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Hemp Seed Oil Versus CBD Oil

The health and wellness industry has its fads and trends that seem to rise and fall. CBD and hemp, though, seem to be here to stay. Though lack of research puts a little damper on the exposure and reach of hemp and CBD, it hasn’t quite quelled the popularity of these products. The most popular being CBD oil and hemp oil. What is the difference between these two oils, if any? This article explores the differences between hemp seed oil and CBD oil, as well as the specific benefits pertaining to each. 

HEMP SEED OIL VS CBD OIL

The differences between hemp seed oil and CBD oil aren’t incredibly complex. One of the main differences between these two oils is the location of extraction. Hemp seed oil comes from the seeds of the cannabis sativa plant (surprise, surprise, right?), while CBD oil is made from using stalks, leaves, and flowers of any form of the cannabis plant. 

Hemp seed oil contains little to no CBD content, which is why it’s common to not see lab results (or COAs) when it comes to hemp seed oil products. Even though hemp seed oil can contain some traces of CBD, it’s not enough to the point that the user will benefit from the CBD in it. Hemp and CBD each have their own benefits because they are from different parts of the plant. Which makes sense – for example, the difference between peeled apples and unpeeled apples is significant in the fact that the skins contain substantial amounts of vitamin K, vitamin A, vitamin C, and potassium. The same philosophy applies to other plants, such as the cannabis plants. 

At this point I’m sure you’re wondering about the psychoactive properties of either of these oils. Well, this is where they share a commonality – neither hemp seed oil or CBD oil will get you high. Hemp seed oil does not contain any traces of THC. CBD oil can contain traces of CBD depending on the type of product you get; Isolate, Full Spectrum, and Broad Spectrum. Isolate and Broad Spectrum don’t contain THC, while Full Spectrum can contain trace amounts of THC, it’s still not enough to get you to the point of feeling high or having a body high. Hemp seed oil and CBD oil, both, are strictly used for their health benefits and not for recreational purposes. 

HEMP SEED OIL BENEFITS

Hemp seed oil, though not CBD, can be very beneficial to oil lovers. As with CBD, though, the research behind these benefits is severely lacking. Fortunately, through anecdotal evidence, we can assume that using hemp seed oil can be helpful in accessing the healthy benefits of the cannabis plant. 

Hemp seed oil is high in omega fatty acids, vitamin B and vitamin D. Hemp seed oil users may also see these benefits; 

  • Improve cardiovascular health
  • Improve cholesterol 
  • Improve triglycerides
  • Relieve constipation and improve other gastrointestinal conditions
  • Improve skin conditions
  • Antioxidant effects
  • Anticancer effects
  • Anti aging effects

While these benefits may seem attractive to some, you may decide you want to use CBD oil as well, which is safe to take in conjunction with hemp seed oil. 

CBD OIL BENEFITS

First and foremost, we are a CBD company. We started with only selling CBD products, so our education center is completely centered around CBD. Of course, we have plenty of education on THC, hemp, CBN, CBG, and more, but we have touted the benefits of CBD since the beginning. In case you are new here, though, let’s do a quick rundown of some of the health benefits when it comes to using CBD products. 

From sciatica, headaches, sleep, mental health, and even erectile dysfunction, CBD has been proving to be beneficial when it comes to external and internal health. Here are some more benefits that you may experience when using CBD oil; 

  • Tendonitis relief
  • Arthritis relief
  • Reduce anxiety
  • Depression management 
  • Sleep aid
  • Relieve allergy symptoms 
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Help reduce drinking and smoking
  • Neuroprotective 
  • PTSD relief
  • and more!

If you are interested in learning more about many more benefits of CBD, read some of our educational blogs here. For more on CBD oil specifically, read our blog here

As I stated previously, these benefits are found mostly via anecdotal research with some studies peppered in. Though, with these types of products, hemp seed oil and cbd oil, everyone’s body reacts differently. So, as you’re taking these products, take note of how you are feeling as you take them. For a helpful blog on how to measure the success of your products, read here

FAQs

What is hemp seed oil?

Hemp seed oil is a potentially beneficial oil that you can take sublingually. It is made from the seeds of the cannabis plant and contains little to no CBD.

Which is better: hemp seed oil or CBD oil?

This depends on your preferences and why you are choosing these oils. Each oil has its own realm of benefits with different nutrients included.

Is hemp seed oil legal?

Yes! Under the 2018 Farm Bill, hemp seed oil is federally legal.

SO, ARE YOU READY TO TRY HEMP SEED OIL OR CBD OIL? 

Beginning a new journey for your health is always a little risky. Of course, talk to your doctor to make sure this is a good decision for your health and body. Next, check out our website for all of the CBD oils we have. If you’re still on the fence or have questions, our team is always ready to help. Contact us here. Let us know in the comments how you’re enjoying your products!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR, BRIE LOWREY

Brie Lowrey, resident Head of Customer Engagement here at The Green Dragon CBD, is a Kansas City Native now residing in St. Louis. She thrives on keeping up with social media trends, staying up-to-date on CBD news, and sending out office-wide dragon jokes. Connect with her on LinkedInInstagram, or read other posts by Brie.

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