For all health outcomes, the greatest improvements in participants were seen within the first week.
According to a new study by Healthtech B-corp Radicle Science, participants saw an average improvement in their wellbeing of 71%.
Thirteen US brands were enrolled in the Radicle Advancing CBD Education and Science (ACES) study of nearly 3,000 participants to determine whether botanical products containing CBD offer therapeutic benefits on five health outcomes including well-being, quality of life, longer-term pain , Feelings of fear and quality of sleep.
Initial results suggest that a significant number of participants experienced clinically meaningful improvements, meaning that they achieved significant and tangible improvements in quality of life through improvements in the respective health outcomes studied. For all health outcomes, the greatest improvements were seen within the first week.
Key results include an average 71% improvement in participants’ wellbeing; 63% experienced a clinically meaningful improvement in anxiety; 61% experienced a clinically meaningful improvement in sleep quality; 47% experienced a clinically meaningful improvement in pain; and 61% reported an effect within one to four hours of ingesting their product.
“Our bold mission is to create the new standard of trust and transparency that consumers deserve and healthcare providers demand from these generally available potential therapies,” said Pelin Thorogood, Co-Founder and Executive Chair of Radicle Science. “The large-scale and deliberate heterogeneity of our studies can transform these consumer health products into democratized precision solutions.”
Launched in August and completed in record time before Thanksgiving, Radicle ACES used validated, standardized health indices to collect real-world health outcomes from a diverse population with a variety of races, ages, regions, behavioral habits, and predictors of existing health status. The four-week study used a unique virtual direct-to-consumer (D2C) approach to achieve the desired heterogeneity of the participant population and the speed at which the study was conducted.
The Radicle approach eliminates all physical infrastructure and instead collects data directly from participants as they go about their daily life in their real-world environment. A full report of the anonymized, aggregated results will be released in early 2022.