Cannabidiol, often referred to as CBD, is one of the many active compounds found within the cannabis plant. It belongs to a family of compounds called the ‘cannabinoids’. Consumer trends show that cannabis based supplements are on the rise, with CBD oil now overtaking Vitamins C & D as the UK’s most popular nutrition supplement. Alongside CBD nutrition supplements, CBD skincare products have also experienced explosive growth, with a number of premium skincare brands now offering CBD infused lotions and oils.
CBD has been touted as a cure-all, with users claiming that CBD can relieve them from several ails including anxiety, sleepless nights and skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema. Although trend data and anecdotal reports from users are positive in general for CBD, people suffering from skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema are still dubious due to a lack of scientific evidence and approval from doctors. Recently, however, some emerging experiments are showing promise for CBD based treatments as a way to improve overall quality of life when suffering from conditions such as psoriasis and eczema.