{"id":604562227506,"title":"Apetropics One Chews Review: Does CBD Relieve Pain?","created_at":"2022-12-29T23:31:33-05:00","body_html":"\u003cscript type=\"application\/ld+json\"\u003e\/\/ \u003c![CDATA[\n{\n \"@context\": \"https:\/\/schema.org\",\n \"@type\": \"Article\",\n \"headline\": \"Apetropics One Chews Review: Does CBD Relieve Pain?\",\n \"keywords\": \"apetropics one chews, apetropics one chews review, apetropics one chews reviews, apetropics, apetropics one chews scam, apetropics cbd gummies, apetropics one chews legit, apetropics reviews, apetropics chews reviews\",\n \"description\": \"Our research team reviews the ingredients in Apetropics One Chews based on medical studies to give our take on whether the supplement is likely to be effective for pain relief. We explain whether the gummies are likely to cause side effects.\",\n \"url\": \"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/blogs\/health\/apetropics-one-chews-review\",\n\"author\": {\n \"@type\": \"Person\",\n \"name\": \"Calloway Cook\",\n \"url\": \"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/pages\/calloway-cook\",\n \"sameAs\": \"https:\/\/www.linkedin.com\/in\/calloway-cook\/\",\n \"jobTitle\": \"President\",\n \"knowsAbout\": \"entrepreneurship, dietary supplements, herbal supplements, eCommerce, medical research\",\n \"alumniOf\": {\n \"@type\": \"EducationalOrganization\",\n \"name\": \"S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University\"\n },\n \"memberOf\": {\n \"@type\": \"Organization\",\n \"name\": \"Illuminate Labs\"\n }\n},\n\"editor\": {\n \"@type\": \"Person\",\n \"name\": \"Auren Weinberg\",\n \"honorificSuffix\": \"M.D.\",\n \"url\": \"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/pages\/auren-weinberg\",\n \"sameAs\": \"https:\/\/www.linkedin.com\/in\/aurenweinberg\/\",\n \"jobTitle\": \"Medical Reviewer\",\n \"knowsAbout\": \"pharmaceutical medication, medicine, OTC drugs, medical research, clinical trials, generic drugs, branded drugs, dietary supplements, chemistry, health, wellness, healthcare\",\n \"alumniOf\": {\n \"@type\": \"EducationalOrganization\",\n \"name\": [\n \"Haverford College\",\n \"University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry\",\n \"Fox School of Business at Temple University\"\n ]\n },\n \"memberOf\": {\n \"@type\": \"Organization\",\n \"name\": \"Illuminate Labs\"\n }\n},\n\"image\": {\n\"@type\": \"ImageObject\",\n\"url\": \"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0047\/1524\/9737\/files\/Apetropics_One_Chews_Thumbnail.png?v=1672374933\",\n\"width\": \"2822\",\n\"height\": \"2822\"\n},\n\"citation\": [\n\"https:\/\/www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/pmc\/articles\/PMC7700528\/\",\n\"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/blogs\/health\/purekana-cbd-review\",\n\"https:\/\/www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/pmc\/articles\/PMC8107012\/\",\n\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/26559695\/\",\n\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/29775778\/\",\n\"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/blogs\/health\/golden-revive-plus-review\",\n\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/23026007\/\",\n\"https:\/\/www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/pmc\/articles\/PMC6097542\/\",\n\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/29722610\/\",\n\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/32638445\/\",\n\"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/products\/ceylon-cinnamon-extract\",\n\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/18416885\/\",\n\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/30368550\/\",\n\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/15613992\/\"\n],\n\"mentions\": [{\n \"@type\": \"Thing\",\n \"name\": \"lion’s mane mushroom extract\"\n },\n {\n \"@type\": \"Thing\",\n \"name\": \"cordyceps mushroom extract\"\n },\n {\n \"@type\": \"Thing\",\n \"name\": \"sugar\"\n },\n {\n \"@type\": \"Thing\",\n \"name\": \"artificial colors\"\n },\n {\n \"@type\": \"Thing\",\n \"name\": \"citric acid\"\n },\n {\n \"@type\": \"Brand\",\n \"name\": \"USA Today\"\n },\n {\n \"@type\": \"Brand\",\n \"name\": \"Fox News\"\n }\n],\n\"datePublished\": \"2022-12-29\",\n\"copyrightHolder\": {\n \"@type\": \"Organization\",\n \"name\": \"Illuminate Labs\"\n},\n\"publisher\": {\n \"@type\": \"Organization\",\n \"name\": \"Illuminate Labs\",\n \"url\": \"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/\",\n \"description\": \"Illuminate Labs is the most transparent supplement company in the U.S., and is a leading publisher of research-based health information.\",\n \"knowsAbout\": \"supplements, science, nutrition, exercise, health, medication, pharmaceutical, wellness, diet, weight loss, medical research\",\n \"publishingPrinciples\": \"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/pages\/editorial-guidelines\",\n \"memberOf\": [\n {\n \"@type\": \"Organization\",\n \"name\": \"U.S. Chamber of Commerce\",\n \"url\": \"https:\/\/www.uschamber.com\/\"\n },\n {\n \"@type\": \"Organization\",\n \"name\": \"Certified B Corp\",\n \"url\": \"https:\/\/www.bcorporation.net\/en-us\/\"\n },\n {\n \"@type\": \"Organization\",\n \"name\": \"Natural Products Association\",\n \"url\": \"https:\/\/www.npanational.org\/\"\n }\n ],\n \"logo\": {\n \"@type\": \"ImageObject\",\n \"url\": \"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0047\/1524\/9737\/files\/Illuminate_Labs_Favicon_48x48_7595c3cc-e27b-47b8-a4fe-edcc7ed9b29a.png?v=1666502785\", \n \"width\": 48,\n \"height\": 48\n},\n \"foundingDate\": \"2019-01-30\",\n \"sameAs\": [\n \"https:\/\/www.instagram.com\/illuminatelabs\",\n \"https:\/\/twitter.com\/illuminatelabs\",\n \"https:\/\/www.linkedin.com\/company\/illuminate-labs-supplements\",\n \"https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/channel\/UCpgSJAsIPb-fZ25djtTxBEA\"\n ]\n }\n}\n\/\/ ]]\u003e\u003c\/script\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0047\/1524\/9737\/files\/Apetropics_One_Chews_Article_Header_Image_Optimized.png?v=1672374376\" alt=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan class=\"dc\"\u003eA\u003c\/span\u003epetropics One Chews is a cannabidiol (CBD) product that’s used for pain relief. The brand claims that using the supplement is “like flipping the ‘ON’ switch to your brain for improved focus…while turning ‘OFF’ aches and pains.”\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eBut is CBD actually effective for pain relief or are these just marketing claims? Do Apetropics One Chews contain other research-backed pain relief ingredients? Does the supplement contain any questionable additive ingredients?\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eIn this article we’ll answer all of these questions and more as we review the ingredients in Apetropics One Chews based on medical studies to give our take on whether the product is likely to be effective for pain relief or if it’s a waste of money.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eDoes CBD Relieve Pain?\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eMany consumers use CBD for pain relief and there have been medical studies testing its effectiveness.