CBD versus Hemp Seed

Hemp with CBD

Cannabinoids are the active compounds in hemp that interact with the cannabinoid system in the mammal’s body. These are found mainly in the leaf and the buds of the plant. The acronym CBD is commonly used for many preparations, but in reality, there are over 100 different cannabinoids in a hemp plant. There are also active compounds called terpenes that work synergistically with the CBD. Herbs in general contain many hundreds of compounds that make up the action of the single plant.

Hemp Seeds

Hemp seed and hemp oil made from seeds only contain traces of CBD (cannabinoids). Hemp seeds contain Omega 3, 6 and 9 essential fatty acids are found only in the seeds of the plant. Omega 3 is an essential fatty acid that cannot be made in the body, so needs to be eaten. Hemp seed also contains the Omega 6 fatty acid gama linolenic acid (GLA), a compound not frequently found in food. Even though it is a type of Omega 6, it supports a healthy immune system and supports healthy metabolism.

Hemp seeds are the most nutritious part of the plant used as food. They contain about 20% protein, 6% carbohydrates and about 73% healthy fats. They also have significant amounts of calcium, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, zinc and vitamins A&E. Most diets contain an excess of Omega 6. Hemp contains a healthy balance of omega 6 (linolenic acid (25%) to Omega 3 linoleic acid (55%) which is an anti-inflammatory compound. This is considered a perfectly balanced ratio of the Omegas.