@troy I definitely wouldn’t assume that. Yes, cbd is one of the things that could be extracted from hemp oil, but there are other things in there too. You might be getting some CBD but it’s very unlikely to be 25 mg.
Any word on which metropolitan water taps this comes from or the environmental costs of packaging and shipping canned sugar water all over the country?
Not to mention the fact that if there were any actual medicinal benefit to this stuff (hemp, CBD, etc - snake oil for the new millenium), then by law it would require a prescription or OTC designation by the FDA.
@mike808 The FDA does not regulate “supplements”. It’s possible to have some medicinal value without being a pharmacy product. Hemp oil may or may not have any medicinal value, but lack of FDA approval doesn’t determine that.
@mehkato You do understand that the whole “may or may not” is complete bullshit. Studies that repeatedly and conclusively prove “do not” are simply not published. It is a sham statement to use the “may or may not” claim to create the lie about, and only about, the positive “may” part of the statement.
If the item had actual, proven medicinal value it would be required to have FDA approval. Buying a lottery ticket doesnt have FDA approval either, but my point isn’t about all the things that don’t have medicinal value. And even if it had some medicinal value, that claim, even for OTC products, must still obtain FDA approval.
It’s the same reason makeup always claims to make you “look younger” or vague references to increase desireable or reduce undesirable visual features (beauty is entirely subjective and in the eye of the beholder) like “reduces baggy eyes” - a term with no medical meaning.
As for CBD or THC, well the first is likely outlawed in many states as a MJ-derived substance with no FDA-approved use, and the latter is only available in some states through a dispensary or other state-licensing mechanism (the FDA is federal, and can’t bypass DOJ and congress on a Schedule 1 “drug” prohibited “with no medicinal value” by fiat.
Thats what the whole legalization fight is about - overturning that language and classification. You can’t conduct testing for medicinal benefits (using federal funds, especially) on a substance the government has already declared as material fact to have no medicinal value.
@mehkato@mike808 To be fair, both DHEA and Melatonin have definite health effects but are ‘non-approved.’
If we’re going to draw fine grained distinctions, we should, perhaps, note that ‘having an FDA approved health claim’ is not the same as ‘having an effect on health.’
The consumer protection (hah) function of the FDA is why supplements get smacked down for unwarranted claims.
If I created ‘Bob’s health tonic’ and it was exclusively made up of ‘generally recognized as safe’ compounds and my marketing made no specific health claims, the FDA would not be up in my business, even if I published fat stacks of studies demonstrating a large benefit to health metrics.
Tl;dr: Claims are regulated by the FDA, not effects
Which is why it is such weasel word BS to just list a bunch of word salad ingredients and “wink, wink - it has the ‘good stuff’ in it” and not actually make any claims at all, relying on uninformed rumor and worse, separate disinformation for the left hand to intentionally deny accountability for whatever the right hand is doing.
What’s funny is I was reading about this very topic recently and how the hemp extracts are attracted to the plastic lining in soda cans and how the suggested dosages can be skewed because of this and here we are on my favorite webstore
“no bullshit basically”
This is basically canned bullshit. Organic cane sugar with a hint of snake oil, er I mean hemp oil. Complete with anecdotal evidence implying efficacy. The only thing missing is the boilerplate that this isn’t intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
@AZnatural1 Actually, Canada Dry’s cranberry ginger ale is delicious. Blood orange and mandarin pair together quite well. Blueberry raspberry pomegranate is a somewhat common smoothie mixture. The flavors are good, it’s the other ingredients that aren’t worth it.
I absolutely don’t understand the claims about hemp oil. It can be good for some nutrient supplementation (and fatty acids) but it doesn’t have anything that’s going to allow you to sleep better or become more relaxed except for a placebo effect. but, it’s hard to criticize the manufacturer because there are plenty of companies willing to make a buck offering these lies…just like MEH.