FSA urges Pregnant and breastfeeding women to steer clear of CBD products after early animal research Shows toxicity to unborn babies

FSA urges Pregnant and breastfeeding women to steer clear of CBD products after early animal research Shows toxicity to unborn babies


CBD has been in the limelight for a year now. Whether it is celebrities boasting about its alleged benefits or government officials supporting it, CBD has become quite popular amongst consumers.  Despite the medicinal claims of CBD, some regulators have warned pregnant and breastfeeding women to avoid CBD. Recently the Food Standards Agency (FSA) made these recommendations based on the research conducted on animals which shows that CBD might be toxic for unborn babies.  While the market is filled with CBD products ranging from skincare to wellness to health, the FSA said there is no strong evidence that backs up the medical claims of CBD or looks into the health effects of High Street products.  In light of this, the agency has urged all vulnerable people, including those who take medication, to steer clear of the CBD trend. For other adults, they recommend no more than about 70mg a day- nearly 28 drops of 5% CBD- it is the first time that such advice has been given.  CBD, or cannabidiol, is a non-psychoactive compound of the marijuana plant, and it has been widely used in creams, tinctures, oils, capsules, candles, isolate, vape pens, and many skincare and beauty products.  Unlike THC or tetrahydrocannabinol, the psychoactive compound of marijuana that is responsible for causing the “high” or producing hallucinations in users when they smoke weed, CBD is a non-psychoactive substance and hence, does not give a euphoria like feeling.  The FSA, part of the UK government, said their warnings targeted towards…

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