CBD oil is a food supplement containing cannabidiol (CBD). CBD is extracted from industrial hemp ( cannabis sativa) and is one of over 112 cannabinoids that are present in the hemp plant.
CBD products will not make you “stoned” or “high” as they contain less than 0.2% THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) when purchased in the UK and across Europe.
Industrial hemp is completely legal to possess and use, it is not the same as marijuana, weed, or street cannabis. Illegal cannabis products all contain more than 0.2% THC
The cannabinoids present in hemp are similar to those present in the human body. Our endocannabinoid systems are partly responsible for maintaining many important physiological processes in our bodies including our immune system, healing, mood, emotions, pain, cognitive processes and inflammation.
CBD and cannabis oil are currently being researched for a wide range of possible benefits, but as yet, most of the work has been focussed on laboratory and animal tests and human clinical trials are only just beginning for a significant number of health and wellbeing applications.
Cannabidiol has become extremely popular in the last few years due to media reports of healing effects claimed by users of CBD. Many celebrities and famous sports stars have also admitted to using legal cannabis oil.
Hemp has been used by humans for over 10000 years for many applications including medicine, food, and for its oil. It is now being re-discovered and it is an exciting time for those of us who love natural approaches to old problems.
As well as CBD, hemp and cannabis also contain a multitude of terpenes. They are responsible for the flavours and aromas that are so well known. Terpenes are also being researched for possible benefits.
Prior to using CBD oil, it is advisable to seek advice from your GP or from a medical professional. There have been no known fatalities from hemp oil or CBD ever but it is always wise to make sure that hemp will not interact with any of your existing medication or affect any pre-existing medical conditions.