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Myths & Facts About CBD

CBD products are everywhere these days. In capsules, gummies, tinctures, oils, edibles, drinkables, creams, salves...the list goes on. Which is great. But, it appears there are as many CBD myths as there are formats. So, we’re here to clear up a few of the most common misconceptions about CBD, aka cannabidiol. Ready to see how you score on the “did you know?” test? Let’s go.

CBD is CBD is CBD, right?

Myth. Not all CBD products are created equal. There are over 100 cannabinoids, and some CBD products may contain a few of them. That’s why it’s so important to only buy pure CBD, like Martha’s, which is made from the purest, safest isolate. That way you know exactly what you’re putting in (or on) your body.

CBD alters your mood

Fact. But only in the best of ways. Here’s how: While CBD doesn’t bind to the receptors in your endocannabinoid system (ECS) the way THC does, it does interact with the receptors that influence appetite, anxiety, depression and pain sensation. Which is why CBD might help you feel more relaxed and calm, relieve achy joints, and improve your sleep.

All CBD is the same

Myth. To be clear: Molecularly, CBD is CBD whether it’s from hemp or cannabis. But, and this is a big but, all CBD products are most definitely not the same. The differences lie in where the CBD is sourced from, and how the end products are made. You want to be sure the CBD products you buy are made from legal and regulated sources. That way you know they’ve been properly tested for safety, and were made without harsh fertilizers or chemicals. Which is better for you, and the planet.

There are standardized doses of CBD

Myth. There is no universally agreed-upon dose. In part, because the dosages used in research studies vary. But mainly because no two people respond to the same dosage in the same way. It’s also important to remember that unless you’re ingesting CBD that’s considered pure, there is a chance that some of the other 400 cannabinoids, terpenes, or flavonoids found in hemp, including THC, could be present in your product. That’s why we say, “Start low and go slow.” Start with 2 gummies (10 mg each for a total of 20 mg) per day. Then if you want, gradually increasing the number of gummies per day until it feels right for you. It’s like salt: you can always add more, but once it’s in the soup, you can’t take it out.

We know all there is to know about CBD

Myth. CBD and other cannabinoids are still being studied. As research uncovers more CBD scientific facts, we’ll learn more. In the meantime, don’t be afraid to talk about CBD with your doctor. Especially if you have a medical condition. Above all, make sure you're choosing high-quality CBD products from a brand you can trust that taste as great as they make you feel.

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