Consumers who are either looking for hemp oil or CBD oil may be confronted with a ton of confusion and overwhelming information on the internet. Hemp oil and CBD oil are very different. These two oils are very individual and include their own uses and benefits.
CBD oil is extracted from the full cannabis plant – including the leaves, flowers (or “buds”) and stalks. Cannabidiol, or CBD for short, is one of many active compounds or cannibinoids found in the cannabis plant.
The cannabinoid itself is a potent, highly anti-inflammatory antioxidant. CBD has received support for a number of issues including joint pain, stress, anxiety, insomnia, neurological relief and more.
Hemp oil is somewhat similar to regular sunflower seed oil. None of the plants leaves, flowers or stalks are used, only the hemp seeds. The hemp seeds go through a process of cold-press extraction, which pushes out hemp seed oil.
Hemp oil has no cannabinoids such as CBD or THC, meaning it won’t get you high and it doesn’t have many of the medical benefits that CBD oil can alleviate.
However it does have a ton of protein, antioxidants, omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids and is low in saturated fat, making it a great addition to your meals, for cooking, or skincare products like moisturizers, shampoo or conditioner.