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CBD & Hemp Extract Supplements

Tests, comparisons, and reviews of CBD oils, softgels, gummies and topicals by ConsumerLab. See CL's Top Picks for best quality, lowest cost CBD. Learn what to look for on labels when choosing CBD and information on what CBD does and doesn't do, dosage, and side effects.

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CL Answer

Are there supplements, foods, or beverages that I should avoid when taking clopidogrel (Plavix)?

Learn about supplement interactions with clopidogrel (Plavix). Supplements that may interact with this medication include cannabidiol (CBD), grapefruit, St. John's wort, ginkgo and others.

CL Answer

Which supplements may benefit people with essential tremor, and which should be avoided?

Learn about supplements used for treating essential tremor, including caprylic acid (also called octanoic acid), thiamin (vitamin B1), cannabidiol (CBD), GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid), and branched-chain amino acids. Find out which work and which don't. Also find out which supplements and food may make essential tremors worse.

Man with essential tremor holding a cup with his right hand and bracing his wrist with his left hand

CL Answer

I have low blood pressure. Are there any supplements I should avoid?

Find out which supplements can cause decreases in blood pressure, including melatonin, arginine, magnesium, and calcium.

Man taking blood pressure

CL Answer

Do supplements help with Parkinson’s disease treatment or prevention?

Learn what has been shown with vitamins D and E, niacin, CoQ10, melatonin, creatine, SAMe, NAC, valerian, CoQ10, and CBD, as well as with coffee and the Mediterranean and MIND diets for treating and/or preventing Parkinson's disease.

Elderly man with parkinsons holding trembling hand while eating

CL Answer

Can hemp oil or CBD (cannabidiol) supplements cause me to fail a marijuana drug test?

Find out if you can fail a drug test dues to hemp oil or CBD (cannabidiol) supplements. Plus info on how much THC is in hemp oil and CBD products. ConsumerLab.com's answer explains.

CBD Oil Causes a Failed Drug Test? -- urine sample for drug test

CL Answer

Can CBD cause a drop in blood pressure?

Find out if CBD (cannabidiol) can lower blood pressure or affect heart rate, plus information about other CBD side effects, drug interactions and safety concerns. ConsumerLab.com's answer explains.

Blood Pressure

CL Answer

Do any supplements help for flu?

Which supplements may help prevent or reduce symptoms of colds or the flu, including vitamin D, ginseng, NAC, and elderberry.

Supplements for Flu -- women with the flu sitting on couch with tissues, thermometer, warm drink

CL Answer

I've heard that grapefruit juice can interact with medications because it inhibits an enzyme that breaks down drugs in the body. Do any supplements interact the same way with drugs?

CYP3A4 inhibitors, such as grapefruit, can interact with certain medications by inhibiting the liver enzyme that metabolizes many drugs. ConsumerLab.com's answer explains.

Grapefruit Juice, CYP3A4 and Supplement Interactions -- glass of grapefruit juice and grapefruit halves

Clinical Update

2/27/2018

Cannabidiol (CBD) for Epilepsy Treatment

Commercially available CBD (cannabidiol) preparations were found to be as effective as a prescription anticonvulsant as an add-on therapy for children with epilepsy in a recent study. CBD was less likely to cause side effects than the drug. Get the details, including dosage, in the What It Does section of the CBD & Hemp Supplements Review (which includes our Top Picks).

Clinical Update

6/19/2018

Cannabidiol (CBD) Side Effects

A CL Member recently reported developing "dry mouth" after using CBD oil. Dry mouth is among the potential side effects of CBD. Learn more about this and other CBD side effects in the Concerns and Cautions section of the CBD & Hemp Supplements Review. (Also see our Top Picks among CBD products.)

CL Answer

I take levothyroxine (Synthroid), a thyroid hormone to treat hypothyroidism. Are there supplements or foods I should avoid, or be taking, due to this drug?

Is taking certain supplements and hypothyroidism medications bad? Learn which supplements can interact with thyroid hormone medications like levothyroxine (Synthroid), thyroid hormone levels, and laboratory tests.

Levothyroxine (Synthroid) Supplement Interactions

CL Answer

I take warfarin (Coumadin), an anticoagulant drug. Are there supplements I should avoid, or be taking, due to this drug?

Find out which supplements should be avoided when taking blood thinners (anticoagulants) like warfarin (Coumadin), including vitamin K, St. John's wort, and curcumin.

Warfarin Supplement Interactions -- bottle of pink warfarin tablets

CL Answer

With herbal supplements, what is the difference between root powder and root extract? Does it matter?

Learn more about the different forms of herbal supplements, including aloe, boswellia, ginkgo, green tea, and milk thistle.

Herbal Supplements

Clinical Update

6/09/2018

Danger With Fake CBD Oil

A synthetic form of cannabidiol appears to be responsible for dozens of reports of adverse effects occurring shortly after taking certain CBD oil products. For details, see the Quality Concerns section of our Review. Also see our Top Picks among CBD and hemp extract products.

Clinical Update

11/27/2018

Side Effects of CBD

High-dose CBD (cannabidiol) often causes side effects. In fact, adverse events were reported in 81% of participants in a recently reported CBD study. Get the details in the Concerns and Cautions section of the CBD Oil and Hemp Extract Review. (Also see our Top Pick for CBD.)

