The world is still new to CBD. The new territory brings about much skepticism and many misconceptions. Out of courtesy for any that are interested in trying CBD products, it is good to provide as much clarity as possible. Instead of focusing on simply understanding what is true, potential consumers would greatly benefit from knowing what is untrue. Here are 5 common misconceptions about CBD:
#1: CBD is non-Psychoactive
Anyone that advertises it as non-psychoactive is misleading you, but don’t let that be what scares you away. Research has shown that CBD has antipsychotic, anxiety reducing, and antidepressant effects. All of these effects demonstrate that CBD is a mood altering substance. If something affects the brain or behavior, then it is psychoactive. Where CBD differs from THC, (the main psychoactive compound in cannabis that produces the high sensation) is the lack of an intoxicating effect. Yes, CBD is psychoactive, but that does not mean that you get high from it. CbD is not being tested for on drug tests and broad spectrum CBD products remove any THC to where its non detectable on test.
#2: CBD is addictive
Yes, CBD is indeed psychoactive, but that does not make it addictive either. Research and a healthy amount of skepticism is always wise, but in this case, the World Health Organization already answered your questions for you. In a November 2017 meeting, “the WHO Expert Committee on Drug Dependence (ECDD) concluded that, in its pure state, cannabidiol does not appear to have abuse potential or cause harm.”
#3: CBD is a sedative
CBD is not technically a sedative. Though many CBD products are intended to relax people and feel more comfortable, there are also CBD products that enhance focus and energy. CBD’s association with sleep stems from its relationship with THC, which only contains up to 0.3% of the product. CÜRE products specifically have no detection of D-9 THC. It’s also believed that because many high-CBD cannabis strains contain myrcene, a common terpene that is thought to be sedating, it’s been confused with CBD’s effect. However, CBD relaxes our minds, clears our thoughts which allows us to sleep better. A restful sleep will have you waking up energetic.
#4: The more CBD the better
The right dosage of CBD varies from person to person. The correct dosage depends on a variety of factors such as body weight, the condition being treated, individual body chemistry, and the concentration of CBD. To find the dosage for you, consult your doctor and start small.
#5: All CBD products are safe
While there are CBD products available on the regulated market, there are also CBD products available on the illicit market. Products on the illicit market rarely have extensive testing done, and almost never list every ingredient used during the process. CBD is not yet FDA regulated, so it is important to find products that value 3rd party testing. Transparency is very important to The CÜRE Brand, we test every batch of CBD products via a 3rd Party and list our results publicly on every product page. CÜRE Brand products are formulated by pharmacists.You can see one of our Focus Elixir tests we’ve made publicly available here.