The explosive growth of natural remedies for health and cooking combined with the skyrocketing cannabis industry has caused the CBD and Hemp oil industries to become staple products in many Americans lives. Like many emerging industries, there is some confusion about these products. And like many emerging industries, there are some snake oil salesman purposefully praying on the confusion and lack of regulation.
What are the differences between Hemp Oil and CBD Oil?
Hemp oil can be derived from the seeds of any type of cannabis plant, whether its marijuana or industrial hemp. The seeds are pressed similar to flax or sesame oil. The THC and CBD count of hemp oil are very low. This is because the varieties of cannabis used to grow for seed oil do not naturally have high amounts of THC and because seeds themselves have a much lower amount of THC and CBD.
Despite the low THC and CBD count, hemp oil is very useful in the home and has many health benefits. Hemp oil is commonly used as a cooking oil and can be refined for high heat cooking. It has a crispy and nutty taste that is also commonly used on salad dressings as a replacement to olive oil. It is a nutrient dense oil that contains a great balance of 3-6-9 omega fatty acids and a lower cholesterol count. In the bathroom and bedroom, hemp oil makes an incredible moisturizer and lotion. It also is commonly used as an ingredient in shampoo and soap (think Doctor Bronners).
The industrial applications of hemp seed oil are pretty impressive too. The oil recently is being used to replace the petroleum used in plastic, making a renewable and biodegradable natural plastic. Similarly, it is used in the production of paints to have a more ecofriendly paint than traditionally petroleum based paints. Hemp bio-fuel has been around for over a century, and recently a former Dell executive named Bruce Dietzin made a hemp carwho’s from is made of hemp and runs on hemp oil!
Despite the lack of highly sought-after CBD and THC, hemp oil clearly deserves a place in the American consumers mind and shelf. Its wide-reaching consumer and commercial applications combined with its eco-friendly nature make it as versatile as oil but without the disastrous environmental implications.
CBD Oil is an abbreviation for Cannabidiol Oil. Before we dive into the details of CBD, its important to know that there are hundreds of types of CBD compounds found in cannabis, with new ones being discovered rapidly. We’ve only begun to understand their various functions and benefits to the human body, so for brevity’s sack, we’re going to lump all of them into ‘CBD’s’ in this article.
Cannabidiol is a natural compound that is found both in industrial hemp and marijuana. There is a lot of debate as to which is better, which will be discussed further in coming article. What cannot be argued is that both forms of cannabis are capable of producing high quality CBD oil.
Unlike Hemp Oil, which is pressed out of seeds, CBD Oil is extracted in many different ways – often resembling the same methods of THC extraction. These include butane, C02, Rick Simpson Oil (RSO) which is a form of pressing involving the whole plant, and pressure or heat vaporizing known as Rosin. Depending on the desired use of the end CBD product, these methods all have their benefits and drawbacks. It is worth mentioning that there is a school of thought that CBD oil is better absorbed and used by the body when it contains at least a small amount of THC. That may not be possible to discern completely until there is much more scientific research completed.
Regardless of the where and how it is extracted, CBD’s benefits cannot be discredited. Its anti-seizure and anti-epilepsy properties help alleviate the symptoms multiple neurological disorders and neurodegenerative disorders in children and adults – often where traditional pharmaceuticals have little to no effect on the same conditions. Research and testimonials indicate CBD treatments to be effective in fighting cancer. CBD Oil is an effective anti-inflammatory. It has also been used, with great success, to treat anxiety and OCD disorders.
Topically, it is a strong form of treatment for different skin afflictions including psoriasis and dermatitis. It can relieve many chronic forms of pain as both an ingestible and topical.
As if these benefits weren’t enough, new medical uses for CBD Oil are constantly being discovered!
A Company Capitalizing on The Hemp Oil Boom
SanSal Wellness is committed to the research and development of improved, proprietary hemp genetics cultivation and innovation to provide the global community with uncompromised quality hemp products, containing the highest quality, quantity and consistency in the industry.
Sansal’s commitment to enhancing the symbiotic relationship between healthy plants and healthy people ensures that they provide whole plant, broad spectrum cannabinoid-rich hemp products while using only natural protocols, no-till cultivation and sustainable farming methods.
Presently, SanSal’s 140-acre farm in Pueblo, Colorado can produce over 200,000 plants yielding a potential minimum annual harvest of 300,000 to 400,000 pounds of outdoor grown hemp.
In addition, their 20,000 square feet of climate-controlled greenhouses and 12,000 square feet of hoop-houses produce a consistent supply of approximately 5,000 pounds per month of year round indoor cultivated hemp.
SanSal uses advanced, strict natural protocols to cultivate its cannabinoid-rich hemp oil yield from it’s plants. After naturally air drying, only the leaves and flowers richly coated with tricomes are processed with our CO2 or advanced ethanol spray evaporation extractors according to the planned uses for the cannabinoid-rich hemp extracts. Whole plant full spectrum cannabinoid-rich hemp extracts are then further processed using chromatography, biotage, and other techniques yielding pure distillates and other derivatives exceeding 80% cannabinoid-rich hemp with 0% THC.
Whole hemp applications include: vegan capsules in various formulations and strengths; tinctures, in various formulations, strengths and flavors; formulations for sublingual applications, infused edibles; body creams, pain creams, and salves; lip and skin balms; vape oils and pre-filled vape cartridges.
We feel that we have found a true leader in the hemp-oil space that is producing a high-quality product at scale differentiating themselves in an increasingly saturated industry. When evaluating a hemp-oil/CBD company it is imperative to make sure that they are cultivating/producing the product themselves leveraging the best practices for extraction to yield a high quality and consistent product.
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