Clinical Update

3/08/2019

CBD & Cancer

Preliminary evidence suggests that CBD (cannabidiol) may have anti-cancer properties, and a dramatic reduction in tumor size was recently reported in a person taking low-dose CBD. For details, see the What It Does section of the CBD Oils and Hemp Extracts Review.

Recalls & Warnings

May 23, 2020

BIOTA Biosciences Recalls Injectable CBD and Curcumin Products

On May 20, 2020, BIOTA Biosciences LLC issued a recall of five lots of three injectable products because they were marketed without FDA approval.

CL Answer

Are there supplements I should avoid when taking apixaban (Eliquis) or similar blood thinner drugs like Xarelto?

Learn about supplement interactions with apixaban (Eliquis), rivaroxaban (Xarelto) and other blood thinner drugs in the direct factor Xa inhibitors class.

Eliquis Supplement Interactions -- box of Eliquis

CL Answer

What are the best supplements for depression and anxiety?

Best natural supplements for depression and anxiety, including the evidence for fish oil, vitamin D, probiotics, and herbal supplements for depression such as curcumin (from turmeric) and saffron.

Best Supplements for Depression and Anxiety -- sad young woman sitting on couch, looking toward the window

Clinical Update

4/10/2018

CBD for Schizophrenia?

People with schizophrenia were given CBD (cannabidiol) twice daily in the hope that it would improve symptoms and cognitive performance. Find out if it helped in the What It Does section of the CBD Supplements Review. (Also see our test results for CBD products.)

Clinical Update

11/17/2018

Rash From CBD Supplement

CBD (cannabidiol) may have caused a serious rash in an individual. For details, see the Cautions and Concerns section of the CBD and Hemp Extract Supplements Review. (Also see our Top Pick for CBD.)

Clinical Update

1/15/2019

Anxiety Treatment -- Low-Dose CBD?

Does low-dose CBD (cannabidiol) help with anxiety and sleep disorders? See the results of a recently published case series in the What It Does section of the CBD & Hemp Extract Supplements Review. Also see our Top Pick for CBD.

CL Answer

Is it true that taking glucosamine might make my glaucoma worse?

Learn if taking glucosamine may make glaucoma worse, including overall impact on eye health.

Review of Supplements for Joint Pain

CL Answer

Is there a risk of liver toxicity with certain supplements?

Find out if there is risk of liver damage from supplements such as green tea, niacin, red yeast rice and vitamin A.

Liver Shape Made From Paper with Pills and Bottle Against Blue Background

Product Review

Black Currant Oil, Borage Oil, Evening Primrose Oil, Flaxseed Oil, and Hemp Oil Supplements Review: Sources of ALA and GLA (Omega-3 and -6 Fatty Acids)

Choose the Best Seed Oil Supplements. Find Out Which Flaxseed and Other Seed Oil Supplements Passed Our Tests.

Flaxseed Oil, Evening Primrose Oil, Borage Oil, Hemp Oil and Black Currant Oil Supplements Reviewed by ConsumerLab.com

CL Answer

Which supplements can help to lower blood pressure?

Supplements to lower blood pressure, including CoQ10, vitamin C, fish oil, and olive oil, are all explored to find out what works.

Supplements that can lower, or raise blood pressure -- blood pressure cuff and bottle of pills

CL Answer

Which supplements and lifestyle changes improve sleep, and which cause insomnia?

Find out which vitamins may help you sleep and learn if any vitamins or supplements can cause insomnia.

CL Answer

My dog is getting older and his veterinarian recently recommended giving him a glucosamine supplement for his joints. Has ConsumerLab.com tested these, or other supplements for pets?

Find out our test results on glucosamine for dogs and cats as well as other supplements for pets.

Joint Health Supplements for Pets

CL Answer

Do hair loss supplements, such as Viviscal, Hair La Vie, and Nutrafol, or topical essential oils work?

Vitamins and supplements that may help with hair loss and thinning, including saw palmetto, beta-sitosterol, protein, iron, and vitamin D.

Supplements for Hair Loss -- woman looking at hairbrush

CL Answer

Do any supplements help with COVID-19? Do supplements like vitamin D, zinc, vitamin C, or herbals work?

Find out if natural remedies & supplements for coronavirus such as zinc, vitamin C, garlic, or elderberry help to prevent or treat COVID-19.

Supplements for Coronavirus (COVID-19)? -- mask and pills

Recalls & Warnings

June 17, 2024

Do Not Consume Diamond Shruumz Products, Warns CDC and FDA

On June 12, 2024, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and America’s Poison Centers warned consumers not to buy or consume Diamond Shruumz chocolate bars, cones, and gummies.

Recalls & Warnings

November 03, 2022

Seller of CBD Warned for COVID-19 Claims

On November 1, 2022, the FDA issued a warning letter to Alternative Health Distribution LLC (d/b/a CannaAid) following a review of the company’s website, which found statements about the company’s cannabidiol (CBD) products to be drug claims.

Recalls & Warnings

January 10, 2023

Seller of CBD Warned for COVID-19 Claims

On January 5, 2023, the FDA issued a warning to PharmaCanna after review of the company’s website and social media, which found statements about the company’s cannabidiol (CBD) product, CBDefense 2000, to be drug claims because they promoted the products to prevent or treat ...

