Online pharmacist, Instant eCare, conducted a survey of 300 respondents across the UK in order to gain a greater understanding of the attitudes of young professionals purchasing CBD oil, vape oil and capsules, and understand the health ailments theyâ€™re using CBD to treat.
Cannabidiol or CBD oil as itâ€™s more commonly known, was legalised in the UK in 2018 and is regularly used to assist with chronic pain relief and wellbeing disorders. However, the data revealed the largest percentage of users regularly buying CBD products are young professionals with desk-based occupations, within industries such as IT, Administration and Sales for stress relief, rather than pain relief.
Those within medical professions also highlighted their use of CBD. 28% of respondents identified as being a doctor, dentist or nurse and they use CBD products or supplements to treat insomnia or other sleep-related conditions.
Key findings include:
Whilst the majority of those surveyed revealed they have been using CBD for less than six months, 36% foresee themselves continuing to use CBD for therapeutic use for a further six months. This data leaves Instant eCare to believe the popularity and demand for legal CBD use is certainly on an upward curve.
Sarah Morgan, pharmacy business development manager, said â€śClinical studies back-up the use of CBD hemp oil as a versatile health supplement said to aid minor pain, anxiety or depression. Alternative remedies such as Cannabidiol is the next level of stress therapy and it is believed to carry a number of health benefits.â€ť