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Since CBD has become a buzzy new wellness product, there has been a lot of curiosity, questions, and concern around CBD products. Whenever you putting something new on or in your body, obtaining a solid understanding of the science and benefits is important. As you continue with your research, we’ve come up with a set of CBD myths and facts you need to review before buying a CBD product.

1. CBD is not approved by the FDA

TRUE

Except for Epidiolex, CBD has not been approved by the FDA. But that doesn’t mean it is not safe. Other products that are not FDA approved include a variety of nutrition supplements, shampoo, moisturizers, skincare, perfume, hair dyes, etc. Just because something is not FDA approved doesn’t mean it is unsafe. 

2. There is no scientific research supporting the benefits of CBD

FALSE

There has been significant pre-clinical in vitro and in vivo research that shows CBD oil can provide benefits for people.

Check out this study showing CBD helps decrease cortisol levels.

Another study explains the relationship between CBD and reducing blood pressure.

Additionally, a study was conducted to show the effect of CBD on sleep and anxiety.

CBD is new to the market but the information is constantly coming out about the benefits that it might provide. There are more and more studies around the world being performed about CBD and its potential health benefits.

3. All CBD is equal

FALSE

Not all CBD is or is made the same. Make sure you know:

  • What is put into a brand’s CBD products (Hemp Oil or MCT Oil, Do they add terpenes?)
  • Where do they farm their hemp?
  • Are their products THC-Free?
  • What type of Hemp do they use?
    • Some brands take the entirety of plant and break it down to an oil (full spectrum, with THC), the issue with that is each plant is different with differing CBD and terpene concentrations. Cannabis Sativa plants are like snowflakes; none are exactly the same so your CBD may differ from bottle to bottle.

At Applied Botanics we are the complete spectrum which means we strip down every component of the plant then add it back in (without THC) to ensure accuracy and consistency.

3. Results are instant

FALSE

People assume that if you use CBD products, you will feel a distinct physical effect. While that is true for some, that is often not the case. Even if you absorb CBD under your tongue often results can be gradual.

For instance, if you take our Tranquility product, you may feel more relaxed or tired due to the targeted terpenes in our product. However, Tranquility will not hit you as a prescribed sleeping pill would. It will be a gradual feeling of relaxation that will help you fall and stay asleep naturally. 

4. CBD will get me high

MAYBE (Full Spectrum Products)

One of the most common questions we get about CBD, in general, is “will it get you high or cause you to fail a drug test due to THC?”

The answer? For other brands, it might.

Many other CBD companies sell “full-spectrum CBD” which often has inconsistent THC levels and may cause you to feel different or even fail a drug test. At Applied Botanics we are Complete Spectrum CBD. You’ll never have to worry about THC existing in any of our products. We use an extraction process to completely remove all traces of THC and ensure our customers use a safe and consistent product. 

Furthermore, consistency and transparency are very important to us. We guarantee our products are THC-free because we know exactly what is in them. Our Certificate of Analysis (COA) proves that. All of our products are third-party tested in an ISO and DEA-certified accredited laboratory. Our products are not only tested for THC but heavy metals, pesticides, and solvents. Check out our latest COAs for our line of products. 

5. I will get addicted to CBD oil

FALSE

CBD is not addicting. You will not feel any withdrawal from our CBD, however, your pain, inflammation, or another ailment may come back if you discontinue use. In 2018 the World Health Organization said:

In humans, CBD exhibits no effects indicative of any abuse or dependence potential.”

World Health Organization

Check out their findings HERE. Do your research and find out which CBD products are best for you.  

6. CBD can cure cancer

FALSE

Unfortunately, there has been no evidence that CBD products can cure cancer. Studies are being done with cancer patients to investigate more, but in general, CBD products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

However, some cancer patients have found relief from symptoms while using CBD. CBD may help reduce inflammation, aid in pain management, help provide better sleep, and ease feelings of anxiety. One of our customers bought our Recovery CBD Oil for their father and said, “My father has stage 4 cancer. After taking Recovery it has helped with his pain management which is allowing him to sleep more comfortably.” Before taking or changing any supplement please consult your physician before taking it. 

The studies that have been done with CBD and cancer are interesting. Check out this study on Cannabidiol—from Plant to Human Body: A Promising Bioactive Molecule with Multi-Target Effects in Cancer. The information coming out is quite promising but more research will have to be done before CBD can officially be recommended to aid in any cancer treatment. 

7. Terpenes can change the purpose 

TRUE

Yes. Terpenes are natural oils found in plants – including hemp plants. There are hundreds of different terpenes and each one has a different smell, taste, and purpose. They are not just found in CBD products, but also in natural body, skin, and hair care products. Applied Botanics formulates all products with pure CBD isolate with a patent-pending blend of highly targeted terpenes formulated for specific purposes. To go more in-depth about what terpenes do and what terpenes are popular, check out our blog post, “What are Terpenes?”

8. CBD topicals don’t provide benefits

FALSE

False. You can certainly reap the benefits from CBD creams, balms, roll-ons, and other forms of CBD. Once CBD gets into your bloodstream, it begins to work your endocannabinoid system. The best way (and the most effective way) to take CBD is to drop CBD oil under your tongue. The oil is then able to go into your bloodstream faster and with more effectiveness.

A few of our best selling topicals:

If you want to dip your toe into the world of CBD a topical or edible option is a great start. However, if you want to see more benefits out of your CBD use, try our CBD oil for maximum benefits.

Our full line of CBD Oil tinctures:

If after reading this, you still have questions about CBD or Applied Botanics, I encourage you to review our Frequently Asked Questions or contact us directly, as we’d be happy to answer any questions you have around CBD and our products.

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