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eA \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/pmc\/articles\/PMC7700528\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003emedical review\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e published in the \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eInternational Journal of Molecular Sciences\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e analyzed data from tens of animal and human studies on how CBD works to achieve pain relief. The study authors concluded that \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003e“CBD is a well-tolerated and safe natural compound exerting [pain-relieving] effects in various animal models of pain, as well as clinical studies.”\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eHowever, the researchers noted a lack of clinical trials on long-term CBD use for chronic pain. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eAs we referenced in our review of \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/blogs\/health\/purekana-cbd-review\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003ePure Kana CBD Gummies\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e, there’s also a lack of clarity on the effective dosing range of CBD for pain. Some of the clinical trials cited in the medical review included doses below the amount in Apetropics One Chews, but some used doses much higher.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eA \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/pmc\/articles\/PMC8107012\/\"\u003esurvey\u003c\/a\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eof real patients who use CBD for chronic pain, published in the \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eJournal of Pain Research\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e, reports that \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003e59% of patients using CBD for chronic pain find the treatment to provide benefits.\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eBased on the available research, we conclude that CBD is potentially effective for pain relief. We hope to see more long-term studies on CBD for chronic pain in the future, but the early research is promising.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eApetropics One Chews Ingredient Analysis\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0047\/1524\/9737\/files\/Apetropics_One_Chews_Ingredients_Optimized.png?v=1672374395\" alt=\"Apetropics One Chews ingredients\" style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eApetropics One Chews contain other active ingredients beyond CBD along with some inactive ingredients. The other active ingredients are lion’s mane mushroom extract, cordyceps mushroom extract and black pepper extract.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eLion’s mane mushroom extract\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e was found to have anti-inflammatory effects in a \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/26559695\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003etest tube study\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e, but we can’t identify any clinical trials with human participants showing it to have analgesic (pain relieving) effects.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eCordyceps mushroom extract\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e was shown in a 2018 \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/29775778\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003emedical review\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e to have potential pain relieving effects, but again these effects don’t appear to have been proven in a clinical trial with human trial subjects. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eBlack pepper extract\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e is typically included in supplement formulations to increase the effects and absorption of other active ingredients, as we documented in our review of \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/blogs\/health\/golden-revive-plus-review\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eGolden Revive\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e (another pain relief supplement containing this ingredient).\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eUnfortunately, while there are some potentially effective ingredients in this formulation, there are also some additive ingredients we recommend avoiding.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eCane sugar\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e is an ingredient to avoid for individuals experiencing pain, because it’s been shown to increase inflammatory processes in the body according to a meta-study published in the \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eNutrients\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e journal.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eArtificial colors\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e have \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/23026007\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003emedically-documented\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e toxicity and carcinogenicity concerns, and no nutritive value, so we recommend avoiding them entirely.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eCitric acid\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e is a preservative shown to cause “significant inflammatory reactions” in some patients as documented by a series of \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/pmc\/articles\/PMC6097542\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003emedical case reports\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e published in the \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eToxicology Reports\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e journal.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eNatural flavors\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e is a broad categorical ingredient definition that fails to describe the specific chemical compounds used as flavoring agents.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eOverall we consider this supplement to be potentially effective for pain relief given the effective dose of CBD and the mushroom ingredients. We do not recommend Apetropics One Chews due to the numerous questionable additive ingredients.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003ePotentially Fraudulent Media Claims\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0047\/1524\/9737\/files\/Apetropics_Fraudulent_Media_Claims_Optimized.png?v=1672374661\" alt=\"Apetropics fraudulent media claims\" style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe product page for Apetropics One Chews on the Apetropics website has a banner stating that the product is “Trusted By Experts” with various logos of major media institutions.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eHowever, there don’t appear to be experts at some of these companies recommending Apetropics One Chews.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eWe searched the USA Today website on Google (as shown above) for any mention of the brand Apetropics, and nothing appeared. Our search also returned no results for the Fox News website.\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe consider this to be a serious red flag, and we hope that Apetropics clarifies why they are claiming to be associated with these media institutions.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eCan Cinnamon and Collagen Relieve Pain Naturally?