Taken orally, CBD is great for bringing a sense of calm in times of crisis. A brilliant handbag or desk essential, it also moderates stress so you feel far less frazzled. It's excellent at easing chronic pain and tension, plus those who suffer from anxiety often extol its zen-inducing benefits, too. Meanwhile, initial studies also show it may help with sleep issues, depression, inflammation, migraines, joint pain, fibromyalgia, and even some skin conditions including acne.

Unlike tetrahydrocannabinol (aka THC, the primary psychoactive element in marijuana which causes the ‘high’), CBD is non-psychoactive, so there’s no ‘high’. The CBD products here contain just 0.2% THC, making them legal and safe to use.

The market leaders



With a huge range in just about every category, the British-based CBD Asylum has got something for everyone, from top-level athletes looking for that extra edge to consumers who want to support their everyday health. The company manufactures their own products in an ISO level 7 cleanroom, and bestsellers include the quietly effective CBD Shampoo and the super-creamy Moisturiser.

The Scottish success story



Founded in 2016, Flora Fusion supplies the finest organic CBD products in Scotland, with an emphasis on wide-spectrum, sustainable oils – and they're not just beneficial for humans, as a specially formulated oil for pets shows. The team are happy to talk new customers through the range, and as well as the easy-to-nagivate website, you can find their distinctive bottles in shops across Central Scotland.

The Swiss science pros



Switzerland is a country that takes wellness seriously – just think about all those spas – and its renowned for the quality of its science too, which means you're in safe hands with Kanna Swiss. Founded in 2014, its mission is 'to inspire people to live healthy and balanced lives, empowering health with natural solutions' – that means all their products, from the vitamin-enriched C3 Daily Food Booster to the wondrous Face Oil, are made to the highest standards.