CBD Is in Everything These Days—But Does It Work? We Asked Doctors

CBD News Aggregator – Just when we thought our obsession with CBD had reached its peak, new products are coming out that have us wondering, “Should I really be putting CBD in there?” From CBD suppositories to lubes, deodorant, mouthwash, and so much more, CBD has become the hero ingredient for a multitude of products, promising to help ease anxiety, reduce inflammation, induce arousal, or to just chill out. But does CBD actually work?

While there still needs to be a lot more research done to study the effects of CBD on the brain and body, preliminary studies do offer a bit of hope. According to Emmy Graber, MD, a Boston-based dermatologist and president of The Dermatology Institute of Boston, studies have found a link between CBD and treating specific skin conditions. “Both topical and oral CBD has shown some promise for treating skin conditions such as acne, dermatitis, itching, and psoriasis,” she says. “CBD has been shown in some studies to reduce oil (aka sebum) production and has been shown to have anti-inflammatory effects. However, there is just preliminary evidence to suggest that CBD is helpful for these things—more studies are needed before conclusive detailed recommendations can be given.”


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