Hemp Oil vs CBD Oil: Differences, Uses, Types, Side Effects & More

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What are the benefits of hemp oil vs CBD oil?

It’s a question that has been asked ever since cannabis became a well-known compound. Both hemp oil and CBD (cannabidiol) have been getting a lot of press as people become increasingly informed about the benefits of natural substances. So what is the difference between CBD oil versus hemp oil? This article aims to explore that difference.

When it comes to the hemp oil and CBD oil debate, there are many misconceptions. If you have been following the cannabis industry for a while you may know that many people refer to both hemp oil and CBD as “cannabis oil”. While this is not true, it is to be expected when you understand how confusing this industry can be.

CBD hemp oil will not make you high. You can buy hemp oil or CBD oil in all 50 states without a medical card. Hemp plants are completely different from the THC-producing marijuana plants even though they are of the same species, Cannabis Sativa or indica.

When using CBD products based on hemp plants you will not get high, you will get relief from pain, swelling and inflammation caused by various physical ailments such as arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, cancer, multiple sclerosis and more.

What is Hemp Oil?

What is hemp oil, and does all hemp oil contain CBD?

Hemp oil is a plant-based oil made from pressing hemp seeds. Unlike other vegetable oils, hemp oil is not a single compound; it’s a blend of over 100 different compounds, including CBD and CBG.

Hemp oil is often used as an ingredient in skin lotions and lip balms, because it has a high concentration of Vitamin E and fatty acids, which can help moisturize the skin. It’s also good for making salad dressings or drizzling on toast.

But what about all those CBD products you see online? Are all of them made from hemp oil? The answer is no—but they might contain some. That’s because CBD can be extracted from non-hemp sources like corn and mushrooms too (though the most common way to extract CBD is still from hemp).

Hemp Oil Uses

The most common use for hemp oil is as a food additive. It’s also used in cosmetics and personal care products, such as soaps and shampoos. It’s even used as a lubricant in some engines.

Hemp oil contains omega-3 fatty acids, which are thought to have many health benefits. Hemp oil is also high in protein, which makes it an excellent addition to any diet.

Hemp oil has been used for centuries to treat various ailments including depression, inflammation, arthritis pain, cancer symptoms and epilepsy seizures among others.

How Hemp Oil Works

You might be wondering how to use hemp oil, but let me start by showing you how it works.

When we digest hemp oil, it’s broken down into smaller components by our body’s enzymes, then absorbed into our bloodstream through the intestinal tract. From there, the fatty acids can be used as energy or stored for later use as fat reserves.

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When you apply hemp oil directly to your skin, it’s absorbed through cell membranes on the surface of your skin where it travels into your bloodstream and circulates throughout your body from there. You can also take a hemp oil supplement.

Effects and Benefits of Hemp Oil

Hemp oil is an amazing product that has been used as a food and medicine for thousands of years. In fact, it’s one of the oldest crops in the world and was used by many ancient cultures, including the Chinese and Greeks.

It contains the highest concentration of unsaturated fats, making it one of the most nutritious oils on the market. Its high levels of fatty acids also make it a potent source of antioxidants, which help protect your body from free radicals that can cause damage to cells and tissues.

Hemp oil is great for heart health because it contains oleic acid—an omega-9 fatty acid that helps reduce inflammation in blood vessels. It also contains linoleic acid—a polyunsaturated omega-6 fatty acid that promotes healthy blood flow throughout the body.

Hemp oil is rich in beta-carotene, which converts into vitamin A in your body when consumed; this vitamin plays an important role in eye health and vision. It’s also rich in vitamin E, which helps fight oxidative stress on cell membranes.

Hemp oil also brings about the Entourage Effect. The entourage effect refers to the synergistic effect of cannabinoids and terpenes that occurs when they are consumed together as opposed to separately.

The entourage effect is thought to increase the bioavailability and efficacy of cannabinoids, as well as enhance their medicinal properties. Hemp oil contains many different cannabinoids and terpenes, all of which interact with one another in a variety of ways.

Some cannabinoids and terpenes enhance the effects of others, while some counteract them. For example, CBD has been found to decrease the euphoric effects of THC when taken simultaneously, but it can also reduce anxiety when consumed on its own.

Because hemp oil has so many benefits for your health, it’s no wonder why people are switching over from using olive oil or coconut oil as their daily moisturizer.

How Hemp Oil is Made

Hemp oil is made from the seeds of the hemp plant. The seeds are pressed to extract their oil, which is a rich source of essential fatty acids and phytochemicals.

