. Many people don’t think about CBD as something that could transcend the species line and have positive lifestyle benefits for animals. After all, countless other foods and compounds have been found to have negative effects on animals when ingested. Good news: CBD is actually one of the compounds that has not been shown to harm your pet when ingested. As explained on our CBD for Pets page, every single mammal possesses an endocannabinoid system, which is the system most stimulated by CBD when it is absorbed into your body. So long as your pet is a mammal–sorry, reptile owners, this one doesn’t apply to you–it is able to experience the compound in a similar way that you do.
There are various options for pet CBD products that you may choose from, ranging from CBD tinctures to sprays for dry areas of their bodies. Our pet oils use all natural ingredients that have been shown to be safe for consumption by animals.
It is quite easy to apply the CBD oil to your dog or cat. Much like the way that we use tinctures and oils, you can apply the oil directly through the dropper that comes with your bottle. Since there are no harmful chemicals, nothing dangerous will be entering your pet through the dropper. Our oils offer little to no odor or taste, so it is very unlikely that your pet notices or even cares about the oil. As is also true with humans, the necessary amount of CBD for your pet is dependent on its size. A larger animal will require more of the oil in order to feel the effects of the CBD, while a smaller animal will require very little.
Myth #5 – CBD is Poorly Regulated Because it is Not FDA Approved
It is true that CBD is not an approved form of medication by the FDA. In order to be approved by the FDA, intense testing and research must be done that could take years to complete. CBD is undergoing this testing and has been for a while, but understandably it is necessary for the FDA to take their time. CBD is a massive market that, if approved for medicinal purposes by the FDA, would likely grow to a size that few would have been able to predict.
It is important to note that being in pursuit of such an approval does not imply a lack of regulation. CBDfx and other companies like us are tasked with performing under intense scrutiny, leaving very little room for mistakes. The CBD industry follows strict regulations that ensure the quality and safety of our products. You may be wondering, “Are CBDfx products safe?” We do everything in our power to guarantee that our products and CBD extraction procedures are of top-notch quality. Our website provides information on where the CBD extracts were cultivated and what extra ingredients, if any, are combined with them. The CBD capsules section of our site offers a specific state of origin and ensures you that the plants were grown organically and do not contain any harmful chemicals or ingredients. Lab reports are available on the site for each of our products, offering a scientific breakdown of the compounds found in each of them.
Debunking 5 CBD Myths: The Bottom Line
These are five common myths that you may have heard in conversations or even considered yourself. While many more exist, these cover some broad topics and generally capture the spirits of other myths. We hope to eliminate any and all doubts related to CBD. We believe in our products and everything that goes into them, and we believe that our fellow CBD companies share this feeling. With these myths dispelled, CBD will hopefully be better understood.