–CBD oil will/ will not cause me to fail a drug test
This myth goes both ways, and there is some truth to it in regards to both. The chance of failing a drug test while using CBD products depends on a few variables. The type of CBD product it is, is the main issue of concern. Full spectrum CBD products can have trace amounts of THC (<03%) and depending on how much and how often you use it, is definitely capable of causing you to fail a drug test. Broad spectrum and CBD isolate products, it is very UNLIKELY, but still possible. This depends on the quality of the product and reputation of the company. A good product with a good reputation as a company will be able to provide 3rd party lab tests showing no detectable THC for every batch of their products. However, unscrupulous companies do exist out there, and have used other company’s lab reports for their own products, or manipulated their lab reports with photo editing software. Unfortunately, it often comes down to the consumer to do their due diligence in determining the quality and reputation of a company’s products. It is always best to stick with retailers and online stores that specialize in CBD products as opposed to say… gas stations. Not that it’s impossible to get a good CBD product from a gas station, but they likely won’t be as scrutinizing with the products they carry as a place that specializes in those products would be.
–I tried CBD oil. It didn’t work for me. Therefore CBD oil doesn’t work.
While it is possible that CBD oil just doesn’t work for some people, it is more likely that you weren’t using it correctly or didn’t have realistic expectations. Everyone responds differently. Some respond very quickly, and others it takes a while. Also, many people are likely not taking the right amount for them. One person might need to only take 5mg once a day, whereas another person might need 50mg 3x a day to achieve the same level of relief. There is no singular amount that works the same for everyone, and it often takes some time and tinkering with dosage to figure out the amount that works best for YOU. When it comes to CBD, it’s best not focus on how it makes you “feel”, but rather what you DON’T feel. It is typically noticed only as a reduction of whatever you are taking it for. If certain situations make you anxious, you might find those situations to be more tolerable, and sometimes you might not even realize it has been affecting you until you stop taking it and you notice the difference it was making. It is also possible that you weren’t using the right type of CBD product for you. For some, a CBD isolate product works just fine. For others, they might need to use a full spectrum product before they are able to tell a difference. It is also possible that they were using a product from a company that doesn’t have a good reputation and what is advertised on the bottle doesn’t match what is actually inside it. Not all CBD products and companies are created equal. A quick Google search will have articles showing that when products were actually tested, many had tested far below the CBD amount indicated on the bottle, with some not even having any CBD in the product at all. So again, it comes down to the consumer to do their due diligence, or stick to getting their products from a reputable retailer that specializes in CBD/ health and wellness products.
–CBD oil will get me high.
CBD is not an intoxicating compound. Full spectrum products can contain trace amounts of THC, but not in an amount that will get you “high”. If you drink an entire bottle of a higher concentration full spectrum CBD oil, you might get a buzz, but that would be very expensive, and drinking that much oil would likely cause you some intestinal distress, so we do not recommend doing that.
–A couple drops is all it takes.
The amount it takes to achieve a therapeutic level of relief is going to be unique to everyone. How much it takes will not only depend on each person’s own internal biology, but also will depend on what they’re using it for, and the type of CBD they’re using with regards to both concentration and whether it’s isolate, full spectrum, etc. For example, if 20mg is your “sweet spot”, the amount of oil you will take will depend on the concentration of the oil you’re using. A 30mL botte of 600mg CBD oil will come out to 20mg in 1.0mL, whereas the same size bottle of a 1200mg CBD oil, 20mg will be met with 0.5mL.
–CBD oil has no side effects.
While it is true that CBD does tend to have less side effects compared to many other things out there, that doesn’t mean it is completely without them. Again, everyone responds differently. Depending on how sensitive you are to CBD, it might make you sleepy. There is also potential for it to interact with other medications you might be taking. Specifically prescription blood thinners and statins. If you are taking any prescription medications regularly, it is always best to talk with your doctor, or even your pharmacist to see if there is any potential for interaction and what steps, if any, you can do to mitigate that interaction. Some may tell you there is no problem taking the CBD, or to just stagger the timing of the medication and the CBD, while others may tell you to avoid it completely. Either way, it is in your best interest to follow your doctor’s or pharmacist’s recommendations.
These are just a few of the myths surrounding CBD, and there are many more. We will continue to address others as time goes on. In the meantime, let us know what you think! And if you have any questions feel free to send them our way and we will do our best to answer them!