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Hemp Seed Oil and CBD, Different Benefits.

Updated: May 20, 2020

Often confused and sometimes marketed as the same product, these are two totally different supplements that have different health benefits.

Both Hemp Seed Oil and Full Spectrum CBD have multiple health benefits. Although both come from the same plant, both are different and both benefit the body in different ways.

Some companies will add to the confusion by marketing these products as if they were the same thing. Be aware that Hemp Seed Oil (Hemp Oil) is NOT the same as Full Spectrum Hemp or CBD. Although Hemp Seed Oil has many health benefits it is a fraction of the cost of Full Spectrum Hemp CBD and is made purely of Hemp Seeds.

Full Spectrum Hemp Oil contains dozens of cannabinoids. The most abundant cannabinoid is cannabidiol (CBD). CBD makes up over 90% of the cannabinoid content in Full Spectrum Hemp. Make sure before you make a purchase you understand the terminology. Also look for COA's. A credible CBD company will have their Certificates of Analysis results available to verify that the advertised CBD on the label matches its product content.

Benefits of Hemp Seed Oil

Hemp seed oil contains a rich profile of nutrients, fatty acids and useful bioactive compounds that have health benefits for the brain, heart and skin. This natural oil has the optimum ratio of polyunsaturated fatty acids including omega-3’s and omega-6s as well as a rich source of gamma linolenic acid.

Brain Health Benefits: The fatty acid of hemp seed oil is beneficial to the brain, which requires healthy fats to operate properly. A recent study found that hemp seed extract was able to help protect the brain against inflammation. It was also noted that hemp seed oil contains polyphenols which help protect the brain from age related cognitive decline.

Heart Health Benefits: Hemp Seed oil has been found to have various positive effects on heart health issues such as high blood pressure, atherosclerosis and cholesterol levels. Hemp seed oil contains many fatty acids such as alpha-linolenic acid which has been found to reduce cardiovascular disease.

Skin Health Benefits: As a topical, hemp seed oil is known for not clogging pores while providing superior moisturization. The vitamins and fatty acids found in hemp seed oil help keep skin healthy and help prevent breakouts. These same vitamins help protect the skin from inflammation, oxidation and other causes of aging. Research suggests that hemp seed oil may be a helpful treatment for a range of skin conditions such as: eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis, varicose eczema, lichen planus and acne rosacea. 

Benefits of Full Spectrum CBD ( Full Hemp Extract )

Cannabidiol, better known as CBD, is a natural remedy used for many common ailments. CBD is extracted from the hemp plant. Hemp, unlike it’s cannabis sister plant Marijuana, contains less than 0.3% THC or Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabidiol which is legal under the 2018 farm bill. CBD will not get you high. This quality has made CBD a popular option for those looking for relief of pain, anxiety, insomnia and overall health. Here are some health benefits of CBD oil that are backed by research. 

May Reduce Inflammation and Chronic Pain: Research shows that CBD may reduce inflammation and thereby reduce chronic pain. By reducing inflammation and limiting the re-uptake of the neurotransmitter adenosine, CBD is found to alleviate pain caused by inflammation.

May Alleviate Anxiety & Depression: Research shows that CBD can regulate mood and social behavior. CBD is considered a natural approach that could act on the brains receptors for the neurotransmitter serotonin. Serotonin is used to transmit messages between nerve cells and contributes to wellbeing and happiness. 

May Improve Sleep: Research shows that CBD may help stimulate melatonin production by boosting levels of tryptophan in the bloodstream. This combined with relieving anxiety finds that CBD may improve sleep and help with insomnia.

May Reduce Seizures: CBD has shown to be very promising in helping control and reduce seizures in children and adults that have epilepsy.

May Hinder Cancer Cells: Numerous studies have been done and are continuing to be done showing that CBD oil may be helping with adverse effects of some certain types of cancer and may hinder the migration of cancer cells.

Other Potential Benefits:

• May promote cardiovascular health.

• May promote a healthy immune function.

• May promote neuro-protection.

• May reduce blood sugar levels.

• May suppress muscle spasms.

• May reduce small intestine contraction.

Hemp oils such as Trust the Earth - Hemp Seed Oil + CBD combine the nutritional benefits of both Hemp Seed Oil and Full Spectrum CBD. By combining the best of the hemp plant and blending it into one multi-purpose oil it's now easier then ever to make hemp a part of your daily nutrition. 

Although hemp seed oil  and CBD are highly popular and research has indicated some health benefits, check with your doctor before applying it topically or ingesting it as a supplement.

Your doctor will offer important insight regarding hemp oil  and CBD and how it might react with your current health and any other medications you take.

FDA Disclaimer

The statements made regarding these products have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The efficacy of these products has not been confirmed by FDA-approved research. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. All information presented here is not meant as a substitute for or alternative to information from healthcare practitioners. Please consult your healthcare professional about potential interactions or other possible complications before using any product. The Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act requires this notice.

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