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Although there is increasing amounts of evidence so show that using CBD oil can help many people who suffer from a variety of medical conditions in the UK, there is still a lot of misinformation to be found online that makes it hard to know what is fact and what is fiction.
The main source of this problem is that from the beginning of this year, CBD was reclassified in the UK as a medicine and this meant that it could only be sold as such under strict regulatory controls and under license. However, the reclassification left a huge grey area in the law. While CBD oil can't be sold as a medicine, it can still be sold under the food supplements category, so long as no medical claims are made about it.
While this means that CBD is still legally available to consumers in the UK, it also means that there is a lot of confusion about its benefits, and many people remain unaware of how it could help to relieve suffering, or even just improve well-being and health since manufacturers are preventing from advertising its advantages.
Here, we take a look at some of the common misconceptions about the use of CBD so that you can be better informed about its benefits.
Myth 1 - CBD Is The Same Thing As Weed
Many people who could benefit from vaping CBD oil or taking it in the form of edibles such as gummy sweets are deterred from trying this beneficial substance because they associate it with the negative image that the media still projects onto weed. However CBD oil and weed are not the same thing at all. Yes, CBD is one of the compounds found in weed, but it does not create a high or any psychoactive effects in the body. Instead, it relieves inflammation and pain, and relieves nausea and anxiety without reducing cognitive function or performance at all.
Myth 2 – There Isn't Any Evidence That CBD Works
This is certainly no longer true. While, until recently, the only research carried out into CBD use was preclinical, the results of several human trials have now been released, showing extremely positive outcomes for patients suffering from schizophrenia and social anxiety as well as childhood epilepsy.
Myth 3 – CBD Oil Is Illegal In The UK
A lot of people in the UK are worried about using CBD oil because they are afraid that they will be doing something illegal. However, this is not the case. CBD oil in the UK is derived from hemp and is completely legal for use in the United Kingdom. This is because hemp contains virtually no THC and therefore creates no high when consumed.
Myth 4 – A Synthetic Version Of CBD Would Work Just As Well
Although it may seem that it would be easier to produce a synthetic form of CBD which would be just as effective as the real thing but without any of the grey areas or negative connotations surrounding weed, in fact tests have shown that synthetic CBD oil is nowhere near as effective when it comes to reducing pain and inflammation as the genuine plant-based extract.
Now that we've cleared up these myths, you can feel much happier about taking a CBD oil supplement to help you to feel better and to improve your well-being.