Fact Check: 'Keoni CBD' Gummies Do NOT 'Cure' Diabetes

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  • by: Christiana Dillard

STORY UPDATED: check for updates below.

Fact Check: 'Keoni CBD' Gummies Do NOT 'Cure' Diabetes No Cure

Did an advertisement on Facebook lead viewers to a cannabidiol (CBD) product that can cure diabetes? No, that's not true: The link leads to an ad for Keoni CBD, a company that allegedly makes CBD gummies. Contrary to the advertisement's claim, there is no cure for diabetes involving CBD gummies.

The claim appeared in a Facebook post (archived here) on April 20, 2022. The post includes a link with a graphic that reads:

THIS MAKES SUGAR DECLINE INSTANTLY! CURE DIABETES ONCE AND FOR ALL AT HOME.

This is what the post looked like on Facebook at the time of writing:

Facebook screenshot

(Source: Facebook screenshot taken on Fri Apr 22 16:16 2022 UTC)

The link in the post leads users to an article titled "CEOs From Kodiak Lands Massive Deal For Powerful Method To Treat Diabetes." It details the supposed development of Keoni CBD by Joel Clark and Cameron Smith, made famous by their protein pancake and waffle mix Kodiak Cakes.

Lead Stories reached out to Kodiak Cakes for comment on whether Clark and Smith launched Keoni CBD. We will update this story with any response.

The claims in the product's advertisements are also not approved by the Food and Drug Administration, as a disclaimer on the product's website states:

The statements on keonicbd.com haven't been approved by the FDA. These training guide digital materials are not intended to diagnose, treat, mitigate, cure or prevent any diseases. Keoni CBD doesn't give out medical advice, therefore, please talk to your doctor, physician, pharmacist, and/or health care professional. Like all digital goods, individual results will certainly vary from the anecdotal references posted here. Do not consider the content found on this site, keonicbd.com, as a replacement for professional opinions of your doctor, physician, pharmacist, and/or health care professional.

There is no cure for diabetes that does not involve surgical intervention at the time this fact check was written. Individuals with diabetes can manage the disease by seeking professional medical advice and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

Updates:

  • 2022-04-22T20:12:00Z 2022-04-22T20:12:00Z
    Updated to focus only on diabetes-related claims.

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  Christiana Dillard

Christiana Dillard is a former news writer for Temple University’s Lew Klein College of Media and Communication. She received her undergraduate degree in English Writing from the University of Pittsburgh. She has been a freelance writer for several organizations including the Pittsburgh Black Media Federation, Pitt Magazine, and The Heinz Endowments. When she’s not producing or studying media she’s binging it, watching YouTube videos or any interesting series she can find on streaming services.

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