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Meanwhile, Great Ormond Street hospital (GOSH) has published research showing that CBD has potential as a treatment for epilepsy, particularly for children with the severe, drug-resistant form known as Dravet syndrome. The study showed that CBD reduced seizures by nearly 40% for the 120 children who took part in the trial. Prof Helen Cross, consultant in paediatric neurology at GOSH, said: “The results of this study are significant, and provide us with firm evidence of the effectiveness of cannabidiol. This drug could make a considerable difference to children who are living with Dravet syndrome and endure debilitating seizures.”

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For CBD evangelists, it seems there is no health problem it can’t help – from chronic pain, depression, anxiety and skin conditions to insomnia. Many report that CBD improves concentration, memory and general mood, as well as reducing stress levels. But the products can’t legally make such claims; in the UK, CBD can be sold and advertised only as a generic food supplement. “We never use any medical terminology,” says Johan Obel, director of popular online CBD retailer the Drug Store, standing in front of a huge, gold-framed artwork of a nerve cell in its central London store. “If people come in asking for advice on a specific issue, we tell them to do their own research.” (He adds that their sexual lubricant is “by far one of our bestsellers”.)

I asked Hindocha whether stories such as Montague’s suggest that such small doses could be having an impact? “It is very interesting,” she says, “because there is an argument that low doses of CBD could potentially affect inflammation in the body.” One complicating factor is metabolism. “When someone takes CBD oil, much of it will be broken down by the liver,” Hindocha explains. “Without knowing about their metabolism, we have no idea how much CBD they’re really absorbing.”

‘The majority of interested customers are female – especially those who feel that conventional pharmaceuticals aren’t working for them.’ Photograph: Ilka & Franz/The Guardian

CBD is one of over 60 compounds found in Cannabis Sativa (hemp plant) that belong to a class of ingredients called cannabinoids. CBD is non-psychoactive . That means it doesn’t get a user high, unlike marijuana.

According to the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, CBD benefits included acting in some experiments as anti-inflammatory, anticonvulsant, antioxidant, antiemetic, anxiolytic, and antipsychotic, and therefore a potential medicine for the treatment of neuroinflamation, epilepsy, oxidative injury, vomiting and nausea, anxiety, and schizophrenia.

8 PROVEN BENEFITS OF CBD:
– RELIEVES PAIN AND INFLAMMATION
– HAS ANTISPYCHOTIC EFFECTS
– REDUCES ANXIETY
– HELPS TO FIGHT CANCER
– RELIEVES NAUSEA
– MAY TREAT SEIZURES AND OTHER NEUROLOGICAL DISORDERS
– LOWERS INCIDENCE OF DIABETES
– PROMOTES CARDIOVASCULAR HEALTH

CBD is cannabidiol – one of more than 140 known cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. The CBD oil you can buy in the UK won’t get you high, but studies have shown it can reduce pain, inflammation, stress, anxiety, fatigue and gut issues as well as promote better sleep, feelings of joy, raised libido, improved focus, sports recovery and much more. You can find out more about the properties of CBD at the bottom of this piece, in the FAQs section.

Best: Libido enhancing

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Now, be warned – this oil has a very strong pine taste. You will feel a bit like you’ve swallowed a Christmas tree, but a number of our testers quite liked that. The overall effect, however, made our testers think this oil was well worth it regardless of your flavour preference. We found it to be a great one for acute anxiety relief – one of the many things pinene is known to be good for. It’s the important role terpenes play that makes the Papilio range so interesting – especially the balance oil with added pinene terpene.

Best: With no THC

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