Recalls & Warnings

January 12, 2023

FDA Warns Two Sellers Promoting CBD to Treat COVID-19

On January 10, 2023, the FDA issued warning letters to two companies following a review that found statements made on the companies’ websites to be drug claims because they promoted the cannabidiol (CBD) products to prevent or treat COVID-19.

News Release

August 23, 2023

ConsumerLab Tests Find More CBD, Less THC in CBD Oils, Gummies, and Topicals

White Plains, New York, August 23, 2023 —  Recent ConsumerLab tests of popular CBD (cannabidiol) products on the market revealed that, overall, products contain more CBD, and less THC (tetrahydrocannabinol, a psychoactive compound) than in previous years.

News Release

September 18, 2020

Analysis of CBD Products Shows Price Drop and Lower Levels of THC

White Plains, New York, September 18, 2020 — The recent analysis by ConsumerLab of CBD and hemp extract products revealed a 70% drop in the lowest cost to get CBD since 2018 as well as fewer products containing detectable amounts of THC, a psychoactive compound in hemp.

News Release

March 04, 2020

CBD Most Often Used for Pain, Then Sleep, According to CL Survey. Half of Users Think It Works.

White Plains, New York, March 4, 2020 — A recent survey of 9,782 people who use dietary supplements found that 14.5% of respondents purchased CBD (or hemp extract, which is a source of CBD) in 2019. The survey asked those people what they used CBD for and whether or not they thought it worked.

Clinical Update

8/22/2019

A Better CBD?

A formulation of CBD was shown to increase CBD levels in the blood significantly more than the same amount of CBD in oil. But is this any better than simply taking regular CBD with a meal? Find out in the How to Take section of the CBD Oils and Hemp Extracts Review. Also see our Top Picks among products.

Clinical Update

6/04/2019

Dangerous Compound Found in CBD Oil

A "CBD oil" was found to contain a dangerous, synthetic cannabinoid. For details, see the Concerns and Cautions section of the CBD Oils and Hemp Extracts Review. Also see our Top Picks among products.

Recalls & Warnings

November 23, 2022

CBD Not Permitted in Gummies, Candies, Cookies, Candy, or Pet Treats, Says FDA

On November 16, 2022, the FDA issued warning letters to five companies for selling products such as gummies, tea, cookies, lollipops, fruit snacks, hard candies, and pet treats containing cannabidiol (CBD) and/or delta-8 tetrahydrocannabinol (delta-8 THC) as conventional food products.

Clinical Update

2/26/2019

Does CBD Cream Help?

Does CBD cream decrease muscle soreness following exercise? Does CBD gel help with knee pain from osteoarthritis? Learn what recent studies have found in the What It Does section of the CBD and Hemp Extract Review. Also see our Top Picks for CBD oils and topical products.

Clinical Update

1/03/2020

CBD Cream for Pain?

People suffering peripheral neuropathy in their legs and feet applied CBD cream or placebo for one month. Did it help? Find out in the Topical CBD section of our CBD Review. Also see our Top Picks among creams, oils, and other CBD products.

Clinical Update

6/19/2021

CBD Interaction With Caffeine

Be aware that if you consume caffeine, very high doses of CBD may increase caffeine levels in the body and, potentially, caffeine side effects, according to a new study. Get the details about this and other interactions in the Concerns and Cautions section of our CBD & Hemp Extracts Review. Also see our Top Picks among CBD oils and hemp extracts.

Clinical Update

7/02/2019

Best Way to Take CBD

If you use CBD, it's important that you take it in a way that maximizes its absorption. To learn more, see the What to Consider When Using section of the CBD Oils and Hemp Extracts Review, where you'll also see results of a new study showing that how you take CBD may dramatically affect how long it remains in your body. Also see our Top Picks among products.

Clinical Update

4/19/2019

CBD for Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)?

Can moderate doses of CBD help people with post-traumatic stress disorder? See the latest clinical findings in the What It Does section of the CBD Oil and Hemp Extract Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks for formulations of CBD.

Clinical Update

10/12/2018

Best Way to Take CBD

We've added important information to the Dosage section of our CBD Oil and Hemp Extract Review about how to significantly boost the amount of CBD that is absorbed from a dose – which can otherwise be quite small. (Also see our Top Picks among CBD and hemp extracts.)

Clinical Update

6/22/2019

CBD Interaction

Taking CBD along with anti-seizure medication was recently reported to raise blood levels of the medication by as much as 280%. CBD can interact with many medications. For details, see the Concerns and Cautions section of the CBD Oils and Hemp Extracts Review. Also see our Top Picks among products.

Clinical Update

7/20/2019

CBD Interactions

CBD can interact with many medications, and we've just added more to the list based on a recently published review of CBD safety. Learn more in the Concerns and Cautions section of the CBD Oils and Hemp Extracts Review. Also see our Top Picks among products.

Clinical Update

10/08/2019

Does CBD Convert to THC in the Body?

Laboratory studies have raised concerns that CBD could convert to THC (a psychoactive compound in cannabis) after ingestion. A recent study put this to the test in people. See what happened in the What To Consider When Buying and Using section of the CBD Oil and Hemp Extracts Review. Also see our Top Picks among products.

