Most of us can agree that health is the most important gift we can give ourselves. Many individuals take charge of their wellness is different ways. They exercise, eat healthy foods, get exposed to lots of sunlight, and develop nurturing, loving relationships. And now, with the introduction of hemp oil and CBD oil in the market, people are given even more choices to take care of their health in natural ways.
But what exactly are these two oils? Where do they come from? Are they natural? What is the difference between the two? How can they be used? What do hemp oil and CBD oil treat?
In this article, we’ll discuss the different properties between the two types of cannabis oil, and how they are different from THC cannabis.
Hemp oil is derived from the seeds of the hemp plant for industrial purposes. In fact, hemp can only be extracted from cannabis plants with no amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) or cannabidiol (CBD.
It can be used as an alternative for cooking oil or as a food supplement. It has a nutty flavor, and is a great source of protein as it contains all nine essential amino acids. It’s also a great source of fatty acids (omega-3 and omega-6), magnesium, potassium, and lots of antioxidants.
Hemp oil is also considered an effective natural moisturizer, used a lot in lotions, soaps, moisturizers, and other beauty products. It is often used to treat atopic dermatitis and eczema and anti-aging issues because of its antioxidant properties.
Using hemp oil as a food supplement also helps lower or manage a person’s cholesterol levels. The omega-3 fatty acids speed up fat burning and increase a person’s metabolism in the process. The heightened process of fat burning keeps the fat away from getting stuck in the artery walls. Many choose to drink a tablespoon of the supplement daily, while others prefer to apply it topically on the skin through beauty products or as a massage oil.
Cannabidiol (CBD) oil is extracted from the flower and leaves of a uniquely cultivated hemp plant containing a high concentration of CBD and only trace amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). CBD oil is non-psychoactive and will not leave you with a high euphoric feeling that a cannabis plant with a high content of THC will give you.
CBD oil is mostly used for medicinal purposes. CBD products are often used to manage stress, manage pain and with cancer treatment. Even a study conducted by the British Journal of Pharmacology indicates “CBD acts in some experimental models as an anti-inflammatory, anti-convulsant, anti-oxidant, anti-emetic, anxiolytic and antipsychotic agent, and is therefore a potential medicine for the treatment of neuroinflammation, epilepsy, oxidative injury, vomiting and nausea, anxiety and schizophrenia, respectively. In fact, the Federal Food and Drug Administration has approved a CBD-based medicine to treat certain types of epilepsy.
And it’s not just for humans. CBD oil can also be used to treat ailments in your dogs and cats. CBD oil can reduce stress, lower inflammation, and control their anxiety.
CBD oil can be taken in several different ways, including through vape, as tinctures (drops or spray), massaged into the skin, or infused into your food or drink.
As you can see, hemp oil and CBD oil may come from the same plant, but they have vastly different uses and address completely different issues. Before decided which one is best for you, know the physical or medical concerns you want to address first to ensure that you are using the right product for you.