Hemp Seed Oil vs. CBD Oil – Differences & benefits

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Hemp and Cannabis – often referred to as weed or marijuana, are two different varieties of the Cannabis sativa plant.

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Hemp oil is made by cold-pressing the ripened seeds of industrial hemp plants. These plants have almost no tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive compound that produces the high associated with weed. Along with essential fatty acids, hemp oil contains vitamins, minerals, and amino acids. You can take it orally or apply it to your skin.

According to a post in Harvard Health Publishing, CBD stands for cannabidiol. It is the second most prevalent of the active ingredients of cannabis (marijuana). While CBD is an essential component of medical marijuana, it is derived directly from the hemp plant, which is a cousin of the marijuana plant. While CBD is a component of marijuana (one of hundreds), by itself it does not cause a “high.” According to a report from the World Health Organization, “In humans, CBD exhibits no effects indicative of any abuse or dependence potential…. To date, there is no evidence of public health-related problems associated with the use of pure CBD.”

According to WebMD.com, CANNABIDIOL or CBD is a chemical in the Cannabis sativa plant, also known as marijuana or hemp. Over 80 chemicals, known as cannabinoids, have been identified in the Cannabis sativa plant. While delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the major active ingredient in marijuana, cannabidiol is also obtained from hemp, which contains only very small amounts of THC.

Cannabis Hemp plant Hemp seeds
Averaged about 17% tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive compound that makes a person feel “high,” in 2017 Has to contain less than 0.3% THC to be sold legally 0% THC
Averaged less than 0.15% CBD in 2014 Averages at least 12%–18% CBD Have no more than trace amounts of CBD
Cannabis has medicinal and therapeutic uses for chronic pain, mental health, and illnesses Stalks of the hemp plant can produce clothing, rope, paper, fuel, home insulation, and much more Seeds are cold-pressed for oil production; the oil can be used in cooking (as in hempseed milk and granola), beauty products, and even paint

CBD Oil Benefits

The strongest scientific evidence for the great benefits of CBD oil is for its effectiveness in treating some of the cruellest childhood epilepsy syndromes, such as Dravet syndrome and Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS), which typically don’t respond to antiseizure medications. In 2018, the FDA approved the first-ever cannabis-derived medicine for these conditions, Epidiolex, which contains CBD.

Watch the National Geographic documentary “Cannabis For Kids: The Children Behind The Debate (FULL DOCUMENTARY), which discovers more parents turning to cannabidiol (CBD) oil, a cannabis extract with little or none of the psychoactive compound THC, to treat their children who have cancer and epilepsy. 

CBD is commonly used to address anxiety, and for patients who suffer through the misery of insomnia, studies suggest that CBD may help with both falling asleep and staying asleep. CBD may offer an option for treating different types of chronic pain. 

The skin-related benefits of CBD, or what we know so far is it’s been shown to be a powerful anti-inflammatory and it is full packed of anti-oxidants, just like its cousin – the hempseed oil. It reportedly helps the fights against:

  • acne
  • sensitive skin
  • rashes
  • eczema
  • psoriasis

Hemp Seed Oil Benefits

Hemp oil, or hemp seed oil, is a popular remedy. Its properties range from it being highly antibacterial, reducing inflammations and skin disorders, to improving acne to diminishing the PMS and menopause symptoms.

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The reason behind why hemp oil is beneficial for issues such as inflammation and other skin conditions is primarily because of its essential polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), including omega-3s and omega-6s. Fatty acids, which we obtain from food, are vital for the normal operation of all body systems. Hemp oil is more than 75% omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids in a ratio of 3:1, considered to be the optimal nutrition ratio.

Hemp oil is also a rich source of gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), a type of omega-6 fatty acid.

Our Organic Hemp Oil just like all other food-grade organic hemp seed oils is very dry and rough on the skin oil which absorbs easily and is ideal to use on problematic skin. It may reduce the risk of heart diseases & high blood pressure and is delicious with salads, vegetables & rice.

Products containing ORGANIC HEMP SEED OIL

Sources:

Harvard Health Blog, HealthLine.com, WebMD.com, MedicalNewsToday.com & NationalGeographic.com

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