Clinical Update

8/27/2019

CBD Questioned for Epilepsy

Although CBD has been approved in the U.S. for treating seizures associated with rare forms of epilepsy, a review in Europe raised concerns. For details see the What It Does section of the CBD Oils and Hemp Extracts Review. Also see our Top Picks among products.

Clinical Update

8/17/2021

CBD for Burnout?

Healthcare workers were given daily CBD to see if it reduced symptoms of emotional exhaustion and burnout. Did it work and was it safe? See the findings in the What It Does section of our CBD Oil & Hemp Extracts Review.

Clinical Update

5/30/2020

Is CBD Safe?

Find out the most common adverse events reported for a popular line of CBD products in the Concerns and Cautions section of the CBD Oils and Hemp Extracts Review. Also see our Top Picks among products.

Recalls & Warnings

November 26, 2019

FDA Warns Companies Selling CBD Products as Dietary Supplements

On November 25, 2019, the FDA issued warning letters to 15 companies for selling products containing CBD (cannabidiol) labeled and marketed as dietary supplements, and/or for making drug claims about these products.

Recalls & Warnings

October 22, 2019

Company Marketing CBD for Use in Infants and Children Gets Strong Warning

On October 10, 2019, the FDA and FTC issued a joint warning letter to Rooted Apothecary LLC for "illegally selling unapproved products containing cannabidiol (CBD) online with unsubstantiated claims" including that the products could treat teething pain and ear aches in infants, autism, ...

News Release

February 29, 2020

Collagen and Magnesium Rise in Popularity, as Fish Oil and Curcumin Dip in Latest ConsumerLab Survey of Supplement Users

White Plains, New York, February 29, 2020 — A recent survey of 9,782 people who use dietary supplements shows that collagen (+ 4.1 percentage points), magnesium (+ 2.3 pts) and CBD (+ 2.

Clinical Update

5/22/2019

Reducing Drug Craving

High-dose CBD may help reduce drug cravings in people with heroin use disorder according to a recent study. For details, see the What It Does section of the CBD Oils and Hemp Extracts Review. Also see our Top Picks among products.

Clinical Update

9/18/2021

Help for Arthritic Hands?

A study tested whether moderate doses of CBD could reduce the pain of hand osteoarthritis or psoriatic arthritis. See what the study found in the Pain section of our CBD Oil and Hemp Extracts Review.

Recalls & Warnings

April 02, 2019

FDA Issues Strong Warnings to Sellers of CBD

On March 28, 2019, the FDA issued warning letters to three companies for making unsubstantiated claims about the health benefits of CBD (cannabidiol) products on their websites.

Recalls & Warnings

May 14, 2021

Maker of Care by Design CBD Settles Charges of Unsupported Claims

On May 5, 2021, Cannacraft, Inc.

Recalls & Warnings

November 01, 2017

Hemp Oil and Cannabidiol (CBD) Marketers Warned by FDA Over Claims

On November 1, 2017, the FDA announced it issued warning letters to four companies promoting products containing cannabidiol (CBD), a compound derived from cannabis (also known as marijuana), for the treatment of cancer, as well as other diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease. In the U.

Clinical Update

8/11/2020

CBD Reduces Cannabis Use

CBD can reduce cannabis use, but only when taken at the right dose, according to a recent study. Find out what dose of CBD helped most in the What It Does section of the CBD & Hemp Extract Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks for CBD.

Clinical Update

8/11/2018

CBD for Dogs

Can CBD help dogs with osteoarthritis (worn joints)? Learn what a recent study found (as well as the dose used and a potential side effect) in the CBD for Pets section of the CBD & Hemp Supplements Review. (Also see our Top Picks for CBD for pets – as well as for people).

Clinical Update

5/23/2020

CBD Label Inaccuracies

Tests of CBD products purchased at local stores showed that many provided much less CBD than claimed. Get the details in the Products on the Market section of the CBD and Hemp Extracts Review. Also see our Top Picks for CBD products.

Clinical Update

5/05/2020

CBD for Osteoarthritis Pain

A recent study, conducted in dogs, showed promise for CBD in reducing pain and inflammation due to osteoarthritis (pain due to worn joints). See the details in the What It Does section of the CBD and Hemp Extracts Review. Also see our Top Picks for CBD for people and for pets.

Clinical Update

8/31/2018

CBD & Psychosis

Can giving CBD to people at risk of psychosis help normalize their brain function? Learn what a recent study showed in the What It Does section of the CBD & Hemp Extract Supplements Review. (Also see our Top Picks among recently tested CBD supplements.)

Clinical Update

6/26/2018

CBD Approved as Drug

The first drug containing CBD was approved this week by the FDA. The dosage, however, is quite different from that being used by many as a supplement. Get the details in the CBD and Hemp Supplements Review. (Also see our Top Picks among CBD products.)

Clinical Update

6/30/2020

CBD for Sleep?

The ability of CBD to improve sleep may depend on the dose given and whether there are underlying conditions causing a sleep problem. See the results of the latest study and learn more in the What It Does section of the CBD and Hemp Extracts Review. Also see our Top Picks for CBD.

Clinical Update

4/17/2021

CBD for Low Back Pain?

Does taking CBD help in treating acute low back pain? See what a recent study found in the What It Does section of our CBD & Hemp Extract Supplements, Lotions, and Balms Review. Also see our Top Picks among CBD products.