\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0047\/1524\/9737\/files\/Cinnamon_Image_a35d9772-699a-46ed-ab66-889abf84c647.png?v=1669955584\" alt=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eCinnamon\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan\u003e is a spice that has been studied for its ability to reduce pain and support joint health, and it can be taken in a more potent, extracted form. A \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/29722610\/\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003eclinical trial\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan\u003e published in the \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cspan\u003eJournal of the American College of Nutrition\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003cspan\u003e found that cinnamon supplementation at a daily dose of 500 miligrams (mg) reduced inflammation and joint swelling in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eA 2020 \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/32638445\/\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003eclinical trial\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan\u003e found that cinnamon supplementation reduced inflammatory markers. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003eThe study authors concluded that “Cinnamon could be regarded as a safe supplement to relieve pain.”\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eIlluminate Labs manufactures a \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/products\/ceylon-cinnamon-extract\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003eCeylon Cinnamon Extract\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan\u003e supplement that’s potent (standardized to minimum 8% flavonoids) and third-party tested to ensure purity and label accuracy (test results published transparently on the product page). It only costs \u003cstrong\u003e$15\u003c\/strong\u003e for a monthly subscription.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eInterested consumers can check out Illuminate Labs Ceylon Cinnamon Extract \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/products\/ceylon-cinnamon-extract\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003eat this link\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e to the product page on our website.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eCollagen\u003c\/b\u003e is the core structural protein in joints. The body produces it naturally, but its production decreases with age.\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/18416885\/\"\u003eMedical research\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003ehas shown that collagen is effective for reducing joint pain in athletes at a 10 gram (g) daily dose, and for reducing arthritic pain generally (\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/30368550\/\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003emeta-study\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e, doses ranging between 40 mg and 10 g daily dose).\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eWe recommend \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca rel=\"sponsored\" href=\"https:\/\/bulletproof.fdf2.net\/c\/3271428\/1278011\/9221\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003eBulletproof Collagen Powder\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan\u003e as our top collagen product because it provides an effective collagen dose per serving (20 g) and contains one single ingredient: collagen peptides sourced from grass-fed animals. There are no questionable additives. This supplement only costs \u003cstrong\u003e$39.95\u003c\/strong\u003e for over a month's worth of product.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eInterested consumers can check out Bulletproof Collagen powder \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca rel=\"sponsored\" href=\"https:\/\/bulletproof.fdf2.net\/c\/3271428\/1278011\/9221\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003eat this link\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e to the product page on the brand's website.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eDo Apetropics One Chews Cause Side Effects?\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eApetropics One Chews don’t appear to have been studied in any clinical trials, so it’s hard to say for certain whether or not they cause side effects to the average consumer.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe can make an educated guess based on the ingredients.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eCBD is very well-studied and unlikely to cause side effects when used at a safe dose like the dose in Apetropics One Chews. This supplement is free of THC which is the psychoactive cannabinoid.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe mushroom ingredients are included at relatively low doses and both have clinical research backing so we don’t consider those likely to cause side effects.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe only ingredients we consider a side effect concern are the citric acid and artificial colorants. It’s shown in \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/15613992\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eclinical research\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e that artificial colorants may cause hyperactivity and neurotoxicity. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eOverall we do not consider this supplement likely to cause side effects\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e, although it contains inactive ingredients that may cause side effects in a small percentage of consumers.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eConclusion\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eApetropics One Chews contains some effective ingredients for pain relief. We consider the supplement to be potentially effective overall, because some of the active ingredients (like CBD) have research backing for long-term treatment of chronic pain.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe do not recommend Apetropics One Chews overall because of the inclusion of questionable additive ingredients like artificial colors, added sugar and more. While it’s true that many other CBD gummies contain similar ingredients, we consider CBD oil to be healthier overall than CBD gummies like Apetropics One Chews because most CBD oil is free of questionable additive ingredients.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe product page of this supplement has a strange claim that it’s “Trusted By Experts” with various major media logos like USA Today. Some of these companies have not mentioned the brand even once on their websites, so we don’t understand how Apetropics is making this claim.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe do not consider Apetropics One Chews likely to cause side effects.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e","blog_id":49281925193,"author":"Calloway Cook","user_id":26601750601,"published_at":"2022-12-29T23:40:46-05:00","updated_at":"2022-12-30T22:44:01-05:00","summary_html":"We review the ingredients in Apetropics One Chews based on medical studies to give our take on whether the supplement is likely to be effective for pain relief. We explain whether the gummies are likely to cause side effects.","template_suffix":"","handle":"apetropics-one-chews-review","tags":"_related:cbd, _related:pain-relief"}

