What are the Benefits of CBD Oil?

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a major cannabinoid found in hemp has many beneficial properties. There are at least 113 cannabinoids found within the cannabis plant, CBD and THC (gets you high) are the most well known. These are the other main cannabinoids which also have potential for medicine Cannabigerol (CBG), Cannabichromene (CBC), Cannabinol (CBN), Tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV).

In its patent 6,630,507 titled “Cannabinoids as Antioxidants and Neuroprotectants”, the U.S. federal government makes many impressive claims about CBD, stating that:

  • “Cannabinoids are potent antioxidants… they easily penetrate tissues giving them the ability to enter the central nervous system and brain.”
  • “Non-psychoactive cannabinoids such as CBD are particularly advantageous as they are non-toxic… and exhibit unique antioxidant properties without the undesirable effects of THC.”
  • “The antioxidant strength of CBD is significantly greater than that of either Vitamin C or Vitamin E.”

The following article discusses in depth the benefits of CBD.