What’s the difference between CBD, Hemp, and Cannabis?

When looking for natural remedies to manage your wellness needs, there are many routes you can go. Recently, CBD, hemp, and cannabis have become popular substances consumed and incorporated into wellness practices globally. 

When determining the best route for yourself, it’s essential to know that although from the same family, each part of the cannabis plant differs and can have different effects on the body.

Let’s get into the difference between CBD, hemp, and cannabis.

What is CBD?

Cannabidiol, also known and referred to by its shorter name CBD, is a chemical compound found in the cannabis plant. CBD is naturally derived from the flower and leaves of the cannabis sativa plant.

Although cannabis has been around for ages, CBD is a newer mainstream variation of the plant. In 2018, the Farm Bill made the part of the plant that CBD is derived from legal as long as it contained no more than 0.3% tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which causes psychoactive effects.

Since then, we’ve seen a spike in the various ways you can consume CBD, whether in food, oils, lotions, capsules, or cosmetics. Depending on which ailment you are targeting, there is a CBD product that can fit your needs. 

Many people enjoy consuming CBD because of its versatility and health benefits. The most popular reason for its use is the relaxing and pain relief benefits.

Depending on which kind of CBD product you use, it can help to support balance within the body. CBD works with our internal Endocannabinoid System (ECS) to drive homeostasis, maintaining internal balance while adjusting to external conditions. For example, if you’re in a stressful situation, homeostasis helps keep your blood pressure levels regulated.

Those suffering from chronic joint pain may benefit from adding CBD capsules to their wellness regimen. Our soft gels promote everyday health, muscle, and joint health. Each capsule contains 25mg of CBD and is formulated to nourish your endocannabinoid system and aid overall wellness.

CBD can be consumed in two variations, isolate or full-spectrum. CBD isolate products only contain the CBD molecule. While the alternative, CBD full-spectrum, is extracted from the plant and includes cannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids, and low levels of THC as an oil. For those who want to consume the highest CBD concentration without THC levels, the Royal Ostrich CBD tinctures with premium phytocannabinoid and rich hemp extract are a perfect choice.

Whether you’re looking to help your anxiety, promote better focus, manage body pain, or even provide comfort for your fur friends, CBD can be a great addition to your wellness routine.

What is Hemp?

Hemp is a variety of the cannabis plant scientifically classified as Cannabis sativa L. It’s typically harvested for its extensive nutritional value rather than psychoactive effects. Similar to CBD, hemp is appreciated because it’s the most versatile plant offering ease of use as an oil, and nutritional benefits for the body. What makes this part of the cannabis plant different is its fiber source and ability to make a wide range of products including strong fabrics, rope, and paper – hence its other name, industrial hemp.

Also legalized in 2018, the Farm Bill defines hemp as “any part of that plant, including the seeds thereof and all derivatives, extracts, cannabinoids, isomers, acids, salts, and salts of isomers,” with no more than a 0.3 percent concentration of THC, like CBD.

Aside from its industrial use, hemp is consumed to help with many of our body functions. Hemp seeds are the most coveted part of the plant because of what it offers nutritionally. The seeds can be eaten whole, processed to turn into milk similar to soy, or turned into oil to be used as a tincture or in cosmetics.

Hemp oil is rich in Vitamin E and acts as an antioxidant when used on the skin. If you’re looking to incorporate the hydrating benefits of cannabidiol into your skincare routine, the Royal Ostrich Renew Cream is a luxurious solution.

While CBD helps to drive homeostasis and offer relaxing benefits, hemp oil covers healthier cooking alternatives, improved digestion, and reduced symptoms of PMS because it is rich in prolactin, fiber, and healthy fats.

While Hemp has benefits for your skin, it can improve your nutritional regimen when consumed daily.

What is Cannabis?

Unlike CBD and hemp, cannabis is the only part of the plant that contains psychoactive properties. Also known as flower, there are about 700 different strains that can be divided into three species – Cannabis sativa, Cannabis Indica, and Cannabis ruderalis.

Cannabinoid, or CBD, compounds are still found within cannabis but the tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) levels are what make the part of the plant different from CBD and hemp.

Cannabis, also known as marijuana or weed, still remains illegal at the federal level due to THC levels, but more states have joined California in legalizing medical and recreational marijuana. Since the legalization and decriminalization of cannabis, many people have incorporated it into their wellness routine because of its relaxing effects.

Since there are a lot of different cannabis strains, it’s important to know which type works best for you and your body’s ailment. Cannabis sativa is known for its ability to enhance your mood, give you energy, and help you focus. Cannabis indica is associated with pain relief in the body, mellowing you out, and helping you relieve stress. Once you experience the difference between the two, choosing a strain you like becomes easier.

Cannabis also offers versatile ways to consume the flower. The most popular way to indulge in cannabis is by smoking it in a joint or using the oil in a vaporizer. Similar to CBD and hemp, there are smoke-free ways to enjoy cannabis with edibles and tinctures.

Aside from smoking, edibles have become a popular way to consume cannabis because it’s discreet and comes in a large assortment of products. Gummies are irresistible and great for beginners. At Royal Ostrich, we offer delicious comfort in a bottle with our Isolate Gummies. You can get the health benefits of CBD without having to consume any THC.

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