What CBD Oil is Best At
- CBD ingested influences the CB1 receptors and has the potential to reduce inflammation and pain throughout the body and acts as a minor mood lifter, among other minor positive effects. This means that capsules, edibles, and tinctures (which are almost-edibles) all can have these body-wide effects because they distribute CBD into the bloodstream.
- CBD in topicals and cosmetics can provide its benefits locally. It has been popularly reported to ease localized pain, as with arthritis and injury recovery, as well as easing the discomfort of skin conditions and promoting healthy skin.
- CBD oil is often used for the skin because it contains anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant capabilities. These have been reported to reduce acne, help with eczema and psoriasis, and promote general skin health as well as the pain-relieving qualities.
- CBD oil is also helpful at treating oily skin and seborrhea, which relate to the over-production of skin oils called sebum.
Hemp Seed Oil Definers
How Hemp Oil Derived
- Hemp seed oil is, as you could easily guess, derived from hemp seeds. More specifically, from cold-pressing hemp seeds until the oils roll out and can be collected.
- The oil is then (ideally) tested for purity and safety before sold commercially in pure form or used as an ingredient in cosmetics and foods.
What Hemp Seed Oil Does for the Body
- Hemp seed oil is actually a really great product, but it's not as powerful as CBD. Mostly, it's great for your skin and nutrition.
- Hemp seed oil has some anti-inflammatory properties and is an anti-oxidant. This is true both used topically and ingested.
- Hemp seed oil is also fantastic for your skin. It is an oil that is well known for being hyper-moisturizing without clogging your pores. This makes it a great moisturizing cleanser.
- Hemp seed oil also contains significant amounts of Omega 3 and Omega 6 healthy fats, which is why it's used as a nutritional supplement.
What Hemp Seed Oil Does Not Do for the Body
- Hemp seed oil contains 0% THC, and only trace amounts of CBD. as the seeds concentrate very little of the cannabinoids. The CBD in hemp seed oil is not enough to have any effect on your body. Just like trace amounts of, say, soap on your dishes isn't enough to make you sick.
- Hemp seed oil does not interact with the endocannabinoid system in the body and, therefore, does not have many of the physical benefits of CBD. It does not reduce pain, significantly lower inflammation, or provide the positive mood effects of CBD beyond the good feeling of being healthy.
What Hemp Seed Oil is Best AtSo what is Hemp oil really good for? Skincare!
- Hemp seed oil is one of the best skin care products around and may be better than CBD for splashing on your face and treating skin conditions if you're not looking for pain relief specifically.
- Hemp seed oil is a cleansing oil that can help melt sebum (but does not reduce sebum production like CBD). It hyper-moisturizes skin by reinforcing the skin barrier without clogging pores.
- The anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties combined with the non-pore-clogging mean that hemp seed oil is best at treating acne and other related skin and pore conditions, while providing great moisture.
What CBD Oil and Hemp Oil Have in Common
Finally, let's take a quick look at what CBD oil and hemp seed oil share. It's not surprising that they have a few of the same benefits because they come from the same beneficial plant.
- Both CBD and hemp oils are anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidants.
- Both CBD and hemp oils are edible and have been used to enhance the nutrition and anti-inflammatory qualities of foods and health supplements.
- Both CBD and hemp oils are used in beauty products and topical skincare and have their own benefits. But those benefits differ in that hemp seed oil is surprisingly moisturizing while CBD provides localized pain and high-powered anti-inflammatory effects. Hemp oil provides some anti-inflammatory effects, but more like a normal herbal treatment.
Know Your CBD Oil From Your Hemp Seed Oil
Let's close with some final pointers. Here's how to 100% know the difference:
Check the CBD %
- super-low percentage or totally unmentioned will mean it's hemp oil, not CBD
- High percentage of CBD means it's CBD oil, even if it's marketed as "hemp oil."
Check for the "Seed"
- If "seed" is mentioned somewhere around "hemp" and "oil," it's hemp oil, not CBD
- No "seed," more likely to be real CBD
Phew! That was a lot of information. Hopefully, we've helped you truly understand the difference between CBD oil and hemp oil or "hemp seed oil" as it's more easily understood. There is definitely some confusion on labeling, but look closely, and you'll find out whether the word "seed" is used in the many different ways that hemp oil is talked about on product packaging.
When looking for your own CBD products, or even looking for hemp seed oil skincare products, it can really help to know the difference and spot it. Even when brands don't always know what they're talking about.
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