Is CBD Toxic to the Liver?
Oct 24, 2021
An article by Mike Adams in Forbes online rang alarm bells by asserting that CBD “could be damaging our livers in the same way as alcohol and other drugs.” This sensational claim was based on a dubious study of CBD and liver toxicity conducted by researchers (Ewing et al) at the University of Arkansas in Little Rock – except the damage discussed in the study was unrelated to alcohol toxicity and “our livers” actually refers to mouse livers.⠀
The Little Rock study made no mention of humans, which is a hugely important distinction. Moreover, in the real world CBD consumers are not ingesting 0.25% of their body weight – the maximal dose that Ewing et al used in their study of liver toxicity.⠀
Nevertheless, according to Forbes, “People that use CBD are at an elevated risk for liver toxicity.” And “[CBD] may actually be just as harmful to their livers” as “conventional pain relievers, like acetaminophen.” These statements are clearly unsupported by the current literature.⠀
The full article is a MUST READ if you have seen bad press on CBD recently. Swipe up on Story Post. This information is for general purposes only.⠀