There has been a lot of hype regarding CBD and hemp supplements. It hard to go into any supplement store and not see CBD and hemp products.
- Do you know about CBD
- Do you know about Hemp seed oil?
- Do you know the difference between these supplements.
- Do you know the health benefits of both?
- Do you avoid each product because you think they both have “weed” in them?
- Do you know if these products are legal in your state?
Well in this post we are going to do the work to answer each one of these questions.
What is CBD?
CBD (cannabidiol) is the chemical component of the sativa plan. CBD is a natural products that can be used for many different products. CBD is the second most prevalent chemical in cannabis (marijuana). The first being THC (later on this).
CBD can come from marijuana or the hemp plant. CBD coming from cannabis is illegal federally buy may be sold under some state laws. CBD derived from hemp is legal federally, but some states make it illegal.
CBD does not get you “high”. CBD can be used in most parts of the United States. CBD is legal in all 50 states but it does have degrees of restriction. You can buy CBD without having a medical cannabis license.
What are the health benefits of CBD?
CBD has many health benefits. One of the biggest health benefits for CBD is childhood epilepsy that does not respond to medications. CBD can be used to treat anxiety and insomnia.
There is growing evidence of CBD’s helpfulness in treating arthritic pain.
Is CBD safe and how to know what I’m taking is legit?
CBD is safe to consume. It does have its side effects (nausea, fatigue, and irritability), but in the most part it’s safe. CBD can interact with certain medications (blood thinners ans others). It is important to talk to your provider before starting any supplement.
Since CBD is a supplement it is not FDA regulated. Without FDA regulation the purity and safety cannot be tested. There also is no effective recommended dosage for CBD for any health condition.
CBD needs more research before any claims can be made. Many people claim CBD helps them with their health issues. We think everyone should contact their provider before they test any supplement.
What is hemp seed oil?
Hemp has been around for 1000s of years. The Hemp plant has been used as fiber, a protein source, oils, papers, clothing, and even rope.
Hemp does create THC, but not at a level to get you high. The main difference between marijuana and hemp is the THC level. A THC level greater than 0.3% makes it marijuana. Hemp does produces CBD at a very high level. Hemp also creates regular hemp oil that does not contain THC or CBD.
What are the health benefits of hemp seed oil?
Hemp seed oil is good for cardiovascular health. Hemp seed oil may help relieve constipation, improve skin, improve your immune system, and and have antioxidant effects.
Is hemp seed oil safe?
Yes hemp seed oil is safe. Remember hemp seed oil comes from the seeds not the leaves, flowers, or stem of a cannabis plant , so it does not get you high.