Oils, Which One is Best?
An Easy Breakdown of Hemp & Cbd Oils: Which one is more beneficial for you?
Every day, we hear something about marijuana, whether it is regarding legalizing it for medicinal purposes or recreational purposes. We don’t listen very much about the oils or the healing powers that the oils have to them. Today, I am going to inform you about Hemp oil and CBD oil. Both are great healers and having more information when deciding which one is for you is key. After reading this, you’ll have a better grasp of what oils are right for you and you can pass along this information to others.
Hemp Oil vs. CBD Oil: What’s the difference?
When determining which oil is better for you, we first need some knowledge of each oil. Otherwise deciding without having the facts may not be the right decision. You should always know what you’re putting into your body and what it does to you. Let’s start with Hemp Oil and some facts about it.
- Has lower amounts of CBD in it
- Organic GMO
- Is used to make food supplements
- Healthy and balanced as far as nutrition
- Rich in Vitamin E
- Popular food supplement
- Used in flavoring foods
- Bad to cook or fry with
- Used for shampoo, soap, lotions
- Used to make biofuels
- Legal to take in certain states
- Does not give you a High like THC
- Beneficial Effects
- Food Supplement
- Gives Good Feelings to the user
- Help reduce stress, anxiety, aches & pains
- Neither have any significant amount of THC
- Legal to take in certain states
- Helps treat epilepsy
- Shown to help treat cancer
- Calming effect
We come from the same plant
CBD oil and Hemp are both from the same plant. However, there are different parts of the plant and different techniques for obtaining both oils. CBD comes from Marijuana’s stalks, leaves, and the buds of the plant. Hemp oil, however, is from a different part of the plant. It is from the seeds of the plant and is easily extracted. They are not used for medicinal purposes but have nutritional value to it. Hemp oil has high levels of unsaturated fats in it. It contains Omega 3 and Omega 6 as well. Now that we know where these oils come from let’s look at the strains of each oil.
There are different strains of CBD oils. I wanted to research if they help anxiety because I have anxiety attacks daily. The strains that I found for anxiety attacks are as follows: Pure Kana, Green Roads World, Premium Jane, CBD Essence, and CBD Pure. There are many different brands on the market today; you have many choices out there. I have yet to try any; however, when I do, I’m sure there will be some trial and error as far as making a final decision on my brand goes. I’d love some input on other’s favorite brand if anyone has tried them.
The word ruderalis comes from the word ruderal. If you are aware of plants, a ruderal species is a plant that grows even if the environment is inhabited by people or other beings and it is not affected by naturally occurring disturbances in its area. Many believe ruderalis is from Indica plants that adjusted to the harsh climates and the shorter growing seasons of the northern regions where it originates.
Cannabis ruderalis comes from the areas of Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, and Russia. At first, cannabis ruderalis was called a wild breed of cannabis. Recently it has been grown more and more indoors, which helps breed new varieties and build new hybrid plants. Here are some fun facts about Cannabis Ruderalis.
- Can grow up to 2 ½ feet tall
- It has thick and sturdy stems
- It will begin to flower at 21-30 days of vegetation
- You can harvest it from 70-110 days from the day you planted the seed.
Next, we are going to look at the parts of the plant that are used to make the oils. The parts of the plant in which both oils come from varies. CBD and Hemp’s oils are made from different parts of the plants. Hemp oil comes from the seeds of the hemp plant, to paint a picture of the process, think about how olive oil is made, it is about the same process for hemp oil. CBD oil is made from the Cannabis plant. It comes from the leaves, hemp flower, and the stalks of the plant. There is a big difference as far as which plant and plant parts hemp oil and CBD oil are from. Both have different uses as well as giving the user different feelings as well.
What is Cannabinoid?
With new and useful information at our fingertips daily, we still aren’t up to speed with certain terms and lingo used in the marijuana world today. Until about two months ago, I had no clue what a Cannabinoid was, what it did, and what the purpose of it was. Now that I have more information about them, I’d like to share my newly found information to inform you all about Cannabinoids. Let’s first look at what a Cannabinoid is. A Cannabinoid is a chemical that is found in Cannabis, Marijuana. THC is a cannabinoid. The Marijuana plant itself has 66 known Cannabinoids. THC is the most well known of the plant. There are different classes of Cannabinoids. These are:
- Cannabigerol (CBG)
- Cannabichromene (CBC)
- Cannabidiol (CBD)
- Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)
- Cannabinol (CBN) and Cannabidiol (CBDL)
- Other cannabinoids
- Cannabicyclol (CBL)
- Cannabielsoin (CBE)
- Cannabitriol (CBT)
If you familiarize yourself with specific Cannabinoids, when you see the words, you’ll remember them and know where they come from. Now we know what a Cannabinoid is, what do they do to us?
Cannabinoids are like opiates. They affect the user by interacting with specific receptors in the body. These receptors are in the Central Nervous System. There are two receptors that have been found in our bodies; they’re called CB1 and CB2. A substance that naturally occurs in your brain and attracted to the CB1 receptors was founded in 1992 and given the term, “anandamide.” There have been additional naturally occurring substances that bind to CB1 and have been called, “endogenous cannabinoid system.”
The effects of cannabinoids are mainly in the brain near the limbic system, which is the part of our brains that affect our memories, cognition, motor skills, and in the mesolimbic pathway, which controls our areas a pain perception, along with the area that controls our feelings of rewards.
