Can CBD Damage Our Livers?

We’ve had lots of questions about the recent mainstream press regarding CBD and liver health. As we all know, there are lies, damn lies and statistics. And sadly, research can be skewed (and sometimes is) to deliver the desired result.

We hold firmly that CBD when used properly can be a good addition to your healthful regime for achieving decreased pain, decreased inflammation, decreased anxiety and a multitude of other benefits for overall wellness for ourselves and our animals.

The Greek poet Hesiod (c.700 bc) is famous for stating: ‘observe due measure; moderation is best in all things’. Let’s keep this in mind when considering what is best for us individually.

There is a lot that can be said about the research and the article that appeared in Forbes, but below are two key points about this particular research to put it into perspective:

  1. The amount of CBD administered that caused the mice to die was 0.25% of their total body weight –about 600mg per kg of weight. We don’t know of any person taking doses at this level, nor would we ever recommend it.
  2. The CBD administered to the mice in the study was extracted using a hexane process (a dangerous compound that is a known neurotoxin). The CBD products we always recommend and offer use Co2 or alcohol extraction techniques and are fully tested for dangerous residuals.

To learn more, we refer you to ProjectCBD. This article written by Adrian Devitt-Lee is a very good perspective and he does a great job of really breaking it down in easy to understand language. Also, is a link to the research as published, so you can draw your own conclusions.

At the end of the day, CBD is a safe compound. Our bodies are the best judge of what works and what does not. If you are using CBD and achieving positive results, then you are on the right track.

Please reach out to us if you have any additional questions or concerns.