Clinical Update

10/06/2020

CBD Interaction With Warfarin

High doses of CBD may affect blood clotting and require a dosage adjustment in people taking the blood thinner warfarin, as recently reported. Get the details and learn about other interactions with CBD in the Concerns and Cautions section of our CBD and Hemp Extract Review.

Recalls & Warnings

April 28, 2020

Natures CBD Oil Distribution Warned for Joint Pain Claims

On April 20, 2020, the FDA issued a warning letter to Homero Corp DBA Natures CBD Oil Distribution, following an inspection of the company's website which found the company's products, including Natures Pure CBD Oil, CBD Froggies 25mg, CBD Froggies 50mg, CBD Edibles 200mg Frogs, CBD ...

Clinical Update

6/03/2022

CBD Arthritis Cream?

Did CBD cream decrease pain or improve function in people with arthritis in their hands? See what a recent study found in our CBD Review.

Clinical Update

3/04/2021

CBD Product Causes Positive Drug Test

A moderately high dose of a full-spectrum CBD product caused positive drug tests in 50% of people in a recent study. See the details in the Concerns and Cautions section of our CBD & Hemp Extract Supplements, Lotions, and Balms Review.

Clinical Update

5/04/2021

CBD for Pain?

Can CBD reduce pain severity or help people better tolerate pain? See what a recent study found in the What It Does section of our CBD & Hemp Extract Supplements, Lotions, and Balms Review.

Clinical Update

10/23/2018

CBD for Anxiety

CBD taken 90 minutes before public speaking reduced anxiety without side effects in a recent clinical trial – although it only worked at one of the three doses studied. For details, see the What It Does section of the CBD and Hemp Extract Supplements Review. (Also see our Top Picks among products.)

Clinical Update

10/26/2019

CBD Safe for Pets?

A recent study evaluated the safety of giving CBD to dogs and cats. See the results in the Pets section of our CBD and Hemp Extracts Review. Also see our Top Picks among products for pets as well as for people.

Clinical Update

8/12/2022

Thyroid Medication and CBD Interaction

Levothyroxine (a thyroid medication) may interact with CBD. Learn more in our article about Interactions with Levothyroxine (Synthroid).

Clinical Update

1/26/2024

Help for Stressed Dogs?

Does CBD reduce stress in dogs during car rides? See what a recent study showed in our CBD Review, and see our Top Picks among products for pets.

Clinical Update

11/12/2019

Help for Jaw Pain?

Can CBD ointment relax and reduce pain in the jaw muscles of people who grind their teeth? See what a recent clinical study found in the What It Does section of the CBD and Hemp Extract Review. Also see our Top Picks among products.

Clinical Update

9/07/2019

CBD Missing in Some Products

A class action lawsuit was filed against a popular brand after independent tests showed its products to contain much less CBD than listed. See the Quality Concerns section of the Review for details.

Clinical Update

9/19/2018

Pain and Cannabinoids

Many people use CBD to alleviate pain. This benefit has yet to be proven, but a recent analysis of clinical studies with cannabinoids may explain this effect, as discussed in the What It Does section of the CBD and Hemp Extracts Review. (Also see our Top Picks among these products.)

Clinical Update

11/09/2019

Supplement for Social Anxiety?

High-dose CBD was given to teenagers with social anxiety. Learn what happened in the Anxiety, PTSD, and Sleep section of the CBD and Hemp Extract Review. Also see our Top Pick among products.

Recalls & Warnings

November 07, 2017

Most CBD Oils, Tinctures, Vapors Labeled Inaccurately

Only 31% of CBD (cannabidiol) extracts sold online were found to contain their listed amounts of CBD, according to research published this week in the Journal of the American Medical Association (Bonn-Miller, JAMA 2017).

Recalls & Warnings

April 25, 2020

Injectable Curcumin, CBD Are Not Safe, Warns FDA

On April 9, 2020, the FDA issued a warning letter to BIOTA Biosciences LLC following a review of the company's website, which found statements made about some of the company's, products, including Canabidiol (CBD) Complex, Cannabidiol+Curcumin, and Curcumin Complex to be ...

Recalls & Warnings

November 30, 2023

Discover Health, LLC Warned for Promoting CBD Products for Cancer, Epilepsy, & More

On November 16, 2023, the FDA issued a Warning Letter to Discover Health, LLC d/b/a Discover CBD and Strain Snobs following a review of the company’s websites that found statements about the company’s Active CBD Oil – Full Spectrum Distillate Cartridge, Active CBD Oil – ...

Recalls & Warnings

July 23, 2019

FDA Warns Seller of CBD Lotions, Patches, Tinctures and Pet Products

On July 22, 2019, the FDA issued a warning letter to Curaleaf, Inc.

Clinical Update

11/29/2022

Cancer Pain

Does CBD reduce cancer pain? Find out in the What It Does section of our Review of products.

Recalls & Warnings

July 16, 2019

FDA Warns Seller of Magnesium and CBD

On July 9, 2019, the FDA issued a warning letter to Ceba-Tek, Inc.

News Release

February 24, 2019

CBD and Collagen Rise in Popularity, as Probiotics and Coconut Oil Dip in Latest ConsumerLab Survey of Supplement Users

White Plains, New York, February 24, 2019 — A recent survey of 10,931 people who use dietary supplements shows that CBD oil (+6.3 percentage points), collagen (+3.6 pts), and bone broth (+2.

