There’s no denying that CBD is everywhere right now. It’s the latest dietary supplement craze, touted as an alternative remedy for all sorts of ills. Confusingly, there are a lot of myths about this plant-derived substance. But at Turtle Herbal, we like to help our customers make informed choices when buying CBD oil and hemp products. With this helpful guide, we’ll explore the myths and the truth about CBD.

What is CBD?

CBD is cannabidiol, a compound derived from the cannabis plant. It’s naturally-occurring and totally non-psychoactive, unlike the other cannabis compound THC. It can be extracted from the plant in a number of different ways, such as with carrier oils or ethanol – but not all methods are equal. CBD oil manufacturers generally use CO2 extraction, which ensures that the final product is safe, pure, and clean-tasting.

Myth #1: CBD is Illegal

While different US states have different policies regarding the medicinal and recreational use of CBD oil, hemp-derived CBD is federally legal in all 50 states. It’s important to note that marijuana-derived CBD is not legal. The defining factor is the level of THC; it must be less than 0.3%.

 Myth #2: CBD Will Make Me Fail a Drugs Test

This follows on from the above point. If the CBD oil you use contains less than 0.3% THC, then it’s unlikely to get you high or show up on drugs tests. To protect yourself against positive tests, always do your research when buying CBD products.

 Myth #3: CBD is Unsafe

Since the CBD industry is unregulated, it’s no surprise that skeptics have concerns about the safety of the products. But again, so long as you properly research the products and manufacturers – and consult your doctor before using CBD – you will stay on the safe side of any potential side effects or drug interactions. And remember that Turtle Herbal carries only natural, pure, chemical-free CBD oil, so you know you can trust the quality and effectiveness.