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Let’s set the record straight about CBD

The world of CBD has been muddied with mystery and misinformation. Our community at Antidote is here to set the record straight. Many falsely associate CBD with getting “high.” However, CBD contains no psychoactive properties, unlike its cannabinoid cousin, THC. This misconception is understandable as CBD can be found in marijuana, however, CBD can also be derived from the hemp plant. CBD promotes healing symptoms of inflammation, anxiety, and insomnia to name a few. We’re serious about spreading the good news of this miracle compound and the world of benefits it can unlock. Whether you need relief from a physical ailment or false information, The Antidote has the remedy.

A Quick History of CBD

We won’t bore you with a long, drawn-out history lesson. But we do think you should know some of the basics about the history of CBD. The medicinal uses of hemp and cannabis date back many thousands of years. However, the history of CBD really begins in the 1940s, when scientists found a way to extract it from the hemp plant. And more recently, the popularity of CBD has skyrocketed, leading to an influx of products on the market, many of which do not live up to their claims, and are not regulated by any sort of entity. Our mission at The Antidote LA is to uphold the standards of CBD products in a time when they are hard to differentiate. Not only do we thoroughly vet the integrity of every item we sell, but we get to know the manufacturers behind them, too, so we can truly know where our products come from.

Myths & Facts

MYTH: CBD is addictive. FACT: CBD exhibits no effects indicative of any potential abuse or dependence. MYTH: Hemp seed oil and CBD oil are the same. FACT: CBD oil can be derived from the stems, stalks, and flowers of hemp. Hemp seed oil is made solely from the seeds of hemp plants. While these contain valuable nutrients, including omega fatty acids and many vitamins and minerals, the seeds contain virtually no CBD.

MYTH: CBD works the same for everyone. FACT: Some people’s endocannabinoid system can require more support than others, as it depends on what cultural, lifestyle, and genetic factors are at play in someone’s life. CBD supports everyone’s ECS differently. Herbs that do this are known as adaptogens — they morph to suit people’s specific needs. MYTH: CBD isn’t safe. FACT: In 2017, a comprehensive study from the World Health Organization (WHO) declared that naturally occurring CBD is healthy and well-tolerated in humans and is not associated with any public health consequences. MYTH: CBD works immediately. FACT: Usually, you can feel the symptoms of CBD in around 15-30 minutes when you take a sublingual tincture (take by mouth, keep under your tongue for 30 seconds, then swallow). However, CBD takes some time to demonstrate its full effects — it’s smart to take it every day for 30 days to enjoy the full benefits. MYTH: CBD is a solution for everything. FACT: CBD is not a magic supplement that will cure any problems or concerns. Although scientists are studying the many possible powerful effects of CBD on stress, sleep, and exercise, nobody can say that CBD cures any diseases or other ailments. It’s best to leave it to doctors and scientists, who are working hard to discover the strong, positive effects of CBD. MYTH: Everybody should use CBD. FACT: As much as we enjoy the incredible benefits of CBD and vigorously recommend it, this is obviously not accurate under all circumstances. If you’re taking drugs, pregnant, breastfeeding, or have medical problems, CBD might not be right for you. MYTH: CBD won’t show on a drug test. FACT: Drug tests usually test for THC, CBD’s psychoactive relative, which is made from marijuana plants. Although we can’t speak for other goods, The Antidote products often contain less than the legal limit of 0.3 percent THC. However, the body may metabolize CBD in a way that can display as a false positive on a drug test. Additionally, because some of our products can contain trace amounts of THC, we cannot guarantee that you pass a drug test.