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CBD oil: the cannabis supplement taking the wellness world by storm

It’s one of the fastest growing supplements in the US and the UK and is said to help everything from insomnia to anxiety and joint pain. As the row regarding the legalisation of medicinal cannabis continues, we find out more about its legal counterpart

There are few supplements that spark as much of a debate as cannabis oil - one that’s been reignited by the recent case of epilepsy sufferer Billy Caldwell, 12, who had his medicinal cannabis oil confiscated by officials at Heathrow Airport after his mother attempted to bring it in from Canada to the UK. The reason? Its content of a psychoactive substance called Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is currently illegal in the UK.

Not all types of cannabis oil are banned though. Cannabidiol (CBD) oil (derived from the stems and leaves of hemp plants) is currently flying off shelves at the moment due to its wide range of purported health benefits that include better sleep and the relief of joint pain, stress and anxiety. And in case you were worried, it won’t make you high. “CBD is non-intoxicating and void of any psychoactive inducing properties,” says Dr Sarah Brewer, Healthspan Medical Director. “It’s been widely researched in the States for its health benefits and is increasingly used as an herbal supplement to promote general feelings of wellbeing.”

Hi, has anyone had anything to do with Cherry Fruit Extract Capsules, and do they help with gout & arthritis?

I have high Uric Acid which causes gout, and am taking a prescription drug - Allopurinol - which has side effects. What i read about Cherry Fruit Extract Capsules sounds good, but i cannot find where I can buy them in Australia. Any ideas, anyone??


Black Cherry juice, available at most health food stores, and eating fresh cherries helps a lot . Also drinking plenty of water helps your kidneys remove uric acid. Pineapple will help with the inflammation. Sometimes natural remedies will not do the


Black Cherry juice, available at most health food stores, and eating fresh cherries helps a lot . Also drinking plenty of water helps your kidneys remove uric acid. Pineapple will help with the inflammation. Sometimes natural remedies will not do the

How do I know what brands of supplements have the potency correctly stated on the bottle?

I have heard of and seen programs where they test certain brands of vitamins and other supplements sold in drug stores. On these programs they 'expose' brands as not having in the 'pill' what the brands say they have.

For example, a glucosamine


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I don't know if this is totally correct or not, BUT someone told me to look on the bottle and make sure it says "STANDARDIZED". This is supposed to mean that it has the correct amount of whatever. They said that the "standardized"


Unfortunately, there is no way to know for certain unless you have a lot of $$ and can afford to have the supplements you take, analyzed. Since that is not an option for most of us, I recommend avoiding the big national chains (GN- somethingorother) comes