Do you know someone who uses hemp oil and touts its health benefits? Have you heard of CBD oil and wondered if it would be good for you? If so, read on to learn more about this herbal agent and its wide range of benefits.
Hemp is a plant in the cannabis family. It is related to, but not the same as the herb used for recreational and medical marijuana use. Hemp contains a natural constituent called cannabidiol (CBD) in large quantity, while marijuana contains much larger amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). THC is responsible for marijuana’s psychoactive effects and is regulated as a drug. Because hemp seeds contain no THC they are for sale without a prescription, will not cause a “high,” and can be consumed as food. Think of hemp milk or hemp powder on the shelves of your local health food store.
Dr. Needle is a contributor to Desert Health News
Jessica Needle, ND practices at Optimal Health Center