CBD Facts + Myths with Apothecanna
5 CBD Facts and Myths with Apothecanna
CBD is having a moment right now. There is CBD-infused coffee, gummy bears, tinctures, vapes, and even pillows with the stuff (seriously)! While some of these may induce an eye roll, we’ve pulled together some common questions and partnered with the expert team at Apothecanna to help you sort through the clutter. Read on for our take on a few facts and myths that will help you determine if CBD is right for you -- and what products to invest in and which may be better left on the shelf.
Fact: CBD doesn’t have psychoactive effects.
This is the oldest question in the book. While some cannabis brands have tinkered with interesting CBD-dominant ratios, CBD alone will not end with you ordering a cheesy crust pizza. Unless you were already in the mood, of course. In all seriousness, CBD will not make you “high”, although you can certainly attribute a more relaxed feeling to CBD.
Myth: CBD is a miracle cure-all.
The CBD industry is the wild west of wellness right now. With a massive increase in CBD brands in the last two years, many newcomers claim to cure it all. While there are incredible anti-inflammatory and calming benefits to incorporating CBD into your life, not all products are created equal.
A great rule of thumb is to look for established brands with thoughtful formulas that don’t over promise. Honest brands source the highest and purest quality CBD and ensure their CBD is safe, effective, and free of pesticides and toxins through independent, third-party testing. Keep brands accountable and request to see a product's COA (Certificate of Authenticity) before purchasing. Reliable sources like Miss Grass and Nice Paper are great additional resources and can help guide you along your CBD journey.
Fact: High-quality CBD provides powerful anti-inflammatory benefits.
Cannabis contains some of the most remarkable compounds in the natural world that are effective at reducing inflammation and alleviating pain.
Believe it or not, our bodies actually produce the same compounds! Called endocannabinoids, this system of receptors and transmitters in our bodies helps us maintain homeostasis by regulating and balancing processes across the immune, nervous and circulatory systems.
When our systems are out of wack and not in balance due to stress on the body from a workout, an injury, or irritants like foreign chemicals and allergens, this causes our immune system to go into overdrive. This is what we feel as pain and inflammation.
A safer alternative to drugstore pain relievers and anti-inflammatories, CBD has potent properties that actually tone down inflammation, resulting in the body healing itself - as opposed to masking the symptoms - and returning back to its balanced state. When paired synergistically with other plant medicines, this can change the way active people from weekend warriors to athletes prepare, perform, and recover.
Myth: CBD has no effect without the presence of THC.
While CBD and THC do tend to enhance one another, many claim that an ‘entourage effect’ can also be found when pairing CBD with other plants. For instance, arnica and juniper oil have long been used for their healing power and are known to play nicely with CBD.
Fact: CBD is like meditation. You don't notice the benefits when you do it, you notice it when you don't.
Incorporating CBD as a daily practice, in addition to botanical supplements and plant-based products, taking care of oneself, moving regularly, eating well, are all ingredients for a fit mind, healthy body, and beautiful skin.
We are collectively changing our attitude towards health and wellness and understand that it doesn't come in one magic pill. What we put in our body is just as important as what we put on our body.
Be proactively engaged in how your body feels and find the right moments for you throughout the day to boost your endocannabinoid system with CBD will help your body stay balanced and effective.
Thank you team Apothecanna for helping us demystify CBD! Still not sure where to begin? Visit us and our store specialists will help guide to you to the right product and dosage, whether you are just getting started or looking to deepen your relationship with CBD.