CBD Oil – Common Misconceptions
Just like with any products causing a sensation on the market, there are common misconceptions being spread about CBD oil. Most of these are rooted in the myths and legends spread about the cannabis plant decades ago. Below, we’ll address some of the most common.
– It’s addictive – One of the best selling points of CBD oil is the lack of withdrawal symptoms unlike it’s prescription counterparts; such as benzodiazepines, barbiturates, and other narcotics. If you’re traveling and forget your CBD oil, you may have a return of symptoms for which you are taking the supplement, but not withdrawal. Missing even a single dose of prescription barbiturates can cause tremors, headache, cold sweats and nausea.
– “It will get you high”- Quality CBD oil will state directly on the label whether or not it contains any THC
(Tetrahydrocannabinol) which is the integral psychoactive chemical responsible for the “high”. If you like the feeling, you can buy oils that have a combination of both and figure out which blend has the highest efficacy for you. This point also brings up the importance of finding a trusted supplier with consistent and high caliber products. CBD can alter moods-a main reason for taking it. It is well known for relieving anxiety and stress.
– “It will cause you to fail a drug test”- This is actually totally up to you. As mentioned above, there are various products with differing quantities of CBD and THC. As the consumer, if drug tests are an issue for you, just double-check with your supplier to verify if the product you are interested in contains any percentage of THC. There are different processing techniques that can completely separate any unwanted tetrahydrocannabinol.
– “CBD has no side effects at all”- Though CBD oil is a natural alternative to the processed chemicals contained prescription drugs, it’s not without side effects. Every person is different and each body reacts differently. It is impossible to say that anything (even simple vitamins and minerals), is without the possibility if issues. Lethargy, sleepiness, and in rare cases, decreased appetite have been associated with CBD. It’s always a good idea to start with a low-dose and work you way up to the best dose for your body and needs.