· By Elsa Linsky
Keepin' it Real: 5 Myths About CBD
There are many misconceptions about CBD - we are here to set the record straight.
1. CBD Can Get You High
This is probably the most widely believed myth about CBD. Although CBD products are derived from the marijuana plant, CBD does not give you feelings of being high. Unlike THC (the component in marijuana that does make you high), CBD is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid - meaning, it cannot alter your mental state. CBD improves your mood and keeps the good vibes in your body, without the haze in your brain.
CBD products won’t inhibit your ability to be productive - that’s how we stay bizzy and chill.
2. CBD is Too “New” to Use Safely
Actually, CBD has been used historically for hundreds of years! Although it may not have been derived through the same process, the marijuana plant and all of its properties have been used in various forms for centuries.
3. CBD Hasn’t Been Proven to Help Any Health Conditions
While there undoubtedly needs to be more CBD research conducted in the US, it is inaccurate to say CBD hasn’t been proven to help any health conditions. In 2018, the FDA approved the first CBD-based medication for treating seizure disorders. This was a monumental development, opening the door to potentially life-saving research.
The results of the clinical trials of this CBD-based medication were so compelling that the FDA was forced to approve it - despite the Schedule 1 drug status of the cannabis plant.
4. CBD is Addictive
We understand why you may be concerned about whether CBD products are addictive. Thankfully, CBD being addictive is purely a misconception, and some scientists even suggest CBD use for managing addictive behaviors. CBD itself has never been shown to be addictive, but if you have specific concerns about CBD and addiction, we recommend consulting your doctor.
5. One Gummy is Enough
Many people think that taking a CBD gummy or dose one time will be enough to receive all the benefits of CBD. While that would be great, that is not the case. CBD is actually meant to be used regularly, and compounds in your body over time. The endocannabinoid system which CBD acts on is also responsible for maintaining a natural balance in the body. This means you likely need to consume CBD more often (once or twice a day) to build up enough within the body to notice a significant effect. With regular CBD use, you’ll begin to experience a larger positive impact to your wellbeing. Don’t want to run out of your Bizzy CBD? Create a custom CBD subscription here.