Four Myths About CBD

In recent years, cannabidiol (also known as CBD, which is derived from hemp, a type of cannabis sativa plant) has exploded in popularity as an increasing number of people have discovered CBD and its wellness effects. CBD interacts with our Endocannabinoid System, which helps maintain homeostasis. Because of this, the positive effects CBD has are broad and generally help people maintain balance in body and mind.

Even with the growing popularity of CBD and hemp’s legalization in 2018, there is still a lot of misinformation out there. At Kyoto Botanicals, we are debunking four myths we often hear:

CBD Will Make Me Feel High (and I Don’t Want to Be)

Marijuana, another type of the cannabis sativa plant, has been bred to have high THC, a psychoactive compound, in order to increase the psychotropic effects. CBD products have low levels of THC (<0.3% by law), making it extremely unlikely that you will feel any psychotropic effects from taking CBD.

I Tried It Once and Didn’t Feel Anything 

Organic compounds, such as CBD, can produce different effects in people since our bodies are different. Individual results may vary, and we encourage people to try CBD for a number of weeks to give their body time to adjust and feel the full effects. We recommend full-spectrum extract, widely considered to be more beneficial from a health and wellness perspective. 

Additionally, different strains and different forms benefit people in different ways. If you are struggling to find CBD that works for you, try different trustworthy brands and different forms (i.e. tinctures, gummies, etc.).

All CBD Products are the Same 

Due to limited government regulation, many CBD companies provide subpar products. Avoid products from companies that include CBD isolate in their products, use hemp seed oil as opposed to hemp extract, don’t readily offer lab test results, and don’t control their own hemp supply chain. 

The Effects of CBD are Still Unproven

Among the many reports out there about the scientific effects of CBD, the World Health Organization did a comprehensive report in 2017. Findings included:

  • “No effectives indicative of abuse or dependence potential.”
  • CBD may “be a useful treatment for a number of other medical ailments.”
  • CBD is “generally well tolerated with a good safety profile.”

Kyoto Botanical products can be found online at Our line of high-quality CBD products includes tinctures, gummies, body oil, body balm, face serum and dog treats.

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