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THE GOOD OIL?

Is it a drug? Is it a medicine? No, it’s a ‘recovery super supplement’ – and no, it won’t get you high.

CBD – or cannabidiol – is the new kid on the mainstream recovery block and, like so many other get-fit-quick supplements, there is a lot of hype around it.

The substance is one of more than 100 chemical compounds (known as cannabinoids) of the cannabis plant. Not surprisingly, despite not being addictive or psychoactive, it is accompanied by a lot of baggage.

In the UK, CBD has been categorised as a ‘novel food’ by the government and is available in many forms, from drops and oils, to creams, sprays, drinks and gummies.

The list of supposed benefits is extensive, with better sleep, reduced inflammation, pain and anxiety relief high among them. Some brands have also suggested CBD can reduce the severity and frequency of seizures,

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