What is Cannabidiol (CBD)?

Cannabidiol, known as CBD or hemp oil in Australia, is a concentrated extract from a particular type of hemp plant often referred to as Cannabis Sativa L, which has many known potential health-related benefits and properties.

Cannabidiol is a phyto-cannabinoid discovered in 1940. According to Wikipedia, it is some of the 113-114 identified cannabinoids in cannabis plants and accounts for up to 40% of the plant's extract. As of 2019, there has been an increase in clinical research on CBD to treat anxiety, cognition, movement disorders, anti-acne, cancer treatment, heart disease, neuroprotective and pain related conditions.

Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a compound found in Cannabis Sativa L and hemp plants, and interest in it has recently skyrocketed. It is growing in popularity around the world and in recent time, Australia. Since 2016, brands such as Elixinol, CW Hemp and Endoca have gained popularity in Australia and Cannabidiol laws and scheduling are currently being addressed by governments around the world.

When buying CBD, always make sure the manufacturer and supplier are compliant with labelling and content and all products should carry a unique QR code leading to analysis results.

How to use Cannabidiol

Cannabidiol dosage should be supplied by a trained professional or appropriate person. People should follow the product instructions and contact the manufacturer or their licensed health provider if they are unsure about possible interactions with current medications or have any other concerns with using hemp-based products.  

What are the benefits of CBD Oil?

The use of CBD oil is being researched in various conditions, including heart disease, cancer, schizophrenia, Crohn’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes complications and many other conditions.

Numerous studies have shown the potential health benefits from the use of CBD Oil including pain relief, anxiety and depression, neurological conditions, heart health, cancer-related symptom management, substance abuse, acne and skin conditions, diabetes, autoimmune conditions, digestive issues, and much more.