Today, the world of marijuana and hemp keeps growing around the globe, and with this growth comes evolution - which can come in many forms. One of these forms is the extraction of CBD and hemp seed oil. This is a whole new side of the industry with a very old history. These oils have been used for centuries, but what's the difference between the two? In this article, I will compare and contrast the two to help you better understand the key differences and similarities, and why you might not be able to rely solely on a hemp seed oil product.
Let's start with the easy stuff. First, what kind of similarities are there? The easiest similarity is that they are obviously derived from the cannabis plant. There are two types of cannabis plants, marijuana and hemp. Marijuana has high amounts of THC, the psychoactive chemical compound. More often than not, both CBD oil and hemp seed oil are taken from hemp, which does contain trace amounts of THC naturally (not enough THC to produce psycho activity). Another way that they're similar is the cannabinoids and fatty acids that are obtained. The major cannabinoids being THC, CBD, CBG, and CBN. The fatty acids are the Omega-3, Omega-6, and Omega-9 which are good healthy fats for your body!
There are a few main differences between CBD and hemp seed oil. The first is that hemp seed oil comes from the cannabis seeds being cold-pressed, much like sesame seed oil. Hemp seed oil is typically used for cooking because of the high fatty acid content mentioned in the the above paragraph. It's also commonly found in lotion and soaps. Hemp seed oil also carries very low amounts of CBD, THC, and other cannabinoids, so low in fact that they're not traceable in 3rd party lab tests. This information makes us dive a bit deeper into a similarity mentioned above - both are derived from the Cannabis plant. What parts of the plant are used though?
CBD comes from fully grown hemp plants. Most of the time the whole plant is used to extract the CBD including, the stalks and leaves. CBD is typically used to help find relief with many different ailments. CBD can be taken orally, sublingually, inhaled, or topically.
Their chemical compounds are also a major difference. For instance, a full spectrum CBD product will have everything that is extracted from the hemp plant. This means you're getting all of the other cannabinoids and other components that are naturally occurring. Hemp seed oil contains mostly fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals. These vitamins and minerals are great for your health, but what does it do to help the body?
Research has shown us that hemp seed oil is definitely a healthy alternative to olive and coconut oil, but other than giving you healthy fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals - there isn't much else that it does for the body. CBD on the other hand, is renowned around the world for it's unique medicinal properties. CBD works with the endocannabinoid system found in our bodies. We have naturally occurring cannabinoids and cannabinoid receptors throughout our bodies, and when CBD is taken, it can wake up, in a sense, those receptors and allow them to function at a much higher rate than before.
Although, hemp seed oil is still very useful and healthy for you, it's safe to say that the two are miles apart in results. If you have any questions about our products or CBD in general please feel free to give us a call at 719-358-7553 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.