Hemp oil is the oil from the seeds of the so-called edible hemp. Edible hemp is – in contrast to medicinal hemp – almost free of psychoactive substances and so are its seeds and oil. So you won’t get high from hemp oil. While medicinal hemp can contain between 1 and over 20 percent THC, edible hemp can contain a maximum of 0.2 percent. THC stands for tetrahydrocannabinol and is largely responsible for the pain-relieving and intoxicating effects of medicinal hemp.
Hemp Oil And CBD Oil: The Difference
Also, hemp oil should not be confused with CBD oil, which has been experiencing a real hype for several years. It’s known that cbd oil is an extract from low-THC / free but CBD-rich hemp flowers dissolved in a base oil (olive oil or hemp oil). CBD oil stands for cannabidiol, another active ingredient from hemp, which does not have a psychoactive effect, but can still relieve anxiety and tension as well as pain.
Manufacture of hemp oil
For the production of high-quality hemp oil, the hemp seeds are cold and gently pressed. A hemp oil with a yellow-greenish color is produced. The green comes from chlorophyll, the golden shimmer from the carotenoids contained in hemp oil (e.g. beta-carotene). Of course, hemp oil also provides – like all oils – the antioxidant vitamin E (23 to 80 mg per 100 g – depending on the source). For comparison: sunflower oil provides around 62 mg of vitamin E and wheat germ oil around 160 mg.
Fatty acids in hemp oil
In hemp oil, the fatty acids are found in the following distribution per 100 g of hemp oil:
Linoleic acid (omega-6 fatty acid) 50 to 65 g
alpha-linolenic acid (omega-3 fatty acid) 15 to 25 g
Oleic acid (monounsaturated fatty acid) 10 to 16 g
Gamma-linolenic acid (omega-6 fatty acid) 2 to 4 g
saturated fatty acids 8 to 11 g
Is CBD good for you?
Cbd oil is great for many things, including chronic pains and aches, as well as anxiety and more. The cannabinoids CBD and THC are considered to be the agonists of this system. CBD acts as an antagonist to the CB1 receptors in the nervous system. CB1 is directly related to weight gain because it stimulates the nervous system in the hypothalamus, which regulates the hormone ghrelin. In contrast to leptin, ghrelin can stimulate hunger. Since the CBD restricts the activity of the receptors, it acts as an appetite suppressant.
It is important to remember that not all cannabinoids work in the same way in the endocannabinoid system. This is quickly clear from the following examples: The cannabinoid CBN increases appetite and thus leads to weight gain. The cannabinoid THC increases appetite and shifts the feeling of satiety so that you eat more until you notice it. Therefore, it is good to play around with cbd and hemp oil to see what works for you and how. It is a little trial and error before you find what works perfectly for your health. It is always good to consult a doctor’s opinion too if you have health conditions.
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