Healthy Supplements: Hemp Oil vs. CBD Oil – Which is Better?

With the legalization of marijuana for medical use, and in some states for recreational use as well, we’re seeing quite a bit of confusion about the healing properties of the long-illegal substance. Perhaps understandably, many are skeptical about how “getting high” can be considered a responsible use of healthy supplements, to help the body recover from illness and/or injury.

Since I am a firm believer in the value and efficacy of the therapeutic effects of Hemp Oil, and I actually promote it here, it’s important to ensure that we are clear about the makeup and effects of the different types of cannabis oils.

To Clarify: THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (cannabidiol) are both natural elements found in the cannabis (marijuana) plant. The chemical compositions may be the same, but to put it simply, THC is psychoactive, CBD is not. Even simpler: THC gets you “high”, CBD does not.

Further, simply “smoking a joint” is not what I advocate for the use of cannabis products. Rather, I believe the oils derived from the cannabis plant have value in healing the body from a variety of ills; at a minimum, it can alleviate your symptoms.

Pros and Cons of Hemp Oil

Although CBD can be derived from hemp, and neither oils have psychoactive effects like THC, CBD and hemp oils are made from different parts of the plant and have different purposes. CBD is a compound found in hemp flowers, so extractors try to pull as much of it from the plant matter as they can and then purify it further. Hemp oil is made from pressing hemp seeds and is used in a variety of products.

A cautionary note about Hemp Oil:

“Hemp CBD is regulated by the FDA as a dietary supplement and, like other dietary supplements, the FDA is ‘not authorized to review dietary supplement products for safety and effectiveness before they are marketed.’ This is in direct opposition to most modern day medical and recreational marijuana markets. Both regulated medical and recreational markets typically have stringent production and testing guidelines and manufacturing regulations, and these guidelines typically exclude the sale of hemp-derived CBD through medical and recreational dispensaries.” (

Despite this lack of FDA regulation relative to Hemp Oil as a supplement, there are reliable sources for high quality Hemp Oil products.

Perhaps most compelling for me is the fact that, because Hemp Oil never contains THC, it has no psychoactive properties. In other words, you will never “get high” when using Hemp Oil as a supplement.

My own experience with Hemp Oil has made me an advocate, as well as the experiences of friends, family, and clients. We have all experienced remarkable changes since we began using it, including: deeper, more restful sleep; significant decrease in pain – especially nerve pain; relief from muscle tremors, reduced inflammation, and an overall feeling of calm and wellbeing – even during times of high stress!

Has your interest in using Hemp Oil among your other healthy supplements been piqued? Are you ready to order your first Hemp Oil product? See for all the details!

Disclaimer: This article is not intended to provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Views expressed here reflect the personal experiences of the author and are not intended to offer a cure for any disease or medical condition. Check with your physician before adding any new supplement to your diet or nutrition program.

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