Hemp seed oil and CBD oil are the same

Although CBD oil and hemp seed oil both come from hemp, they are very different.  CBD oil can be extracted from the leaves, stalks and flowers of the plant. Hemp seed oil is made exclusively from the seeds of hemp plants. Hemp seed oil contains beneficial nutrients like omega fatty acids, vitamins and minerals, the seeds contain almost no CBD. So when you see Hemp seed products online and on shelves in stores, there’s a reason why they are priced so cheap.

There’s no clinical research with CBD

According to a report in 2017 by the World Health Organisation (WHO)CBD has “been demonstrated as an effective treatment for epilepsy”.  The report also stated that there was “preliminary evidence” that CBD possibly could be effective for Cancer, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Psychosis, Multiple Sclerosis, and diabetic complications, in addition to pain, anxiety and depression.  As with all research, studies and findings are continually ongoing and developing.

 CBD works the same for everyone

How CBD works for you depends on your state of health, your genetics and how your own endocannabinoid system interacts with CBD. Every individual is different so therefore the benefits, dosage required and results will vary from person to person.

All CBD is the same

CBD is technically a single compound, which is the same no matter where it comes from. However the other things that are bundled with CBD in the extract are also beneficial. CBD does not exist as a single compound, but is found within plants with over a hundred other cannabinoids. When extracted, you not only get CBD, but all the other cannabinoids. These are called full spectrum, check out our other blog about the difference between isolate, broad and full spectrum here.

CBD wont affect other medications

Even though CBD works really well for a lot of people, but we always recommended seeking medical advice if you are thinking of taking CBD products in conjunction with anything else

CBD is found in both Hemp and Marijuana 

CBD is not exclusively found in hemp. Its 1 of over 100 similar compounds called cannabinoids that are also found in the marijuana plant.

Although they both contain CBD, marijuana tends to be a more plentiful source than hemp. The amount of hemp relative to marijuana  needed to extract CBD tends to be greater.

CBD isn’t a cure all like some websites claim.

Whilst CBD may lend a helping hand in supporting health, its another thing to suggest it can be a cure to everything. To suggest that CBD cures anything is scientifically inaccurate, because the evidence is only just starting to come in, and its from preliminary studies that are short in duration. Although CBD may help people manage symptoms caused by certain conditions, more research is needed to show if it can help what’s actually causing the symptoms.

CBD is classed as a medicine (kind of)

Most CBD products you’d find online and in stores have been classed as food supplements in the UK. But, in 2016 the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) actually voiced another opinion on CBD. They suggested it’s a medicine, but only if it’s marketed for medical purposes. Basically this means only pharmaceutical preparations which is a 99% pure CBD extract can be classed as a medicine.

 

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