Hemp oil, or hemp seed oil, is made from hemp seeds. Hemp seeds come from the same species as cannabis but they are a different variety. They contain only trace amounts of CBD and THC – the psychoactive compound in cannabis that makes you high.
Consuming hemp seeds has many health benefits. Hemp seeds can be pressed to make oil and they can be eaten raw . They are rich in healthy fats and are a great source of protein. They contain high amounts of vitamin E, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, calcium, iron and zinc. Hemp seeds have been linked to a reduced risk of heart disease.
Hemp oil is produced by cold-pressing hemp seeds. Hemp oil has many uses in cooking and beauty products.
Hemp oil has been widely available for decades whereas CBD oil is an emerging natural remedy.
CBD oil (Cannabidiol) is extracted from the leaves, flowers, and stalk of the hemp plant. The CBD compund is diluted with a carrier oil like hemp seed oil or coconut oil. Just like hemp oil, CBD also contains little to no amounts of THC.
CBD oil has therapeutic benefits along with medicinal benefits. CBD works by impacting receptors in the nervous system.
CBD has been proven to be effective in treating pain, anxiety and depression.
Both CBD oil and hemp seed oil have numerous potential health benefits. Consumers should choose the most appropriate product for their own needs.