CBD oil, or cannabidiol is an oil which contains the chemical CBD, derived from the cannabis plant. There are over 100 cannabinoids in hemp, but CBD is used in wellness products as it has a positive link with beneficial side-effects and doesn’t provide a ‘high’ that comes with illegal cannabis. The ‘high’ is linked to tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), a chemical which is only found in trace amounts in industrial hemp plants used to make CBD products.
CBD oil is gaining popularity thanks to it recently being made legal and its links with health benefits such as reduced levels of anxiety and pain relief. CBD oil is also different from hemp oil as hemp oil is made from the hemp plant but may not contain CBD, while CBD oil can be made from a range of oils, including olive, coconut and hemp.