Yo, what’s up y’all? It’s ya boy Dan, and I’m here to talk about liver disease. Did you know that around 30 million Americans have some form of liver disease? And it’s the 12th most common cause of death in the US. That’s wild, right? Our livers are our biggest internal organs, and they do some important stuff like cleaning our blood, processing food, and detoxifying harmful substances. And even if it gets damaged, our liver has an amazing ability to regenerate cells. But if it’s too damaged, it can create scar tissue and lead to cirrhosis which can be fatal.
Now, listen up, cuz this is where it gets interesting. There have been studies that show a link between marijuana and the restoration of liver function. I’m talking about CBD, or cannabidiol. But hold up, before you go out there and start buying CBD products left and right, you gotta know that there are some concerns.
One issue is that the CBD industry is like the wild west. There ain’t no regulation out there, so you gotta watch out for dishonest brands trying to take advantage of you. Plus, a study showed that almost 70% of CBD products didn’t have the amount of CBD promised on the label. Some had too little while others had too much. And get this, almost 20% had high levels of THC!
But that ain’t the only concern. CBD can interact with other drugs and mess with your liver enzymes. A study on mice showed that high levels of CBD led to liver damage. But don’t freak out just yet, another study found that lower levels of CBD were actually protective against alcohol-induced liver damage in mice.
So how do we make sure we’re getting quality CBD? First off, do your research on the company you’re buying from. Make sure they’re transparent about their lab reports and where they’re sourcing their hemp from. You also wanna make sure they’re using CO2 extraction techniques and not solvents or butane. And of course, avoid products with pesticides, insecticides, and heavy metals.
At the end of the day, there’s not enough evidence to suggest that CBD itself causes liver damage at low levels. But you still gotta be careful and make sure you’re getting quality products. And if you’re already on medication, talk to your doctor before using CBD.
So there ya have it, folks. Take care of ya liver and do your research before buying CBD. Peace out!