Have you ever thought about the differences between hemp oil vs. CBD oil? I’m sure many of you have at least noticed the different products. What exactly is the difference between these products, and why has this question been raised so many times? Lets discuss the difference between hemp oil vs. CBD oil. A lot of people get the differences wrong, and some even claim there are no differences. This can be both true, and untrue.
**For the purposes of this article, I will be equating hemp seed oil to hemp oil. Some companies sell legitimate CBD oil products and they label these as hemp oil. This is technically correct. Hemp SEED oil is a completely different product. I’m not trying to confuse you, but it’s important to be able to identify and distinguish the differences between hemp seed oil and CBD oil.
Let me explain!
“If Nature is Illegal then Freedom Doesn’t Exist!”
I love this quote. I think of this quote often when I think of the farm bill passed in 2018. Among other reasons the bill was made, a primary reason was to declare industrial hemp production as constitutional in the USA. What does this have to do with hemp oil vs. CBD oil? Well, if you don’t already know, legally made CBD oil actually comes from hemp, which was actually illegal for a long period of time in the United States. I want you to keep this in mind when discussing the differences between hemp oil vs. CBD oil. Let’s continue…
Hemp Oil vs. CBD Oil: The Differences you Need to Know!
We get both of these products from the same origin: the Cannabis plant, but this doesn’t mean that both products are the same thing. You may also have heard of hemp seed oil. The source of the hemp seed oil is the hemp seeds (ONLY the hemp seeds), and the source of CBD oil is the leaves, stalk, and flowers of the hemp plant (NOT the hemp seeds). This would be the first difference. This is quite important because hemp seeds do not contain ANY CBD – at all. Hemp seed oil is constantly faked and sold as CBD oil. This is a major issue in the CBD marketplace right now.
Since the CBD marketplace is widely unregulated, businesses are able to get away with this trick. These shady businesses also rely on the fact that people may not know the differences between hemp seed oil vs. CBD oil. People typically think, “Ahh, yes, hemp seed oil is made from hemp so it must have CBD in it!” WRONG! In an article from Frontiers in Plant Science (2019), they discuss the analysis of hemp seed oil, and (surprise) it doesn’t contain CBD.
While hemp seed oil is a good source of healthy fats, it is not a good source of CBD. Please remember this!
Since the plant materials used to make these different products are different, the effects, usages, and health results will also be different. Both of these natural remedies share some potential benefits for the human body. What and why are you picking these products for yourself? These are important questions to ask before buying one, or the other.
Potential Benefits of Hemp Oil on Health
Hemp seed oil does offer health benefits – mainly as part of a routine diet. This oil is of a nutty flavor and works well on skin, enhances nutritional content of foods, and builds up your body with healthy fats. It is not a good source of CBD, though.
You can use this natural ingredient either topically or by consuming it. In other words, you can both cook with it, or use it on your skin. Here are a few highlighted features of hemp seed oil:
When talking about hemp oil vs. CBD oil, remember that hemp oil delivers a number of skincare benefits by aiding in regulating the oil production in your skin, healing atopic dermatitis, moisturizing the skin, soothing inflammation, and also working as an anti-aging formula for your skin.
Hemp seed oil has Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids that perform best for eczema patients to improve their skin disorder.
Hemp seed oil is enriched with protein, Omega-6 and Omega-3 fatty acids, Vitamin-E, and other essential minerals for healthy skin, nails, and hair. The consumption of hemp seed oil reduces the chance of heart diseases, blood clotting, and lowers blood pressure.
Perks of Cannabidiol Oil on Health (Hemp Oil vs. CBD Oil)
CBD, or Cannabidiol, has a massive following due to its skincare benefits, insomnia and pain relief, anti-inflammatory properties, and other physiological benefits. CBD has trace amounts (only 0.3%) of THC which prevents the user from psychoactive effects. Let’s discuss some of the benefits of CBD oil:
CBD works like magic for insomnia patients – and it’s proven! It reduces the symptoms of insomnia and allows deep uninterrupted sleep. Reports of falling asleep much quicker with the use of CBD oil are very common. It saves you from being sluggish and lazy the next day by ensuring you get the sleep you need. New Phase Blends actually has a patent-pending sleep aid called ‘sleep’ that revolves around the mixture of melatonin with cannabinoids like CBD, CBG, and CBN. You can check it out here if interested. Remember to use the coupon code ‘CBDblog‘ at checkout to save 15%.
Prevents Acne Growth
CBD oil helps to reduce acne growth and relieve skin disorders. It stops the abnormal activity of sebaceous glands that prevents too much production of sebum in your skin. Please keep in mind that consulting your dermatologist before starting any skincare routine is necessary. CBD alone isn’t the best approach to acne, but it can do the job for some people. CBD mixed with a salicylic acid base seems to be the best two-staged approach to fighting acne. You can check out our product called ‘glow’ here, if interested. Glow uses this two-staged attack on acne, and it’s even been featured in Vogue magazine!
Pain and Inflammation Aid
CBD oil has many potential health benefits. It works to relieve pain, inflammation, and stiffness. CBD is shown to affect our CB1 and CB2 receptors, and helps to manage chronic pain, arthritis pain, MS pain, muscle spasms, and spinal cord related pain issues. As the CBD industry grows, we will only learn more about this miraculous product.
Anxiety and Depression Relief
Anxiety and depression can drag someone down into the worst situations imaginable. CBD oil is shown to help manage mental disorders and strengthen mental health. It directly affects your brain’s receptors and helps to reduce stress. One of the most widely reported effects of CBD use is sedation, or a feeling of overwhelming calmness. Many people use CBD for this effect.
The research shows that CBD is effective for the treatment of certain types of epilepsy by decreasing the number of seizures in patients. Epidiolex is the world’s first FDA approved prescription medication that treats seizures. It has CBD isolate in it, and works well at it’s job. Epidiolex shares a story of a 15-year-old named Kierstin who suffered from tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) since she was a baby. After taking Epidiolex, Kierstin experienced less seizures and was able to enjoy life more.
Research is being conducted to prove that CBD oil works well for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis (MS), and strokes. Researchers are looking to find out the effectiveness of this miracle oil for the cure of neurodegenerative disorders and inflammation due to diseases like these.
CBD oil has proven it’s potential as a pain-reliever, and it has worked incredibly well for cancer patients. It helps to prevent cancer cell growth, stops malignant tumor reproduction/growth, lightens the cancer symptoms, and alleviates some of the cancer treatment side effects. It helps to relieve the pain that patients suffer during, and after, chemotherapy. While the official medical research on pain reduction is still relatively low, the general consensus is that CBD products do, in fact, help reduce pain signals.
Hemp Oil vs. CBD Oil: Why Does This Discussion Always Get So Much Hype?
Hemp seed oil and CBD oil products share a lot of connections, but these similarities don’t make these natural drugs the same. They are derived from the same source (hemp) but come from different parts of the hemp plant, which is why the products can be confusing to some people. Always read the labels first and don’t get trapped by some of the manufacturers incorrectly selling their products. They can, do, and will purposefully confuse these products to increase their earnings. Since CBD is so popular and effective, they want to mimic it as much as possible.
So, do your research first, choose a trusted brand, and read the supplement facts panel to see exactly what is in the product – hemp seed oil, or CBD oil. Now you know what to look for.
The aim of this article is to give you a better understanding of the source, extraction, health benefits, and uses of both hemp seed oil and CBD oil. Hopefully, this content helped you out and you can distinguish more about hemp oil vs. CBD oil now.
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Frontiers in Plant Science: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6381057/
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