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cannabis oil vs cbd

Put simply, CBD restores homeostasis (the body’s natural balance). It works in the endocannabinoid system by activating two of its core receptors (known as CB1 and CB2), which regulate mood, temperature, cognitive function and muscle repair.

For more information, read our blog post on what CBD oil is .

What are the benefits of CBD oil?

Interested? Good! We’ve actually dedicated a whole blog post for the benefits of CBD oil – check it out to learn more!

If you’ve read anything about the wellness trends for 2020 and 2021 then chances are you’ve heard of hemp oil and CBD oil (and chances are you’re a bit confused).

We’re here to make understanding CBD oil vs hemp seed oil as easy as loving them is. In a sentence, hemp oil (also known as hemp seed oil) comes from the seeds of the Cannabis sativa plants and, while it does have health benefits, does not contain CBD. CBD oil, on the other hand, is a chemical compound extracted from the leaves, flowers and stalk of the same plant, and is used to treat everything from depression and anxiety to epilepsy and insomnia.

Here at Good Hemp we make a range of hemp products (from our hemp milk and hemp seeds to hemp protein powder and, of course, our original hemp oil ) from the hemp seed. But you’ve probably got more questions about all that: Are hemp oil and CBD oil the same thing or is there a difference between hemp oil and CBD oil? How exactly does CBD work? Does that mean hemp gets you high?

We thought we’d answer all of those questions in one place and delve deeper into hemp oil vs CBD oil.

The benefits of CBD oil is that it is used to treat a number of different conditions including anxiety, depression, pain and PMS, and is said to have beneficial effects on concentration, energy levels and sleep. It’s also sometimes used topically as an anti-inflammatory (but you might want to check the price before you start pouring it on your bad back – some CBD oils can cost around £140 for a small vial).

Full spectrum CBD oil doesn’t contain just CBD, but also other cannabinoids like CBN, CBDV, CBG, CBC, and CBDA. It also contains flavonoids and terpenes, the substances that give cannabis its flavour and colour. Why is this important? It is believed that these “minor” cannabinoids and other substances work in synergy to support a phenomenon known as the “entourage effect”. In essence, the active chemical constituents in hemp can work together to produce an effect that’s greater than the sum of its parts. As a result, full spectrum oils have become popular among those looking to benefit from the entourage effect.

To start with, the terms “cannabis oil”, “marijuana oil”, and “THC oil” all mean more or less the same thing. Each one is an oil infused with cannabis extract high in THC. Not only does cannabis oil contain more (usually much more) THC than CBD oil, but it’s typically derived from recreational or medicinal cannabis rather than industrial hemp.

Full spectrum CBD oil

TIP: Depending on how much solvent you use, step five can take anywhere from 12–24 hours.

If all this talk of cannabis oil has got you excited, we’ve got fantastic news—you can make it at home! You’ll need a few pieces of equipment and a suitable solvent, but, in exchange, you’ll gain complete control over the quality of the final infusion.

Of course, this isn’t to say that manufacturers aren’t labelling their CBD oil as “cannabis oil” in hopes of appealing to more customers. But, for our purposes, when talking about cannabis oil, we mean the “real thing”—an oil containing considerable levels of THC.

Let’s break it down further.

CBD products can now be found almost everywhere, including health food shops and some supermarkets. This is because CBD is legal in many Western markets due to its good safety profile and lack of mind-altering qualities. This legality, which begets breakthroughs in scientific research, is the reason CBD has become such a widespread phenomenon.

WHY USE CBD OIL?

Cannabis oil is made from cannabis strains high in THC. This essentially means any cannabis strain that has a THC level capable of causing a mind-altering effect. Although cannabis oil may also contain high levels of CBD in some cases, if it contains more THC than the legal threshold of 0.3%, or if it’s derived from recreational cannabis strains, it’s not CBD oil.

Athletes and active individuals are also turning to CBD oil to help reduce inflammation and muscle soreness following bouts of exercise.

Studies have found CBD to possess anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, neuroprotective, and antiseizure effects, among others.