Hemp oil can support many bodily functions, and has been used for thousands of years in ancient traditions. With hemp products becoming increasingly popular in the United States with everything from oils to lotions and even clothing, it is important to understand what hemp is and how it works.
In this article, we will explore the history of hemp, how it differs from cannabis, and how hemp oil supports overall body function and health.
What is Hemp Oil?
With so many different products on the market today, it can be hard to determine what hemp oil is. Hemp oil is derived from the seeds of the hemp plant cannabis sativa, otherwise known as industrial hemp.
Although hemp may look like the cannabis plants that are used for marijuana, hemp is not the same. One of the primary differences between these plants is that hemp contains only a small amount of tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, compared to marijuana and hashish. This THC is not present in the seeds used to create hemp oil.
According to WebMD, “Hemp oil contains large amounts of omega-6 and omega-3 fats, and all nine essential amino acids.” Hemp seeds may also contain iron and other helpful minerals.
How does hemp oil differ from CBD oil? Are these two products the same thing? Not exactly. Let’s explain the difference between hemp oil and CBD oil.
What is the Difference Between Hemp Oil and CBD Oil?
While hemp and CBD products are often labeled interchangeably, they are not the same product.
CBD oil is derived from cannabis and may or may not contain THC. This oil has been used for thousands of years to provide relief to aches and pains and even bug bites. It is also said to offer stress relief. It is often marketed as hemp CBD oil, CBD oil, and phytocannabinoid hemp oil.
Hemp oil, on the other hand, is derived from the seeds of the hemp plant and is used as a dietary supplement and for skin care when used topically. It does not contain THC.
History of Hemp
According to Britannica, hemp originated in Central Asia. It has been recorded as far back as 2,800 BCE in China, when it was cultivated for fibre.
Hemp spread to India, and then to the Mediterranean. From there, it spread throughout Europe in the Middle Ages. Hemp didn’t arrive in the Americas until it was planted in Chile in the 1500s.
Alongside hemp, cannabis was also used in ancient China. An NIH clinical review found that The Shennong Ben Cao Jing recommended cannabis “for constipation, rheumatic pain, female reproductive tract disorders, and malaria.”
In more recent years, hemp and cannabis have begun to be studied in western medicine.
How Hemp Oil Supports Overall Body Function
Systemic Formulas partnered with Phytolife Laboratories to study the effects of our phyto-oils separately and in various combinations on living human cells. This approach allows Systemic Formulas to measure the effects of hemp oil alongside other nutraceutical products.
We’ve developed a formulation that contains broad-spectrum, purified phytocannabinoids, along with a blend of flavonoids such as kaempferol, quercetin, and luteolin. We’ve also infused our product with two terpenes, myrcene and linalool.
Phytocannabinoids and terpenes can help to support the body’s immune health, metabolism, and stress response.
Moreover, Systemic Formulas’s hemp oil extract supports overall body function and general health with antioxidant support and support for healthy digestive and neurological health.
Our hemp oil is THC-free and contains perilla seed oil, which is a rich source of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids such as alpha-linolenic acid.
You can learn more about Systemic Formulas’ Hemp Oil Extract on our website.
Hemp oil can help support overall body health and wellness. Derived from the hemp plant, our THC-free Hemp Oil Extract contains phytocannabinoids and terpenes that can support the body’s immune health, metabolism, and stress response.
To learn more about our Hemp Oil Extract, visit our products page.