In 2018, there’s no denying the level of hype and murmurs that have been constantly spreading surrounding hemp oil extract. Whether you heard of it from a friend or possibly from a medical professional, you more than likely have a few questions about what exactly hemp oil extract is, what it can do for you, and what you should and shouldn’t believe about it.

There has certainly been a multitude of coverage on this newly popular health and wellness supplement, but it can be difficult to decipher what is true and what is a myth that has generated over time. We’re here at Cultivating News to separate the fiction from the facts in order to give you a realistic grasp and perspective on hemp oil extract and CBD oil products.

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Myth #1

Hemp and Marijuana Are The Same Plant

This is without a doubt the most popular myth that is believed by a surprising amount of those who are new to the world of CBD and hemp oil. The beliefs range from thinking they are one in the same, that hemp plants are male while marijuana plants are female, and countless other variations.

So, let’s provide some clarification. Hemp and marijuana are derived from the same species of plant, but the way in which they are grown and cultivated is what makes them completely different plants. They even have a completely different appearance. The biggest difference between these two plants, though, is that one is legal nationwide and one is not! To learn more about the differences between hemp and cannabis, check out Green Garden Gold’s recent post.

Myth #2

CBD and Hemp Oil Get You High

While they are both members of the Cannabis sativa species, but hemp is grown to have very minimal to no amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol, the psychoactive compound that is present within the traditional marijuana plant. Imagine someone that you are related to but is the complete and polar opposite of you — this is the relationship between hemp and marijuana. For more information on how hemp oil extract and CBD does not get you high, refer to our previous blog post.

Myth #3

Hemp Oil Is Only Safe For Adults

This myth couldn’t be further from the truth. CBD and all hemp oil products are safe for people of all ages — even pets!

While research is constantly being conducted, the research thus far indicates that CBD hemp oil extract is safe for kids. There have even been cases where children diagnosed with severe epilepsy disorders have found it to be a miracle treatment for significantly reducing the frequency of seizures. Because of this, hemp oil has even started being produced in prescription form for this very cause with Epidiolex.

Myth #4

All Hemp Oil Products Are The Same

Not every hemp oil product contains naturally occurring CBD! There are a multitude of hemp oil products on the market that contain hemp seed oil that is derived only from the seeds. While this is still a healthy supplement with many essential vitamins, minerals, and fatty acids, it does not contain the cannabidiol (CBD) compound which contains even further health and wellness benefits.

Even hemp oil products that contain CBD do not always have the same amounts or the same purity. In order to ensure you are getting a product with high-quality CBD oils, whether it be CBD capsules, CBD extract, CBD topicals, or any variety, it is important to purchase them only from certified CBD stores that provide certifications of their CBD extraction process and exact levels of cannabidiol present in their products.

Myth #5

CBD Hemp Oil Extract Is Sedative

While when combined with the psychoactive effects of THC in cannabis it is known to produce a sedative effect, standalone CBD is not sedative— in fact, it’s rather stimulating. CBD has been proven to counteract the sedative and psychoactive effects of THC. While it is capable of assisting with mental focus and energy for activities, it does not inhibit you from sleeping — even in high doses.

We hope debunking these myths that have arisen around hemp oil and CBD products have helped you to gain a better grasp on the truth. CBD and hemp oil products offer a multitude of benefits for anyone’s health and wellness, and we encourage you to add them into your daily routine for a better quality of life!