Hemp oil will get you high. Fact or fiction?

You have probably heard about hemp oil or CBD in the news recently. You may also have had a friend bring up the topic because he or she has tried a hemp related supplement. There’s no ignoring it, the hemp CBD market is set to take off in 2019. 

Since the 2018 Farm Bill was passed, new hemp related products are coming to market every day. Whether you currently use hemp-based products or are thinking about adding them to your daily routine, you may have questions. What is full spectrum hemp oil? Which products are safe? Is there real science behind the benefits?

Let’s separate fact and fiction. Here are five hemp myths debunked:

1) Myth: Full spectrum hemp oil is the same thing as cannabidiol (CBD) oil

Full spectrum hemp oil is a substance derived from the whole hemp plant and contains a wide range of cannabinoids, flavonoids, terpenes, and fatty acids. Cannabinoid oil, or CBD, is only one of more than 400 compounds that have been identified in the Cannabis Sativa L plant. For more on the differences visit our full spectrum hemp oil vs isolate page.

FACT: Full spectrum hemp oil is NOT the same thing as CBD isolate.

2) Myth: Full spectrum hemp oil has no real health benefits

Many people who use hemp oil have felt distinct relief from a wide variety of ailments. Full spectrum hemp oil products contain a wide range of substances that work together to create the entourage effect. Full spectrum hemp oil offers a natural way to treat health conditions such as chronic pain, anxiety, and inflammation. One study conducted by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s Hadassah School concluded that full spectrum hemp oil was effective for fighting pain and inflammation.

FACT: Studies have proven real health benefits when using hemp products.

3) Myth: Hemp oil will get you high

You can’t get high from hemp oil. Full spectrum hemp oil is made from the whole hemp plant Cannabis Sativa L not the high-inducting Cannabis Indica plant of marijuana notoriety. Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the compound in Cannabis Indica responsible for the euphoria or high people feel when smoking or ingesting marijuana, is minimal in full spectrum hemp oil products.

FACT: You cannot get high from full spectrum hemp products.

4) Myth: The FDA is against hemp oil

The FDA doesn’t necessarily have a problem with hemp oil, rather they are cracking down on quality control. When you buy a product containing a certain amount of hemp oil, you want to be sure you are getting what is advertised. At Holistic BioSciences, we believe in using only the best, industrial grade hemp. That means we only source products using hemp grown under the 2018 Farm Bill. Our team of scientists have developed a patented process to maximize the absorption rate of our all natural, hemp oil products. They also regularly test them to ensure the highest quality and concentration of ingredients.

FACT: The FDA approves the use of hemp products that fall under the 2018 Farm Bill

5) Myth: All full spectrum hemp oil products are the same

When evaluating full spectrum hemp oil products, it’s important to know where the plants were grown and make sure they are processed in an FDA-registered facility with third-party verified manufacturing processes. In Oregon and Colorado, where the growth of industrial hemp is legal, you can find some of the best certified organic full spectrum hemp oil. This is the source of Holistic BioSciences products.

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NOTE: As with any supplement, check with your doctor before adding full spectrum hemp oil to your regimen to ensure it’s a good choice for you. This is especially true if you are taking certain anti-seizure medications. While full spectrum hemp oil is generally considered safe for most people, a few people may experience side effects such as depression, nausea, drowsiness, dry mouth, dizziness, or digestive troubles.