News Release

February 15, 2018

Tests Reveal How Much CBD is Really in CBD and Hemp Oils -- Some Don't Provide Amounts of CBD Listed on Labels

White Plains, New York, February 15, 2018 (UPDATED 2/11/19) — CBD (cannabidiol) has become popular for treating pain, helping with anxiety and insomnia, and a variety of other conditions, despite the fact that the FDA has stated it cannot legally be sold as a ...

Recalls & Warnings

February 13, 2016

Cannabis Compound Not Permitted in Supplements, FDA Warns

On February 4, 2016, the FDA issued warning letters to eight companies selling products containing cannabidiol (CBD), a compound derived from cannabis (also known as marijuana). In the U.S., cannabidiol is not permitted to be sold as an ingredient in dietary supplements.

Recalls & Warnings

May 05, 2022

Seller of CBD Tinctures, Creams & Pet Products Promoted for Pain, Cancer & More Warned by FDA

On February 11, 2022, the FDA issued a warning letter to Rena’s Organic following a review of the company’s social media and website, which found statements about the company’s 300 mg CBD Full Spectrum Oil Cannabinoid Tincture, 600 mg CBD Full Spectrum Oil Cannabinoid ...

Recalls & Warnings

July 21, 2022

Young Living Warned for Promoting Essential Oils to Treat Seasonal Allergies, Kidney Stones & More

On June 10, 2022, the FDA issued a warning letter to Young Living Essential Oils Corporate after an inspection of the company’s website and social media found statements about the company’s essential oil and CBD products to be drug claims.

Recalls & Warnings

August 08, 2022

Seller of CBD Warned for COVID-19 Claims

On August 4, 2022, the FDA sent a warning letter to FluxxLab LLC following a review of the company’s website and social media which found statements about the company’s Covid-19 Immune Support Tincture and CBDA+CBD Oil Tincture products to be drug claims because they ...

Recalls & Warnings

July 22, 2022

FDA Warns Seller of Vision, Calcium & Magnesium Supplements and More

On June 14, 2022, the FDA issued a warning letter to New Sun Inc. following inspection of the company’s website which found statements about the company’s products to be drug claims.

Recalls & Warnings

June 27, 2024

“Authentic” Rose Oil Often Is Not

Damask rose essential oil (Rosa × damascene) and products claiming to contain this oil, or “authentic rose oil” may often be adulterated or contain less expensive oils instead, according to a recent bulletin from the American Botanical Association (ABC).

Recalls & Warnings

December 17, 2020

FTC Crackdown on Six Deceptive CBD Products

On December 17, 2020, the FTC announced that it is taking action against six companies for selling CBD products with unsupported and deceptive health claims that they can treat a variety of conditions, including cancer, heart disease, hypertension, Alzheimer's disease, and others.

Recalls & Warnings

December 29, 2020

FDA Warns Five Sellers of CBD for Claims of Treating Arthritis, Alzheimer's and More

On December 22, 2020, the FDA issued warning letters to five sellers of CBD following reviews of the companies' websites, which found statements made about the companies' products to be drug claims.

Recalls & Warnings

May 09, 2022

FDA Warns Five Companies for Selling CBD Supplements, Gummies and Creams With Delta-8 THC

On May 4th, 2022, the FDA issued warning letters to five companies for selling CBD and other products labeled as containing delta-8 tetrahydrocannabinol (delta-8 THC).

Recalls & Warnings

April 22, 2024

Primal Kitchen Avocado Oil Recalled Due to Potential for Glass Bottle to Break

On April 19, 2024, Primal Kitchen issued a recall of approximately 2,060 cases of Primal Kitchen Avocado Oil (750 mL) because the glass bottle may be prone to breaking.

Recalls & Warnings

February 01, 2022

Complaint Submitted to FTC for doTerra Essential Oil COVID Claims

On January 28, 2022, the website truthinadvertising.org submitted a complaint to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) against doTerra International, LLC. following a series of Zoom calls from the company titled "Protocols for the Current Climate.

Recalls & Warnings

May 28, 2020

FDA Warns Sellers of CBD, Colloidal Silver, Essential Oils, and More Promoted to Treat Coronavirus

On May 26, 2020, the FDA issued warning letters to four companies for selling products such as CBD, essential oils, colloidal silver, and vitamins with unsupported claims that they can treat coronavirus (COVID-19).

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March 09, 2022

FDA Warns Seller of Magnesium, CBD, Herbal Extracts & More

On February 9, 2022, the FDA issued a warning letter to Bea Lydecker’s Naturals, Inc.

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May 16, 2020

CBD Oil Recalled, Risk of High Lead Exposure

On May 15, 2020, Summitt Labs issued a recall of one batch of KORE ORGANIC Watermelon CBD Oil Tincture due to contamination with lead. A random sample of this product tested by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services found it to contain lead levels at 4.7 ppm.

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February 16, 2021

Seller of BioCBD+ Products Warned for COVID-19 and Drug Claims

On February 11, 2021, the FDA issued a warning letter to Evolved Ayurvedic Discoveries, Inc.

