There seems to be a lot of confusion between Hemp oil, Cbd oil, and Cannabis oil so I thought I would write this post to try to clarify once and for all. Is Hemp oil CBD oil is the question?
A better question would be what is CBD and where does it come from? Before we can understand if Hemp oil and CBD oil are the same we need to understand what CBD is in terms of meaning.
Definition Of CBD
CBD (Cannabidiol) is a cannabinoid found within the Hemp and Marijuana plants. CBD doesn’t have any psychoactive properties to it; in other words, it will not make you high unlike one of its counterparts THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol).
It is the THC which attributes to the high feeling you get when smoking Marijuana. Both of these cannabinoids have healing properties associated with them for a myriad of health issues.
There are close to four hundred cannabinoids found within the hemp and marijuana plants all with potential healing benefits, but there is still much research that needs to be performed and studied.
What Is CBD Oil Made Of
As we learned above CBD oil can be made from either the Hemp or Marijuana plants. Hemp and Marijuana are cousins to each other, and they belong in the genus family Cannabis. The Hemp plant has very little THC whereas the Marijuana plant is high in THC.
There are at least three recognized species of plants which fall under the Cannabis family. Cannabis Sativa, Cannabis Indica, and Cannabis Ruderalis. I will post the links at the bottom of the post if you would like to learn more about each.
CBD Oil From Hemp
CBD made from the Hemp plant will contain less THC. CBD Oil is only allowed to have around .03% THC to be legal to sell to the public. The full or broad spectrum will have .03% THC or less, but it isn’t enough to get high off of it.
You can also purchase an Isolate form of CBD oil without any THC if you have any concerns. I would recommend the Isolate form if you only have minimal joint pains and stiffness or if you are looking for an overall sense of well being and a better quality of sleep.
If you have chronic joint pains and stiffness and more severe health problems, I would recommend buying a full spectrum CBD Oil. If you are looking for something even stronger and Bioavailable to the body, I would suggest trying the 10X formula which also contains CBDA. If you would like to learn more about my recommendations click here.
CBD Made From Marijuana
CBD made from Marijuana is called Cannabis Oil, and it contains a much higher amount of THC. The only way you can purchase CBD oil produced from Cannabis is you have to live in one of the states that have approved cannabis for medical or recreational use, or you will need a medical Marijuana card.
In closing, I hope I have been able to explain the differences clearly. If you found this post useful, please feel free to share or comment below. I would enjoy hearing your thoughts on the subject as well as what CBD has done for your health.
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