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Short Term Study of CBD

Short Term Study of CBD Use Reports Zero Adverse Events: ValidCare Releases Initial Findings from National Consumer Experience Program on CBD Revealing 3 out of 4 Consumers Experience Benefits from Use

PR Newswire; New York [New York]09 Dec 2019

“ValidCare’s data was collected over 45 days this fall with self-reported inputs from consumers using the company’s CBD+me app. More than 2,000 respondents comprising men and women ages 19 to 82 participated in journaling their CBD product use and outcomes. Participants have provided over 2,000 product reviews representing more than 100 CBD products from over 20 companies, including tinctures, balms, capsules, edibles and beverages, as part of the study.

Key findings from the study include:

* The average age of CBD users is 48 years old, with slightly more females (56%) reporting 86% of CBD product users take it orally, with 75% reporting use of an oil-based tincture 91% of consumers report using full or broad spectrum hemp oil, with 9% reporting use of CBD isolate

* Consumption amounts were safe thus far, more studies needed

* There were zero reports of severe adverse events resulting from CBD use

* One in six (18%) say they use CBD for general wellness

* One in five (20%) report an unexpected side benefit to their CBD use, such as general pain relief, improved movement and better sleep

* Three quarters of respondents (75%) reported they felt “better” to “much better” after CBD products use

  • Only 5% report mild side effects including dry or sore throat and difficulty concentrating”