As the harmful chemicals and poisons being put into all aspects of our lives from foods and medicines to skincare and more are becoming more widely known, more and more people have begun researching safe alternatives to replace what we’ve been told was good for us for things that are actually, not only good for us but beneficial to our well-being. Not surprisingly, much of that research has pointed us toward several herbs, different fruits and vegetables, spices, and plants. Basically, pointing us to either what we can grow ourselves or what can be found in nature.
As we know, CBD oil has become increasingly popular in more recentyears as a natural remedy for a variety of symptoms from aches and pains to skin irritations and mental health. I could go on, however, much of this information can be found in more extensive detail in previous articles. Needless to say, people can’t seem to get enough of this product because of its healing, yet non-intoxicating benefits.
“With the rise in interest in CBD, there has also been a renewed interest in Hemp Seed oil as well.”
With the rise of interest in CBD, there has also been a renewed interest in Hemp Seed oil as well. Interestingly enough, while CBD is a somewhat newer ingredient for many consumers, Hemp Seed oil has been around and used in health foods and beauty products for decades.
Since the production of industrial hemp became legal when the 2018 Farm Bill passed; it opened new doors for the Hemp industry whichhas caused a huge rush of cannabis-inspired products entering the marketplace. This is fantastic for not only our agricultural industry but for many other industries as well since all aspects of the hemp plant can be used in a variety of ways. Unfortunately, in the mad rush to create new products using the oils from the hemp plant, many people are not doing enough research, assuming they are all basically the same since they come from the same source which, in turn, is causing them to mislabel their products.
“Since the production of industrial hemp became legal when the 2018Farm Bill passed; it opened new doors for the Hemp industry…”
But CBD and Hemp oils come from the same plant so they
must be the same, right?
Actually, Hemp Seed oil and CBD are two completely different compounds that come from different parts of the hemp plant. They have completely different makeups and completely different benefits as well.
Sadly, many of the new consumers to all things hemp wouldn’t know the difference. Because this is a newly legalized industry, there are still many unknowns for the general public. While both oils have several benefits and qualities to offer, when put side by side, CBD oil and Hemp Seed oil are vastly different.
“While both oils have several benefits and qualities to offer, when put side by side, CBD oil and Hemp Seed oil are vastly different.”
To be honest, you’ll often see cannabis plants on a label, but the actual ingredient being used isn’t exactly clear. There can be any number of ingredients that come from the cannabis plants from CBD oil to Hemp oil to Cannabis Sativa Seed oil. And as stated above, they are all unique.
Hemp Seed Oil vs. CBD Oil
So, what is Hemp Seed oil and what is it used for?
Hemp Seed oil is a carrier oil much like sunflower seed oil or coconut oil. It’s a cold-pressed extract from the seeds and contains minimal if any, trace of CBD.
It is rich in omega-6 and omega-3. It is also the only edible oil that contains more than 80% of these essential fatty acids. Another thing Hemp oil is known for is its high content of Vitamin E which is known for its antioxidant properties. Because of its nutritional value, Hemp oil
has been found in health food stores for decades and is becoming more prevalent in skin care products, not to mention, it is also one of the fundamental herbs found in Chinese medicine.
Well then, what about CBD oil and its uses?
CBD oil can be extracted from either the Cannabis or Hemp plant and contains a very low percentage of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).
One of the things CBD is most known for is that it acts as an anti-inflammatory that helps reduce pain and inflammation. It has been used for centuries to provide relief for muscle aches, joint pain, headaches, and neuropathic conditions. As mentioned in another article, it can also help with things such as sunburns and bug bites when used as a topical.
Is one oil better than the other?
The answer to that question is no.
“As stated above, they both have their own unique properties.”
As stated above, they both have their own unique properties. It all comes down to the benefits you are aiming for. If nutritional value is what you’re looking for, then Hemp Seed oil is definitely your answer. However, if it’s pain relief you seek, CBD oil is the way to go. In the end, both are safe and effective solutions to the poisons foisted on us by the big corporations and industries whose only care is their next dollar and with certainty, nothing to do with your health.