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A-listers praise the cannabis drug but can CBD really transform your health?

OVER the past two years, CBD (AKA cannabidiol) oil has gone from mistrusted to mainstream in the health world.

While the concrete scientific evidence behind CBD – a chemical compound found in cannabis – might still be in its infancy, it hasn’t stopped people talking about its life-changing benefits for everything from period pain to arthritis and anxiety.

With A-listers constantly touting the benefits of CBD, we delve into the nitty-gritty to find it if it’ll transform your health
 Jennifer Aniston has reportedly tried CBD

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Jennifer Aniston has reportedly tried CBDCredit: Rex Features
 Kim Kardashain is also a known CBD user

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Kim Kardashain is also a known CBD userCredit: AP:Associated Press

Made by extracting non-psychoactive compound CBD from cannabis plants (meaning it lacks any mind-altering effects), it’s thought that CBD might work by attaching to receptors in the body’s own endocannabinoid system.

This is a complex biological system involved in maintaining aspects of our health, such as memory, sleep and mood.  But is it all it’s cracked up to be? We spoke to the experts – and some women who’ve given it a go…

Insomnia

THE ISSUE: A third of us confess to having sleep issues or insomnia, while 48% say we don’t get enough shut-eye. Cue lavender baths and trying every herbal supplement under the sun.

 CBD may well help with stress, which in turn will help you sleep

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CBD may well help with stress, which in turn will help you sleepCredit: Getty – Contributor

HOW CBD MIGHT HELP: While more research needs to be carried out, studies suggest that CBD could be helpful in treating insomnia. Dr Dani Gordon, an expert in cannabis-derived medicine, adds: “CBD has been shown to help with the stress response, which may be useful for anxiety and stress-related sleep problems.”

To Read The Rest Of This Article By Jenny Stallard on The Sun

Published: August 11, 2019

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