CBD & Hemp Extract Supplements

CBD and Hemp Oils Reviewed by ConsumerLab.com

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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.
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.)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.)
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.)
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.
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.
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.
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.)
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).
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.)
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.)
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.
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.)
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.
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.
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.
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.)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.)
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.
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.
2/15/2020

Help for Substance Abuse?

There is preliminary evidence that high-dose CBD may help people with substance abuse disorder. For details, see the What It Does section of the Review. Also see our Top Picks among products.
11/16/2019

Supplement for Pain?

A recent study gave a modest daily dose of CBD to people with chronic pain who were taking opioid medication to see if it reduced their pain and need for medication. See the results in the What It Does section of the Review. Also see our Top Picks among products.