Industrial Hemp CBD/COA
Lately, we are seeing more and more research and stories in the news about what CBD can do to benefit health, lifestyle and illness. But it is still a product that is often shrouded in mystery and misconceptions. This confusion can be mostly attributed to the fact that CBD can be harvested from the hemp or cannabis plant.
CBD is short for cannabidiol, and it is one of more than 60 compounds found in these plants. It acts on the body’s endocannabinoid system, creating physical changes in the body, which can be beneficial in many ways. In recent times, it has become increasingly understood that taking CBD, a product made from industrial hemp, can have a positive influence on many aspects of life and health.
We are going to look at the argument for industrial hemp CBD vs cannabis CBD. We’ll investigate the differences between the two plants and how this produces differences in the CBD oil produced—and, importantly, how these differences in CBD oil will affect those who take it.
Differences Between Industrial Hemp and Cannabis
First, let’s look at the differences between the plants that make CBD. To start with, the two plants look physically different. This is due to the different reasons that both of them are grown. Cannabis, grown for its flowering buds for reasons of smoking or THC extraction, are generally short and wide. Industrial Hemp, on the other hand, is tall and narrow as it is not grown for its buds. Hemp is low in THC and is often grown for a variety of purposes including the manufacture of materials.
As mentioned above, cannabis and industrial hemp differ in the levels of naturally occurring THC that they contain. THC is a cannabinoid like CBD. However, its properties are very different and often antagonistic to the effects of CBD. Industrial Hemp is naturally high in CBD and low in THC; the reverse is true of cannabis. In fact, industrial hemp by law, can only contain 0.3% THC, while cannabis contains about 5% – 10% or more THC. HIFI Supplements only uses USA grown Industrial Hemp derived CBD that tests at 99%+ and has no trace elements of THC.
This means that the levels of THC and CBD are different in the CBD produced from the two plants. But what does this mean for those taking CBD? First, we need to look at the differences between CBD and THC and why you might want a product with more of one or the other.
Industrial Hemp CBD vs Cannabis CBD: THC and CBD
Let’s start by looking at THC. THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) is the compound found in cannabis with psychotropic properties. Medical marijuana companies breed their plants to have the highest concentrations of this compound. It is associated with the feeling of being high that marijuana smokers experience. Effects include feelings of euphoria, pain relief and sometimes increased anxiety and paranoia.
On the other hand, CBD can be associated with many of the opposing effects of THC. CBD has been linked with the ability to reduce nausea and anxiety, anti-inflammatory and anti-psychotic properties, and the ability to lower levels of depression.
Research has shown that CBD can be used as an anti-anxiety remedy. And support is gathering for CBD’s role as an alternative remedy for discomforts such as inflammation and anxiety.
THC works on the endocannabinoid system in a different way from CBD, so although it is a similar compound, it does not have these benefits. However, research has shown that THC can have a positive influence over pain relief, PTSD, poor appetite and more.
Industrial Hemp CBD vs Cannabis CBD: Which one?
So, as discussed, the main difference when thinking of industrial hemp CBD vs cannabis CBD are the differences in levels of CBD and THC the oil contains. Industrial hemp has high levels of CBD and negligible levels of THC and vice versa for cannabis.
Industrial hemp CBD has positive implications in a vast number of illnesses and has been shown to boost general health, hair and skin. Research isn’t conclusive here, although it is strong, and in the coming years, we are expecting to see more and more evidence. THC, on the other hand, can benefit other disorders but comes with drawbacks, such as the feelings of being high and possible induction of feelings of anxiety and paranoia and more.
Further to this, CBD is legal whereas, THC is not, at all the outlets of CBD. To use medical marijuana, it has to be legal in the state that you live in plus you need a doctor to prescribe it. Hemp CBD is much more accessible and can be bought from many outlets.