The Difference Between CBD and Hemp Oil

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(Photo: Pixabay)

Oils have different uses. Some are used to boost energy and reduce stress and anxiety. Others are good for hair and skin health. In fact, oils have a plethora of benefits. However, being able to differentiate between different oils and their benefits, as well as possible side effects, is crucial. In case you are not yet aware of the difference between CBD and Hemp oil, read on below to find out. 

  1. What are CBD and Hemp oils? 

Before we try to understand the key characteristics that tell these oils apart, we should first understand what they are. CBD oil stands for Cannabidiol, and it is extracted from the cannabis plant. Hemp oil, on the other hand, is extracted from hemp seeds, which is also a part of the Cannabis plant species, and that’s where the confusion stems from. 

  1. What are they used for?

CBD oil has many benefits. Firstly, since marijuana helps treat pain, it is no wonder that CBD oils help relieve it. CBD oils are also known for relieving anxiety and depression, improving sleep, soothing most pain, improving your heart health, and decreasing inflammation.

Hemp oil, on the other hand, is mainly known for its beauty benefits. It’s known to be good for skin health, including eczema and dermatitis. It is also known to be a source of fatty acids that help with brain and heart health. There are some key differences between CBD and Hemp Oil, but if there is one thing that they both have in common, it is that they both relieve pain. Since they are both extracted from the same plant, the effect is relatively the same; yet hemp seeds are known to have fewer side effects than CBD. 

  1. What are their side effects?

As mentioned earlier, oils can have side effects. Since hemp oil and CBD are very closely related, one would assume that they both have the same side effects; however, there are some discrepancies. The side effects of hemp oil include low blood pressure, dry mouth, light-headedness, drowsiness, and possibly, if used extensively and without caution, liver damage

The side effects of CBD are not as extensive as those of hemp oils’ side effects, yet they are more likely to happen. They include diarrhea, appetite changes, weight gain or loss, and fatigue. Either way, both have a percentage of THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) and so side effects depend on each individual’s body.

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(Photo: Pixbay)

CBD is becoming more and more well known, and this is because of its benefits. It’s important that you stay well informed on what the differences are between hemp oil and CBD so that you understand the possible effect. Before you use CBD or hemp oils, make sure you clearly understand their key characteristics and know how to use them accordingly. Your health is not something you can mess with or take lightly; therefore take note of the symptoms you have, do your research, and possibly consult a doctor before using them, especially if you are going to take a high dosage of either of them. 



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