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Top 5 CBD Myths | NTY Blog

Top 5 CBD Myths | NTY Blog - No, thank you

Did you know that today is National CBD Day here in the states?

Did you also know that we at NTY CBD Skincare are experts in all things CBD skincare and are about to drop some knowledge? In honor of one of our favorite holidays, we thought it’d be fun to spill some CBD tea and cover some of the crazy myths surrounding the superstar ingredient.


Check out our Top 5 CBD Myths below:


Myth 1: It’s going to get you high

Probably the most common myth out there and honestly, one of the funniest. Though derived from the same plant as THC, CBD will not get you high. When applied topically, CBD binds to the body’s local endocannabinoid receptors and works ONLY where applied. Since the molecule size is so large,  it does not (and physically can’t) absorb into your bloodstream and bind to receptors in your brain (aka get you high).

Myth 2: All it does is calm skin down

Wrong! It does SOOO much more than just calm skin down. While yes, its anti-inflammatory properties are amazing for helping get skin back to a happier state, it’s a powerful antioxidant and skin-balancer. CBD helps fight off harmful environment stressors like free radicals that can prematurely age the skin and lead to more chronic inflammatory conditions.  


Myth 3: You can’t use it with “active” skincare ingredients

Well that wouldn’t be much fun if it were true, right? It’s actually quite the opposite - CBD is an amazing partner ingredient to your favorite actives like Vitamin C, Glycolic Acid and Niacinamide. For those who are more sensitive to these types of ingredients it not only helps you simultaneously soothe your skin while they get to work, CBD keeps skin calm and balanced allowing them to produce better results. Think of CBD like an actives booster!

Myth 4: All CBD skincare is created the same

This one kind of gets under our skin (literally) and is absolutely false. CBD is NOT all equal and the formulation process is key. Often times skincare shopper get duped into thinking something is highly-effective or at a premium when in reality, it’s not. At NTY, it’s full-spectrum or nothing. Full-Spectrum CBD means that during the extraction process all cannabinoids (there are over 100!) remain intact, uncompromised and ready to work. If it's not full-spectrum it's broad-spectrum which means you're missing out crucial benefits, including those of the superstar cannabinoid: CBDa.  


Myth 5: CBDa isn’t really that different from CBD 

There’s a reason CBDa is called the anti-inflammatory superstar. CBDa stands for Cannabidiolic Acid, which is the main phytocannabinoid found in the Cannabis Sativa Plant and the precursor to CBD. Think of it from a "this is what started it all" perspective when it comes to all the benefits surrounding CBD products. CBDa is so potent that it’s appeared as a major cancer cell inhibitor in breast cancer treatment trials, and some studies suggest that it can outperform CBD by 1,000x when it comes to specific benefits!


For more info on CBD vs CBDa , or how they work together for skin relief, check out some of the videos on our science page, and be sure to follow us on Instagram for all the latest tips and tricks.


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