The risk of intoxication from hemp oil is exceptionally low as all forms of hemp oil come from food grade strains of hemp. In a study published in the journal Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research, authors noted that food grain strains of hemp must contain less than 0.3% tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC. THC is the compound in the Cannabis sativa plant that cause the “high” of marijuana. It is the psychotropic element. Since this concentration of THC is so low in food grade hemp oil, consuming hemp oil will not interfere with your ability to function normally whilst working or driving.
Hemp oil is also not the same as cannabidiol oil. This is the oil often referred to as CBD. The production of CBD oil uses the entire plant. Its stalks, leaves, and also the flowers of the hemp plant. These contain higher concentrations of CBD. CBD is another potentially beneficial compound found naturally in the Cannabis sativa plant.
Food grade Hemp seed oil comes from the small seeds of the Cannabis sativa plant. These seeds don’t contain the same levels of compounds as the plant. However, the seeds, and therefore the hemp seed oil, still have a rich profile of nutrients, essential fatty acids, and more useful active compounds.
Hemp oil also contains plant matter with compounds which may assist certain health issues, such as inflammation.
The best news is that Hemp oil is now available for human consumption in Australia. So if you’re interested in trying some in order to experience the vast health benefits of this natural resource, then you’ll find it on sale this month at SupaNatural Health Tweed City.
Over the next few blogs we’ll outline more of the benefits of Hemp Oil, Hemp Seeds and Hemp Protein. We’ll also outline some of the differences between Hemp Oil and CBD. Hopefully we can help clarify the benefits you may expect to experience from all of these products and assist you in deciding which one might be right for you.
Yours, in health – Angie Sweet