However, the subject matter is actually worthy of a deeper discussion than that, because if you read the wrong things, on the wrong sites, you may well be told information that could make you think CBD is tantamount to magic. Again, it is not.
We’re not going to discuss the possibility here, instead, we are going to focus on those who may tell you it is, and the wider dangers of the mine of unsourced information that is available online.
It’s worth making it clear early that we won’t be making reference to any specific sites here, this is not a name and shame article, for no other reason except we do not want to give these sites any kind of promotion whatsoever, because what they do is dangerous.
The Dangers of False Claims
False claims are nothing new, snake-oil merchants are as old as time (or at least as old as snakes) but the invention of the internet brought a whole new world of false claims to the surface.
The internet doesn’t only create a situation in which making these claims is easier, it is also simple to create a smart, professional-looking website that can make these claims feel more factual merely by looking like a trusted source.
The phrase “don’t believe everything you read on the internet” is an important one in the modern world, especially when it comes to CBD.
False claims aren’t only irritating, and wrong on more than one level, but they can also be dangerous.
Those who claim a product is capable of things it is not capable of can lead to people buying things for the wrong reason, or even worse, giving false hope to readers.
The Truth About CBD Claims
The truth about CBD is simple, we don’t know a lot more than we do. Yes, there are scientific studies being carried out into the effects of CBD on various health issues, but with the exception of some seizures (which led to Epidiolex#, a medication containing CBD, gaining FDA approval) there is not yet enough evidence to prove that CBD helps in any other cases.
Now, there have been some positive results, but they are not enough yet to be perceived as a scientific fact, and they may never be.
It is definitely possible that more health benefits of CBD will be proven in time, but it is not guaranteed by any means.
Any site that claims otherwise, is either giving false information or putting too much weight behind anecdotal evidence.
If you want to find claims from people who use CBD about its many benefits, these are not hard to come by.
It is important to state here, we are not saying these people are lying, we have no reason to believe that they do not 100% believe what they are saying.
However, anecdotal evidence is not the same as scientific evidence, it does not prove anything on a general scale.
If a product does have a certain effect on one person, that does not suggest that it will do so to the wider population, and that’s why anecdotal evidence is not basis enough to state anything as fact.
How to Avoid False CBD Claims
It is vital to check the sources of everything you read on the internet, be it about CBD or anything else.
Don’t assume that what you’re reading is true, if it is sourced or unsourced, read more, find scientific studies and articles from Universities and other trusted institutions.
Check the validity of the website you are visiting, and most importantly, do not believe anything you read until you have carried out sufficient personal research yourself to know there is sufficient evidence to back up the claims being made.
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