With CBD oils and products on the rise, many consumers are coming to understand its potential health benefits, opting for this natural alternative rather than pharmaceuticals. But there’s another product on the rise in the market, and that’s hemp oil, or hemp seed oil.
When looking for alternative solutions to a wide variety of conditions your pet experiences, you may assume that CBD and hemp oil are the same. But actually, CBD and hemp seed oil have more than a few differences, starting from how they are derived, to which health benefits they may provide your pet.
The Difference Between CBD and Hemp Seed
Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the most prevalent ingredients of cannabis (marijuana). While CBD is a component of marijuana, it comes directly from the hemp plant, which is not the same as the marijuana plant. In other words, the hemp plant won’t make you (or your pet) high.
CBD oil comes from the flowers, leaves, and stalks of the hemp plant, while hemp seed oil is only made from the hemp seeds. The important takeaway is that hemp seed oil contains no CBD or THC. Whereas CBD contains less than 0.3% of THC. THC is the psychoactive component of the cannabis plant. THC is commonly known as the part that gets you “high” or intoxicated.
When looking at alternative medicines and supplements derived from the hemp plant, you can simply look at the ingredients to determine whether the product is CBD or hemp seed-derived. If the ingredients don’t include “hemp seed oil” or just “hemp oil,” see if the list includes “cannabis seed oil” instead. Pure CBD products will list ingredients that include “full-spectrum”, “broad-spectrum”, “isolate”, “cannabidiol”, or “CBD.” Any of these ingredients is an indication that the product is made with CBD and not simply hemp seed oil.
The Benefits of Hemp Seed Vs. CBD Oil for Pets
Pet parents typically use CBD oil to aid in treating a variety of therapeutic conditions in pets. For instance, CBD helps alleviate inflammation that can cause pain. CBD oil has also been used to help treat anxiety, depression, sleep issues, and more in both humans and pets.
On the other hand, hemp seed is considered a nutritional supplement. While it contains no CBD, it is chock-full of nutritional properties that support pet health. You probably already know about the amazing benefits of omega fatty acids that are found in other supplements, like fish oils. But you may be surprised to learn that hemp is actually one of the best sources of Omegas, too! Hemp seeds are a great way to add Omegas to your pup’s diet. Here are some of the benefits of omegas for pets:
- Supports skin and coat health
- Promotes healthy hips and joints (meaning, potentially more flexibility and comfort)
- Helps with cardiovascular health as well as immune system
Hempseed oil also provides another holistic ingredient: Gamma-Linolenic Acid (GLA)--not as commonly known, but helps support pups with allergies, mobility, skin, and digestive issues. It also helps promote a healthy coat and supports weight management!
The benefits of hemp seed don’t stop just there. It’s also a powerful source of protein, vitamins, and minerals that are essential in providing your pet with a well-balanced diet.
So, Which Does Homescape Pets Carry: CBD or Hemp Seed Oil?
The answer is… BOTH! And we couldn’t be happier to be able to provide such a variety of support to your beloved fur-babies:
Companion’s Best Day is our one-and-only pet CBD oil! Vegan, Non-GMO and Gluten-Free, Companion’s Best Day helps promote overall wellness, anxiety relief, cognitive health, immune help, and more. If you’re looking for something containing both CBD and Hemp Seed Oil, this is the way to go! Companion’s Best Day only contains these two active ingredients and comes in two potency levels: 300mg and 750mg.
Looking for something containing only hemp seed oil and not CBD? You’ll want to check out Calming Relief, which helps calm the discomforts associated with inflammation, illness, and aging, as well as supports healthy digestion and immunity.
And if you’re looking for hemp seed oil that provides similar therapeutic benefits as CBD, Restful Pet may be the right supplement for your pet. Our Restful Pet is formulated to promote relaxation during stressful or tense environments, including separation, fireworks, travel, and more!
Check out the rest of our shop and see what yummy treats and gifts are in store for your fur-family!