The Best Thing Since Sliced Bread?

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CBD (Cannabidiol) Products20200401

CBD, short for cannabidoil, is one of the big buzzwords in health and well being products. A naturally occurring molecule of the cannabis plant, it’s popping up in everything - aside from the CBD oil tinctures, you can now eat it, down it in drinks, vape it, lather it on your skin and soak in it. You can even buy sports leggings infused with it.

Consumer interest in CBD-based products shows no sign of abating, with enthusiasts claiming a whole host of benefits from relieving anxiety, to easing pain and helping us sleep.

The theory behind how CBD might work seems promising - CBD shares similarities with endocannabinoids, produced naturally in the body, which help to regulate stress, sleep, metabolism, memory, inflammation, and immunity.

Given the deluge of different CBD-based products, should we really believe the hype?

Greg Foot is in the studio with beauty columnist Sali Hughes and Saoirse O’Sullivan, an expert in cannabinoid research, to find out if these products really are The Best Thing Since Sliced Bread.

Presenter: Greg Foot
Producer: Beth Eastwood

Greg Foot finds out if there's any science behind the current craze in CBD-based products.

The facts behind the fads and the scientific evidence behind a product's bold claims.

Skin Care: Collagen And Charcoal20190206

Can collagen face cream reduce wrinkles and make your skin more youthful? Will charcoal really purify your pores? Science presenter and YouTuber Greg Foot is on a mission to bust marketing BS, looking for the facts behind the fads and challenging products’ bold claims with scientific evidence.

This week, Greg takes on collagen face creams to see if they can 'support' or 'boost' collagen production and looks at the science behind charcoal - could it act as a 'magnet' to draw out dirt and pollution from your pores? Together with leading scientific experts and a special guest, they’ll decide if these latest beauty crazes really are the Best Thing Since Sliced Bread.

Greg Foot is on a mission to bust marketing BS, looking for the facts behind skin products

The facts behind the fads and the scientific evidence behind a product's bold claims.