Some people experience skin irritation when using topical oils containing CBD, possibly due to an allergy. Start with using a small amount to see how your skin reacts to it, and keep an eye on any changes.
Hemp oil is made from hemp seeds. In one serving of hemp seeds (3 tablespoons), you’ll find the following:
The amino acid arginine is present in hempseed oil. Studies have shown that this ingredient contributes to a healthy cardiovascular system. Consuming foods with high arginine levels can help decrease the risk of heart disease.
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Improved Cardiovascular Health
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CBD's exact mechanism of action is unclear.
What Is CBD Oil Used For?
A 2017 study reported that only 31% of CBD products sold online were correctly labeled. Most contained less CBD than advertised, while 21% had significant amounts of THC.
Are CBD Oil and Hemp Oil the Same?
Unlike THC, CBD doesn’t have a strong connection with cannabinoid receptors in the brain. These are the molecules that THC binds to create psychoactive effects.