Why do we use industrialized hemp CBD Isolate in our products instead of hemp-seed oil? Well first, lets take a look at what hemp-seed oil actually is, so we can establish a difference between hemp-seed oil, and industrial hemp oil.
Hemp-seed oil comes from the seeds of hemp plants. The hemp seeds are de-shelled, and then cold pressed to produce the oil. The cold pressed, unrefined oil is dark to light green in color, with a nutty flavor. The darker the color, the grassier the flavor. The refined oil is clear and colorless, with little flavor and lacks all natural vitamins and antioxidants. Refined hemp-seed oil is primarily used in the production of soaps, shampoos and detergents. Industrial hemp-seed oil is used in lubricants, paints, inks, fuel, and plastics. Hemp-seed oil does not contain CBD or any other cannabinoids, including THC. Although trace amounts of THC may be found in the oil when plant matter adheres to the seed surface during manufacturing, since THC is present in hemp.
Some studies have shown the possibility of mild side effects related to the use of hemp-seed oil, both when applied topically or consumed orally. These side effects include dryness of mouth, low blood pressure, slowing of psycho-motor functions, lightheadedness, or sedation. The oil made from the seeds of hemp plants is considered an anticoagulant, therefor people who suffer from heart disease and take blood thinners should not use this oil without first consulting a physician.
Hemp-seed oil does not have any pain fighting properties and when taken in large doses can cause nausea, diarrhea and/or abdominal cramps. However, this oil is in demand because the seeds themselves are packed with minerals such as potassium, magnesium, iron, zinc, calcium, and phosphorus. It also contains micro-elements like strontium, thorium, arsenic, and chromium. These oils are also high in essential fatty acids, Omega 6 and Omega 3. Hemp-seed oil can be used to increase immunity, counteract aging skin and improve cardiovascular health, thus why it is typically used in beauty products.
All of the CBD we use in our products comes from industrialized hemp CBD. The hemp plants undergo a process that extracts CBD from the plant, and removes majority of the other plant compounds. This allows for the end result to be a pure white powder that contains 99%+ of pure CBD isolate. CBD has been proven to contain properties for fighting pain, inflammation, as well as helping to aid with appetite, and sleep. Since CBD also has antibacterial properties, it has shown to have an impact on skin conditions such as acne, psoriasis, and eczema.
So when it comes to the difference you may ask yourself which is better? Ultimately that is to be left up to the consumer, and what benefits you are looking to get from consuming one or the other. If you’re looking for relief from pain, inflammation, stress, or anxiety, CBD Oil is going to be the way to go. If you’re looking for more of a staple food that provides excellent nutritional value, you may want to consider a product that is made from the shelled seeds of the hemp plant.
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