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BBC Star Bill Turnbull turning to benefits of cannabidiol in effort to starve off prostate cancer

BBC star Bill Turnbull is resorting to the potential cancer reducing effects of CBD oil in his bid to battle severe prostate cancer. Turnbull has stated that he is “doing everything to learn how cancer can be staved off or, who knows, even cured”.

Taking cannabidiol (CBD) is already linked with having a variety of health benefits – reduced levels of anxiety and stress, reduction of seizures, and improved quality of sleep are just some of the healing and restorative effects felt by CBD users across the country, with widespread testimonials and research to substantiate the claims. In a recent study by EOS Scientific, 38% of Brits stated that they would use CBD oil to manage their health, and 24% said they prefer to manage their health with holistic remedies rather than pharmaceutical drugs.

However, it has recently been suggested that CBD could even have cancer-fighting properties. Research in this field is very much in its early years as there have been no large scale clinic trials; however, the early indicators of research so far are positive, if inconclusive.

CBD is the non-psychoactive extract of cannabis, meaning that it cannot induce a high and is therefore not a restricted substance. Between 2017 and 2018, CBD usage in the UK grew by 99%, a growth unprecedented amongst holistic and organic products in the UK, as more and more people began to feel the restorative effects.

Simon Manthorpe, CEO of EOS Scientific, the UK’s leading CBD oil testing service, comments on why the rise of CBD oil in the UK has been inevitable, and doesn’t show signs of slowing down anytime soon.

“What CBD has over so many other consumer goods is its versatility. Early research and testimony is showing that CBD can potentially alleviate many ailments that previously prescribed medication has been somewhat inefficient in tackling. Seizures and forms of epilepsy are some of the more serious ailments that people have used CBD oil to combat, but others have found use in CBD to tackle their psoriasis or simple aches and pains – now our research shows that more than 1 in 3 people would use CBD to manage their health.

With greater research, we could see in the world of medicine, CBD oil become much more prevalent, with it becoming the hero of modern medicinal practices, in some cases. It isn’t just in the realm of medicine that CBD could have a huge impact, either. We have seen consumer markets in the UK inundated with the infusion of CBD, revolutionising cosmetics and consumables.”