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The Difference Between Hemp and CBD Oil and Why It Matters

Updated on June 24, 2019
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I am a writer, an author, speaker. I dealt with anxiety and depression for 40+ years. I write and speak about my experiences and recovery.

The Difference Between Hemp and CBD Oil and Why it Matters

The world is full of natural remedies now so it’s no surprise that many people are slathering their muscles with CBD oil to help with soreness or dropping it into their drink to help relieve anxiety. But the point of this article is to address the difference between hemp and CBD oil. Both terms are being used interchangeably today but they are quite different. When looking for the perfect hemp for anxiety, it’s essential that you understand this difference.

A lot of companies will just slap a cannabis plant on its product and then sell it. But they don’t make the specific ingredients as clear. You have to look closely at the label to determine the makeup of the oil. There are different ingredients that come from the two types of oil. Hemp oil comes directly from the plants while CBD oil is extracted from cannabis sativa seeds. Each type has unique benefits.

About CBD Oil

CBD is used to signify the part of a cannabis plant (Cannabidiol) that contains anti-inflammatory benefits. You can find Cannabidiol in a lot of health products since it can provide relief from pain, arthritis, and even headaches. In fact, it’s one of the most powerful antioxidants on the market.

About Hemp Oil

Hemp oil is fairly similar to other oils on the market. It’s a cold-pressed extract from the seeds of cannabis plants. Just like other seed oils, it contains a high number of antioxidants, omega-3, and omega-6 fatty acids. But the big difference is that hemp oil contains no cannabinoids. It’s simply viewed as a “super food” that can be used to add nutrition. It can help with anxiety, but much in the same was a sunflower seed oil. CBD is the best hemp for anxiety.

The Problem with Mixing them Up

Hemp and CBD oils are extracted from different parts of the plant. So they each have their own makeup of benefits. However, that doesn’t stop companies from marketing them as the same thing. It’s up to consumers to identify the difference.

Both of these are wellness products so they are not going to harm you. But we want to find the best hemp for anxiety. The truth is that CBD oil is specifically harvested to provide benefits that align with relieving the symptoms associated with anxiety. Hemp seed oil does not have as powerful of an effect in this regard.

The Best Hemp for Anxiety is CBD Oil

My advice is to always check the labels to check the ingredients. If you are looking to buy CBD oil, then make sure that it contains Cannabidiol. In most cases, the best hemp for anxiety is CBD oil since it contains benefits that align with relieving anxiety.

Hemp oil would be a better choice if your anxiety is mild and you’re looking for an oil to help with other health-related issues.

There are also other resources where you can find information on these two types of oil.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2019 Lynna K Teer

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