The hemp plant has been around for centuries. It was one of the first crops to be cultivated in North America. Hemp oil is extracted from this plant, and it can be used as alternative medicine or a food additive. In this blog post, we will discuss 12 things you should know about hemp oil!
What Is Hemp Oil?
The first thing is what hemp seed oil is. Hemp seed oil comes from the seeds of a hemp plant, mainly used to make food or body care products. This form of hemp oil has not been decarboxylated yet, so it does not have any psychoactive effects on your mind.
- The first thing to know about this type of alternative medicine is that cannabinoids can be found in cannabis and industrial hemp plants. Still, they have different ratios compared to each other.
Cannabinoids do NOT always exist together with terpenes because THC often stops these molecules from being produced by binding directly onto cannabinoid receptors inside our brain cells! However, there are higher levels of CBD when you look at industrially grown forms vs. marijuana-grown forms.
- The next tip is to know the difference between synchronicity hemp oil and CBD oil. The best way to think about this one is that different oils come from a cannabis plant, but they have been processed differently for them to be used as food or medicine!
When you remove THC from industrial hemp plants that do NOT naturally produce it, what remains behind will become an extract known as CBD oil. This type of alternative medicine has a high concentration of cannabinoids such as cannabidiol (CBD), cannabinol (CBN), and tetrahydrocannabinol acid (THCA).
On average, each milligram contains 15% CBDA/CBG, so if your dosage says 20 mg per serving, it means the oil contains about 0.33 mg of CBD, CBDA, or CBG per milligram!
- Another thing to know is that this medicine has a low concentration compared to other cannabis products such as edibles and concentrates. For example, one common dosage amount for hemp seed oil would be two teaspoons which will contain about 100 milligrams of CBD.
- The fourth tip is to find out if your state has legalized cannabidiol oil for medical purposes. These days, more and more states are legalizing this form of alternative medicine to effectively treat several different conditions such as epilepsy, multiple sclerosis (MS), and pain.
In conclusion, there is much information about hemp oil and CBD, but hopefully, these tips will help you get started!