There is often a lot of confusion around whether CBD and hemp oil are the same type of oil? How to choose between CBD and hemp oil ? The answer: they may come from the same plant, but there is difference between both oils.
CBD Oil Vs. Hemp Oil
Both Oils come from the cannabis sativa plant, but from different parts of the plant. CBD oil is extracted from the flowers, leaves, stems, stalks of the plant, while hemp oil comes from the seeds. The compound, CBD, is obviously found in high concentration in CBD oil but no compounds are present in hemp oil. Neither of these oils contain THC or any other compounds that make you high.
In general, CBD oil is used for pain and anxiety management, as well reducing inflammation and inducing relaxation and better sleep in people. Hemp oil is a source of protein and fatty acids and antioxidants, has antibacterial properties.
It can help with skin conditions and symptoms of premenstrual syndrome in some women and can even be used as a cooking oil.
They are comes in different colors. CBD oil being a light brown and golden color while hemp oil being a dark green and black color. Both can be organic, vegan or kosher etc.
You may also notice a price difference between both CBD and Hemp oils. This is because CBD oil is more expensive to make compared to hemp oil.
In general, CBD oil is ingested and hemp oil is used topically. Some people like to use both oils, as you get different benefits from each one and it is perfectly safe.
It is important to understand the difference between the two oils and choose the oil that suits you. Everyone is different and no two people will react in the same way.
The Endocannabinoid System (ECS) is a term that is used a lot in the CBD world – but what exactly is it and how does it work?
The ECS is a highly complex system within the human body and is something that researchers are still trying to fully understand. What we do know is that we all have an ECS . It is responsible for controlling an important array of functions and processes such as: mood, appetite, sleep, memory and reproduction and fertility. Our ESC systems still operate in our bodies, even if we don’t consume cannabis.
The ECS entails three main parts: endocannabinoids, receptors and enzymes.
are molecules created by your body and there are two main endocannabinoids: anandamide (AEA) and 2-arachidonoylglycerol (2-AG).
In fact, endocannabinoids are even found in a mother’s breast milk as it is considered to assist in the healthy functioning of a child’s brain development.
The endocannabinoids bind to the receptors (found all around the body) to let the ECS know that it needs to kick into gear. Endocannabinoids are able to bind to either receptor and it is from there that the effects start to happen. For instance, endocannabinoids may attach to the CB1 receptors in the spinal nerve to ease pain. Once the endocannabinoids have done what they need to do, enzymes break them down.
One of the main cannabinoids found in cannabis is cannabidiol (CBD). There are two main beliefs as to how CBD works in the body. The first is that CBD does not attach itself to our CB1 or CB2 receptors. but instead stops our natural endocannabinoids from breaking down and actually making them more effective than ever.
The second belief is that CBD binds itself to a receptor that hasn’t yet been discovered. In any case we can see evidence suggesting there are positive results in the body from CBD consumption. The other main cannabinoid found in cannabis is tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). This is the compound that makes us feel ‘high’. THC is able to bind to both main receptors and produces effects on the body such as increasing one’s appetite or decreasing pain.