Tinnitus and Kara’s Orchards CBD gummies

Name of treatment

Kara’s Orchards CBD gummies

Does the BTA recommend this treatment?

No

BTA opinion on this treatment:

Very little research has been done, but the evidence so far suggests that cannabinoids may exacerbate tinnitus.

Licences for the use of CBD oil or hemp oil as a medicine have not yet been granted.

Type of treatment

Pharmaceutical

Claims for treatment

“helps your body reduce …pain, chronic aches, anxiety and stress and enhance your mood to improve the sleep pattern”[1]

“stop Tinnitus instantly and for good”[2]

“[reuptake inhibitors] work by blocking the inhibiting the [sic] plasmalemmal transporter-mediated reuptake of a neurotransmitter from the synapse into the pre-synaptic neuron. What this means to people without a doctorate in chemistry: a powerful help for Tinnitus”[3]

How treatment is delivered

Chewable teddy bear shaped gummie sweets. Two to be taken before bed.[4] Claims to contain 100% pure CBD Oil[5].

Potential negative consequences

Animal models suggest that cannabinoids may promote the development of tinnitus[6] [7].

 Evidence offered:

 

Papers available

10 relevant papers found with keywords tinnitus + cannabinoid in PubMed database

Conclusions drawn

To date, there have been no systematic studies of the effects of cannabinoids on tinnitus in humans.[8] It is feasible that different cannabinoids may have different effects on tinnitus.[9]

Quality of evidence[10]

C/D

Would the BTA support further studies into this treatment?

Yes, if high quality study.

Verdict: Safety - is this treatment harmful?

  Evidence of harm

Verdict: Efficacy - does this treatment work?

  Evidence that it has no effect

Comments

Products containing CBD oil are legal in the UK, providing the content of a psychoactive component of cannabis (THC, tetrahydrocannabinol) is 0.2% or below.

The manufacturer’s website states that: “The statements made on our websites have not been evaluated by the FDA (U.S. Food & Drug Administration). Our products are not intended to diagnose, cure or prevent any disease.“[11]

 

 

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[1] Inter Press Service News Agency Kara’s Orchards CBD Gummies UK Reviews: Scam Alert! Must Read! https://ipsnews.net/business/2021/05/01/karas-orchards-cbd-gummies-uk-reviews-scam-alert-must-read/ [accessed 4 June 2021]

[2] UCL Chemists Reveal Natural Formula That Stops Tinnitus Instantly! https://bodyassistedtips.co/products/product5/?network=n&adid=36687327584&creative=36687327584&device=t&campaignid=410921384&adgroupid=9786924947 [accessed 27 May 2021]

[3] ibid

[4] ibid

[5] Kara’s Orchards CBD Gummies https://the-gummiescbd.com/offer/cbd_gummies/uk/?uid=24c7b64d-7a4b-486e-8cf4-eef2d9ecba65  [accessed 27 May 2021]

[6]  Zheng Y, Reid P, Smith PF. Cannabinoid CB1 receptor agonists do not decrease, but may increase acoustic trauma-induced tinnitus in rats. Frontiers in Neurology 2015. https://doi.org/10.3389/fneur.2015.00060

[7] Narwani V, Bourdillon A, Nalamada K, Manes RP, Hildrew DM. Does cannabis alleviate tinnitus? A review of the current literature. Laryngoscope Investigative Otolaryngology. 2020 Oct 30;5(6):1147-1155. doi: 10.1002/lio2.479. 

[8] Smith PF, Zheng Y. Cannabinoids, cannabinoid receptors and tinnitus. Hearing Research, 2016; 332 210-216.

[9] Narwani V, Bourdillon A, Nalamada K, Manes RP, Hildrew DM. Does cannabis alleviate tinnitus? A review of the current literature. Laryngoscope Investigative Otolaryngology. 2020 Oct 30;5(6):1147-1155. doi: 10.1002/lio2.479. 

[10] A = Systematic review/meta analysis. B = Randomised control studies. C = Cohort studies. D = Case control studies. E = case studies/reports. +/- to be used to indicate quality within bands

[11] Kara’s Orchards CBD Gummies https://the-gummiescbd.com/offer/cbd_gummies/uk/?uid=24c7b64d-7a4b-486e-8cf4-eef2d9ecba65  [accessed 27 May 2021]

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Updated 4 June 2021