Coffee by itself has so many health benefits already, what if you add one more thing that claims to make it healthier? When I first heard of hemp oil, my mind immediately went straight to marijuana. But after doing my own research, I found out they’re not the same.
*Hemp oil is not the same as hemp seed oil. Hemp seed doesn’t contain CBD but has a lot of nutrients, fatty acids, and bioactive compounds.
What is Hemp Oil?
Hemp oil is also referred to as CBD, which stands for cannabidiol. It’s been the topic of conversation for a few years now. They are not the same.
Let’s clear the air here because I know you are wanting to know the difference between the two.
Marijuana contains large amounts of THC which is the psychoactive compound responsible for making you feel “high”. Hemp is an agricultural product that cannabidiol can be extracted from, the same as marijuana except Hemp has less than 0.3% THC.
Also, Hemp oil uses stalks leaves, and flowers of the hemp plant which contain higher levels of CBD while hemp seed oil comes from the seeds and does not contain CBD.
You can’t smoke hemp oil and get high, lol. Instead, hemp oil is used in health products, body care, clothing, food, ect. Hemp has higher amounts of CBD and is easier to grow than marijuana so it’s a very commonly grown agricultural crop.
Thanks to “The Farm Bill” in 2018, you can grow hemp as an ordinary agricultural commodity. In fact, you can find Hemp all over now.
How Does Hemp Work?
*Disclaimer: Hemp is not intended to diagnose, treat, prevent, or cure any disease and has not been evaluated by the FDA to do so.
I strongly encourage everyone to do their own research, I am just sharing my experience with Hemp.
Your body creates its own cannabinoids called endocannabinoids that help support our regulatory system. It exists in the body, even if you don’t use cannabis.
Research shows that ECS has been linked to:
- appetite and digestion
- chronic pain
- motor control
- cardiovascular system functions
- muscle formation
- bone growth and remodeling
- liver production
- reproductive system function
- skin and nerve function
So basically, CBD can kick start the receptors that work to keep these functions of the body working properly.
CBD Side Effects
When used as a health supplement, it can be safely used and administered when you are using quality products. The hemp oil I use and trust can be found here.
The most common side effects that have been reported are:
- Dry Mouth
- Low Blood Pressure
Should You Try Hemp Coffee?
I’m naturally a hippie at heart and I think it’s worth a try. The Hemp I use is water-soluble and you only need 1 to 2 ml mixed in with your coffee or beverage of choice.
You can also try coffee beans like Hippie Butter’s beans that have hemp-infused in them already. A lot of people are drawn to this type of coffee because it can reduce the heart palpitations and jitters that come from coffee.
I think you can use both the drops and the coffee beans. This is because you may not always drink coffee, so you could just use the drops under your tongue. If you want to read more about the drops, you can see this flyer.
The Hippie Butter beans have several advantages:
- More protein
- Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids
- No jitters
- Reduced headaches
- No upset stomach
- Less bitter
- Reduces caffeine high and crash
- The beans stay fresher due to the nature of the hemp seeds