Within the swiftly growing cannabis oil industry is a new category of products seeing its own equally rapid rise in popularity: cannabidiol hemp oil, or CBD oil.

What is Cannabidiol ?

Cannabidiol is a powerful supplement with anti-inflammatory properties, and the ability to help several previously untreatable diseases.

The oil is derived from cannabis. It’s a type of cannabinoid, which are the chemicals naturally found in marijuana plants.

Cannabidiol is one of at least 113 active cannabinoids identified in cannabis. It is a major phytocannabinoid, accounting for up to 40% of the plant’s extract.

What are the effects ?

Even though it comes from marijuana plants, CBD doesn’t create a “high” effect or any form of intoxication, such as those caused by tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).

CBD does not appear to have any psychoactive effects, and it may have a downregulating impact on disordered thinking and anxiety.

CBD oil can help fight cancer and irritable bowel diseases, improve schizophrenia symptoms, and even relieve anxiety and help you get more sleep.

The use of medical marijuana still continues to be an emotionally and politically charged issue though.

CBD oil is exploding with new products every week. Who should you trust? What should you buy?

Sales of CBD oil have doubled in the past year according to the Cannabis Trades Association UK, and you can now buy it in Holland and Barrett.