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Cannabis CBD is different from hemp oil in that the former is an extract of leaves, stalks, and flowers of marijuana. Hemp oil is an extract from the seeds of the hemp plant. 

Is CBD stronger than hemp? Is hemp oil or CBD better for pain? What are the benefits of hemp CBD? Does CBD impact human health and hair growth? Below is everything you need to know.

Quick take: Is hemp CBD same as weed CBD?

  • Weed/Cannabis CBD may contain higher amounts of THC compared to hemp CBD. 
  • The benefits of hemp CBD are similar to cannabis CBD. 
  • Both verities offer user anxiolytic, neuroprotective, anti-obesity, and anti-inflammatory benefits.

Pure CBD is non psychoactive.

  • The extraction method determines the THC content. Recommend reading the label before use. 
  • Hemp and cannabis CBD are legal across the US but with heavy restrictions.
  • If you have an underlying health issue, or are on medication, consult with a physician before using CBD. 
  • CBD rarely causes adverse side effects. 
  • Full spectrum CBD may contain THC and other compounds.


CBD oil vs Hemp oil: what is the difference?

As mentioned, it is possible to source CBD from hemp and cannabis/ marijuana plants. Hemp is a variety of marijuana that contains very little THC, typically 0.3%. That is beneficial in that using both varieties of CBD will not create a high effect.

It is worth noting that there are three varieties of CBD. (1) hemp seed oil/Hemp CBD, a great source of healthy fats and plant-based proteins. (2) pure CBD oil. An extract of marijuana leaves, flowers, and seeds that offers anti-inflammatory, and brain-boosting antioxidant properties. (3) a combination of CBD and THC (full spectrum CBD). 

What to remember 

  • CBD products that contain less than 0.3% THC are legal across all states and Canada. 
  • CBD is safe to consume in the short term -according to medical data. 
  • Depending on the extraction process, CBD oil may contain all the cannabinoids found in hemp plants. 

Hemp seed oil explained: what you need to know.

The constituents of hemp seed oil include healthy unsaturated fats/polyunsaturated acids that makeup up to 90%. The oil also contains omega-3 fatty acids, linolenic acids, and tocopherols.

The extracted plant and manufacturing determine the amount of THC in hemp-based CBD products. Consequently, if you do not want to experience the high effect, check the product label before consumption. As mentioned, what you are looking for is less than 0.3% THC. 

Hemp oil manufacturing involves cold pressing hemp seeds in a similar manner to olive oil.  The resulting product is a nutty-tasting oil that may be enhanced with flavors or sold as is. We recommend purchasing pure hemp oil if you are prone to allergies. 

Hemp oil nutritional value: Is Hemp Oil Healthy?

Hemp seed oil’s nutritional benefits are a consequence of omega 6 fatty acids and polyunsaturated fatty acids.

The benefit of consumption, according to medical records, is that fatty acids improve symptoms related to atopic dermatitis. Other health benefits of consuming hemp seed oil include:

  • Healthy blood pressure. CBD affects the mind and body in numerous ways.  (1) consumption and topical application can help relieve stress and anxiety. (2) omega 3 fatty acids in the oil can help lower blood pressure. (3) by promoting deeper relaxation, CBD can help fight stress and anxiety caused by external factors.
  • A healthy heart. Smoking, age, and disease can affect heart health. Unlike other oils, hemp seed oil contains linoleic acid. Linoleic acid has been shown to reduce cholesterol and low-density lipoproteins/bad cholesterol. A healthy heart means better circulation and health. 
  • Pain relief. CBD’s anti-inflammatory properties can reduce inflammation and pain when applied topically or consumed. Pain reduction also decreases anxiety. CBD has anti-pain and anti-inflammatory benefits for persons suffering from irritable bowel syndrome, multiple sclerosis, and rheumatoid arthritis.

Warning for persons with hypotension

Hypotension/low blood pressure is the opposite of hypertension.  The condition can be triggered by several reasons, including pregnancy, medications, heart problems, septic shock/severe infection, and blood loss.

What you need to remember is hemp oil and CBD can lower blood pressure. That may create a risk if you have hypotension.

