Looking for hemp oil? There are hundreds of products to choose from. Do not be fooled, not all hemp oil is created equally. Let us explain
Hemp Oil | Which is Which?
The popularity of hemp oil in recent years has seen huge growth with products like CBD oil leading the charge.
Google hemp oil & you will see hemp seed oil products which are completely different. They certainly do not hold the same components, nor their properties.
It is true that some CBD oils do use hemp seed oil as a carrier but the two should not be confused.
While it does have its very own uses and they are not be laughed at, they differ vastly from the powerful benefits of CBD oil.
Proceed with caution – some companies actually try to pass off hemp seed oil as CBD oil…
Hemp Oil | Quick Distinctions
Hemp seed oil is produced using only the seeds of the plant, the seeds are cold-pressed to release the goodness. This oil will usually be a light green colour.
Cold pressed hemp oil is produced using the stalk, leaves and sometimes the flower of the plant. It will be richer and darker in colour. It can also contain cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids but in lower amounts than say a CO2 extracted CBD oil.
CBD oil contains a powerful compound called cannabidiol. CBD oil is made in a different way to hemp oil and hemp seed oil.
Always look for a whole plant extract basically using the whole of the plant to make the oil from.
Whole plant oil will produce a dark, rich colour.
Hemp Oil | From Seed
This harsh tasting oil is produced by cold pressing the seeds of the plant. Hemp seed oil has a typical yield of up to 30% oil by weight.
Hemp seed oil has a bitter flavor and used for cooking for the most part. It is sometimes used as an alternative to olive oil.
It will usually contain Omega 3 and other vital fatty acids. But zero Cannabinoids like CBD unless they have been added after production.
Rick Simpson Hemp Oil | RSHO
Rick claims to have helped over 5000 people with serious illnesses such as cancer and heart disease, get relief and in some cases full remission.
We cannot confirm nor deny his claims on legal terms. Do your own research as always!
Hemp Oil | CBD Oil
CBD oil stands on its own but should also not be confused. Some oils are made from CBD isolate while others are a whole plant extract. READ MORE
Most people agree that if you want to see real results you need a whole plant extracted CBD oil.
CBD oil has two main extraction methods, solvent-based or CO2. Solvent-based extraction method passes a solvent through the oil and then is burned off. Leaving behind CBD oil but also unwanted residue if not done correctly.
The gold standard is CO2 extracted oil. This method allows for a clean extraction leaving no nasty particulates.
These can be left behind when extracting via other methods such as alcohol.
CBD Oil | Better Extraction
If other oils contain these vital components they are typically added after production.
CBD oil is now widely available to buy in the UK. Hundreds of thousands now use CBD and hemp oil’s in the UK. With the first ‘Canna Clinic’ opening in Manchester and medical cannabis now available on the NHS in the UK.
Hemp Oil | History
To fully understand hemp oil and its various incarnations we need to look at a number of things. One of those being it’s long and varied history.
Civilizations throughout history have used the hemp plant and its oil for a multitude of reasons. Many of those reasons were therapeutic, not just practical.
So if we were using hemp oil thousands of years ago to presumably great effect. Why then did we decide to ban it during the last 100 years or so?
Mankind – Breaking Bad
The reason is mainly the industrialisation of the modern world. When William Randolf Hearst was busy monopolising the paper and wood mill industry.
He saw the hemp plant as a direct threat as its fibers can make more paper with less water and can crop 3 times yearly. He led the government into a campaign which sought to demonise the hemp plant and its amazing properties.
Though he was not solely to blame, the flourishing pharmaceutical industry also realised the power of the hemp plant.
They saw the threat it posed to their industry when a person can grow a plant safely in their back garden. And that plant can do many of the things their expensive drugs offer. Minus all of the side effects.
Anyway! We digress and it can be a touchy subject. Mainly for the people at the top who sit fantastically wealthy from the misery of others in some cases.
With the United States reppealing the crippling law placed on hemp and cannabis all the way back the 1920’s.
Europe clearly beginning to warm to it with many now legalising. And finally, to the UK. Finally allowing people access to medical cannabis, slowly but surely.
Other laws should start to relax as we get Brexit out of Ze vay, come what Mrs May!
What a time to be alive…