Hemp-based CBD Oil vs. Hemp Seed Oil: What's the difference?
CBD Oil vs. Hemp Seed Oil.
By now, most people have heard of CBD. And like any great revelation, there can be a lot of confusing information out there. It is safe to say the CBD has garnered the reputation of being great for pain, easing stress and possibly helping with sleep. It is effective and natural, yet incredibly confusing. Let’s roll this back a little to help identify some basic CBD knowledge.
In 2018 the Hemp Farming Act was proposed as law to remove hemp from the list of controlled substances making it a regular agricultural commodity. When the Farm Bill became law, it opened up the ability for anyone to grow hemp, as well as the introduction of hemp- based CBD products to fill the market. The important differentiator here is the fact that hemp and cannabis are entirely different. While they both belong to the same genus of plant, they have profoundly different effects. Hemp cannot make you high. A hemp plant (by law) contains less than 0.3% THC (which is the substance known to get a person high). A regular Cannabis plant can contain up to 30% THC. Stark difference.
Why does this matter? Hemp will not get you high. There is not enough THC in the hemp plant to give you that effect, however; it does contain CBD.
What is CBD? Cannabis plants contain cannabinoids. According to Merriam-Webster: cannabinoids are naturally occurring, biologically active, chemical constituents of hemp or cannabis. CBD is one of the approximately 115 known cannabinoids in a hemp plant
This can all get a little (or a lot) confusing. The terms CBD and Hemp are often interchanged. However, they are starkly different. CBD oil is made by extracting the cannabinoid CBD out of the whole hemp plant; flowers, leaves, stems, and stalks. Additionally, CBD oil tends to offer full spectrum benefits including terpenes and nutrients that don’t necessarily appear in hemp oil alone.
Hemp oil is also referred to as Hempseed oil; and is exactly what it sounds like. Oil extracted from the seeds of the hemp plant. Hemp oil is rich in Omega fatty acids, Vitamin E and protein. It is important to know the difference between the two of these, as marketing of the products can confuse the issues.
The benefits of both Hempseed Oil and CBD are plentiful and vary based on usage. For example; Hemp oil is known to be great on the skin. It doesn’t clog pores and offers highly moisturizing properties. Hemp is also known to be anti-inflammatory, boost skin cell repair, and offer antioxidant/anti-aging properties. Hemp oil is also recognized for its nutritional properties including omega fatty acids.
CBD (and its oil derivative) is known to carry many different healing properties including*:
- Sleep Aid *These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA
It’s no wonder these two ingredients show up in so many products these days. The natural healing components of Hemp oil and CBD oil are now available to many. Like most things, the benefits of using these two parts of the plant together give it a greater effect- the compounds in the plant work synergistically with each other. This is known in the cannabis industry as the entourage effect. Ideally, using both Hemp oil and CBD oil together provides the best result. However, sometimes it makes sense to use one or the other. Hemp oil alone is typically found in food and skin-care products. CBD oil can typically be used for natural health purposes. CBD can be taken through a variety of delivery mechanisms. Be it capsules, tinctures, gummies, patches, etc. Our customers love the CBD oil Roll On elixir in particular.
The advantages of these plant-based supplements spread far and wide. In addition to the known health benefits, Hemp based CBD and hemp-seed oil is safe for consumption by most. There are many CBD products developed to help your pets with pain and anxiety, Hemp based CBD is safe for children, elderly patients can take these supplements with little to no side effects. The important thing to note, however; is to always check with your physician for any contraindications. While CBD and Hempseed oil is very safe to take, it can interfere with medication. As is the case with all supplements, be sure to alert your physician before mixing medication.