Medical Marijuana, Cannabidiol, CBD

Its availability is spreading so you might be tempted to try it. The industry and product are new so there’s a rush to add to food, drink, even pet food. But that also means not much is known about it.

Small amounts may not provide any health benefits:

“Even if products do contain what they advertise,” Armentano says, “the dosing is very low compared to what’s used in clinical trials.” A recent migraine clinical trial, for instance, used 200 milligrams of CBD daily. A highly rated and reviewed one-ounce bottle of hemp oil I found online delivers 8.33 milligrams of CBD per serving and contains a total of 30 servings. A person would need to consume nearly a bottle per day to achieve the therapeutic effects seen in peer-reviewed CBD studies.

 

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