Their effects are different as well as the ways of using them. Learn main differences, how to choose and use them.
These oils are bound together by the same family, but they have grown up very differently. Humans have been using numerous applications of this crop for years. We have had shoes made of hemp. And we have written or painted on material made of it as well.
Whether you're used to hearing about these oils or not, you'll want to be clear about the differences between the two.
Hemp oil: for cooking and skincare
Let's start at the beginning. Hemp oil is derived from hemp seeds. This plant is grown on large industrial plantations and has very little psychoactive substance. Hemp seeds are rich in protein and omega-3 fatty acids. Great for cooking or for using on your skin!
CBD oil: better chances for diseases
CBD oil is the star of the ever-growing medical cannabis industry. With this oil you can complement the treatment of some diseases without the typical psychoactive effects of cannabis use.
CBD stands for "Cannabis Oil". Cannabinoids are a natural component of cannabis and the oil is abundant in them. CBD is derived from the flowers, leaves and stems of the hemp plant.
The oil has therapeutic properties for inflammatory disorders, anxiety, depression, convulsions and neurodegenerative disorders. It is also used in treatment of epilepsy.
A big difference
The main difference between these two oils is their chemical composition. CBD is a source of cannabinoids. Hemp oil has no cannabinoids. Scientists have been studying the effects of this component and have discovered interesting things.
Cannabinoid appears to influence the CB1 and CB2 receptors of the endocannabinoid system, an internal balance of the human body. The molecule also acts on serotonin receptors, vanilloid receptors, and other molecular targets.
Let´s be clear: most studies have been conducted with non-human animals. Meaning it does not accurately represent how CBD acts in the human body but it does give us an idea of how it might work.
A nutritious substitute for olive oil
Hemp oil is much more modest as it doesn't have the scientific potential of cannabis oil. However, its health benefits can’t be denied. It provides multiple nutrients, contains over 30% of fat and is rich in both omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids. It´s an excellent source of energy. Moreover, 25% of its total calories come from protein. Added to your diet, it’s also a good source of Vitamin E, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium and vitamins B1 and B2.
More than just an oil
Hemp oil is an excellent natural moisturizer to use after a shower or a bath and every day more and more skincare products rely on it to make soaps and body lotions. Hemp is also used to produce anything from a sustainable and cost-effective form of plastic to eco-friendly paint and biodiesel fuel.