So, you’re thinking about trying CBD for the first time—that’s great! Whether used to ease insomnia or chronic pain, many people have already discovered the benefits of CBD and incorporated it into their daily routines. However, before you choose a product from an organic, high-quality provider, there are several things you should know about trying CBD.
It Won’t Get You High
As we discussed in our previous article, CBD and THC are not the same thing. While both compounds, or cannabinoids, sourced from cannabis, CBD and THC react differently inside your body. This is due to their differences in molecular structure. THC is responsible for the “high” feeling people experience when smoking weed or consuming edibles, while CBD is non-psychoactive. It may have similar relaxing properties to THC, but it won’t get you high.
Understand the CBD Spectrum
If you’ve looked into CBD, you’ve probably come across the term “CBD spectrum.” There are different types of CBD, and the one that’s right for you will depend on a few things. First, what you’re using the CBD product for, and second, whether you’re comfortable with having other cannabinoids, like THC, included in your product.
Full-spectrum CBD contains all compounds found in the cannabis plant, including THC
Broad-spectrum CBD includes the same compounds, minus the THC
In CBD isolate, the only cannabinoid present is CBD
For more information on choosing a CBD spectrum product, check out our blog from last year.
It’s Not a Miracle Drug
Popularity for CBD has skyrocketed in the last few years, and that’s led to a lot of unfounded claims on the potential benefits. Research on the uses of CBD is ongoing and in the early stages, and while promising, many of the studies have only been conducted on animals. Claims from untrustworthy sellers portraying CBD as a cure for cancer or COVID-19 are as harmful as they are offensive and untrue.
While there is little risk to trying CBD, it should never be used as a replacement for medical attention. The best advice we can offer is this: do your research on CBD and the issue you intend to address. Be wary of wild claims supported only by anecdotal evidence, and talk to your doctor before incorporating CBD into your routine.
CBD isn’t the best choice for everyone—we understand that. At Hempdropz CBD, we offer free in-store samples of our CBD products, including our water solubles, hard candies, gummies, and topical creams. Try before you buy and see if CBD is right for you.