Why all CBD Oil Rumors?
CBD users claim that it’s helped them cope with sore muscles, chronic back pain, anxiety issues, insomnia and much more. As popularity continues to spread about CBD, so too does the rumors, misinformation, and fast-buck sellers looking to cash-in on the popularity of the term CBD.
Rumors have touted it as the next “cure all” elixir; or “the source of all life”, and “the drug to end cancer” among other things. Which sadly is has some consumers confused and dismiss it as snake oil.
CBD is effective towards a plethora of conditions, but it is nowhere near what mischievous individuals continue to peddle about the substance. Misrepresentations have now made it difficult to tell the difference between what is and isn’t true.
CBD is not a cure for anything and if someone tells you it’s a cure then you should hold-on tight to your money. But what CBD can do is help you cope with chronic pain, improve your sleep, help you focus, and relax.
Incorporating CBD into your daily wellness regiment has proven to be an effective way to improve quality of life, specially for the chronically ill.
We’ve put together a list that we hope will be helpful to our readers where we expose some of the nonsense versus what CBD can really help with.
What’s with all CBD Marketing Hype?
Marketers know that CBD sells. So they are pulling out all the stops to cash in. They are putting the word CBD on nearly everything. You’ll see it in mascaras, eyeliners, potato chips, toothpicks, cbd infused facemasks, pillows, underwear, and the list goes on and on.
I’m not saying these products aren’t fun & interesting but honestly some of these products are moving into the beyond absurd territory. In my view the actions of some these unscrupulous marketers are diluting the legitimacy of the substance.
CBD has proven effectiveness in dealing with pain conditions and inflammation. The Federal Drug Administration even affirms its efficacy as a potent anti-seizure medication; these are no marketing scams.
So, when you see the hype of CBD in mascaras or eyeliners, and underwear. Have fun with it if you want, but don’t expect it to have any therapeutic value. I guess in a way these silly products pay homage to CBD’s legitimacy. It’s only because of its popularity that many are seeking to make money riding the CBD coat tails. They know that placing a CBD tag on their products increase their chance of making money.
Isn’t CBD still a Schedule 1 Drug?
Hemp CBD oil has offered more health benefits than there have been adverse reactions, even in recreational settings. No one has died from a CBD overdose; neither does CBD cause significant impairment.
Sadly Hemp CBD was lumped into the same category as marijuana because it comes from the same family of plants called cannabis. The fact that marijuana is a schedule 1 substance stems more from a racially motivated climate of the1930’s along with political and administrative misjudgment. It was made illegal with no substantiated proof or scientific evidence to warrant such action and sorrowfully, Hemp CBD got caught in the middle.
As a result of the illegality of cannabis, we lost decades of research into CBD’s medicinal value. It wasn’t until 2018 that congress finally took steps to differentiate between cannabis marijuana and cannabis hemp.
The 2018 farm bill explicitly states that hemp can be grown and sold throughout the United States so long as it meets the non-psychoactive criteria. This opened the door for farmers, processers, and dispensaries to finally get CBD into the hands of those who could benefit from it.
Also with the change of position, we are seeing an avalanche of studies. Moving forward the scientific communities will now be able to properly study the substance . I’m sure we’ll see more and more scientific evidence that will support the abundance of anecdotal reports of CBD’s medicinal value.
Isn’t Hemp CBD Oils Psychoactive Drugs?
Let’s look at this objectively. What we know is that Hemp contains over 100 cannabinoids. Cannabinoids are compounds like Cannabidiol (CBD) and Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). CBD & THC also happen to be the most abundant of the cannabinoids.
THC better known as Delta-9 THC is very prominent in the Marijuana Plant. Delta-9 is also the psychoactive component that gets you “high”.
On the other hand, CBD is more prominent in the Hemp plant but still contains a small trace amount of THC. The small amount of THC is .3% or less which is far below the threshold for any intoxicating effects.
Bottom line is that if the product is genuine Full-Spectrum CBD that is in compliance with the Governments .3% of THC or less requirement. You will never get high from consuming a normal dose of CBD oil products.
I suppose if you consume a full-bottle of a 5000mg Lemon-Aid in one sitting then you might have a slight chance of catching a buzz, but I digress. Bottom line is that if you want to get high then CBD isn’t going to do it for you.
Isn’t it true that CBD has no Scientific Evidence?
It’s true that there is little scientific evidence to backup the millions of anecdotal reports. But to say there is no scientific evidence is simply not true. If you search Google you’ll find plenty of user reports, articles on the subject, and scientific white papers on double-blind studies conducted and being conducted.
We also have to remember too that the scientific community was basically handcuffed during it’s prohibition because doing research on illegal products is illegal.
We also should take into account that the federal government can no longer claim that CBD has no medicinal value because the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Epidiolex, a CBD-based medication for rare child seizure disorders.
As the science continues to play catch-up, we can look forward to more ‘scientific evidence” that supports the reports of CBD users claims of helping them relieve symptoms. I’m sure too that we’ll see more FDA approvals as time goes on.
Why won’t CBD work for me?
If you’re among those who didn’t benefit from CBD then there are number of reasons why this could be.
- The product you took wasn’t CBD Oil. Unless you checked the labs or bought it from a reputable dispensary, its possible you took Hemp Seed Oil which is very different than CBD. Seed oil has no therapeutic value.
- It’s possible that you didn’t take enough. We have a dosing guide to help you start, but you need to experiment by upping your dose just as a doctor would had she prescribed a mediation. You’ll know when you reach your optimal dose.
- It takes time. We suggest you experiment with dosing for up to 30 days. It won’t be earth shattering, instead you notice little subtle changes. The pain you were targeting may still be there but with less and less intensity.
Most people have a good experience with CBD. But then there are some who just don’t have a good experience. If you tried to find your dosing and had given it some time, and made sure you got quality product then maybe your one of the few that it doesn’t help
Are Hemp Seed Oil and CBD Oil are the same?
No they are not the same. Hemp Seed Oil is made from seeds and CBD is made from the trichome rich resin covered flowers.
Hempseed is a rich source of easily digestible protein and highly unsaturated food oil. It is also higher amounts of Omega 6 and some Omega 3. The taste resembles walnuts and sunflower seeds and is similar to canola oil. Daily consumption of hempseed oil can help with skin, hair, nail quality, and dermatitis.
CBD Oil contains a number of therapeutic cannabinoids that interact with your body’s endocannabinoid system. The ECS has CB1 & CB2 receptors which are influenced by the use of cannabinoids. The cannabinoids and receptors work together to help keep your body in balance. it helps with feeling better, reducing inflammation, helping with sleep, and improving appetite.