CBD Research Round-Up
A logical start to this list is an overall update on CBD. Published in June, this review evaluated a massive amount of existing research, data, and studies with the intent to update and synthesize vast amounts of data.
CBD is safe to use
There is a major need for more research as the majority of studies were performed for treatment of epilepsy and psychotic disorders
Most common side effects reported are tiredness, diarrhea, and changes of appetite/weight.
CBD has comparatively fewer side-effects compared with prescription medication
The fewer side-effects could help increase patient-adherence to treatment
CBD can be used as a supplemental therapy
To put the CBD side-effects in perspective, other drugs used for the same medical condition have far more negative side-effect profiles. This is particularly important as choosing a treatment with fewer side-effects could help ensure patients actually follow their treatment plans.
As to the safety of CBD use, the authors stated that the “safety profile is already established in a plethora of ways” and the breadth of their review serves to substantiate and build upon this notion.
Authors: Kerstin Iffland and Franjo Grotenhermen; nova-Institut, Hürth, Germany