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Part 2 of the 4 part series

Part 2 of the 4 part series:

The Difference between

Marijuana and Hemp Plants

What is the difference between hemp oil and CBD?

The confusion and lack of awareness of what CBD is, what hemp oil is, what hemp products are, and what CBD products are have caused the industry many problems, and incorrect information for both the sellers and the consumers.

Cannabinol (CBD for short)

There are two classifications for the cannabis plant that produces CBD: hemp and marijuana.

CBD is a chemical compound found in the cannabis plant.

CBD is one of the compounds in the cannabis plant that provides potential wellness benefits

CBD is extracted from the cannabis plant.

Hemp oil

Like CBD—Hemp seed oil will not get you high.

Hemp oil is made from cold-pressing the seeds of the hemp plant to extract the oil.

Hemp oil is NOT CBD. Hemp oil is a carrier oil. A carrier oil is used to mix with or dilute the essential oil ( in this case, CBD) to “carry” the oil to the body, either transdermal or internally.

When you purchase a CBD tincture-oil, you get CBD in a carrier oil, not a full bottle made up of and filled exclusively and entirely of CBD.

CBD tincture-oils are made from CBD, and the hemp (carrier) oil, extracted from the hemp seeds. CBD + Carrier Oil = Finished Product.

Other Types of Carrier Oils

A CBD tincture-oil product can have a carrier oil of hemp seed, MCT oil (coconut), avocado, olive oil, or other types of topical or ingestible oils.

CBD is NOT hemp oil, and hemp oil is not CBD. 

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Using CBD (Cannabidiol) to Treat the Symptoms of Alzheimer’s & Other Dementias

CBD Health Benefits for Dementia

The dementia-related conditions that can be helped by CBD include: Alzheimer’s disease, Vascular Dementia, Dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB), Parkinson’s disease, Frontotemporal dementia and Huntington’s disease.

According to researchers at California’s Salk Institute, their 2017 study has found evidence that cannabinoids such as CBD could help remove dementia from, and increase connections between, brain cells. Those results were validated by other laboratories. While the US Food and Drug Administration has yet to approve a CBD drug for the purposes of treating dementia, it has approved a CBD-based drug for treating epilepsy.

There are three ways CBD can work to improve health outcomes for persons with dementia: by reducing inflammation, by reducing oxygen buildup, and by working as a brain stimulant and neuroprotectant. From a user’s perspective, CBD may reduce stress and anxiety in the individual with dementia as well as reduce the decline of memory and other brain functions.

It should be noted that much controversy surrounds CBD and the claims companies have made as to its positive effects. The FDA warns that CBD can cause liver injury (as shown in some animal experiments with super high doses) and affect metabolism of other drugs. The agency also says that long-term side effects remain unknown.

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CBD Significantly Improves Blood Flow to Brain’s Hippocampus, New Findings Show

 Aug 16, 2020 | Original story by UCL

A single dose of cannabidiol (CBD) helped increase blood flow to the hippocampus, an important area of the brain associated with memory and emotion, finds a new study led by UCL researchers.

Researchers say the findings could be an important discovery for conditions which affect memory, such as Alzheimer’s disease and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and could help better target therapies.

In the study, published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology, researchers set out to investigate how CBD influences cerebral blood flow in different regions on the brain involved in memory processing.

Lead author, Dr Michael Bloomfield (UCL Psychiatry) said: “Cannabidiol is one of the main constituents of cannabis and is gaining interest for its therapeutic potential.

“There is evidence that CBD may help reduce symptoms of psychosis and anxiety. There is some evidence to suggest that CBD may improve memory function.