Hemp Oil is derived from either the seed or stalk of the marijuana plant. CBD oil from marijuana is produced from the buds, which contain the psychoactive compounds known to produce a high. Each of the above products are consumed and work differently, below we explain a brief comparison of the differences between Hemp oil and CBD oil.
Hemp Seed Oil
Hemp seed oil is manufactured by pressing hemp seeds. Hemp seed oil contains little to no THC or CBD and is instead extracted for its healthy fatty acid profile. Hemp seed oil does not cause any psychotropic reactions like marijuana as there is no THC within the hemp seed.
Hemp seed oil is rich in (GLA) gamma linoleic acid, which is an omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acid, that boosts immunity and fights inflammation. The oil is also a good source of plant-based protein, it has antioxidant effects and may reduce ailments such as improving heart health, skin and joints. Some studies even suggest that the GLA has proven beneficial in lowering bad cholesterol and prevent saturated fat buildup in the arteries.
Health Benefits from Hemp Seed Oil
- Great source of Vitamin A & E
- Very beneficial when used in skin care products
- Helps reduce inflammation
- Promotes healthy hair and nails
Hemp oil has a pale yellow to light green color, it normally contains no THC or CBD and has a concentrated therapeutic aroma. Hemp oil is a product that has been extracted from the stalk of a hemp plant, mainly for its oil content. Hemp oil is produced from the cannabis sativa plant, which is the plant that is also used to produce medical marijuana. Hemp may contain trace amounts of cannabinoid which is less than 0.3 percent of THC. The psychoactive compound that makes you “high” THC associated with marijuana. The low THC content allows the hemp oil benefits to be available to anyone at any time.
The human body has a system called the endocannabinoid system. The endocannabinoid system is a series of receptors found throughout the brain and nervous system. This system responds to cannabinoids the body produces, as well as to the cannabinoids from the hemp or marijuana plant.
Here are some health benefits that you may experience from using full spectrum hemp oil.
- Helps cope with pain due to inflammation specifically pain in joints, muscles and tissues.
- Helps reduce anxiety-related disorders to improve the coping ability, in helping relieve the effects of stress.
- Helps with sleep disorders by promoting restful sleep, for those who struggle with sleep.
- Hemp oil may benefit patients by helping them maintain a healthy appetite.
CBD oil contain a concentration of cannabidiol known to provide safe and significant medical benefits. CBD is non-psychoactive and it is impossible to get “high” by smoking or ingesting CBD oil. Extracted from the industrial hemp plants CBD oil is cultivated to be high in CBD. Containing small traces of THC (<0.3%) this makes the CBD ration to THC imuch higher.
Research has found that CBD patients using CBD oil experience significant medical relief from arthritis, diabetes, MS, chronic pain, depression, schizophrenia, seizures, epilepsy and cancer.
The human body has its own system of processing and even creating its own cannabinoids known as the endocannabinoid system. This system has receptors located throughout the body, brain and nervous system. CBD oil acts with the endocannabinoid system at the receptors to help keep the body balanced, and even promotes the body to produce more of its natural cannabinoids.
There are at least two types of cannabinoid receptors, CB1 and CB2.
CB1 receptors are present in the brain, organs and tissues as well as the central nervous system. Cannabinoids that target CB1 receptors can have an effect on coordination, pain motor learning, and metabolism. The CB1 receptors in the brain are also responsible for the psychoactive effect of cannabis.
The CB2 receptors are located throughout the body’s immune system and function as the body’s primary protective role. CB2 receptors help in reducing inflammation and repair tissue damage. Unlike the CB1 receptors the CB2 receptors don’t create the psychoactive effects within the human body.
CBD products come in various forms such as capsules, vapable liquids, edibles, lotions, and CBD oil. Which is usually taken under the tongue. There is of course many cannabis strains that have a high CBD content that can be smoked. Keep in mind THC is found in all cannabis strains.
Health Benefits from CBD Oil
Here are some health benefits from CBD oil that have proven results by research studies
Effective pain relief without bringing on adverse side effects in patients
Reduces Anxiety and help with depression
Research suggests that CBD reduces anxiety and stress in [social anxiety disorder] and helps with mental health conditions, including depression
CBD products applied topically as an infused lotion, serum, oil, the antioxidant in CBD oil can help in repairing damage from free radicals like UV rays, as well as acne care
Cannabinoids have been proven to reduce joint inflammation and other inflammatory pain including arthritis without side effects
Reduces Seizures in Epilepsy
CBD has been proven in seizure-reducing effects on two rare forms of childhood-onset epilepsy, the FDA recently approved the prescription drug Epidiolex, for these two forms of epilepsy