Apetropics One Chews Review: Does CBD Relieve Pain?

Apetropics One Chews Review: Does CBD Relieve Pain?


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Apetropics One Chews is a cannabidiol (CBD) product that’s used for pain relief. The brand claims that using the supplement is “like flipping the ‘ON’ switch to your brain for improved focus…while turning ‘OFF’ aches and pains.”

But is CBD actually effective for pain relief or are these just marketing claims? Do Apetropics One Chews contain other research-backed pain relief ingredients? Does the supplement contain any questionable additive ingredients?

In this article we’ll answer all of these questions and more as we review the ingredients in Apetropics One Chews based on medical studies to give our take on whether the product is likely to be effective for pain relief or if it’s a waste of money.

Does CBD Relieve Pain?

Many consumers use CBD for pain relief and there have been medical studies testing its effectiveness.

A medical review published in the International Journal of Molecular Sciences analyzed data from tens of animal and human studies on how CBD works to achieve pain relief. The study authors concluded that “CBD is a well-tolerated and safe natural compound exerting [pain-relieving] effects in various animal models of pain, as well as clinical studies.”

However, the researchers noted a lack of clinical trials on long-term CBD use for chronic pain. 

As we referenced in our review of Pure Kana CBD Gummies, there’s also a lack of clarity on the effective dosing range of CBD for pain. Some of the clinical trials cited in the medical review included doses below the amount in Apetropics One Chews, but some used doses much higher.

survey of real patients who use CBD for chronic pain, published in the Journal of Pain Research, reports that 59% of patients using CBD for chronic pain find the treatment to provide benefits.

Based on the available research, we conclude that CBD is potentially effective for pain relief. We hope to see more long-term studies on CBD for chronic pain in the future, but the early research is promising.

Apetropics One Chews Ingredient Analysis

Apetropics One Chews ingredients

Apetropics One Chews contain other active ingredients beyond CBD along with some inactive ingredients. The other active ingredients are lion’s mane mushroom extract, cordyceps mushroom extract and black pepper extract.

Lion’s mane mushroom extract was found to have anti-inflammatory effects in a test tube study, but we can’t identify any clinical trials with human participants showing it to have analgesic (pain relieving) effects.

Cordyceps mushroom extract was shown in a 2018 medical review to have potential pain relieving effects, but again these effects don’t appear to have been proven in a clinical trial with human trial subjects. 

