The American Medical Association’s JAMA Network Open recently published a summary analysis of research conducted at the University of California San Diego highlighting the need for evidence and education around the use of CBD.
Researchers reviewed a random sampling of 400 Reddit posts labeled “testimonials on CBD.” More than 90% reported the use of CBD for medical conditions including mental and emotional problems, joint pain, sleep issues, neurological conditions, gastrointestinal disorders, and other illnesses. The use of CBD to address these issues has not been approved by the FDA.
“In the present landscape in which consumers are bombarded with health claims related to CBD products, clear communication about possible risks is essential,” the researchers explain. They conclude that the FDA has “an important role to play in combatting unsupported claims of medical benefit.”
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