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April 21, 2020

CanaBD Warned for CBD Coronavirus Claims

On April 16, 2020, the FDA issued a warning letter to Nova Botanix LTD DBA CanaBD for selling products with unsupported claims that they can treat coronavirus (COVID-19).

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May 09, 2020

FDA Warns Sellers of Essential Oils, CBD, Vitamins, and More Promoted to Treat Coronavirus

Between May 7 and May 8, 2020, the FDA issued warning letters to seven companies for selling products such as essential oils, CBD, hand sanitizers, and vitamins with unsupported claims that they can treat coronavirus (COVID-19).

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May 02, 2020

Seller of Botanical and CBD Oil Patches Warned for Coronavirus Claims

On April 27, 2020, the FDA issued a warning letter to Santiste Labs LLC for promoting its transdermal patches containing botanical oils and/or CBD with unsupported claims that they can treat coronavirus (COVID-19).

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May 26, 2020

Seller of Vitamin and CBD "NoronaPak" Warned for Coronavirus Claims

On May 21, 2020, the FDA issued a warning letter to Apollo Holding LLC for promoting a kit containing vitamins and CBD with unsupported claims that they can treat coronavirus (COVID-19).

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May 11, 2022

FDA Warns 10 Companies for Selling Workout Supplements With Dangerous Ingredients

On May 4, 2022, the FDA issued warning letters to 10 companies for selling products promoted for muscle building, fat burning and other uses that contain potentially dangerous ingredients not permitted in dietary supplements, including hordenine, higenamine, 5-alpha-hydroxy-laxogenin, and CBD.

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April 11, 2020

FDA Warns Sellers of CBD, Colloidal Silver & Natural Remedies Promoted to Treat Coronavirus

Between April 7 and April 9, 2020, the FDA issued warning letters to five companies for selling products such as CBD, colloidal silver, and natural treatments with unsupported claims that they can treat coronavirus (COVID-19).

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April 01, 2020

NeuroXPF CBD Warned for Making Coronavirus Claims

On March 31, 2020, the FDA issued a warning letter to NeuroXPF for selling products with unsupported claims that they can treat coronavirus (COVID-19).

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June 23, 2020

Seller of CBD Tinctures and "Immune Boost Packs" Warned for Coronavirus Claims

On June 18, 2020, the FDA issued a warning letter to Project 1600 Inc. for selling CBD products with unsupported claims that they can treat coronavirus (COVID-19).

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July 10, 2020

Seller of Thrive "Anti-Viral" Supplement Barred from Making Unproven Coronavirus and Cancer Claims

On July 10, 2020, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) barred marketer Marc Ching from making unsubstantiated claims that the supplement Thrive can treat, prevent, or reduce the risk of coronavirus (COVID-19). Thrive consists mainly of vitamin C and herbal extracts.

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June 20, 2020

FTC Warns 30 More Companies for Coronavirus Claims

On June 18, 2020, the FTC announced that it sent warning letters to 30 companies for selling products such as immune system boosters, colloidal silver, vitamin C, and CBD with unsupported claims that they can treat coronavirus (COVID-19).

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May 19, 2020

FDA Warns Sellers of CBD, Kratom, Vitamin C, and More for Coronavirus Claims

Between May 11 and May 14, 2020, the FDA issued warning letters to five companies for selling products such as vitamin C, immune boosters, kratom, and CBD with unsupported claims that they can treat coronavirus (COVID-19).

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March 09, 2021

CBD Seller Warned for Drug and COVID-19 Claims

On March 1, 2021, the FDA issued a warning letter to Cannafyl following a review of the company's website, which found statements made about the company's products Balance CBD Drops, Relief CBD Drops, Relax CBD Drops and Relief CBD Salve to be drug claims.

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March 05, 2021

FTC Takes Further Action Against Deceptive CBD Claims

On March 5, 2021, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that it has approved final administrative consent orders against six companies for selling CBD products with unsupported and deceptive health claims that they can treat a variety of conditions, including cancer, heart disease, ...

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July 06, 2021

CBD Products Were Promoted to Treat Cancer and Alzheimer's Without Proof, Says FTC

On July 6, 2021, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that it has approved a final administrative consent orders against Kushly Industries LLC and the company's owner, Cody Alt, for allegedly making unsupported health claims about its CBD products.

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August 25, 2020

Seller of CBD and NAC Warned for Coronavirus Claims

On August 19, 2020, the FDA issued a warning letter to Living Senior, LLC for selling CBD and NAC products with unsupported claims that they can treat coronavirus (COVID-19).

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April 10, 2021

Companies Deceived Consumers About Fish Oil for Liver Disease, Says FTC

On April 1, 2021, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that fish oil supplement manufacturer BASF SE and its U.S.

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June 05, 2020

Seller of Silver and Vitamin C Lozenges & More Warned for Coronavirus Claims

On June 1, 2020, the FDA issued a warning letter to Dr.

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June 20, 2020

FDA Warns Companies Selling Unapproved COVID-19 Tests

On June 17, the FDA issued warning letters to three companies for marketing unapproved, adulterated or misbranded antibody tests for coronavirus (COVID-19).

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June 05, 2020

Seller of CBD, Sleep Aids, and Cold & Flu Products Warned for Manufacturing Violations

On April 28, 2020, the FDA issued a warning letter to The Dragontree Apothecary LLC, which found the company's Sleep Support, Anxiety Relief, Cold & Flu Relief, and Inflammation Relief to be adulterated because they were prepared, packed, or held under conditions that ...

