With so much information and misinformation about CBD available to those deciding whether or not to give CBD a try, how do you know what’s fact and what’s fiction? Equilibria’s commitment to quality and transparency means we want to help you navigate through the myths and misconceptions so that you have accurate, science-based information to make the right choices for you and your lifestyle.
Below, we explore some of the most common myths about CBD and give you the facts so you’re able to make an informed decision on whether CBD is right for you.
Myth 1: All CBD is the same
With a huge number of CBD products flooding the market, it’s easy to think that they’re all the same in some way, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. There’s a huge variety in what gets sold labeled as “CBD,” so it’s important to know what you’re getting. Here are a few ways formulations can vary:
- Isolate & Broad-Spectrum vs. Full-Spectrum: An isolate CBD product contains only CBD, and while that may seem like a good thing when it comes to effectiveness, CBD works best as part of a team. While Broad Spectrum products do include some of CBD’s teammates, they are missing one key component. And that component is THC. Full-spectrum CBD products like Equilibria contain 0.3% THC and a variety of cannabinoids and terpenes (scented organic compounds) that work together to make the formulation as effective as possible, usually at lower doses than isolate CBD. Scientists call this the Entourage Effect.
- Single-source vs. mixed or unknown sourcing: If you don’t know where your CBD is coming from, you have no way to know what you’re getting. Many companies source their product from multiple farms and slap their label on them which means it’s unlikely you’re actually getting the same product every time. Equilibria’s CBD is single-sourced and fully traceable from soil to bottle, so you know you’re getting a consistent dose. On top of that, we provide lab-tested Certificates of Analysis for each of our products, so you know exactly what’s in your daily dose. Not sure what to look for in a COA? We broke it down for you here!
Myth 2: CBD will get me high
Although you may experience a sense of relaxation and alleviation of stress after taking your daily dose, the hemp we source our products from is bred to contain less than 0.3% THC to comply with federal regulations, so it can’t get you high. The small amount of THC in our products works together with the other components to maximize the benefits you experience, but it won’t get you stoned.
Myth 3: The effects of CBD aren’t well-studied
While it’s true that the study of CBD is still relatively new, there is a growing body of peer-reviewed clinical research studies from the last decade or so exploring topics including CBD’s effects on inflammation, its use in the treatment of chronic pain, how it may help with anxiety and sleep disorders, and more. While anecdotal evidence can be useful, here at Equilibria, we’re focused on the science in order to help our members make the right decisions regarding their CBD use.
Myth 4: Any CBD effects are just the placebo effect
Because of all of those peer-reviewed studies, we know for a fact that CBD actively interacts with the body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS), the system responsible for regulating and balancing a wide variety of body functions and processes, including mood, discomfort, immune responses such as inflammation, sleep function, and more. In studies regarding CBD and the ECS, as CBD and other cannabinoids interact with the ECS, researchers have found measurable and documentable results, allowing us to better understand current and potential therapeutic uses of CBD.
Myth 5: CBD is just a fad
If you’ve been inundated with the marketing of CBD products from seemingly every manufacturer and in every product imaginable, you might be inclined to think that CBD is just a passing trend. But as we learn more about the real therapeutic implications of CBD and incorporate the science behind it into regulated, quality products, its uses in bringing balance to your life will long outlast any fad.
There are certainly some products on the market that are just capitalizing on the growing public interest in CBD, but only brands that commit to science-based formulations, high-quality ingredients, and rigorous testing practices will stand the test of time. Equilibria has built quality into every step of our process, from research to sourcing to manufacturing, and we stand by our process and products by offering our members full transparency as well as personalized support from our dosage specialists. Ready to get started on your CBD journey? Our Calm Box is a great place to start in order to see how Equilibria CBD can bring you balance and relief.