The Difference Between Hemp Oil Vs. Cbd Oil
Now that cbd oil as been made legal you can find it on practically every corner. However with that has come a lot of confusion and mislabeling of product. Not all cbd oil is the same. Do you know the difference between hemp oil and cbd oil? No – well you should if you want the correct benefits of either.
Yes hemp oil and cbd oil both have some pretty good health benefits. Let’s take a look at what they are and what the difference is.
The Farm Bill Gets Signed. What Does That Mean
On December 20, 2018, President Trump signed the Farm Bill (H.R.2) into law. The farm bill is an omnibus, multiyear law that governs various agricultural and food programs. The most recent farm bill covers farm commodity revenue supports, agricultural conservation, trade and foreign food assistance, farm credit, research, rural development, forestry, bio-energy, horticulture, and domestic nutrition assistance. Typically renewed about every five or six years, the farm bill provides a predictable opportunity for policymakers to comprehensively and periodically address agricultural and food issues. Now here is what is interesting about this Farm Bill, with this version, we saw the legalization of hemp.
Though hemp has been legalized, it has been met with several stipulations: hemp cannot contain more than 0.3% THC, or it is considered non-hemp cannabis, a state’s plan to license and regulate hemp can only occur once the Secretary of the USDA approves the state’s plan, and lastly, while the Farm Bill legalizes hemp, it does not create a system where people can grow it as freely as basil or your garden variety vegetables.
Knowing the difference from Hemp or Hempseed Oil and CBD Oil. What are they?
CBD oil is made from the leaves, flowers, and stalk of the hemp plant—the only part of the plant where cannabidiol is found. Hemp oil, or hemp seed oil, is made from hemp seeds, meaning there is little to no CBD content. Each type of oil offers its own health benefits. You may have seen small bottles of Hempseed oil on the market, but buyer beware, hempseed oil does not contain any CBD. Hempseed oil is extracted from the seeds of industrial hemp, and while it is beneficial for cooking your favorite cut of steak or other foods, it has none of the same benefits of hemp-derived CBD oil. Another key difference is that by regulation, pure hemp oil can have no more than 0.3% Delta-9 THC by volume, whereas oil made from industrial hemp has no cannabinoids present whatsoever.
This is important so you know what you are putting in your body,but also what you are paying for. There are a few companies that are jacking up the price of hempseed oil by disguising it has the same as cbd oil. Most reputable companies know have a qr code on their bottles that you can scan. CBD Oil companies especially as the government is insisting on transparency.
Health Benefits Of CBD Oil
The health benefits for cbd oil are numerous and as more research comes available the higher the popularity.
Pain and inflammation is one of the biggest benefits to date. CBD Oil is a natural anti inflammatory not only seen in studies but also the governments own patent.
Anxiety and depression.A report published in Neurotherapeutics found that CBD oil shows promise in the treatment of conditions like generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder. And a survey published in Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research in 2018 showed that 62 percent of cannabidiol users reported that they used CBD to treat a medical condition, with the top three conditions being pain, anxiety and depression.
Insomnia and sleep issues.
CBD Oil for intestinal tract. CBD has been shown to have multiple positive impacts on the human body. One group of conditions that may benefit from CBD are gastrointestinal disorders. These disorders can include, but are not limited to, colitis, Chron’s, Celiac, IBD (inflammatory bowel disease), and IBS (irrigatable bowel syndrome). Inflammatory bowel diseases impact over 200,000 people in the US a year.
Of particular importance are colitis and Chron’s. Both are inflammatory conditions that impact the intestine.
The list is numerous from Fibromyalgia to Autism and even cancer patients experiencing relief from cbd oil.
Before taking any kind of cbd oil for a particular ailment please do your research.
Here is a comprehensive list of educational videos on cbd
Health Benefits Of Hemp Seed Oil
Hemp oil is often looked to for its nutritional power, due to its healthy fats and mineral content. Hemp seeds are rich in essential fatty acids like linoleic acid (omega-6) and alpha-linolenic acid (omega-3). They are also an excellent source of protein and offer vitamin E and other health-enhancing minerals, such as phosphorus, potassium, sodium, magnesium, sulfur, calcium, iron and zinc.
Skin disorders such as itching and dry skin from eczema hemp oil’s balance of omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids are ways to ease symptoms.
A surprising benefit of hemp seed oil is the relief for PMS and menopause symptoms. Since it is a good source of GLA (gamma linoleic acid), which has been shown to decrease inflammation that can occur with menopause. Hemp oil has also been found to alleviate symptoms of PMS, which can reduce the effect of the hormone prolactin in the body.
No matter whether it is hemp seed oil or cbd oil the bottom line is that plant based medicines are becoming main stream again. Both have great health benefits and are beneficial to our bodies.