Breaking Down The Most Common Barriers To Trying CBD
“Don’t wait. The time will never be just right”
Napoleon Hill, a famous self-help author, spoke these true words in the early 1900’s but it still applies today. Sometimes, we put a lot of obstacles in between ourselves and our goals—it’s a form of self-sabotage in a way. We’re often too afraid of failing to even take action in the first place. Instead, we wait for all the conditions to be just right. Spoiler: they never are. The same can be said when it comes to trying out CBD. We place a lot of hurdles or obstacles in our way that prevent us from seeing what good could potentially come from trying something different.
Today, we’ll explore some of the most common barriers to trying CBD and explain why they aren’t nearly as bad as you may have thought.
Barrier #1: I don’t want to fail a drug test (or get high).
This is one of the most common questions that people ask BATCH. Can I fail a drug test from taking a full-spectrum CBD product? What if I accidentally take too much? Will I get high? You can see how paranoia stemming from online rumors and misconceptions can be a major obstacle to overcome before considering CBD as a viable path along your wellness journey.
The reality is that it’s very unlikely that you would ever fail a drug test due to CBD use, especially under normal usage circumstances. Although full-spectrum CBD products include trace amounts of THC, all reputable sellers ensure their products meet the federal guidelines of containing less than 0.3% THC by weight. This ensures that the product could never get you high. That being said, never buy CBD products from a brand or store that doesn’t offer lab results for their products. Although it technically is possible to fail a drug test due to CBD, it is unlikely even under extreme circumstances (regularly consuming 100+ mg daily for multiple months). Nevertheless, there’s options for those who still might be wary about failing a drug test.
Topical CBD products, like lotions or balms, are applied directly to your skin and are not ingested orally. With these, there is no risk of failing a drug test because the cannabinoids in the product do not enter your bloodstream. Rather, they stay in the two layers of skin closest to the surface: the epidermis and dermis. Despite not being absorbed into the users bloodstream, CBD topical products can provide targeted relief for a number of ailments.
Barrier #2: I don’t know where to start. There’s so many CBD products out there; which one is right for me?
This one is a genuine concern. It’s known as choice paralysis: not being able to make a decision when there’s too many alternatives available. With hundreds of ways to get CBD into your system, it can be overwhelming to research and determine which solution is ultimately best for you. That’s where BATCH wants to help.
For starters, check out our previous article: Finding A CBD Product That’s Right For You. The blog is based off of actual determinants that make you better suited for one product over another. It also includes insight as to why your unique goals or lifestyle may steer you towards certain products.
If you want a one-on-one product recommendation, we’re more than happy to listen to your unique factors and recommend a product for you on the phone. Simply call BATCH Monday-Friday, any time from 9am-5pm CST.
Barrier #3: I’m not sure if CBD is worth the money.
We get it, CBD is expensive. Or at least it appears to be until you break it down and compare it to the price of other medications. In 2019, the average American spent $1,200 for prescription medications over the course of the year. Now, we’re definitely not claiming CBD could replace your scripts, but it helps put price into perspective for many.
However, this might not make you feel any better if you’re already skeptical of CBD. With so many people buzzing about the hottest trend of 2018, it can be hard to believe all the hype. That’s why BATCH makes it easy for you to try CBD without the risk. We’re so invested in our product that we want everyone to be able to try it out for free! Follow this link to your free CBD sample, or share it with a friend that uses cost as their barrier from trying it out.
Barrier #4: I don’t want to ingest CBD.
You either love it or hate it: the earthy taste of full-spectrum hemp products is a bonus for some and a deal-breaker for others. Good news is that not all CBD has to be ingested orally. Although already mentioned under barrier #1, topical CBD products are a great way to experience the natural benefits of the hemp plant without the associated taste. If you’re still looking for full-body benefits, try our taste-free CBD softgels, fruity CBD gummies, or downright delicious CBD mint chocolate bars.
CBD might not be for everyone, but we’d rather you at least give it a chance before ruling it out altogether. Hopefully, this article was able to clear up some misconceptions, inform you on alternatives, and put things into perspective. BATCH believes natural doesn’t have to be the alternative. Now that we’ve dismantled some common barriers to trying CBD, we hope you can see that too.