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May 02, 2020

Hopewell Essential Oils Warned for Coronavirus Claims

On April 27, 2020, the FDA issued a warning letter to Hopewell Essential Oils for selling its essential oils with unsupported claims that they can treat coronavirus (COVID-19).

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August 10, 2020

Seller Indicted for Promoting Silver Product as Coronavirus Cure

On July 28, 2020, Utah resident Gordon Pedersen was indicted by a federal grand jury for posing as a medical doctor to sell an unapproved treatment for coronavirus (COVID-19).

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April 17, 2020

Earth Angel Oils Warned for Coronavirus Claims

On April 14, 2020, the FDA issued a warning letter to Earth Angel Oils for selling products with unsupported claims that they can treat coronavirus (COVID-19).

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June 23, 2020

KBMO Diagnostics Warned for Unapproved COVID-19 Test

On June 17, the FDA issued a warning letter to KBMO Diagnostics, LLC for selling the product COVID-19 Fingerstick Test Kit, an unapproved, adulterated and misbranded antibody test for coronavirus (COVID-19).

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June 23, 2020

North Isle Wellness Center Warned for Coronavirus Claims

On June 19, 2020, the FDA issued a warning letter to North Isle Wellness Center for selling products with unsupported claims that they can treat coronavirus (COVID-19).

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July 07, 2020

Sellers of Essential Oils, Hand Sanitizers and More Warned for Coronavirus Claims

The FDA recently issued warning letters to five companies for selling products such as essential oils, homeopathic products, and Chinese herbal products with unsupported claims that they can treat coronavirus (COVID-19).

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September 08, 2020

Holistic Healthy Pet Warned for Drug Claims

On August 25, 2020, the FDA issued a warning letter to Savvy Holistic Health dba Holistic Healthy Pet following a review of the company's website, which found statements made about some of the company's products, including Doctor's Best for Your Pets, Savvy Holistic Health Pet Essences, ...

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December 02, 2020

FDA Warns Sellers of Unapproved COVID-19 Tests, CBD Products

On November 23 and November 30, 2020, the FDA issued warning letters to Industry Lab Diagnostic Partners and Avazo-Healthcare, LLC, respectively, for selling unapproved, adulterated, and misbranded tests for coronavirus (COVID-19).

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August 15, 2020

FTC Warns 20 More Companies for Coronavirus Claims

On August 14, 2020, the FTC announced that it sent warning letters to 20 companies for selling products such as vitamin C, hydrochloroquine, omega 3, and melatonin with unsupported claims that they can treat coronavirus (COVID-19).

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July 21, 2020

51 CBD Products Recalled Due to Lead Contamination

On June 23, 2020, InHe Manufacturing, LLC and MHR Brands issued a recall of fifty-one CBD products due to contamination and/or potential with lead. Thirty-six of the products are marketed for people and fifteen of the products are marketed for pets.

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May 12, 2020

FDA Warns Seller of "COVID-19 Cough Syrup"

On May 8, 2020, the FDA issued a warning letter to Seanjari Preeti Womb Healing, L.L.C. for selling its product COVID-19 Cough Syrup with unsupported claims that it can treat coronavirus (COVID-19).

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May 12, 2020

Plum Dragon Herbs Warned for Coronavirus Claims

On May 8, 2020, the FDA issued a warning letter to Plum Dragon Herbs, Inc. for selling Chinese medicine products with unsupported claims that they can treat coronavirus (COVID-19).

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May 09, 2020

Federal Court Orders Seller to Stop Promoting Silver Product as Coronavirus Cure

On April 29, 2020, a federal court in Utah announced that it has obtained a temporary restraining order preventing Gordon Pedersen and his companies, My Doctor Suggests LLC and GP Silver LLC, from promoting fake treatments for coronavirus (COVID-19).

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April 11, 2020

FDA Warns Seller of Products Promoted to Treat Coronavirus in Pets and Humans

On April 7, 2020, the FDA issued a warning letter to Savvy Holistic Health dba Holistic Healthy Pet for selling products intended for pets and humans with unsupported claims that they can treat coronavirus (COVID-19).

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November 27, 2018

More Dog Food Recalled Due to Risk of Vitamin D Toxicity

On November 27, 2018, Sunshine Mills, Inc. issued a recall of select Evolve Puppy, Sportsman's Pride Large Breed Puppy and Triumph Chicken and Rice Dog Food because they may contain elevated levels of vitamin D.

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November 06, 2018

Dog Food Recalled After Reports of Vitamin D Toxicity

On November 2, 2018, Natural Life Pet Products and Nutrisca issued a recall of certain dry dog foods because they contain elevated levels of vitamin D. The elevated levels of vitamin D were found during an investigation into several reports of vitamin D toxicity by pet owners.

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September 26, 2014

FDA Warns Seller of Supplements and Chocolate Promoted to Treat Ebola

On September 23, 2014, the FDA issued a warning letter to Natural Solutions Foundation, following a review of the company's websites which found statements made about Silver Sol Nano Silver (also called The Silver Solution) and CBD Organic Dark Chocolate Bars (also called High Potency CBD Hemp Oil) ...