Do you know the difference between CBD oil, Hemp oil and Hemp capsules?
CBD and Hemp products have taken the health and wellbeing world by storm, with many jumping on the trend, but what is the difference between CBD oil, Hemp oil and Hemp capsules? Our experts are here to help
CBD oil vs HempCeutix capsules
Difference: “CBD is one of the phytocannabinoids present in Cannabis sativa known to interact with our endocannabinoid system. HempCeutix by Natures Plus provides full spectrum phytocannabinoids, not only isolated CBD,” explains Nutritionist at Natures Plus (www.naturesplus.co.uk), Martina Della Vedova.
“Phytocannabinoids are natural substances found in cannabis sativa plants. When we absorb them, they interact with our nervous system, brain and immune system. They do this by helping to increase the activity of natural chemicals produced in our own body known as endocannabinoids (note that despite the name, endocannabinoids themselves are not from cannabis – they were simply named after it). Endocannabinoids have effects on many systems and processes in our body, including digestion and appetite, mood, stress response and our immune system,” explains Nutritionist Cassandra Barns.
Hemp oil vs HempCeutix
Why is a full spectrum better? “Full spectrum formulas show a broader effect on our system thanks to the synergy among the different phytocannabinoids: in fact when together they balance and enhance each other's specific effect,” explains Martina.
Difference: “Hempceutix is an emulsified hemp oil,” explains Martina.
Why is emulsification crucial? “Emulsification is crucial for successful absorption. Hemp oil is very unstable and prone to oxidation, encapsulating it provides a safer stable environment. HempCeutix products also include Cannasorb, which are a blend of specific herbal extracts including; sunflower lecithin, black pepper, acacia and cacao. The herbs help to boost absorption of its compounds, and offers a slow release effect into the body, making this product much easier to take regularly and feel effects from, ” explains Martina.
Added bonus of HempCeutix
As well as the practicalities and not having to worry about the acquired taste of the oils, “Hempceutix capsules are convenient and guarantee an exact dose everyday. The Natures Plus HempCeutix range have both 5mg per serving (£39.95, www.naturesplus.co.uk) and 15mg (£99.95, www.naturesplus.co.uk) per serving of complete phytocannabinoids, offering different doses for all needs and different sensitivities,” explains Martina.