With the 2018 Farm Bill making hemp-derived CBD oil legal to buy and sell on a federal level, many people are just now starting to learn about the effectiveness of this natural, non-intoxicating compound with a host of health benefits.
Despite the popular use of hemp oil for addressing things like pain-relief for years now, there are still millions of people that aren't quite sure what CBD is, what it's used for or how it can help to promote better health and wellness in their life. So, if you're relatively new to the world of CBD oil and wondering how hemp-derived CBD is different, here are a few things you might find helpful.
But First, What Exactly Is Hemp-Derived CBD Oil?
Both hemp and cannabis plants contain CBD, but cannabis also contains higher amounts of THC, the chemical compound that is responsible for the psychoactive effects of cannabis. Hemp, however, is legally defined by its low THC content, making it an ideal source for extracting CBD without traces of THC. And hemp-derived CBD oil is exactly what it sounds like: CBD oil made from hemp only.
There are a number of benefits of hemp oil over other kinds of CBD products, most of all the issue of legality. With recent law changes making hemp-derived CBD products legal on a federal level, anyone within the US can now enjoy the safe use of these products without any concerns over legal risks.
Hemp vs. Cannabis for CBD Extraction
The benefits of hemp oil go far beyond the law. First, hemp's naturally low THC content allows manufacturers to extract a complete full-spectrum oil without having to worry about going over the 0.3% legal limit of THC within the product. Second, these full-spectrum oils contain a wide array of other cannabinoids that can boost the efficacy of the CBD itself. Some researchers call this the "entourage effect" because the various compounds work better together than apart.
Why Is Hemp-Derived CBD More Effective?
When it comes to using hemp oil, how well the product works is likely your number one concern. So in order to have the best chances of treating your symptoms, your best bet is to find a full-spectrum CBD oil. These oils are best extracted from hemp due to the low THC content.
Our extraction method also plays a big role in the effectiveness of our products. Here at Curaleaf Hemp, we only use CO2 extraction to cleanly release the relevant plant compounds without any lingering residues or other unpleasant additives. Carbon dioxide, or CO2, is a food-safe gas used for carbonating drinks that can act as a solvent when used at a certain temperature and pressure level.
Yet it's not actually a solvent, so there's no chance of any contaminants remaining in the finished oil. Our products are also suitable for almost all the common hemp oil uses thanks to its high CBD content and absolutely 0% THC.
What Are the Benefits of CBD Oil?
Of course, shopping for a CBD oil product should only begin after you determined it has a chance of working for you. While CBD oil has been shown to help with many conditions in clinical studies, it's still not automatically useful for every possible condition. Some of the most researched and well-supported hemp oil uses include:
- Anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, and even schizophrenia
- Epilepsy and other seizure conditions, which is perhaps the most well-known use of CBD oil
- Chronic pain from fibromyalgia, slipped spinal discs, arthritis, irritable bowel syndrome, and more
- Nausea, whether it's alone or caused by other conditions
- Eating disorders and addiction
- Migraines and chronic headaches
- Motion sickness and jet lag
- Insomnia, with results reported for both falling asleep and staying asleep.
Which CBD Delivery System Is Best?
After you've decided that CBD oil might work for you and that hemp-derived products are better, you'll still need to settle on a delivery system.
You can take pure CBD oil in the form of capsules for a basic and reliable dosage, but there are reasons to consider other methods. Tinctures are a great option because they're absorbed faster by the body for quick results, especially when dropped under the tongue in a method you'll see referred to as sub-lingual application.
If liquids and capsules aren't providing the results you need, consider a topical application instead. Lotions and skin-adhering patches are great for delivering CBD right where you need it for targeted pain relief. These options are the most popular among people using hemp oil for pain caused by arthritis, rheumatism, and other similar conditions.
Finally, don't overlook hemp-derived vape pens. Vaporized CBD oil is quickly absorbed as with tinctures, but these slim pens are much easier to keep in your pocket and won't spill or take up much room. The action of inhaling the vapor can also help reduce your desire to smoke if you're trying to quit tobacco, adding yet another benefit to CBD oil use.
At Curaleaf Hemp, our vapes aren't your average everyday CBD vaporizers. We flavor each with natural, pure essential oils to give you a pleasurable vaping experience while boosting the natural effects of the CBD oil. For example, we've added wintergreen and jasmine essential oils to our Uplift vape pen for their mood and energy lifting effects. Why settle for a plain CBD vaping experience when you could enjoy a premium vape pen instead?
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