Modified on: 10/04/2023
HERE IS AN IN-DEPTH LOOK AT HEMP OIL: ITS BENEFITS, HOW TO USE IT AND THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CBD OIL
In recent times, we have heard more and more about hemp oil, a product with many properties used in various areas, mainly cosmetics and cooking.
Hemp oil is often confused with CBD oil, based on a cannabinoid from the same plant but used entirely differently.
Curious to know more about these products and their differences?
Here are all the clarifications and an in-depth look at organic hemp oil.
Organic hemp oil: how it is obtained and why it is so popular
Organic hemp oil is a product that is extracted from the seeds of legal hemp plants grown organically. It is used both at the table, for human consumption, in the cosmetics sector and, although it may seem absurd to you, in the energy sector in the form of biodiesel.
In short, it is a product with a thousand properties!
Two methods of extraction usually obtain hemp oil:
- thanks to solvents;
- by cold pressing.
Organic hemp oil is obtained using the second method, which is ideal to avoid contaminating the final product with chemicals.
But why is hemp oil becoming more and more popular over time?
The reason for its success is its excellent nutritional values, its particular taste (similar to hazelnut) and the soothing, emollient and anti-ageing properties it can exert on the skin.
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Differences between hemp oil and CBD oil
Before talking more about the properties of hemp oil, it is good to distinguish it from CBD oil.
What is different between the two products?
CBD oil is an oily mixture containing varying percentages of cannabidiol (CBD for short), a non-psychotropic cannabinoid extracted from CBD cannabis that is constantly being studied.
However, CBD extract does not necessarily have to be mixed with oil from cannabis seeds, so it is sometimes added to other types of vegetable oil (grapeseed oil, olive oil, etc.).
Considering that CBD oil can have high concentrations of cannabidiol, it is clear that its use will be different from that of pure hemp oil.
Hemp oil has very low traces of cannabinoids. As a result, it can be used in cooking and cosmetics by anyone; on the other hand, CBD oil is dosed with an eyedropper to be taken in tiny amounts (in countries where it is considered legal, of course).
Hemp oil and benefits
As mentioned earlier, hemp oil has many benefits, useful in the food sector.
Indeed, edible hemp oil has an excellent balance of essential fatty acids, linoleic acid (omega 6) and alpha-linolenic acid (omega 3). In addition, it has a good supply of vitamins A, B1, B2, C and E, and it also has many minerals (magnesium, potassium, calcium, and iron) — in short, it’s a natural supplement!
Because of the many beneficial substances, it contains, hemp oil can benefit the body in many ways if consumed regularly.
Here is a few:
- daily consumption of hemp oil regulates cholesterol levels, reduces triglycerides in the blood and, as a result, prevents the occurrence of numerous cardiovascular problems;
- all the nutrients and vitamins contained in the oil extracted from legal cannabis are said to strengthen the nervous system;
- cannabis oil is an excellent ally for the skin, regulating its hydrolipidic balance and soothing redness, irritation and inflammation.
How is hemp oil used?
In contrast to Cannabidiol oil, which is taken in minimal doses and mainly by releasing the oil drops into the sublingual area, organic hemp oil can be used in much larger quantities and a variety of ways:
- in cooking, it is excellent for dressing salads and many other dishes, both raw and cooked, but it is not suitable for frying (its smoke point is around 15 °C);
- can be added to various types of cosmetics, both for the face and the body;
- it is excellent as a base for massages or as an anti-age treatment;
- it can be applied as a remedy for pimples or skin irritations.
Where can I buy hemp oil?
As hemp oil is free of illegal psychotropic substances and cannabinoids, it can be purchased in most supermarkets, organic shops, herbal shops and, of course, in many online stores.
Before buying hemp oil, however, to ensure that you are dealing with a quality product, it is essential to check that it has been mechanically cold extracted exclusively from seeds from organic legal hemp crops and has not been mixed with other ingredients.
You should now have a clearer idea about hemp oil: you know the main differences with CBD oil (with which it is often confused), you know that it can be used both in cooking and cosmetics and has many valuable properties!
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