CBD Facts: Busting Common Myths About CBD

From cocktails and lattes to lotions and chews, if you think you’ve been seeing CBD just about everywhere these days — it’s because you have. 

What was once clouded in mystery thanks to federal regulations, the naturally occurring compound has officially gone mainstream because of its beneficial effects on the endocannabinoid system, proving that it’s here to stay. 

Hailed by devotees as a natural cure-all for many different health conditions ranging from tension relief to wellness support and everything in between, it’s really no surprise that the U.S sales of CBD are on track to reach a whopping 1.8 billion dollars by 2022.

Despite its rapidly increasing popularity with millions of CBD fans all around the globe, there are quite a few hesitant individuals who feel the compound is still a bit of a mystery. 

Truth be told, we don’t really blame them for feeling this way. Especially seeing as a quick Google search tends to populate a sea of dismissive articles with quite a bit of conflicting information, it’s easy to see why there’s so much confusion!

As a CBD brand that’s dedicated to defending health and wellness with the power of plant-based science, we’re here to put a stop to all the fallacies and help shine a light on the truth. 

So if you’ve ever wondered if CBD will get you high, show up on a drug test, or cause addiction issues when it interacts with your cannabinoid receptors — you’re in the right place (and spoiler: the answers are all no!). 

Read on as we explore one of the world’s most controversial ingredients to uncover the myths and set the record straight. 

First, a Quick Lesson on CBD

Short for cannabidiol, CBD is one of many natural phytocannabinoids — aka, naturally occurring plant compounds — found in and extracted from hemp, a plant belonging to the Cannabis sativa species. 

There are many different kinds of CBD products on the market these days, including gummies, beverages, baked goods, and even pet treats, but arguably the easiest and quickest way to reap the benefits of the versatile compound is by taking it in oil form. 

Hold Up — What Exactly Is CBD Oil? 

CBD oil is a form of CBD made by extracting cannabidiol from the hemp plant before diluting it with a carrier oil like hemp seed, MCT, or coconut oil. 

Often taken sublingually (under the tongue), this method of taking CBD helps you to bypass your digestive system —this puts the healing compound in your bloodstream much more quickly than if you were to eat your CBD (think: chews, gummies, baked goods, chocolate that all have to pass through your stomach, and then wait to be absorbed in your intestine). 

Why would you need to feel the health benefits of CBD sooner rather than later? Well, there are many reasons, but to give you a quick example, let’s say you had an especially stressful day causing your mind to race at bedtime. 

Rather than eating your CBD, which can sometimes take up to two hours to feel any calming effects depending on your metabolism, you could simply place a few drops of our Sleep Drops directly under your tongue 20 minutes before crawling into bed to help quiet your mind and soothe tension for sweet dreams and a restful snooze.* 

A fast-acting, sleep-inducing blend of the highest quality U.S. organically farmed CBD, our all-natural Sleep Drops are truly one-of-a-kind. Not only will they help you to fall asleep and stay asleep, but unlike other CBD oils on the market, our Sleep Drops taste good!* 

Made with a powerful custom sleep terpene blend to support your body in promoting a healthy sleep cycle with no side effects like next-day grogginess, fatigue, or sleepiness*, we recommend starting with a mild or medium dose of CBD placed under your tongue and see how you feel before taking more.

The Most Common CBD Myths — Debunked 

Now that you’re up to speed on CBD extract, let’s dive into the top myths to help clear up some confusion about this popular holistic approach to healing.  

Myth #1: CBD Can Get You High - FALSE! 

The first myth to debunk is the one about CBD causing the same intoxicating effects as its infamous cousin, THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol. While the two cannabinoids do belong to the same family, they are both very different, and despite what many people may think — CBD will not get you high

The key thing to keep in mind here is that CBD is extracted from hemp, which contains naturally lower concentrations of THC, and higher amounts of cannabidiol to begin with. When it comes to making great CBD products, hemp is typically the chosen variety of cannabis, as marijuana contains much larger quantities of THC.

Due to its incredibly low THC content, CBD tinctures derived from hemp, which will be indicated on the label, are legal on the federal level, meaning no high here. 

Even better — our products, specifically, contain 0.0% THC so you get all of the powerful plant you want and none that you don’t. 

Myth #2: CBD Will Show Up On A Drug Test - MOSTLY FALSE 

Myth! CBD will not show up on a standard drug test. That being said, many CBD products can contain trace amounts of THC. So, if enough THC is present, chances are it will show up on a drug test. This is why it’s of the utmost importance to know the quality and composition of any CBD product you buy. 

At Healist, we only use broad-spectrum CBD isolate, which contains nondetectable THC, as opposed to full-spectrum CBD which can contain up to 0.3%, and we publish lab tests for every product we produce so you can be totally confident about knowing exactly what compounds are in the dietary supplement you’re using. Our pact to you is total transparency. 

Myth #3: CBD Is Addictive - FALSE 

CBD is not an addictive substance — this means you can take as much as you’d like without any worry of becoming dependent on it. 

Used for many different reasons, millions of people are turning to the holistic approach to healing just as they’d use a multivitamin or some muscle balm. It’s something you can use everyday without getting addicted to it.

Myth #4: CBD Overdose Is Real - FALSE

It certainly is not! While it’s possible to take a dose of CBD that may be a wee bit too strong, you still can’t overdose. In some cases, adverse reactions may occur, such as lightheadedness, nausea, and headaches, however, these are pretty rare, and are actually usually a result of the amount of oil you’ve ingested versus the amount of CBD you’ve ingested. 

Myth #5: CBD Can Cure Illnesses - FALSE 

This is an example of a dangerous myth. CBD supplements are not a cure-all, and no reliable CBD outlet should ever claim that it is. 

While the versatile compound does show quite a bit of promise in providing powerful support for mood, tension, and many other systems within the body, it’s not magic and can’t cure you of disease. 

Wrapping It Up 

And there you have it — the most common CBD myths, debunked

Whether you’re totally new to CBD or a long-time fan, we hope that we've brought you some clarity on the beloved compound. CBD can sometimes get a bad rep, but this is usually due to nothing more than misinformation. 

Here at Healist, we leave nothing to chance, accept no compromises, and believe in full transparency. Getting to know what feels right is different for everyone, but you know your body best — we want to give you brutally honest, crystal clear, and undeniably useful information to educate and empower your decisions. 

You see — the right dose isn’t prescription, it’s personal. 

Taking action against misinformation, deceptive labeling, soft truths, and white lies, on every Healist product you’ll find a QR code and batch code that allow you to view all lab reports so you can see exactly what goes into each and every product — everything you need to stay informed. 

Ready to unlock the powerful potential of nature? Defend your wellness and check us out today!

 

Sources:

US CBD sales 2014-2022 | Statistics

Clinicians' Guide to Cannabidiol and Hemp Oils | PubMed

How Long Does It Take for Edibles to Kick In & Last in the Body? | CFAH