Every once in a while I get a request to review a product to review for my clients/website viewers. This time I got a request for a review by a company out in Utah called Dose Of Nature which features hemp extracted cannabidiol. They promote the cannabidiol with the promise of various health benefits. My final recommendation: not worth the money.
Dose Of Nature Cannabidiol (CBD) Review
Dose Of Nature is a product out in Utah that markets several cannabidiol products with the premise that they may offer several health benefits.
Dose Of Nature claims that: “Cannabidiol, a naturally occurring constituent of the industrial hemp plant, promotes and supports the nutritional health of aging bodies in particular.” based off the fact that it is a potent anti-inflammatory. Their source – a United States Patent claim (1).
Breaking Down The Research For Cannabidiol
The only significant research out there showing benefits of cannabidiol showed that using 2.5mg to 20mg for an average of twenty five days helped to decrease the severity of chronic pain. Some websites out there claim that cannabidiol helps with epilepsy patients. However, systematic reviews of the research showing those claims were lacking information about adverse effects from cannabidiol.
Some research shows that cannabidiol increases platelet aggregation – making it harder for your blood to clot. If you do use cannanbidiol, use caution if you take blood thinning medications such as aspirin, clopidogrel (Plavix), NSAIDS (ibuprofen, diclofenac, naproxen, etc.), enoxaparin (Lovenox), heparin, and warfarin (Coumadin).
Most of the research out there showing any health benefits from cannabidiol is actually mixed cannabidiol is actually mixed with other marijuana extracts such as the main active ingredient: THC. So for the most part, claims of health benefits from cannabidiol are very loose at best. There is one study that shows an association with 40mg/day of cannabidiol that shows a reduced risk for diabetes. However, the association with a lower risk of diabetes was in rats- not people. The greatest thing you can do to reduce your risk for diabetes is watch what you put in your body as well as get moderate amounts of exercise.
Overall, although cannabidiol is an antioxidant, health benefits at best are mixed and it appears that THC actually has more health benefits than it’s cousin, cannabidiol extracted from hemp seeds. Even Dose Of Nature’s website boldly discloses: “These statements [the health benefits listed on their website] have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. For all conditions or illnesses, see a healthcare professional for a full evaluation, diagnosis or treatment plan.
Avoid Dose Of Nature’s Cannabidiol
After a review of the relevant literature in regards to cannabidiol, I to say, this is one product I do not recommend. I think that your money would be best spent elsewhere. Like on garlic. Or fresh fruits and vegetables. Que the naysers now.
1. N.a. Dose Of Nature. 2015. Web. 22 April 2015.
2. N.a. “Marajuana.” Natural Standard – The Authority On Integrative Medicine. 2014. Web. 27 January 2015.