We’ve all heard about the wellness benefits of CBD, the increasing popularity of the products, the South African CBD industry, and its exponential growth. Having confidence in the plant is something slightly difficult, so do we believe the hype or not?
In this article, we’ll give you a breakdown of some of the myths associated to CBD, the benefits of a little CBD during lockdown and let you make the final decision…
What is CBD oil and what are some of the myths and benefits?
CBD is one of the 60-100 naturally occurring compounds produced by the cannabis sativa plant. Unlike tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), that is psychoactive in nature, CBD does not induce any kind of euphoric high and, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), is safe and effective for the treatment of many ailments. We caught up with fourfivecbd to find out more, the brainchild of two professional rugby players, Dominic Day and George Kruis, whose rugby careers brought forth a need for a product that would ultimately help professional athletes and active people alike during recovery. They help us debunk 4 of the most common CBD myths:
Myth 1: CBD can get you high
False. CBD is a non-psychoactive compound, meaning it cannot get you high. THC is the psychoactive compound that is most commonly known to get you high.
Myth 2: CBD is a marketing scam
We do agree that CBD is being formulated into gimmick products but this does not mean that all CBD products are a gimmick.
This is why at fourfivecbd, they have stuck to focusing their range on traditional products that have had a positive response from the public.
Myth 3: "I took CBD for 7 days and nothing happened, so it doesn't work"
As for most food supplements, everyone reacts differently to CBD. The guys at fourfivecbd always recommend first time users starting on a low strength and low dose and building from there until the desired benefits are being reached.
Myth 4: More CBD is better
False. As mentioned previously, everyone reacts differently to CBD and it’s about finding what works for you. That’s why fourfivecbd recommends starting low and building your way up until you reach this point.
Here is our list of four go-to brands that we personally tried out and some of the benefits we discovered:
This muscle rub is specifically designed with active people in mind, not just sportsmen. This organic, infused CBD muscle rub, creates a cool, soothing experience for your muscles to aid in the recovery of inflammation, soreness, general aches and pains and is suitable for all skin types.
2. BIOMEDCAN mind & mood capsules
Locally produced, containing no THC and therefore no hallucinogenic effect
There are 4 options: Mind, Mood, Sleep and Pleasure. We tried MIND for memory and focus. A neuro–protectant, BIOMEDCAN’s MIND capsules may assist in improving both memory and concentration whilst increasing brain clarity and energy levels, which seems fitting during quarantine. With their anxiolytic (anti-anxiety) effect, the capsules aid in creating a feeling of upliftment. The capsules also have anti-aging properties.
With a maximum dose of 12 drops a day, experience the fast-acting and effective every-day organic oil formulation. These drops are a combination of organic broad-spectrum hemp-derived CBD & MCT oil. This CBD is understood to activate a type of serotonin (the chemical believed to be linked to happiness and wellbeing) receptor in the brain, which is why one of its best-known benefits is as a mood enhancer and alleviator of anxiety, ideal for what we are all experiencing right now!
4. SOLAL CBD drops
Products that cause a natural interaction in the brain and body that positively impact many of the body's functions
These CBD Drops are specially formulated to assist with mood and sleep support, stress relief and inflammation. Incorporated in a unique fast-absorbing Medium Chain Triglyceride (MCT) oil base, the drops are better absorbed and deliver more active CBD into the bloodstream, for effective calming and stress-relieving effects on the mind and body, exactly what we need during a pandemic!