CBD Stigma and Busting Some Common Myths
CBD is likely one of the least offenders in your medicine cabinet
Maybe you’ve heard that taking CBD is like drinking from the fountain of youth, or maybe you’ve heard it will get you high as a kite! Either way, there is a lot of information AND misinformation out there, and we’re here to help clear some of it up because we believe knowledge is power.
What is CBD?
First up, what is CBD? CBD, or Cannabidiol, is a medicinal plant compound derived from hemp. Cannabinoids are naturally occuring in the human body, but supplementing with hemp-derived cannabinoids including CBD is reported to help with relaxation, focus, and whole-body health. Unlike THC, CBD does not have psychoactive effects.
Why the stigma?
Stigma often stems from a lack of understanding rather than information based in fact - which is exactly why education is so important. We are devoted to helping you fully understand how and why CBD impacts your wellbeing and it's important that we do so with honesty and openness. In this blog, we’ll dive into some of the most common misconceptions about CBD and bust the myths once and for all. Fact, or fiction? Find out below.
Busting the Myths
1. You’re going to get high - FALSE
We hear this concern a lot, and the short answer is: NO. CBD will not get you high.
CBD and THC, both cannabinoids found in hemp, are often confused. CBD, or cannabidiol, has zero psychoactive effects, meaning it will not get you high. Any products containing CBD isolate or a blend of CBD with other cannabinoids but excluding THC will not get you high.
When it comes to Full Spectrum products that contain THC, if formulated within the legal levels of .3% THC by weight most people will not feel any psychoactive effects but the results are not not as black and white as CBD isolate.
You can tell your friends and family with complete confidence: CBD isolate in any amount will not get you high, and while Full Spectrum products containing safe, low amounts of THC can affect each person differently, it is unlikely that you will feel any psychoactive effects if you are taking the recommended serving sizes.
If you want to ensure zero psychoactive effects, choose products that contain CBD Isolate, which includes only pure CBD without any THC, terpenes, or flavonoids - most of the products in the Vena portfolio fall within this category. Our Full Spectrum Products are formulated with legal levels of THC (less than .3% by weight) and are not intended to cause any psychoactive effects, but each user is different and should test these products within their routine to gauge their body’s response.
2. CBD is Illegal - FALSE
No one’s getting arrested on our watch! With the passing of the 2018 Farm Bill, CBD became legal across the United States, and has been legal in many international countries for decades. This means you can purchase compliant CBD products online and get them shipped directly to your door no matter which state you live in. All Vena products are also safe for travel within the continental US.
3. CBD is a Sedative - FALSE
While CBD is associated with relaxation and rest, it is actually not a sedative. In fact, CBD can be taken at any time of day. If you are looking for a natural sleep aid, CBD on its own might not hit the mark, but CBD in-combination with ingredients like Melatonin, Gaba or Magnesium can help you achieve a restful night and a productive morning. Vena’s Restful Night capsules combine CBD and Melatonin with Magnesium to help lull your body into a calm state and get the full benefits of a good night’s rest.
4. CBD Will Show up on a DrugTest - FALSE
CBD Isolate will not show up on a traditional drug test. CBD Isolate is the purest form of CBD: as its name suggests, it is totally chemically isolated CBD without any extra cannabinoids, terpenes, and minerals. Isolate is totally pure, always with 0% THC. Isolate is great for anyone who may be tested for THC at their place of work, or new users who may feel wary of trying a product with trace amounts of THC. Users remain 100% sober when taking CBD, and CBD Isolate will not show up on any drug tests. If you may be tested for THC through work, Full Spectrum products are not recommended since they contain low levels of THC.
All in all, the reported benefits of CBD are making waves in mainstream health circles. Be sure to do your research on CBD and, as with any supplement or health product, purchase your products from a reputable brand that provides a certificate of analysis for high quality products and transparent ingredients. We provide full transparency on each of our products by posting a link to its COA on the product page.
Wherever you are on your CBD journey, it’s normal to have questions that you are intimidated to ask. WE GOT YOU! We are committed to talking openly about fundamental health and wellness issues, without shame or fear.
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