New to CBD
5 Myths About CBD
Rachel Weber ·
With CBD products on the trendy come-up, it’s quite easy to get lost in the rabbit hole of “myth or medicine?” Misinformation can lead to more harm than good, especially when it comes to solving medical issues. CBD cannot be categorized having generally beneficial effects for all; just as every body structure differs, so does the structure and typology of CBD.
So, just because you don’t feel the effects of CBD in one form, does not mean you won’t benefit from another.
MYTH #1: If CBD doesn't work for you the first time you try it, it won't work for you at all.
FACT: Rather than thinking of CBD as a one-time cure for everyday stress, anxiety, pain relief, or sleep, treat CBD like you would any dietary supplement. You don’t quit taking Vitamin C after one day of not feeling effects, right? It can even take a couple months for CBD to start making its impact, just like other supplements. Give CBD about 8 weeks of daily usage to reap the benefits, but – very importantly – check in with yourself around once a week to see how you feel! Keep a journal (or even a note on your phone!) to log your general feelings, thoughts, and progress you may experience while beginning CBD use, and see how they change with time. Take notes specifically on anxiety levels, pain levels, daily focus, and sleep quality and quantity. The easiest way to stay consistent with CBD is to incorporate it into an already present daily habit – such as adding it to your smoothie or latte in the morning, or combining a CBD-infused edible with your favorite go-to meal.
MYTH 2: CBD will make you sleepy during the day.
FACT: Not at all! For many people, CBD is not inherently sleep-inducing. Rather, CBD can actually enhance your sleep by relieving stressful or anxious thoughts that enter your mind before you go to bed, which is why it is commonly associated with sleep-aids. However, CBD can aid focus during the day time by helping relieve unhelpful stressful feelings (allowing focus on the present moment). Beyond that, by enhancing your sleep with consistent CBD usage, your daytime focus levels may increase, helping you focus on the present moment rather than aimless thoughts.
MYTH 3: Gummies are an excellent way to take CBD.
FACT: Let’s be real. You loved your gummy vitamins as a little one – not because of the “benefits” presented on the encouraging package, but for their sweet flavor and candy-like texture that your parents might have denied you during childhood. CBD gummies have become ubiquitous. The problem with this? They’re packed with refined sugars, they have artificial coloring, and they’re often non-organic.Refined sugars increase your risk of heart disease, obesity, and type 2 diabetes, and can cause a rise and drop in blood sugar, leading to fluctuating energy levels, and should be avoiding with all your food – and especially your wellness supplements.
MYTH 4: All CBD is the same.
FACT: False! Organic is extremely important when it comes to CBD. Organic CBD is held to a much higher standard than non-organic CBD products. Organic hemp must be grown and cultivated under specific guidelines stated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and cannot contain synthetic additives, prohibited pesticides, or genetically-modified hemp seeds. As a result, organic CBD will give you the positive benefits of cannabinoids without the negative influences of synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, or other chemical-induced additions. By keeping your CBD ingestion organic, you are providing your body with high-quality and trustful ingredients to better your everyday health – both mentally and physically.
MYTH 5: Take CBD only when you feel anxious or in pain.
FACT: It is extremely difficult to predict the future or what it will entail. We cannot predict waves of anxiety as well as we think we can, and we definitely cannot foresee future pain or panic. Because of this, it is necessary to keep a consistent schedule with your usage of CBD in order to see real effects. It’s simple: the more you regulate CBD usage in your life, the more receptive your Endocannabinoid System becomes to CBD. Consistent use of CBD may help activate your Endocannabinoid System, making it more responsive to CBD and providing you with more benefits.