What’s the difference between hemp and CBD?

Quite frankly; a lot…

With the recent legislation that President Trump just signed, many are now discovering (or rediscovering) hemp and are curious as to what its benefits are. We’re here to help! At Hemp Cratewe firmly believe that an educated consumer is the best consumer and especially in the early stages of this new legislation it’s vitally important for consumers to be educated.

In short, CBD is derived from the hemp plant.

Hemp

Hemp, also known as industrial hemp, is one of the most ubiquitous and useful agricultural plants of the past millennium. Its main components (seeds, fibers and hull or hurd) all serve different and varying purposes. Hemp is often associated with marijuana as certain strains of hemp contain significant amounts of THC, which is the psychoactive cannabinoid.

Hemp, and specifically the hemp seed can have its oil extracted. This oil has be lauded for centuries because of its health benefits, including its ability to induce sleep and reduce pain. Many of the pain reduction and general relaxation benefits are attributed to one specific cannabinoid; CBD.

CBD

CBD (Cannabidiol) is one of the many cannabinoids contained in the hemp plant. It has specifically been identified for its ability to treat childhood epilepsy, as well as its ability to generally initiated a state of relaxation, sleepiness and pain reduction. CBD has also been identified for its ability to treat some of the less desirable side effects of THC, such as anxiety. It is important to note, however, there are not FDA claims available on the efficacy of CBD other than for Epidiolex’s oil to treat seizures in children.

CBD can be consumed in a variety of ways (oils, gummies, rubs etc.) and can be especially effective when combined with other vitamins and minerals.

There are more than 100 identified cannabinoids within the hemp plant and they work best when used in conjunction with one another.

Where can I find hemp based CBD?

Right here! At Hemp Crate we source the best hemp-based CBD products we can find on the market. We only use manufacturers that are 100% certified organic and also only use manufacturers that have had their products 100% third party tested.

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