Busting 8 Common CBD Myths
While cannabis has been used for thousands of years by cultures all over the world, the discovery of CBD is relatively recent. CBD was first extracted from cannabis by Harvard alumni, Roger Adams, in 1940, but it wasn’t until the 1960s that its chemical structure was able to be described. Another 20 years later, in the 1980s, research into CBD really took off. Finally, in the 21st century came legalization and mass marketing.
CBD, a naturally occurring cannabinoid found in the cannabis sativa plant, has been known to solve various health issues. Most commonly, it is used to address anxiety, insomnia, chronic pain and inflammation. CBD is safe to use and is a non-intoxicating cannabinoid that will not get you high. At Saltology, we use CBD oil in our Relief Rx® bath salts.
It works by interacting with the body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS), regulating sleep, chronic pain, inflammation, stress and mood. So, whether you are an athlete with sore muscles, a new parent struggling to sleep, battling chronic pain or just want to unwind from a long day of work, a soak in our Relief Rx® Organic CBD bath salts will bring healing and relaxation.
Though its journey to mainstream cult status and legalization took a while, CBD has been a widely used product for decades—popular enough to garner a namesake holiday, National CBD Day, which has been celebrated on August 8 since 2018. However, even though it’s federally legal and used in common products, such as cosmetics or our Relief Rx® bath salts, many people still have questions about CBD.
Unfortunately, misinformation about CBD, which is all too common, stops people every year from experiencing its healing and therapeutic benefits. Full-spectrum CBD, which is used in our Relief Rx products, is thought to help alleviate pain, reduce inflammation, ease anxiety and help you achieve the best sleep of your life.
Only full-spectrum CBD can deliver the maximum healing benefits of the Cannabis sativa plant. This is achieved by harvesting the oil from all hemp plant components: cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids, so you aren’t missing out on any of the good stuff.
This article addresses eight of the most common myths surrounding CBD. If you have any further questions about CBD or our Relief Rx bath salt, be sure to reach out to the experts at Saltology® to put your mind at ease.
MYTH: CBD is illegal.
FACT: CBD is considered federally legal in all 50 US states.
In 2018, the Farm Bill was passed into law, including the legalization of hemp, which CBD oil is extracted from. However, the percentage of THC present in any hemp product must stay below .3% to remain legal and be sold in a non-prescription format.
Relief Rx® CBD Bath Salt by Saltology® is well within that legal margin, providing CBD relief without harmful side effects.
MYTH: CBD has not been researched.
FACT: Plenty of credible CBD studies have been done around the world.
Several US universities, such as Columbia University, have been permitted to conduct research on CBD. Unfortunately, Cannabis’ Schedule I Narcotic classification makes it difficult to obtain a research permit to study CBD in the US.
Alternatively, outside of the US, several countries have been studying CBD for years, including Israel, Italy, Brazil and the UK.
According to the research gathered by the WHO (World Health Organization), they have concluded that CBD is nonaddictive with no withdrawal symptoms.
MYTH: CBD is addictive and gets you high.
FACT: CBD cannot get you high and is not addictive.
While it can certainly help control anxiety and improve relaxation, CBD doesn’t cause you to get high. Unlike THC, another compound found in Cannabis, CBD is a non-intoxicating chemical compound.
MYTH: CBD isn’t safe to use.
FACT: CBD is completely safe to use for most adults.
The WHO states that CBD exhibits no abuse or dependency effects and is tolerated by most individuals.
However, suppose you are pregnant or nursing or taking certain medications, such as seizure medication or blood thinners. In that case, you’ll first want to discuss using CBD with your primary doctor who knows your health history or a physician educated in the endocannabinoid system.
MYTH: Hemp, which CBD comes from, is the same as marijuana.
FACT: Though from the same plant, hemp and marijuana are very different.
The greatest difference between hemp or marijuana depends on the spectrums and concentrations of the psychoactive compound, THC. Hemp contains low levels of THC, less than 0.3%, but contains high levels of non-intoxicating CBD, while marijuana contains high levels of THC.
MYTH: CBD is a scam that doesn’t work.
FACT: CBD has helped thousands of people relieve pain and reduce anxiety.
Though CBD has ended up in some unnecessary products where its therapeutic benefits can’t work to their fullest extent, that doesn’t diminish CBD’s effectiveness in the proper application. Additionally, CBD is known to counteract symptoms of physical or mental health issues.
MYTH: CBD works the same for everyone.
FACT: Everyone’s physiological system reacts to CBD differently.
While most people experience similar pain-relieving and anxiety-reducing results, CBD does not work precisely the same for everyone.
Factors such as weight, medical history, CBD use patterns and tolerance levels all impact how much CBD you’ll need to use to get your desired effect. For some, the relieving effects of CBD will be felt right away, and for others, it will take a little longer.
MYTH: CBD is a cure for everything.
FACT: CBD does not cure any disease, but can ease symptoms.
While CBD has many positive results for those looking to soothe tired muscles and experience deep relaxation, it is not a silver bullet cure. CBD is not a cure for any diseases, but it can undoubtedly ease pain and discomfort and improve mood, sleep and appetite.
CBD isn’t a replacement for traditional medicine but can be a helpful aid on top of doctor-recommended treatment.