The manufacturing process for hemp oil begins with dehulling and decortication. These processes separate the hard outer shell from the soft inner seed. The shell is then ground up, and the remaining material is known as hemp meal.

Next, pressing is done to extract the oil from the hemp meal. The oil can be extracted using either expeller or solvent extraction methods. In expeller extraction, heat and pressure are used to separate the oil from other materials, while solvent extraction involves dissolving substances into other substances.

Finally, refining is done to purify the extracted oils to remove any impurities that may be present.

Here are several more things to consider when choosing the hemp oil for you:

Is It Hemp-derived, or Marijuana-derived?

The difference between hemp and marijuana is one of the most common questions I get here at Superhumn. And while it’s not hard to tell if you’re looking at a plant with buds, there are other ways to determine if it’s hemp or marijuana.

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To start with, let’s look at the two main differences between these plants: their THC content and their appearance. Marijuana plants have higher THC levels than hemp plants, which means that they are more likely to get you “high” if you smoke them.

Marijuana also looks different from hemp: its leaves are smaller and more rounded than those of hemp plants. The buds on marijuana plants are also denser—and much more sticky—than those of hemp plants.

Different Levels of How Processed Hemp Oil Is

Consider the different levels of how processed hemp oil is, such as: Is it Isolate? Desolate? or from the whole plant? When you’re looking at hemp oil products, you may come across the term “full spectrum hemp extract (crude).”

This means that the oil contains all of the cannabinoids, terpenes, and other compounds found in the hemp plant. Most CBD products are made from full-spectrum hemp extract. Isolate refers to CBD that has been extracted from industrial hemp plants using a CO2 extraction.

The resulting product is 99% pure CBD with very little THC (the psychoactive compound). Isolate is usually mixed with a carrier oil like MCT oil so that it can be consumed easily. It’s also available in capsule form.

Desolate refers to CBD that has been extracted from industrial hemp plants using a supercritical CO2 extraction. This process removes all of the other cannabinoids and terpenes present in full-spectrum oil leaving just pure CBD crystals (which are then mixed with a carrier oil). Desolate is generally more expensive than isolate because of the high cost associated with creating this unique product.

 Hemp Oil Risks and Side Effects

There are no known risks or side effects with using hemp oil. But it’s a good idea to talk to your doctor before starting any new supplements or treatment plan. Because hemp oil doesn’t contain THC (the compound that gives marijuana its psychoactive effects), it’s unlikely that you’ll experience any “high” when you take it. In fact, many people report feeling relaxed after using it as a supplement.

What Is CBD Oil?

CBD oil is short for cannabidiol. It’s a natural substance found in the cannabis plant, and it’s also the part of the plant that has been used to make hemp oil. But they’re not exactly the same thing—and they don’t have the same effects on your body.

CBD oil and hemp oil both come from cannabis plants, but there are some big differences between them. Hemp contains THC, which is what you’re probably familiar with if you’ve ever seen someone smoking weed or eating a pot brownie—it’s what gets you high.

The amount of THC present in hemp products is pretty low, though, so it won’t get you intoxicated unless you consume something like 1000 pounds of hemp seeds in one sitting, which I wouldn’t recommend, of course.

But what about CBD oil? CBD oil doesn’t contain any THC at all—so if all you want is to feel relaxed without getting high, CBD could be right for you.

CBD Oil Uses

CBD oil can be used in many different ways. It can be taken as a pill or an oil, it can be used in skin care products and it can even be used in food.

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CBD oil has been shown to help with anxiety and depression. This is because CBD is thought to affect the endocannabinoid system in our bodies. The endocannabinoid system is involved in mood regulation and stress responses.

How CBD Oil Works

Cannabidiol or CBD oil is one of many cannabinoids, or chemical compounds that interact with your body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS).

The ECS is made up of two types of receptors: CB1 and CB2. These receptors are found throughout the brain and body, but there are more CB2 receptors in peripheral tissue like skin, connective tissue and the gut. The cannabinoids in cannabis bind to these receptors, activating them.

CBD oil works by interacting with your body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS). The ECS is made up of two types of receptors: CB1 and CB2. These receptors are found throughout the brain and body, but there are more CB2 receptors in peripheral tissue like skin, connective tissue and the gut. The cannabinoids in cannabis bind to these receptors, activating them.

Effects and Benefits of CBD Oil

Cannabidiol (CBD) oil has been shown to have many health benefits.

