On a recent Rachel Ray episode, Dr. Ian Smith discussed the benefits of CBD and how to make sure you are getting a high quality, pure CBD product.

CBD is a naturally-occurring chemical in the cannabis and hemp plants. It can be extracted to make oils, tinctures, lotions and other body care products. Many of these products claim the properties found in CBD help with pain, anxiety and stress.

According to Dr. Ian, there is strong anecdotal evidence to support the fact that CBD can help relieve pain and reduce inflammation for some people, but the scientific research is still ongoing.

“The great thing about CBD—and this is anecdotal—but the reports have been [of] experiences [where] it can help relieve pain, it may reduce inflammation,” he says.