AN ISLE of Wight author has released The Essential Guide to CBD Oil, having become a prominent global authority on the subject.

For the past four years Mary Biles — who was raised in Shalfleet — has been writing about CBD and medical cannabis for companies in Europe and the US.

What is CBD oil?

CBD, otherwise known as cannabidiol, is a compound found in cannabis and hemp. Non-intoxicating in nature, studies have found CBD lessens anxiety, has anti-inflammatory properties, is neuroprotective, and can reduce seizures.

Commonly sold as a nutritional supplement, between four and six million people in the UK report having taken CBD oil to manage stress and anxiety or to help with chronic pain.

"Relief to chronic pain, easing anxiety and even reducing seizures."

Mary said: "Knowing how to source quality, safe, and reliable CBD remains a minefield.

"That's why when the publisher Harper Collins approached me about this book, I jumped at the chance to write an impartial and thoroughly researched guide to ensure people get maximum benefit from their CBD oil products.

"The book also includes a comprehensive compilation of the most promising current scientific research, as well as some amazing case studies illustrating how transformative CBD can be to people's lives; bringing relief to chronic pain, easing anxiety and even reducing seizures."

Find the book online HERE