Which Cannabinoid is the most abundant? The answer, CBD.
This Cannabinoid is one that I would like to try, based on their ability to reduce people’s anxiety attacks. It has a very calming effect and has been known to help with many medical issues other than anxiety. It may help reduce the effects of THC as well.
Hemp Oil vs. CBD Oil: Cannabinoid Content
Which oil has more Cannabinoid content? We will compare Hemp Oil and CBD Oil. First, Hemp produces CBD. This is the link between both oils. Hemp does not contain much CBD at all. CBD has higher Cannabinoid content because where it comes from and what it is. The Cannabinoid effects of CBD are different from hemp oil. Hemp oil is highly nutritious and contains these:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin B1, B2, B3
- Vitamin D
- Vitamin E
- Complete Protein
- Omega 3 and Omega 6
- Amino Acids
- Magnesium, Calcium, Potassium, Zinc, Iron
CBD does not contain any vitamins or minerals, but it does have effects on your moods and lowers anxiety and depression.
Hemp Oil vs. CBD Oil: Uses
- How do we use the two oils?
- What practical uses can we get from these oils?
- Should we push more to have these readily available to us?
These are questions that we should examine and find out exactly what we can use these oils for. Let’s begin with CBD oil. What are its uses? Why do we need it? First, CBD oil helps lower anxiety in users, lowers seizures in epileptics, pain reducer, anti-inflammatory, and has also been shown to help opiate addicts with the withdrawal symptoms.
It has been shown to help addicts from relapsing as well. To me, this is extremely beneficial for those who are former addicts or have seen their friends or family suffer from opiate addiction. CBD oil has also been shown to help those who suffer from Insomnia. Research has shown that CBD oil alone has been proven to help with over 50 different conditions. Who wouldn’t want this to be available for the entire population? This being available for all of us, would be very helpful in our lives, medical, and financial in my opinion.
What does Hemp oil do for us? Let’s look.
Hemp oil has many health properties, the vitamins, and minerals that it contains, but what else does it do for us? It helps us maintain a healthy hormone balance. It also supports Menopausal health in women. It can energize and regenerate our skin’s protective layers. It makes a natural moisturizer. It is great for dry skin. It’s great for vegetarians when cooking. It has been shown to help lower cholesterol. It is helpful to those who have diabetes. It can help prevent you from Psoriasis. Hemp oil helps build your immune system back up. Last, but not least, it can help prevent Varicose Veins. This is helpful especially if you are prone to any form of blood clots.
Hemp Oil vs. CBD Oil: How its Produced
Many of us are concerned with what comes into our bodies, as well as how was it made. Here’s the breakdown on the oils and how they are produced. Hemp oil is made by cold pressing or grinding the seeds at a low temperature to maintain the nutritional value and flavor. CBD oil is derived from the cannabis plant and is ideal for treating children and adults who suffer from epileptic and seizure-causing disorders. The CBD oil is derived from flowers of cannabis plants and is concentrated in its resin glands. The glands hold oil that is rich in CBD which differs in quality and quantity between different strains of the cannabis plant. The active CBD is accessible in flower and can be purified and concentrated using specific production techniques.
CBD Oil as a Medicine
We are aware of CBD oil and the medicinal qualities that it contains, in case you did not know what medicinal qualities this oil has, look at these.
- CBD oil has been proven to prevent seizures in those who have epilepsy.
- Contains anti-depression enhancers
- Anti-anxiety features
- Has helped those with PTSD and Obsessive Compulsion
- Helps minimize stress
- It is an Anti-Inflammatory
- Assists with chronic pain
- Helps with weight management
- Helps with insomnia
- Has been shown to help with addiction, especially those with opiate addictions, prevents the relapse percentages as well.
Industrial Products derived from these oils
Both oils can be used to make industrial products. Here’s what they can produce. These are made from hemp oil
- Bible Paper
- Cat scratching posts
Here are some products made from CBD oil
- CBD Water, Juice, or Tea (to assist with sleeping)
- Infused Beer
- Lip Balm
- Sleep Masks ( Apparently it works miracles on the skin)
As you can see, both oils have healing and medicinal qualities. It’s up to you, to decide which one you would like to use first. Hemp oil is more in the foodstuff category, and CBD oil seems to have the most healing characteristics in the long run. Everything is good in moderation but knowing the facts of each oil before deciding is the best thing to do when choosing what’s best for you and whatever condition(s) you may be suffering from. The more you know about each oil, the better grasp you will have on your condition.
So, the choice is yours. What do you think would be the best option for you in the Cannabinoid oil choosing field?
A quick review :
Hemp oil contains many Vitamins and Minerals. CBD does not contain vitamins, minerals, or THC. Hemp can be used for lotions, soaps, shampoos, and seasoning for food. CBD can be used for healing and helps digestion. Both Hemp and CBD are non-psychoactive. CBD is used more for medicinal purposes. Hemp is not known to be used for medicinal purposes. Hemp oil is helpful in hair, nails, and skin growth. Hemp oil has much more nutritional value overall than CBD oil.
Hemp oil can also be used to make fuels. Most sources point to CBD oil being much more beneficial to your health than hemp oil. However, it all depends on what conditions you have or are suffering from. We are all different and what may be helpful for one of us, could be different for you and me. Just be aware of what the effects are and how to monitor your dosage as well. If you have any questions, seek the advice of your healthcare professionals. I hope you are better to know about these two great oils.