The hemp plant is the source of hemp seed oil. The same plant is the source of CBD oil as well. Does that mean hemp seed oil and CBD oil are the same? No. They aren’t.
If you expect specific benefits that hemp seed oil or CBD oil offers, buying one instead of the other will not help. In this session, we discuss the basic differences between hemp seed oil and CBD oil.
Hemp plants are naturally rich in cannabidiol, a compound that has wide ranging therapeutic benefits. CBD rich parts of hemp plants are used for extracting CBD oil by employing any of the CBD extraction methods including CO2 extraction, ethanol extraction, butane extraction, hexane extraction and many more. The therapeutic benefits that cannabidiol offers are the major reason for the growing liking for CBD oil. Let us take a look at the benefits of CBD oil.
- Reduces anxiety: Different types of anxiety disorders are associated with symptoms including increased heart rate, profuse sweating, rapid breathing and fatigue. The anxiolytic properties of CBD help handle these symptoms better.
- Pain Relief: CBD is a potent analgesic that has the ability to handle pain symptoms associated with various health conditions without causing any significant side effects.
- Reduces inflammation: CBD has the ability to regulate the inflammatory response in our body.
- Slows aging: Oxidative stress in our body is reported as the major cause for faster aging. Being an anti-oxidant, CBD has the ability to reduce oxidative stress that proves effective in slowing down aging.
Hemp Seed Oil
Hemp seed oil/Cannabis sativa seed oil is obtained from the seeds of the hemp plant that do not contain any cannabinoids. Hence the hemp seed oil CBD content is nearly zero. A high percentage of antioxidants, omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids is its major characteristic. It is extracted by cold pressing hemp seeds, with the process being similar to the manufacture of cold pressed olive oil.
Hemp seed oil is popular as a skincare product and food supplement. With a comedogenic rating of zero, hemp seed oil is known as a powerful moisturizer that does not clog pores or make the skin oily. Because of its high nutritional value, it is regarded as a superfood that can enhance the nutrient quality of your food.
When you compare hemp seed oil and CBD oil in terms of the cost of production and price of the final product, you will find that the relatively expensive methods of production of CBD oil make its final price high when compared to hemp seed oil that has lower production costs. Fraudster manufacturers may try to fool you by selling hemp seed oil instead of CBD oil. Stay informed about the possibility and take adequate care in the selection process of CBD oil.