With a variety of products ranging from skincare, food, supplements, elixirs, and more, CBD is, well, everywhere! And while the market continues to grow, there are still a lot of unknowns and misconceptions about CBD. Here are a few of the most common myths about CBD.
#1 CBD will get you high
Though CBD and THC are both well-known cannabinoids with several similarities, they do affect your mind and body differently. THC can get you high to an intoxicating level, while CBD cannot. US-grown hemp, used in CBD products, contains less than 0.3% THC, while cannabis can have up to 30% THC in it.
#2 High doses of CBD are better than low doses
Just like with everything else, your body’s unique chemistry will determine which dose is best for your unique needs. Dosing is affected by factors like weight, metabolism, health, and product quality. When looking for a CBD product, look for a formula that is full or broad-spectrum rather than one that is high in milligrams. Full and broad-spectrum formulas are rich in phytonutrients, flavonoids, and cannabinoids which work together to help your body absorb CBD better.
BONUS – Nanoemulsified CBD products, like most of our products, are up to 5x’s easier for your body to absorb making them more effective than standard CBD formulas. This means you need less of our product to get the same results.
#3 All CBD is safe
CBD is a new industry and new laws that regulate the safety of CBD products are being passed on a state level. With different levels of protection in each state, it’s important to keep a couple of things in mind to make sure you’re selecting CBD products that you feel safe and confident about. So what’s the easiest way to look for a reputable CBD product? 3rd party lab testing. When looking for a CBD product make sure you can access the product’s certificate of analysis or COA. COA’s are lab tests performed by an independent 3rd party that test the contents of CBD products to make sure there are no heavy metals, pesticides, or residual solvents. Proper Hemp Co. uses good manufacturing practices (GMP) to ensure that all of our products are made with consistency, safety, and control quality standards. Our products are then tested by a third party to ensure accuracy and safety.
#4 Single-compound, CBD Isolate is best
CBD Isolates are just as the name suggests–CBD that is isolated from all other cannabinoids. During the extraction process, all cannabinoids and additional plant compounds (oils, flavonoids, terpenes) found in hemp are removed leaving the purest forms of CBD. While the benefits of cannabinoids can be experienced individually, CBD works best when the natural compounds in the plan are left intact. The cannabinoids, oils, flavonoids, and terpenes found in the hemp plant work together in harmony to help your body process and absorb the most out of your CBD product. This is known as the “entourage effect”. This is why whole-plant CBD products–both full-spectrum and broad-spectrum formulas–are recommended over CBD isolate.
#5 CBD makes you drowsy
Although CBD does have calming and relaxing properties when used correctly, CBD should not make you drowsy. If you feel drowsy after taking CBD, your dose may be too high. Try cutting your dose in half and keep reducing your dose until you feel balanced and calm, not drowsy. Got a question about dosing? We’re here to help! Call us at 888 760 6653, or shoot us an email [email protected]
#6 CBD will show up on a drug test
Drug tests screen for THC, which a lot of full-spectrum CBD formulas have trace amounts of. Although the amount of THC found in full-spectrum formulas isn’t going to get you high, trace amounts of THC can build up in your system with daily use and have the potential of showing up in drug tests. An alternative to this is broad-spectrum formulas like Proper Hemp Co.’s products. Broad-spectrum formulas have all the same benefits as full-spectrum formulas with one main difference – there is no THC. The absence of THC means it won’t show up in drug tests.