Recently, Forbes published an article stating that CBD can cause liver damage!
I was hesitant to even share this, in fear of losing sales. But it’s also my job to dispose myths and educate people about CBD in a truthful manner. Not in a spammy click bait sort of way (like Forbes did).
It’s no secret, CBD is growing in popularity, and news agencies are clamoring to write articles about it.
I know this for a fact, because I subscribe to HARO (Help a Reporter Out) and almost daily a reporter is asking for information about CBD for various articles.
The Forbes article falsely states that CBD causes liver damage. They even use a pretty picture of what looks like CBD oil, but the product they are writing about is not even Full Spectrum CBD oil.
The study mentioned in the article is for a recently approved FDA pharmaceutical drug that utilizes CBD isolate.
So, this is not even a study on pure CBD distillate, like you would purchase from Hemp Daddy’s or another reputable supplier.
A full spectrum CBD extract is going to be as close to nature as you can get, vs. an engineered pharmaceutical drug, that likely has other ingredients in it than just CBD.
The author himself even admits, “CBD products coming to market may not pose this particular risk.”
So, the question remains, why write a scathing article warning people how bad CBD is for their liver, when the product they are writing about is not even close to what most people are purchasing on the open market without a prescription?
I would venture to say, it’s purely for clicks to the website.
Let’s now take a look at some sources other than Forbes.
Another scientific study suggests that CBD actually has neuroprotective properties, and the ability to restore liver function!
What? You mean we don’t have to take ONE studies word for it?
Even LiverSupport.com has a long article about all the benefits CBD has in relation to the liver.
The article suggests CBD oil can help reverse damage done to the liver, as well as protect it from future damage.
While, there may be some evidence that CBD can cause liver damage in some people, it’s a stretch to say that this is a negative side effect that everybody will experience.
I hope that more scientific studies will surface to debunk this myth, and support the positive benefits. Now that CBD has become Federally legal, the chances of this happening are pretty high.
So, I would encourage you to not take Forbes word for it. Do your own research, and if you are concerned, get your enzyme levels checked. CBD is a powerful medicine, but like any medicine can have negative side effects in some people.