4 Myths About CBD Oil
Let’s bust some myths about CBD Oil!
Considering how taboo cannabis industry has been for decades, it’s no surprise that there is a lot of confusion about it, especially about the “innocent” CBD which should never have been villainized in the first place.
Due to psychoactive qualities of THC, which in another cannabinoid in cannabis, CBD often gets a bad rep too. But, let me tell you, it’s completely different and has often the opposite effects to THC. So let’s bust some myths about CBD!
Myth #1: CBD is Addictive.
CBD is not only non-addictive, it actually is being studied for potentially being a treatment for addictions. “Drug addiction is a chronically relapsing disorder characterized by the compulsive desire to use drugs and a loss of control over consumption.” (1) CBD is thought to modulate various neuronal circuits involved in drug addiction. There are preclinical and clinical animal and human studies that suggest that CBD may help with opioid, cocaine, and psychostimulant addictions, as well as there is some preliminary data suggesting that it may be beneficial in cannabis and tobacco addictions.
We need more studies before CBD can be used as an intervention for addictions, but one thing is for sure, CBD is definitely non-addictive.
Myth #2: CBD is Psychoactive
CBD is non-psychoactive and it can potentially help counteract the THC effects of feeling “high”. CBD also can reduce psychotic episodes and can overall help with mental health.
Some CBD oil contains THC and that's when it is psychoactive. Make sure to get CBD oil make with CBD crystalline or isolate and you get it from trusted sources.
Myth #3: CBD Makes You Sleepy and Tired
CBD can make you sleep better and help you relax, but only when your body needs it. CBD brings your body into balance, so in the morning it will help boost your energy, manage anxiety and help focus, while in the evening it will help you rest after a busy day. CBD works with your natural processes and helps your body regulate them.
Myth #4: CBD Impairs Your Cognitive Functions
There are numerous studies that show that CBD can help you focus and learn better, as well as it improve your memory, attention and brain function. So taking CBD to help you work or study will definitely have a positive effect on the results. (2)