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CBD products don’t ease pain and are potentially harmful, study finds

There is no evidence that CBD products reduce chronic pain, and taking them is a waste of money and potentially harmful to health, according to recent research led by the University of Bath in the UK.

CBD (short for cannabidiol) is one of many chemicals found naturally in the cannabis plant. It’s a popular alternative medicine to treat pain and is readily available in shops and online in the form of oils, tinctures, vapes, topical creams, edibles (such as gummy bears), and soft drinks.

However, consumers would do well to steer clear of these products, according to the study.

“CBD presents consumers with a big problem,” said Professor Chris Eccleston, who led the research from the Centre for Pain Research at Bath. “It’s touted as a cure for all pain, but there’s a complete lack of quality evidence that it has any positive effects.”

Read the full article at MSN

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