Hemp oil and CBD oil are two popular products derived from the cannabis plant. Hemp oil is CBD-free and contains only the nutrients found in the oil, while CBD oil offers a range of benefits, including relief from stress and anxiety, better sleep, and effective pain management. THC, the compound responsible for the “high” associated with marijuana, can also play a role in pain relief. Hemp oil is used topically, but it has not been proven to help relieve pain.
On the other hand, CBD oil is used in various beauty products and can help people experiencing physical pain without any psychoactive effects. CBD oils are derived from mature hemp plants grown for high yields of CBD. The amount of CBD in a product is usually labeled on the front of the package and can range from several milligrams (mg) to full-spectrum or broad-spectrum CBD oil. It is important to note that CBD should not be used to replace a doctor's support, especially if they have health problems that cause pain.
CBD products must contain less than 0.3 percent THC to be legal in many states. It is important to look for test results conducted by independent laboratories when purchasing CBD products. People can take CBD oil orally by adding a few drops to food or drink or placing a few drops under the tongue for up to one minute before swallowing it. Side effects of hemp oil may include dry mouth, low blood pressure, lightheadedness, and drowsiness.
If a person experiences any side effects from topical CBD products, they should stop using them and speak with a medical professional for advice. Researchers are beginning to study the possibilities of using CBD oil for pain relief, but government agencies are not currently approving it for this purpose. Topical products may also contain common over-the-counter ingredients such as menthol, capsaicin, or camphor, making it difficult to determine if a positive effect is due to CBD or another ingredient.