CBD Oil vs Hemp Oil - What's the difference?
While they are similar in some ways, there are important differences between hemp oil and CBD oil.
Let's start with CBD Oil:
CBD oil is the short form of the term cannabidiol oil.
Cannabidiol is a natural component of cannabis.
CBD oil is cannabis oil that has a significant content of cannabidiol.
It is made from the flowers and leaves of hemp and not from its seeds like hemp oil.
CBD oil has become very popular in the medical marijuana industry because it can be helpful in the treatment of various conditions without the typical intoxicating effects of marijuana use.
Uses for CBD Oil
CBD Oil is ideal for those seeking the medical benefits without the psychoactive effects. The oil can be used in the treatment of cancer and can act as an anti-inflammatory. Additionally, CBD oil has been shown to improve symptoms in anxiety, depression, neurodegenerative disorders, and seizures. It is also used in the treatment of epilepsy.
Now, what is Hemp Oil?
Hemp oil, of course, comes from the hemp plant (a variant of the cannabis plant that doesn’t get you high) and it is typically extracted from the seeds which can contain as much as 50% of their weight in oil. Hemp oil can be made from the seed of any plant in the cannabis family however industrial hemp is the only plant used for hemp oil. For the most part these seeds are typically used for their nutritional value.
Uses of Hemp Oil
Due to its low amount of saturated fats, hemp oil has found a spot in many kitchens. It is great for cooking, full of nutrients and can add a crispy and nutty taste to foods ( It can work as a great salad dressing). It is also being used as a main ingredient in a myriad of health products, from shampoos to conditioners and soap, with producers taking advantage of its high vitamin E content. Ideal for replenishing the body and protecting it from free radicals. Additionally, hemp oil can be used as a base for different forms of plastic, instead of petroleum.