It can help with:

  • Pain relief -Research shows that CBD may reduce pain by affecting pathways related to inflammation and cancer.
  • Insomnia – Studies suggest that CBD may be able to help you sleep better by dampening your brain’s activity during REM sleep, which is when most dreaming occurs.
  • Anxiety and depression – Some studies suggest that CBD can help treat symptoms of anxiety and depression by balancing out brain chemistry.
  • Inflammation – Many people use CBD oil to reduce inflammation since it helps with immune function.

How CBD Oil Is Made

CBD oil is made from the parts of the cannabis plant that don’t contain THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol. The process of creating CBD oil starts with extracting the CBD from the hemp plant by using water or ethanol.

Then it is mixed with a carrier oil like olive oil or coconut oil, which allows your body to absorb the CBD more easily.

CBD Oil Risks and Side Effects

Cannabidiol is a substance found in the cannabis plant that’s not psychoactive. It’s used for a variety of reasons, including to treat anxiety, depression, and pain.

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It’s important to note that there have been very few scientific studies on CBD oil and its side effects. This means that we don’t know much about how it affects people over time—or if it has any long-term health risks.

Some possible side effects include:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Dizziness

Hemp Oil Vs CBD Oil

To summarize the concepts of CBD versus hemp oil, here is a table for quick reference.

 Hemp OilCBD Oil
Uses● As a food additive
● Also used in cosmetics and personal care products
● Used as a lubricant in some engines
● Dietary supplement
● Used to treat various ailments including depression, inflammation, arthritis pain, cancer symptoms and epilepsy seizures
● CBD oil can be used in skincare products
● CBD oil can even be used in food
How it worksBroken down into smaller components by our body’s enzymes, then absorbed into our bloodstream through the intestinal tract Cannabidiol or CBD oil is one of many cannabinoids, or chemical compounds that interact with your body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS). 
Effects and benefits● Contains high levels of fatty acids, making it a great source of antioxidants
● Contains oleic acid that helps reduce inflammation in blood vessels
● Contains linoleic acid that promotes healthy blood flow throughout the body
● Rich in beta-carotene, which converts into vitamin A, also rich in vitamin E, which helps fight oxidative stress on cell membranes
● Pain relief
● Insomnia
● Anxiety
● Inflammation
How it’s madeThe seeds of the hemp plant are pressed to extract their oil, followed by dehulling and decortication, pressing, and then refining.CBD is extracted from the hemp plant by using water or ethanol. This is then mixed with a carrier oil like olive oil or coconut oil.
Risks and side effectsNo known risk or side effects● Nausea
● Vomiting
● Diarrhea
● Dizziness

Which One Do You Need?

First, let’s talk about what they both do. Hemp oil contains cannabinoids, which can have a variety of therapeutic effects, including relieving pain and inflammation. CBD oil also contains cannabinoids, but it’s not derived from hemp plants—it comes from the cannabis plant (cannabis sativa). The difference is that CBD oil has low THC levels, meaning it doesn’t produce a high when consumed.

So how do you know which one to use?

First off, if you’re looking for an all-natural product that will help with things like anxiety or chronic pain, hemp oil is probably your best bet. But if you want something that won’t get you high but will still provide some relief from symptoms like nausea and depression, then it might be time for some CBD therapy.

FAQs About CBD and Hemp Oil

Does Hemp Oil Relieve Pain Like CBD Oil?

YES, hemp oil does relieve pain like CBD oil.

Hemp oil is made from the seeds of the hemp plant, which is rich in essential fatty acids and vitamins. It has been used for centuries as a natural remedy for various ailments, including pain relief. Hemp oil works by increasing circulation and reducing inflammation in your body. This helps to reduce pain and inflammation by relaxing muscles and improving blood flow.

CBD (cannabidiol) is another type of cannabinoid found in marijuana that has been shown to have therapeutic effects on pain relief, anxiety, cancer treatment, and more. It works by interacting with receptors found throughout the body to promote homeostasis (balance) in cells throughout your body.

Does All Hemp Oil Contain CBD?

The short answer is no.

While all hemp oil products contain CBD, not all hemp oil products contain THC. And because THC is the cannabinoid that produces a high, it’s important not to switch hemp oil with CBD oil or other products that contain both THC and CBD.

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In fact, many people are interested in using CBD oil to treat various conditions because it’s non-intoxicating and has no psychoactive effects. These people don’t want to get high; they just want relief from their symptoms.

What’s the Difference Between Hemp and Marijuana?

The difference between hemp and marijuana is a common question. Hemp and marijuana are both varieties of the cannabis sativa plant, but they have different uses.

