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what is hemp extract

Neither. Hemp extract contains no THC and CBD oil contains only trace amounts of THC. THC stands for tetrahydrocannabinol, the compound of cannabis that’s responsible for producing marijuana’s “high.”

CBD oil contains many beneficial cannabinoids, which are lacking in hemp extract.

The short answer is both. The more in-depth answer is this: hemp extract is an essential oil and is legal throughout the United States. Full spectrum CBD oil and other types of CBD oil are federally legal, with certain states having levied more specific laws regarding the use, possession, and distribution of CBD oil. For the most current updates, always check with lawmakers in your city and state for local regulations that may apply to you.

Which one can be ingested?

Yes. Both are derived from the cannabis plant but from different parts of that plant. Hemp extract is the oil pressed from raw hemp seeds, whereas CBD oil comes from the flowers, leaves, stems, and stalks of the mature plant.

You can buy hemp extract most anywhere you can find essential oils (because that’s what it really is): natural food stores, some pharmacies and groceries, and online.

CBD oil has more to offer than hemp extract and hemp oil requires a more complex and expensive manufacturing process. This is a bit like comparing ground beef to filet mignon – they come from the same place, but the process of obtaining each (and the consumer use) are very different.

Both. CBD oil and hemp extract are both safe to apply topically to the skin, and CBD oil is often incorporated into skincare and antiaging products.

Over time, excess inflammation in your body can contribute to a variety of diseases including heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and asthma. It has been suggested that gamma linolenic acid, an omega-6 fatty acid found in hemp, acts as an anti-inflammatory. Studies have also linked the omega-3 fatty acids in hemp with reductions in inflammation.

Spreading hemp oil on your skin as a topical application can also reduce symptoms and provide relief for several types of skin disorders. One study showed that hemp oil can act as an effective acne treatment, though more research is needed in this area. In addition, consuming hemp seed oil was found to improve symptoms of atopic dermatitis, or eczema, due to the presence of the “good” polyunsaturated fats in the oil.

Potential Health Benefits of Hemp Oil

The amino acid arginine is present in hempseed oil. Studies have shown that this ingredient contributes to a healthy cardiovascular system. Consuming foods with high arginine levels can help decrease the risk of heart disease.

Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology: “Gamma linolenic acid: an antiinflammatory omega-6 fatty acid.”

Committee on Toxicity of Chemicals in Food, Consumer Products and the Environment: “Scoping paper on the potential adverse effects of CBD products.”