CBD is being hailed as the ‘go-to’ supplement of 2018. Jennifer Aniston takes CBD oil for stress, anxiety and pain. Olivia Wilde sloughs it onto her skin. Meanwhile Victoria’s Secret stunner Alessandra Ambrosio uses it to relax and unwind before her stomp down the runway. But what exactly is CBD oil (that’s short for Cannabidiol) – is it actually marijuana? What are the benefits? Are there any risks?
‘CBD helps with pain, stress and anxiety ’, Jennifer Aniston told US Weekly about CBD oil, ‘it has all the benefits of Marijuana without the high’.
‘If there is anything working with CBD Oil has shown me, it’s that there is always hope. Even for the hopeless.’ says Back to the Future actor Michael J. Fox, who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease at 29 years old.
Olivia Wilde: ‘CBD lotion helps me relax’
‘I’ve been using this body lotion that has CBD in it,’ Olivia Wilde told the New York Times. ‘Recently I did a play on Broadway for six months, and my body was wrecked – my neck was really tight. The CBD has relaxing benefits, and the idea is to avoid using too many painkillers.’
‘I feel like if you don’t want to get high, this is a product specifically just to get rid of discomfort’, said Whoopi Goldberg.
Nate Diaz (Lightweight and Welterweight UFC fighter) claims; ‘It’ll make your life a better place.’
Alessandra Ambrosio: ‘It helps me sleep when I’m anxious’
Victoria’s Secret Angel Alessandra Ambrosio revealed recently, ‘The most important thing to do (to prep for the Victoria’s Secret Show) is to sleep eight hours the night before but it’s hard because the mind gets anxious, so I try CBD oil and I think it helps.’
These A-listers are not alone.
A survey by Healthspan found that Brits have lost the knack of relaxation, with three-quarters of people admitting they don’t get any down or relaxation time.
Three in 100 have turned to CBD oil, to help themselves calm down.
Hailed as the new ‘go-to’, CBD is claimed to help lift your mood, support feelings of well-being and relaxation along with a whole host of other benefits.
Cannabidiol or CBD oil – naturally sourced from hemp plants, is ‘one of the fastest-growing well-being supplements in both the US and the UK’ says Dr Sarah Brewer (GP and medical director of Healthspan) ‘and is perfectly legal to take’.
But despite its recent popularity in the US, CBD oil is still relatively unknown in Britain.
CBD is a naturally-sourced ingredient that is set to take center stage in 2018 as a nutritional supplement.
Although they belong to the same family, CBD oil sourced from hemp plants is very different from CBD sourced from marijuana.
In growing CBD oil, hemp plants have been bred to contain only trace amounts of THC (the ingredient prevalent in the similar marijuana cannabis plant that is associated with the so-called ‘high’) that will have zero impact on your psycho-active state.
CBD oil will not make you ‘high’, despite connotations from the assumption that CBD oil stems from cannabis.