It feels like the CBD revolution has happened overnight. CBD products are everywhere, and since it’s so new to the mainstream, it can be overwhelming to know what’s what. We’ve made a list of the top CBD myths and information to set the record straight.
1. “CBD will make you feel high.”
CBD does not make you high. It does, however, have a calming and uplifting effect on your mood and nervous system. Green Gorilla CBD, and any CBD that you find outside of a dispensary, is made from hemp. Hemp is a member of the cannabis plant family which contains less than 0.3% THC. THC is the compound found in marijuana that produces a psychoactive effect, or “high.” The trace amount of THC found in the hemp plant is not nearly enough to give you a “buzz”. In fact, CBD can even moderate the psychoactive effects of THC. Green Gorilla offers pure CBD products, which are guaranteed to contain no THC.
2. “You can overdose on CBD.”
According to a 2011 study, you would need to consume over 20,000 mg of CBD in a short amount of time for it to be toxic to your system. It’s highly unlikely to consume enough CBD to threaten your health. Usually what happens when you take a dose that’s higher than ideal for your body is that it makes you drowsy or extra sleepy. That being said, everyone’s body chemistry is unique and we recommend starting with a low dose (10mg or less) to see how it affects you.
3. “CBD is only for people who are sick.”
Everyone has an endocannabinoid system (ECS) with receptors throughout the entire body. The ECS’s job in the body is to regulate homeostasis. CBD activates these receptors to help the ECS bring your whole system into balance. This makes CBD an ideal supplement for overall health and wellness.
4. “CBD is just for humans.”
Did you know that your pet has an endocannabinoid system, too? The ECS is found in all vertebrate animals. Animals get nervous and sore too! Think of CBD as a wellness supplement for your pet’s optimal wellbeing. Our customers love the Organic CBD Dog Treats for on the go and the line of Pure CBD oils for daily use.
5. “All CBD is the same.”
All CBD is NOT created equal. Since the hemp CBD market is so new and largely unregulated, there are many products in the market that have not been tested for purity. Hemp is a bio accumulator, which means that it absorbs toxins from the environment. That’s why it’s so important for us to create Organic hemp products and also why we acquired our own 1,500-acre organic hemp farm (the largest in the country.) We wanted to oversee the entire cultivation and manufacturing process, from seed to bottle. We also conduct independent third party lab testing for purity and potency on every batch. Many CBD products do not contain as much CBD as they claim on the label. Green Gorilla guarantees that what’s on the label is what’s inside the bottle. We are committed to providing you the highest quality hemp CBD products available on the market.
There you have it: CBD Myths Debunked! If you have any other myths we may have missed, please comment below.