Since 2016 there has been a lot of talk about hemp based supplements and a huge influx of people selling different hemp supplements. Some of the most commonly found are, hemp seed oil, hemp extract, CBD oil isolate, Broad Spectrum and Full Spectrum CBD extract. With these different supplements on the market it poses the following questions, What is the difference between these different products? Which one gives the most benefit? With a variety of others.
What is the difference Between the Different Hemp Supplements on the market?
- Hemp Seed Oil – hemp seed oil is cold pressed and extracted from the seed of the hemp plant and has amazing omega fatty acids
- CBD Oil – Cannabidiol (CBD) is extracted from the leaves and stalk of the hemp plant. CBD is one of 100+ different cannabinoids found within the plant that contains no THC(the psychoactive agent found in marijuana). Because it makes up 70-80% of the cannabinoids in hemp it contains a lot of the benefits of hemp.
- Hemp Extract – Is a combination of hemp seed oil, and just the isolated cannabinoid, CBD. This supplement gives you the benefits of both the seed and the stock.
- Full Spectrum & Broad Spectrum Hemp Extract – A Full spectrum hemp extract supplements provides the most benefits of any of the above supplements. Because it contains the hemp seed oil, and all of the 100+ cannabinoids found with in the hemp plant and not just the CBD, it stands to have amazing benefits. Broad Spectrum has all of the benefits of Full Spectrum, but with all of the THC left out this removes the risk of taking too much THC into your system which could result in drug test failures. Because of this it is the only type of CBD supplement we would recommend using in the UK.
Is Hemp and Marijuana The Same Thing?
Consumer misconception has spread for many years over Full Spectrum Hemp due to the change in laws for Marijuana in 1970 which almost completely halted research. What the general public is not commonly aware of is that Hemp is in fact not Marijuana. While they are both Sativa plants the Cannabis Sativa (Research based Hemp) is generally very low in THC and high in a substance called cannabidiol (CBD). Cannabidiol carries approximately 80% of the medical benefits that would have been found in sativa Indica (medical marijuana).
Are Hemp Supplements Legal?
Cannabidiol has shown this potential for years but the taboo around Cannabis has kept cannabidiol off the radar. It is important to understand that after the processing of Full Spectrum Hemp in order to get the benefits of Cannabidiol that the product will test THC free similar to poppy seeds testing free of opiates after processing.
This makes it a nutritional supplement that is legal in the UK. Now that hemp is gaining traction with a better reputation it appears this compound found in full spectrum hemp is poised for big market growth.
Benefits Of Using Full Spectrum Hemp
Have you ever heard of the endocannabinoid system (ECS)? The ECS was discovered in the 1990’s. This discovery taught us that cannabinoids work by binding themselves to neuro cannabinoid receptors. This receptor effects in large part your experiences with Pain, adrenaline, Appetite, Memory, inflammation, etc…. Different cannabinoids in Full Spectrum Hemp such as CBD, CBG and 141 others (THC is removed) affect these receptors in a positive way, CBD and CBG being the primary cannabinoids and as a result the 2 that you will find majority of studies on.