When it comes to claims about CBD oil, it can sometimes feel tricky to separate fact from fiction. Here at San Benito, we want you to feel empowered to make the best choices for your health, and it’s important to us to share the wealth of knowledge we have about CBD, from production to consumption. Let’s take a minute to talk about a few of the more common myths surrounding CBD oil.
Myth: CBD works the same for everyone
False! Think of your friend who gets sweaty and wild-eyed after a single shot of espresso, or your friend who gets tipsy after the first glass of wine. No two bodies are exactly alike, and our unique biochemistry affects the way we metabolize whatever we ingest. The health of your endocannabinoid system plays an especially crucial role in determining how CBD will influence your overall health.
As with most supplements and wellness practices, consistency is key with CBD. It takes time –– and patience –– to learn the quantity and frequency of dose that works best for your body. Height, weight, diet, age –– all of these things influence the way CBD will work for you, and there’s no such thing as a one-size-fits-all approach.
Myth: CBD is a scam
Very false! When the CBD industry started booming in a big way, many customers found themselves inundated with wild claims about the new wonder drug: it cures cancer! It clears your skin instantly! It eliminates depression! You’ll never suffer a sleepless night again!
As we mentioned above, CBD affects all of us in slightly different ways. While it’s always good to approach marketing claims with a healthy amount of skepticism, please know that scientific research has in fact shown CBD to be effective at treating a variety of different health conditions, including chronic pain, anxiety, depression, high blood pressure, and more.
Myth: CBD is addictive
So false it’s not even funny. CBD has never been proven to be addictive. In fact, recent studies show that it might even help people overcome tobacco addiction by easing nicotine withdrawal symptoms, curbing nicotine cravings, and helping to soothe the anxiety that frequently accompanies quitting smoking.
Myth: All CBD oils are the same
False, false, false. The quality of CBD oil depends on everything from the type of hemp plant it comes from –– and the amount of care that plant receives while it’s growing –– to the soil and climate it’s grown in.
Extraction methods are key, too, and are probably responsible for the greatest amount of difference from product to product. We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: “Our method of extraction relies on pressure, not heat, to separate plant oils from plant matter. Our goal is to handle our hemp plants as minimally and as gently as possible, thereby preserving the terpenes, cannabinoids, and other delicate compounds that make our whole-spectrum oil the most effective in the world.”