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Why CBD has become so popular

By LLM Reporters on 26th July 2020

Since becoming legally available across the globe in recent years, the popularity of CBD oil has grown and grown. A cannabinoid derived from the hemp plant and cannabis, it has steadily made its way into all manner of health and wellness products, from tinctures to teas – and these days, you can even find it in food items and bathroom products, too.

CBD has not been on the market for long, but with the demand rising exponentially every year, it’s little wonder it has now gone mainstream. Several factors have influenced the popularity of CBD in recent years, including its plethora of health benefits – but its story is more interesting than that alone.

So, how exactly did the rise of CBD come to pass?

Legalisation

CBD oil is legal in the UK providing it has a THC content of below 0.2%. This is because THC is the principal psychoactive component of cannabis that is responsible for getting users ‘high’ – and so is not permitted in products sold legally over the counter.

In 2018, the US president signed the Farmer’s Bill to legalise CBD derived from the hemp plant, making it legally available across the nation – and at this point, it was almost inevitable that demand would begin to rise.

CBD has not been in the market for long, but with the demand rising exponentially every year, it’s little wonder it has now gone mainstream

Health benefits

CBD is considered to have many health benefits, and has been shown to help patients suffering from diseases including as cancer, arthritis, and even epilepsy to heal. The research is not yet conclusive, but many people are convinced that it has healing properties, and hence many patients dealing with these issues seek out CBD.

Epidiolex has been approved to treat severe forms of epilepsy, and it has led to many people buying CBD. With such approvals, its popularity has grown significantly.

It is also known to be effective in the treatment of depression, anxiety, inflammatory conditions and chronic pain, it’s largely thanks to its broad range of applications that it continues to fly off the shelves.

Beauty

Everyone desires to remain beautiful and maintain their skin in peak condition, and CBD has been shown to offer a range of great benefits that are associated with this. Today, various different beauty products have added CBD to their ingredients list, including blemish creams, sleep masks, shampoos and more.

As women become increasingly aware of what is really in the products they are using and the potential impact on both their health and the environment, they are turning more and more towards more natural solutions. With many natural and organic brands choosing to integrate CBD into their products, it’s a win win for both sides.

Today, various different beauty products have added CBD to their ingredients list, including blemish creams, sleep masks, shampoos and more

Relaxation

In today’s fast-paced, always-on world, we are surrounded by constant stressors that make relaxing and unwinding at the end of a long day more difficult than ever. Between the current global pandemic and political and economic tensions around the world, anxiety levels are at an all-time high. This has seen more people than ever seeking out natural remedies to help them to manage, with CBD the top contender.

CBD has been shown to help users feel relaxed and focused; hence, it can be used just as effectively before attending an important meeting as it can when you get home after a tough day at work. Its effect is gentle and subtle, providing welcome relief for those who need it, and all completely legally.

Addiction recovery

CBD has fast become a popular choice amongst recovering opioid addicts, and has been credited with helping many to overcome their tendencies towards these dangerous illegal substances. Although not a miracle worker, for many, it can help to ‘take the edge off’, and provides a safe and legal solution when combined with a recovery programme devised and supported by medical professionals.

The variety of different CBD products now available products means that there is something for pretty much everyone – and it has never been easier to get your CBD fix

Variety

As we touched on a little earlier, CBD is no longer limited to the more obvious types of wellness products such as oils, tinctures and teas. Today, it can be found in everything from chocolates and beers to sexual lubricants, with product manufacturers getting more creative with it by the day.

The variety of different CBD products now available means that there is something for pretty much everyone – and it has never been easier to get your CBD fix.

Products can now be consumed in numerous different ways, from drizzling it on your dinner to applying a decadent night cream. You name it, there is a CBD product out there for you – the only question left to ask yourself is, which should you try first?

Availability

CBD has become widely available in many health and wellness shops around the world, making it more accessible than ever to those who are keen to try it. CBD’s availability online is also enabling many people to acquire it at just the click of a button, and experience the benefits of the CBD without even having to leave their homes. The fact that you can get CBD products in almost all shops indicates its popularity, and today, there are a huge variety of CBD brands to choose from.

Food and drink brands are now using CBD as a clever marketing and sales tool

Bottom line

You don’t have to look far online to find a wealth of reviews and testimonials singing the praises of CBD – and with such a legion of loyal supporters behind it, it’s hard not to want to give it a go yourself. In many cases, it’s this curiosity that leads many consumers to make a purchase – after all, it’s a safe and legal solution for numerous different health issues, so why not give it a try?

The growth of the CBD market is going from strength to strength, and all in all, it isn’t difficult to see why. With sales projected to continue to grow in the coming years to cater to the ever-increasing demand, it’s likely that the industry still has a lot more surprises up its sleeve yet.

If you’re yet to be initiated into the world of this widely coveted ingredient, then there is no time like the present. With such a wide range of benefits, it appears that there is a place for it in almost any lifestyle – but be sure to consult your GP beforehand.