As you browse through different CBD websites, you come across different terminologies that can confuse CBD consumers. We’ve seen a lot of Isolate, Distillate, Full-Spectrum, Broad Spectrum, Hemp Oil and Hemp Seed Oil for different CBD products from a variety of CBD companies. But is Hemp Oil the same as CBD Oil? We want to talk about the difference between CBD Oil and Hemp Oil.
Similarities and Differences
Both Hemp oil and CBD oil are from the Cannabis Sativa plant. But the similarity ends there. CBD oil is extracted from the plant’s leaves, stalks, and flowers. Hemp oil is extracted from the seeds of the plant.
CBD or Cannabidiol is only present in the leaf, stalk, and flower of the Cannabis Sativa plant. However, there are only trace amounts or even no amount of CBD and other Cannabinoids in the seed. Never believe when companies say that the potential benefits of CBD can also be found on Hemp oil. But never dismiss Hemp oil. Hemp seed is considered a superfood and can provide us with a variety of benefits as well.
What benefits can we get from Hemp Seed oil?
Hemp seed contains a variety of fatty acids and minerals that can help us maintain a healthy body. Hemp seeds are rich in Omega-6 (linoleic acid) and Omega-3 (alpha-linolenic acid) which are very good for your heart. It also contains arginine, an amino acid that produces nitric oxide that helps your blood vessels relax and dilate which in turn helps regulate blood pressure.
Hemp seed also contains GLA or gamma-linoleic acid which is also known to reduce inflammation and reduce the risk of heart disease.
Hemp Seed Oil seems great! But how about CBD Oil?
The extraction of CBD is done by either the high-alcohol proof method or the supercritical CO2 method. Once the CBD is extracted, it is combined with MCT oil, grapeseed oil, or other carrier oils. These methods allow for the highest possible availability of CBD.
But hemp seed oil is extracted via the cold-press method. It is done by pressing the seeds until the oil separates. As we learned, CBD and other Cannabinoids may be non-existent or in very small amounts.
CBD is known to have a variety of potential health benefits as well. Though the benefits are somewhat case specific but are believed to be a potent natural chemical.
CBD or Cannabidiol attaches to the receptors of the body’s ECS (Endocannabinoid System) and acts to assure the body’s homeostasis.
Here are other benefits of CBD:
- May relieve Anxiety
- Treatment for seizure (Epidiolex)
- May help with Alzheimer’s Disease
- May help with Multiple Sclerosis
- May help manage Parkinson’s Disease
- May help prevent stroke
- May help in managing arthritis pain, chronic pain, Multiple Sclerosis pain, muscle pain, and spinal cord injuries
- May have anti-acne properties
- May help alleviate cancer symptoms and cancer treatment side effects
- May help reduce appetite
Depending on your intention in dabbling with Hemp, both CBD Oil and Hemp Seed Oil can provide you with benefits for your body. Just look at the ingredients of the product to make sure you’re taking either CBD Oil or Hemp Seed Oil.
Lastly, make sure to buy products from reputable companies that provide COA (Certificate of Analysis) to make sure you are buying high-quality products.
All information contained in this article is for informational and educational purposes only and is not intended as medical advice. Always consult a physician or a qualified healthcare provider for any questions regarding your health and well-being.