Hemp oil or hempseed oil is what it sounds like: oil that’s been extracted from the seeds of the industrial hemp variety of the cannabis sativa plant. To extract the oil, hemp seeds are pressed and bottled or further processed and refined before bottling. Hemp oil is rich in omega fatty acids, vitamin E, and protein.
CBD oil is currently unregulated. Marketers and manufacturers might use misleading labeling or claim unfound benefits on their products. Always read the ingredients list to be certain what you’re getting and ignore what the label says.
What is Hemp Oil?
We put together a guide to help you learn about the similarities and differences between the two hemp derivatives, how to figure out what you need, and where to get the right product.
Choose CBD oil that is pure, organic, and full spectrum. Be sure to check out the company’s lab-verified test results. You can access NuLeaf Naturals’ most recent test results here.
Why does it matter? The entourage effect is the belief that the different compounds of the cannabis plant work better when they’re used together compared to being used individually. The terpenes help the cannabinoids achieve their best effects; the cannabinoids help other cannabinoids – everything works together harmoniously.
When looking at alternative medicines and supplements derived from the hemp plant, you can simply look at the ingredients to determine whether the product is CBD or hemp seed-derived. If the ingredients don’t include “hemp seed oil” or just “hemp oil,” see if the list includes “cannabis seed oil” instead. Pure CBD products will list ingredients that include “full-spectrum”, “broad-spectrum”, “isolate”, “cannabidiol”, or “CBD.” Any of these ingredients is an indication that the product is made with CBD and not simply hemp seed oil.
Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the most prevalent ingredients of cannabis (marijuana). While CBD is a component of marijuana, it comes directly from the hemp plant, which is not the same as the marijuana plant. In other words, the hemp plant won’t make you (or your pet) high.
The Benefits of Hemp Seed Vs. CBD Oil for Pets
The answer is… BOTH! And we couldn’t be happier to be able to provide such a variety of support to your beloved fur-babies:
Companion’s Best Day is our one-and-only pet CBD oil! Vegan, Non-GMO and Gluten-Free, Companion’s Best Day helps promote overall wellness, anxiety relief, cognitive health, immune help, and more. If you’re looking for something containing both CBD and Hemp Seed Oil, this is the way to go! Companion’s Best Day only contains these two active ingredients and comes in two potency levels: 300mg and 750mg.
Looking for something containing only hemp seed oil and not CBD? You’ll want to check out Calming Relief , which helps calm the discomforts associated with inflammation, illness, and aging, as well as supports healthy digestion and immunity.
When it comes to hemp oil vs CBD oil for anxiety, both can help to reduce it, although it is typically agreed that CBD oil is better overall for treating anxiety. It positively interacts with the endocannabinoid system – aka what regulates our moods. Studies have found that it can help ease social anxiety and get rid of fear.
Put simply, CBD restores homeostasis (the body’s natural balance). It works in the endocannabinoid system by activating two of its core receptors (known as CB1 and CB2), which regulate mood, temperature, cognitive function and muscle repair.
Interested? Good! We’ve actually dedicated a whole blog post for the benefits of CBD oil – check it out to learn more!
Can you rub hemp oil on skin for pain?
No, CBD will not get you high because CBD is another one of the many compounds found in cannabis plants (so in both hemp and marijuana) which has no psychoactive properties.
Good Hemp’s hemp oil is super-rich in omegas (otherwise known as good fat) and has 25 times more omegas than olive oil. It has absolutely no trans fats (and 40% less saturated fats than olive oil).
Omega-3s are essential fatty acids that many experts believe aid good brain and heart health as well as boosting circulation and the immune system. Gamma linolenic acid (or GLA) is part of the omega-6 family and is known for its role in easing the symptoms of PMS and supporting the growth of healthy skin, hair and nails. Meanwhile omega-9 plays a role in promoting heart health by supporting balanced cholesterol levels and improving immune function.
Yes, hemp oil can be good for pain. Hemp seed oil is applied topically or ingested by many people as a form of natural pain relief. It has anti-inflammatory properties that can be useful for people suffering from a variety of painful infections, autoimmune disorders or injuries.