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Common CBD Misconceptions

Now that CBD in NC is becoming more and more popular, you may have some questions about what it is, how it works, and if it is anything like marijuana. CBD stores are popping up all over North Carolina, selling CBD products that you can eat, drink, and rub on your body aches. But what exactly is CBD? CBD stands for Cannabidiol, which is a compound extracted from the hemp plant. It is one of more than 100 unique compounds found in hemp, known as cannabinoids. Cannabinoids are known to promote health, which is where all the CBD products made by Sprightly come into play. While CBD has been proven to be an incredibly safe and therapeutic component of cannabis, as its popularity grows, so do the many misconceptions associated with it. Continue reading to learn about a few misconceptions about CBD that will help you have a clearer understanding of what it’s all about.

Misconception #1: CBD Makes You High Like Marijuana

To be considered hemp, a cannabis plant must contain no more than 0.3% THC. THC is the compound responsible for the intoxication, or “high” feeling, associated with marijuana. It is present only in trace amounts in hemp plants, while CBD is present in high levels in hemp plants. Neither hemp extract nor CBD extracted from hemp should produce a “high” or intoxication like THC. Marijuana generally has a high level of THC and is used for medicinal or recreational purposes. Hemp contains a negligible amount of THC, but is high in CBD, and is used in dietary supplements, skin products, clothing and paper.

Misconception #2: CBD Is Sedating

Technically, CBD is not a sedative. While some people find CBD “relaxing,” the misconception that CBD is a sedative may have come about because some products containing CBD extracted from marijuana can also have high concentrations of THC, which can have a sedating effect. In addition, CBD in NC is currently being researched for its downgrading effect on anxiety. But anxiety relief and sedation are not one and the same! 

Misconception #3: More Is Better

When it comes to CBD, more isn’t necessarily always better. Studies have shown that the therapeutic amount of CBD per serving varies for each individual, and the synergistic effect of full-spectrum CBD can actually be more effective at lower doses. Several factors, including frequency and length of use, as well as your body’s metabolism, weight, and health status can play a part in how much CBD is right for you.

Sprightly CBD in NC

Sourced in Eastern North Carolina, Sprightly customers can trust that our products are authentic, certified, and of the highest quality. As a source of relief for chronic pain, stress, anxiety, and other pressures that come our way, we believe that the quality of CBD products should never be taken lightly. Our polished whole hemp line was created to place a higher standard on CBD products used for the treatment of daily aches, pains, and distress. To learn more about CBD in NC and to view our available products, visit Sprightly today!