Since CBD has become a buzzy new wellness product, there has been a lot of concern around CBD in general. You should always be educated on what you are buying and putting in your body, but we have come up with eight myths and facts you need to ask yourself before buying a CBD product.
1. CBD hasn’t been approved by the FDA and no scientific evidence shows the benefits of CBD oil
This is true and false.
The truth is, except for Epidiolex, CBD oil has not been approved by the FDA. But that doesn’t mean it is not safe. Other products that are not FDA approved include shampoo, moisturizers, skincare, perfume, hair dyes, etc. Just because something is not FDA approved doesn’t mean it is unsafe.
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. “The final sample consisted of 72 adults presenting with primary concerns of anxiety (n = 47) or poor sleep (n = 25). Anxiety scores decreased within the first month in 57 patients (79.2%) and remained decreased during the study duration. Sleep scores improved within the first month in 48 patients (66.7%).” CBD is new to the market but the information is constantly coming out about the benefits that it might provide.
2. Not all CBD oil is made the same
True! Not all CBD oils (or brands) are made the same. Make sure you do your research on what is put into a brand’s CBD products, where they farm if it’s THC-free, and check for any additives. Some brands take the plant and break it down to an oil (full spectrum), 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 to ensure accuracy and consistency.
3. I didn’t feel the effect…It must not have worked
Often people assume that if you use CBD oil topically you will feel a distinct physical change. That is often not the case. Even if you ingest it under your tongue often results are gradual. 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. It will get me high/CBD is illegal
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 ABC process to completely remove all traces of THC and ensure our customers use a safe and consistent product.
Consistency and transparency are very important to us. We guarantee our products are THC-free because we know exactly what is in them and 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.
Our CBD products are safe for first responders, the US military, healthcare workers, and anyone who is drug tested.
5. I will get addicted to CBD oil
No CBD will not get you high. However, if you use full-spectrum CBD there may be traces of THC which may show up on a drug test. However, none of Applied Botanics CBD is addictive and doesn’t have any addictive properties. 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.” Check out their findings HERE. Do your research and find out which CBD products are best for you.
6. CBD can cure cancer
No. 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 can 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 quite 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 cancer treatment.
7. Terpenes can change the purpose
Yes. Terpenes are natural oils found in hemp plants. There are hundreds of different terpenes and each one has a different smell, taste, and purpose. Terpenes are not just found in CBD Oil but also 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. You can’t get benefits from CBD cream or balms
False. You can reap the benefits from CBD creams, balms, roll-ons, and other forms of CBD. Once CBD goes into your bloodstream it goes to your endocannabinoid system. With that being said the best way and the most effective way to take CBD is under your tongue. The oil is then able to go into your bloodstream faster and with more effectiveness. If you want to dip your toe into the world of CBD a topical option is a great entryway! However, if you want to see more benefits out of your CBD oil, try and take it under your tongue and wait 30-90 seconds before swallowing.