Updated: Jun 12, 2020
In the past few years, CBD has become widely popular as an natural remedy. In fact, you most likely have heard a thing or two about CBD oil. Some rumors circulating might be true, while others are simply myths. Let’s sort out 6 of the most common myths about CBD oil and it's benefits or lack thereof.
No Research Has Been Done on CBD Oil
Due to its status as a schedule 1 drug in the United States, many people believe there have not been studies done on the benefits of the hemp plant and the elements contained such as CBD. This simply isn't true. Although research hasn't been as extensive has it could be in the US, some colleges and universities have been given permission to research the benefits of cannabis and CBD including Columbia University. The medicinal benefits of the cannabis plant and CBD oil have been studied by other countries including Brazil, Italy and the United Kingdom.
CBD Oil Is Just A Scam With No Real Benefits
Research shows that topical use of CBD can be helpful with pain management, arthritis and inflammation, among other benefits and relief.
CBD Oil Is The Same Thing As Recreational Marijuana
The correct term for the marijuana plant is cannabis. Although CBD oil comes from the cannabis plant it is not the part of the plant that has psychoactive properties. The THC in cannabis is another property of the cannabis plant that is psychoactive. Hemp ,the cannabis plant that has less than 0.3% THC, is where CBD comes from for therapeutic use. You can not get high from CBD oil.
CBD Oil Will Cure Everything
Let’s be realistic. CBD oil is not a cure-all though it does have many benefits. Research has shown CBD oil is helpful for inflammation, eczema, pain, and psoriasis among other therapeutic benefits when applied topically.
All CBD Oil Is The Same
Like all-natural supplements in the United States the quality and potency of products are not regulated by the government. This means there can be poor quality and high-quality CBD oil. Be sure to check the source of the CBD oil you are purchasing for the best possible product.
CBD Oil Is Addictive
Though CBD oil does stimulate your dopamine and serotonin levels which enhances your mood and helps with pain levels it is not an addictive compound.
This should clear up the most common myths about CBD oil. We also encourage you to do your own research!
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