Black pepper extract is typically included in supplement formulations to increase the effects and absorption of other active ingredients, as we documented in our review of Golden Revive (another pain relief supplement containing this ingredient).

Unfortunately, while there are some potentially effective ingredients in this formulation, there are also some additive ingredients we recommend avoiding.

Cane sugar is an ingredient to avoid for individuals experiencing pain, because it’s been shown to increase inflammatory processes in the body according to a meta-study published in the Nutrients journal.

Artificial colors have medically-documented toxicity and carcinogenicity concerns, and no nutritive value, so we recommend avoiding them entirely.

Citric acid is a preservative shown to cause “significant inflammatory reactions” in some patients as documented by a series of medical case reports published in the Toxicology Reports journal.

Natural flavors is a broad categorical ingredient definition that fails to describe the specific chemical compounds used as flavoring agents.

Overall we consider this supplement to be potentially effective for pain relief given the effective dose of CBD and the mushroom ingredients. We do not recommend Apetropics One Chews due to the numerous questionable additive ingredients.

Potentially Fraudulent Media Claims

Apetropics fraudulent media claims

The product page for Apetropics One Chews on the Apetropics website has a banner stating that the product is “Trusted By Experts” with various logos of major media institutions.

However, there don’t appear to be experts at some of these companies recommending Apetropics One Chews.

We searched the USA Today website on Google (as shown above) for any mention of the brand Apetropics, and nothing appeared. Our search also returned no results for the Fox News website.

We consider this to be a serious red flag, and we hope that Apetropics clarifies why they are claiming to be associated with these media institutions.

Can Cinnamon and Collagen Relieve Pain Naturally?

Cinnamon is a spice that has been studied for its ability to reduce pain and support joint health, and it can be taken in a more potent, extracted form. A clinical trial published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition found that cinnamon supplementation at a daily dose of 500 miligrams (mg) reduced inflammation and joint swelling in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

A 2020 clinical trial found that cinnamon supplementation reduced inflammatory markers. The study authors concluded that “Cinnamon could be regarded as a safe supplement to relieve pain.”

Illuminate Labs manufactures a Ceylon Cinnamon Extract supplement that’s potent (standardized to minimum 8% flavonoids) and third-party tested to ensure purity and label accuracy (test results published transparently on the product page). It only costs $15 for a monthly subscription.

Interested consumers can check out Illuminate Labs Ceylon Cinnamon Extract at this link to the product page on our website.

Collagen is the core structural protein in joints. The body produces it naturally, but its production decreases with age. Medical research has shown that collagen is effective for reducing joint pain in athletes at a 10 gram (g) daily dose, and for reducing arthritic pain generally (meta-study, doses ranging between 40 mg and 10 g daily dose).

We recommend Bulletproof Collagen Powder as our top collagen product because it provides an effective collagen dose per serving (20 g) and contains one single ingredient: collagen peptides sourced from grass-fed animals. There are no questionable additives. This supplement only costs $39.95 for over a month's worth of product.

Interested consumers can check out Bulletproof Collagen powder at this link to the product page on the brand's website.

Do Apetropics One Chews Cause Side Effects?

Apetropics One Chews don’t appear to have been studied in any clinical trials, so it’s hard to say for certain whether or not they cause side effects to the average consumer.

We can make an educated guess based on the ingredients.

CBD is very well-studied and unlikely to cause side effects when used at a safe dose like the dose in Apetropics One Chews. This supplement is free of THC which is the psychoactive cannabinoid.

The mushroom ingredients are included at relatively low doses and both have clinical research backing so we don’t consider those likely to cause side effects.

The only ingredients we consider a side effect concern are the citric acid and artificial colorants. It’s shown in clinical research that artificial colorants may cause hyperactivity and neurotoxicity. 

Overall we do not consider this supplement likely to cause side effects, although it contains inactive ingredients that may cause side effects in a small percentage of consumers.

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Conclusion

Apetropics One Chews contains some effective ingredients for pain relief. We consider the supplement to be potentially effective overall, because some of the active ingredients (like CBD) have research backing for long-term treatment of chronic pain.

We do not recommend Apetropics One Chews overall because of the inclusion of questionable additive ingredients like artificial colors, added sugar and more. While it’s true that many other CBD gummies contain similar ingredients, we consider CBD oil to be healthier overall than CBD gummies like Apetropics One Chews because most CBD oil is free of questionable additive ingredients.

The product page of this supplement has a strange claim that it’s “Trusted By Experts” with various major media logos like USA Today. Some of these companies have not mentioned the brand even once on their websites, so we don’t understand how Apetropics is making this claim.

We do not consider Apetropics One Chews likely to cause side effects.




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