How does Hemp Oil differ from CBD Oil?

There is a lot of confusion with hemp seed and CBD oil. However both are very different products.

CBD oil uses the stalks, leaves, and flowers of the hemp plant in its production, all of which contain higher concentration of CBD.

While the hemp seed oil comes from the seeds of the Cannabis sativa plant, a part of the plant that does not contain CBD but instead has a lot of nutrients, fatty acids, and a few more very useful bioactive compounds that also have a lot of health benefits.

How is Hemp Oil made?

Hemp Oil is an oil that is harvested from hemp seeds through a process known as cold-pressing. Cold pressing is the process in which nuts, seeds, fruits, or vegetables are pressed into a paste. Then, with the help of a special tool, like an oil stone, the paste is pressed to extract the oil.

Will Hemp Oil get you high?

Hemp oil does not contain any THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), the psychoactive component in the hemp plant…so it won’t get you high or show up on any drug tests.

There is no THC in hemp oil, meaning that there is no recreational purpose for this product as the psychoactive materials are either limited or absent.

Why is Hemp Oil so good for my skin?

Hemp Oil has a number of health benefits, including but not limited to, improving skin health since it is incredibly beneficial due to its nourishing vitamins and moisturising qualities. It is applied either topically or by consuming it.

Some benefits of hemp oil on your skin are that it helps moderate oil production, moisturizes and soothes inflammation, treats atopic dermatitis, and it also has anti-aging properties.

It helps in moderating oil production by hydrating the skin without clogging the pores, which makes it perfect for most skin types. It also helps in hydrating it which causes the skin to lessen overcompensating oil production, leading to less stimulation of acne.

Hemp oil also contains an omega-6 fatty acid called gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), that acts as a powerful anti-inflammatory agent that concurrently addresses improving skin growth and speeding up new cell generation. This fatty acid, alongside another one, omega-3 fatty acid, helps treat other skin conditions such as atopic dermatitis, which researchers found that there is evidence of reduced symptoms and appearance of atopic dermatitis in a span or 20 weeks after consumption of dietary hempseed oil.

The linoleic and oleic acids, both of which are found in hemp oil are acids that have an important role in improving skin health and anti-aging, which hemp oil can also be beneficial in.

Read more benefits of Hemp Oil by visiting our Unfiltered Hemp Oil product page.

What is CBD oil?

Cannabidiol (CBD) oil is extracted from the cannabis plant. It is made from Cannabinoids which are a chemical compound naturally found in marijuana. CBD doesn’t lead to a feeling of “high” effect or any form of intoxication, since it is generally low in THC.

What are the health benefits of CBD?

Some of the controversial but possible health benefits according to where the research stands include anxiety relief, anti-seizure, neuroprotective, pain relief, anti-acne, and cancer treatment.

CBD may be able to help change the way our brain’s receptors respond to the chemical responsible for mood stabilization, serotonin, which in turn manages the constant dreading feeling that is anxiety. From studies done on animals, it shows that CBD’s manifestation as it helps relieve anxiety are by reducing stress hormones, decreases effects of anxiety such as an increased heart rate and irregular breathing, improves symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, and induces sleep in cases of insomnia.

The current research on CBD in managing seizures in epilepsy has had a whopping 36.5% fewer seizures in the span of a month, with participants adding oral doses of 2-5 mg of CBD daily to their current daily anti-epilepsy medications. And although the results got them a better result than they expected, there were adverse effects that were also recorded in 12% of the participants.

There are current studies that link CBD to help with people with neurodegenerative disorders, these are diseases that cause the brain and nerves to deteriorate with age over time. These diseases include Alzheimer’s disease, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, and store. CBD oil can help reduce the inflammation that might be able to make the neurodegenerative symptoms worse. This research, however, needs more time and study to be able to fully understand the effects of CBD oil in these diseases. CBD may also help you in managing pain due to the effects it has on your brain’s receptors.

The roles cannabis has in relieving symptoms that current studies are looking at include chronic pain, arthritis, muscle pain, multiple sclerosis, and spinal cord injuries. CBD oil may offer benefits for acne management due to its effects on receptors in the immune system. The research investigating the role of CBD in preventing cancer cell growth is still in its early stages. CBD has the ability to moderate inflammation and change cell reproduction, that is the most promising action for cancer treatment. It also has the effect of reducing the ability of some types of tumor cells to be reproduced.

Can CBD show up on a drug test?

While there is no THC in hemp oil, CBD oil’s responsibility for its psychoactive effects solely depend on the binding of its THC to the CB1 receptor in the endocannabinoid system.

Price difference between CBD and Hemp Oil

Hemp Oil often sells for around $40 for 250ml of high quality, Australian grown Hemp Oil. CBD on the other hand is often around $300 for 50ml or less. The main reason CBD is so expensive is the additional processing involved and the fact that it is considered a pharmaceutical product and is Government regulated in Australia.

Which is best?

Both Hemp Oil and CBD Oil are very different products. Hemp Oil is a whole food that has a whole range of nutrients and health benefits. It is safe for almost everyone to take.

CBD on the other hand is more of a concentrated medicine that must be prescribed by a doctor and is used for very specific purposes. 

 

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