Hemp oil has many benefits, but the topic can get confusing regarding CBD, THC, Hemp, etc.
All these letters and names can get mixed up, so we are here to clarify what hemp and hemp oil are and what to consider when buying them.
Things to know before buying Hemp Oil
What is hemp?
Hemp is often compared to marijuana because they are both classified as cannabis, but there are many differences between them. Hemp is a variety of Cannabis Sativa L, which is a plant. The fiber from different parts of the plant can be used as oils and smokable flowers.
Hemp fibers can be used for multiple things like paper, textiles, clothes, and even rope. Interestingly, the whole hemp plant can be used to make fuel, so no part is wasted.
Hemp can be divided into the four following categories:
- Bast fibers
- Leaves and flowers
Now to answer the big question – does hemp have THC? Hemp does produce a range of cannabinoids which includes the intoxicating THC found in marijuana. Although hemp does not produce or contain enough THC to create intoxicating effects known as feeling “high.”
You can still smoke hemp, but you won’t necessarily get high since there are minimal intoxicating components. This seems like a disadvantage for many people, but it is helpful for those who may have been addicted to THC products. The act of smoking hemp can help with withdrawals.
What is hemp oil used for?
Hemp oil is just one of the many forms you can use hemp, which treats many benefits. Studies have proven that it can treat specific diseases or lessen symptoms. Hemp oil is not a cure or a permanent solution.
Hemp oil can help with the following.
- Skin issues
Not everyone will have the same outcomes by using hemp oil. It is just an alternative. Like any product, Hemp oil can have negative effects, so be aware of any changes after taking hemp oil.
How to consume Hemp Oil?
Hemp oil is consumed by mouth per the dosage that you are instructed. You can take the dose directly or add it to soups, sauces, smoothies, oatmeal, etc.
If you want to add hemp oil to a large serving of food, we recommend tasting in smaller servings.
How to Choose the Right Hemp Oil?
When choosing a hemp oil, there are three main factors you would like to take into consideration. First, you want to check the CBD. CBD does not contain THC, but people do have preferences about how much THC is included.
Next is the amount of THC. THC is included in Hemp, even if it is a tiny percent. You might want to be aware of the amount.
Lastly is the spectrum, which measures the CBC to THC ratio. Dr.Watson offers a broad spectrum of hemp oil which is a more popular spectrum.
Overall, the choice about what type of hemp oil is up to you and your needs. I would recommend doing more research to see what option is the best one for you.
Author bio: My name is Celeste. I am writer at Send Koala. I am a student at Austin College. I am currently pursuing a business degree with an interest in entrepreneurship. Before my career, I hope to get the chance to travel internationally.