Consequently, if you are on medication, have low blood pressure, or have heart problems, you should consult with a physician before using hemp oil. If you are at risk of hypotension, keep the dosage low and follow your physician’s instructions.

CBD oil explained: what you need to know

The legality of cannabis remains controversial in some states. Because of that, the majority of CBD products are extracted from hemp. CBD derived from cannabis comes from the leaves, stalks, and flowers. 

Just like hemp seed oil, CBD oil does not cause a high effect if the THC content is below 0.3%. 

When CBD enters the body, it interacts with the endocannabinoid system and neurotransmitters. The consequence is reduced pain, mood regulation, inflammation reduction, and better stress response. 

The extraction process for Cannabis based CBD oil is different from hemp oil extraction in that the process may involve the use of carbon dioxide. The process may also involve diluting hemp extracts in a suitable carrier oil. It could be coconut oil, almond oil, olive oil, and so on. 

What to remember

  • The extraction process, carrier oil, and additives determine potency. 
  • Manufacturers of CBD oil may pair the product with other chemicals that are beneficial to the skin and health. 

CBD nutritional value: is CBD oil healthy 

A study published in the National Library of Medicine in 2018, concluded that, quote:

Consumers are using CBD as a specific therapy for multiple diverse medical conditions—particularly pain, anxiety, depression, and sleep disorders. These data provide a compelling rationale for further research to better understand the therapeutic potential of CBD.”

According to the findings

  • One out of every three CBD users reported non-serious adverse effects.
  • CBD can help fight depression, anxiety, and pain.

In short, CBD oil is healthy, and it can benefit your nutrition and health in the following ways.

CBD oil contains nutrients including:

  • Zinc ‘riboflavin ‘niacin pyridoxine
  • Vitamin E 
  • Potassium
  • Phosphorous
  • Copper
  • Zinc 
  • Manganese 
  • Omega 6 fatty acids. 

What Is the Difference Between Full Spectrum CBD and Regular CBD?

Regular/pure CBD, as the name suggests, only contains CBD. “Full spectrum CBD” contains trace amounts of THC, terpenes, and flavonoids. Minus THC, CBD products do not produce a high effect. That is not to say that THC offers you no other benefits apart from getting high.

What is vital to remember is that Full Spectrum CBD can be a powerful medical treatment in your arsenal and the effects vary from person to person. Consequently, there is no harm in trying both varieties of CBD. 

Full spectrum CBD: What users need to know.

  • Full spectrum CBD may contain THC. It may also contain rich essential vitamins, proteins, fatty acids, and fiber. 
  • CBD products that contain more than 0.3% THC are illegal in some states, and traveling with them outside the country may get you into legal problems.
  • There are over 100+ cannabinoids in full spectrum CBD.
  • Full spectrum CBD may contain more than 150 terpenes.
  • Terpenes offer therapeutic benefits that complement CBD. 
  • Flavonoids in full spectrum CBD can relieve inflammation and cancer-related symptoms.

How to choose the right CBD and hemp oil products

If you have underlying health issues, it is in your best medical interest to consult with a physician before you add CBD to your diet. Persons with low blood pressure or heart problems are at increased risk.

In legal matters, you should know that in Canada, CBD is a controlled substance under the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs of 1961, meaning the product is only legal if sold in compliance with local laws. Consequently, we discourage importing or exporting cannabis products across international borders.

In the US, hemp CBD is legal in the majority of states on the condition that the product does not contain more than 03% THC. Remember, each state has its Controlled Substance Act. Check your state’s act before you import or export CBD products. 

That said. Below is how to pick CBD oil product:

Product extraction method and ingredients

There are plenty of ways to extract CBD from hemp and cannabis products. What you want to avoid are extraction methods that rely on toxic solvents or chemicals. We recommend CO2 or carrier oil extraction methods. 

Check the label, warnings, and interactions, and only buy CBD products from registered manufacturers.

Additives and flavorings may contain allergens and toxic chemicals. Consequently, if you prefer flavored CBD products, you should ensure that the additive, preservatives, and flavorings do not pose a risk to you and your family.

The source of the product 

The source of the product will tell you if it contains heavy metals and pesticides. We recommend avoiding mass-produced products because tracing the origin could be problematic.

Small-scale manufacturers have better control of the soil and storage.