Hemp is used for things like food, medicine, rope, clothing, paper, and fuel because it contains cannabidiol (CBD) which has been shown to have multiple benefits. Marijuana is used for recreational or medicinal purposes because it contains tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) which can be used recreationally or medicinally as well.

Both hemp and marijuana plants contain THC and CBD in varying amounts depending on the variety of the plant you’re looking at. However, hemp contains less than 0.3% THC while marijuana contains anywhere from 10% – 30% THC by volume (or weight).

Will CBD Get You High?

No. CBD is a compound found in the cannabis plant. It’s non-psychoactive, meaning it doesn’t make you feel high in the same way that THC does. But CBD does have some potential medical benefits.

Is CBD Made From Marijuana or Hemp?

Cannabidiol or CBD is a compound found in both hemp and marijuana plants. So what does it mean when something is labeled “hemp-derived” or “marijuana-derived” CBD? It means that the plant from which it was derived was either hemp or marijuana—not both. Cannabidiol can be extracted from either plant species, so it’s possible to make cannabidiol oil using marijuana or hemp plants.

What Are the Benefits of CBD Oil?

Cannabidiol (CBD) oil has been shown to have many health benefits. As mentioned earlier, it can help with pain relief, insomnia, anxiety, depression, and inflammation.

How Does CBD Work?

CBD oil works by interacting with your body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS). Which is made up of two types of receptors: CB1 and CB2. The cannabinoids in cannabis bind to these receptors, activating them.

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What Are the Benefits of Good Hemp Oil?

Hemp oil is great for heart health because it contains oleic acid, which helps reduce inflammation in blood vessels. It also contains linoleic acid, which promotes healthy blood flow throughout the body. Hemp oil is rich in beta-carotene (for Vitamin A), and vitamin E, which helps fight oxidative stress on cell membranes.

How Do I Use CBD Oil?

It can be taken in many forms: as an edible oil or capsule, applied topically to the skin, and even inhaled through an e-cigarette or vaporizer.

Can You Take Hemp Oil and CBD Oil Together?

Yes. When taken together, these two oils can help reduce inflammation and pain in your joints. They can also help alleviate anxiety or depression by affecting your endocannabinoid system in different ways.

You should consult your doctor before taking either hemp or cannabidiol oil with any medications or supplements—especially if you’re pregnant or breastfeeding.

Is Hemp Oil Better Than CBD Oil?

If you’re looking to get high (in a non-medical sense), then hemp oil probably isn’t going to be your best bet. Hemp contains trace amounts of THC, while CBD has none at all. But if you’re looking for relief from pain or other symptoms, then hemp may actually be more effective than CBD.

Hemp contains cannabidiolic acid (CBDA), which doesn’t get you high but does appear to have a long list of therapeutic benefits. It’s also easier for your body to absorb than CBD itself—so if you’re trying to treat chronic pain or inflammation, then hemp oil might be better than its counterpart.

 Is Hemp Oil Good for Pain?

Hemp oil is good for pain because it contains cannabidiol (CBD), a chemical that binds with receptors in the body and helps to relieve pain.

woman holding her neck

Can You Rub Hemp Oil on Your Skin for Pain?

Hemp oil is a great way to relieve pain, and it’s easy to use. Just rub a few drops of hemp oil onto your skin where you’re feeling pain, and feel the relief wash over you.

You can also apply the oil to a sore joint or muscle area. Hemp oil has many other uses as well. It works great to soothe sunburns and cuts and scrapes, so if you’ve got some minor skin issues going on, give hemp oil a try.

Is Hemp Oil or CBD Oil Good for Anxiety?

While there’s no denying that both CBD oil and hemp oil have their benefits, it’s hard to say which is better in battling anxiety, since they are both natural products and contain similar compounds.

Hemp oil and CBD oil are great options for anxiety because they’re non-psychoactive, which means they won’t interfere with your mental clarity or ability to function during the day or at work—they just help you feel better all over.

Conclusion

Hemp oil is one of the most popular herbal remedies on the market today for a variety of conditions. Consumers have gotten more and more acclimated with this substance and have seen that the potential benefits outweigh any potential drawbacks.

The future of hemp oil is bright as it will likely continue to grow in popularity among consumers who are looking for an effective, natural remedy.

Also, there are new uses being discovered each day and even new ways to provide this oil such as through vaping and via CBD edibles , something we could be talking about soon. In the meantime, please join our Facebook group for more insights on natural products that help us in our wellness journey.

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