CBD and hemp oil are two of the most popular products derived from the cannabis sativa plant. While both have their own health benefits, they are very different in terms of composition. CBD oil is made by extracting the CBD compound from the leaves, flowers and stems of a hemp plant, while hemp oil is made by cold pressing hemp seeds to obtain a culinary oil rich in omega. Hemp oil will be listed as cannabis sativa seed oil, while CBD is usually listed as cannabidiol, full spectrum hemp, hemp oil, PCR (rich in phytocannabinoids) or PCR hemp extracts.
CBD is one of the chemical compounds called “cannabinoids” found in the cannabis sativa plant. But unlike THC, it is not psychoactive and therefore does not cause a “high”. CBD oil is the isolated extract of a single cannabinoid, cannabidiol (CBD). Hemp oil, on the other hand, is a whole plant extract that contains all cannabinoids, including, but not limited to, CBD.
When taken together, cannabinoids have a synergistic effect, called the entourage effect. The main difference between hemp oil and CBD oil is that hemp oil has little or no CBD content. Hemp seeds do not contain CBD, but they still have a rich profile of nutrients, fatty acids and useful bioactive compounds that may also have health benefits. Both hemp oil and CBD oil have their own health benefits.
Hemp oil can be used to treat a number of different conditions such as insomnia and anxiety. It can also be used to treat skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. CBD oil has been found to be effective in treating epilepsy and can also be used to treat pain, inflammation and other medical conditions. One reason why consumers are willing to pay more for CBD oil is that it is a fairly expensive ingredient compared to hemp oil.
Larger studies on the effects of Epidiolex, a CBD medication for people with epilepsy, reported some side effects. However, no side effects were reported when participants took 300 milligrams (mg) of CBD daily for up to 6 months. The THC in full-spectrum CBD oil binds to the CB1 receptor of the endocannabinoid system, which is responsible for its psychoactive effects. However, CBD products containing more than 0.3 percent THC still fall within the legal definition of marijuana, making them illegal at the federal level but legal under some state laws.
Getting to know more about hemp seed oil and CBD oil can allow both doctors and consumers to choose the safest and most appropriate product. Many hemp gummies are falsely marketed because they contain CBD or provide benefits that only CBD can provide.