Good Hemp’s hemp oil is super-rich in omegas (otherwise known as good fat) and has 25 times more omegas than olive oil. It has absolutely no trans fats (and 40% less saturated fats than olive oil).
When considering the differences between hemp oil and CBD oil, it’s good to look at the broader picture. Both marijuana and hemp are varieties of the cannabis plant (hemp is Cannabis sativa , while marijuana is Cannabis indica ). The main difference between hemp and marijuana is that while marijuana contains up to 30% of the psychoactive compound called tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), hemp contains virtually none (typically below 0.3%). So essentially, marijuana will get you high and hemp won’t.
Put simply, CBD restores homeostasis (the body’s natural balance). It works in the endocannabinoid system by activating two of its core receptors (known as CB1 and CB2), which regulate mood, temperature, cognitive function and muscle repair.
How does CBD work?
For more information, read our blog post on what CBD oil is .
Yes, hemp oil can be good for pain. Hemp seed oil is applied topically or ingested by many people as a form of natural pain relief. It has anti-inflammatory properties that can be useful for people suffering from a variety of painful infections, autoimmune disorders or injuries.
CBD can be extracted from both marijuana and hemp. However, as marijuana is illegal in most places, much of the CBD you’ll find on the market is made from hemp.
No, CBD will not get you high because CBD is another one of the many compounds found in cannabis plants (so in both hemp and marijuana) which has no psychoactive properties.
The quick and simple answer is that hemp creams made from hemp seeds generally contain zero CBD. Even large retailers like Amazon.com are known for promoting products made with hemp seed oil, which is simply labeled “hemp oil” to confuse people with hemp oil products containing CBD. That means your best bet is to do your research on brands and really read the ingredients. True CBD cream will mention terms like CBD Oil, CBD Isolate, Full Spectrum Hemp Oil, Broad Spectrum Hemp Oil, etc on the ingredients list, rather than Hemp Seed Oil, Hemp Seed, and other similar terms alluding to the fact that it’s made from CBD inert seeds, rather than the CBD, terpene, and flavonoid rich areola (flower) part of the hemp plant. With many retailers and brands intentionally misusing the phrase Hemp Oil to mean Hemp Seed Oil, it’s a good idea to clarify with the retailer, or find one that mentions some of the above terms or is clearly a trusted CBD company like Design Wellness or others.
Today, CBD cream and hemp oil cream are sold almost everywhere, which can hinder a consumer’s ability to find trusted, reliable, evidence-based information on the differences between topicals and creams derived from hemp.
Evidence from studies and research suggests that CBD creams may reduce inflammation and joint pain. The Arthritis Foundation has even released CBD guidelines helping the 54 million people in the US that deal with the pain of arthritis daily.
The Truth About Hemp Creams
Design Wellness always recommends consumers research products, ingredients, and companies before making purchases. First, use products on small patches of skin to test for any allergenic reactions and keep track of the products that work for you. We offer the best in CBD topical creams and balms, as well as tinctures, gummies, and more!