While you may be excused from confusing CBD oil and hemp oil, as they are derived from the same plant, this is largely where the similarities end.
Where hemp oil can be purchased in a wide variety of forms, ranging from consumable tablets to hemp milk, CBD is most commonly available in pure oil form. You can consume CBD in food supplement form or by inhaling CBD vape oil.
Along with the oils being available in different forms, the health benefits that they can have on your mind and body vary greatly.
If you are looking to improve your wellbeing using natural substances but are not sure what the difference between hemp and CBD oil is, fear not. Simply read on to find out more about what sets these oils apart and make your decision on which to purchase, a little easier.
Where do hemp and CBD oils come from?
It is true that CBD oil and hemp oil are derived from the same cannabis sativa plant, however, they come from different parts of that plant.
Hemp oil is produced by pressing the seeds of the cannabis plant to release a fatty, nutrient-filled oil, whereas CBD oil is extracted from the flowers of the plant and has more medicinal effects.
Along with this, the oils are produced from different strains of the plant, which can slightly change the affects that they have.
Do the oils contain THC?
As hemp is a strain of cannabis plants that is grown specifically for the low THC levels it produces, hemp oil is usually low in THC.
CBD oil does not produce a ‘high’, as it has less than 0.2% of the psychoactive tetrahydrocannabinol, so it is legal for medicinal use in the UK.
If the CBD is sourced from a hemp plant it will also contain low levels of THC, however these levels could be slightly higher if the CBD is taken from a marijuana plant. Therefore, it is important to specify these details with the provider of your CBD vape oil in the UK.
What are the oils used for?
Hemp oil is mainly used in foodstuff such as hemp milk, shampoos and lotions for its nutritional purposes.
It has qualities which are thought to be able to lessen the symptoms of skin conditions such as eczema due to the content of omega-6 and omega-3 acids. As well as this it is thought to help with getting protein into your diet, and consequently is good for strong, healthy hair!
Vaping CBD oil is reported to improve some health conditions by lessening the symptoms of, insomnia, anxiety, muscle spasms, pain and other issues.
Using CBD oil to treat insomnia is thought to work by reducing daytime sleepiness, allowing you to better regulate your sleep cycle.
Specialised CBD vape oil along with pens specially designed for CBD vaping are reported to help reap the benefits of this natural plant and keep your health in tip-top condition.
As you can see, there are different benefits to both of these oils, so it is worth selecting one that serves a purpose that is most relevant to your life. If you would like to feel the benefit from both of these substances, it may be worth striking a balance using the two oils for maximum health.