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Your Ultimate Guide to the CBD Terminology You Need to Know

The wide world of CBD can be a confusing place to navigate. On one hand, CBD is everywhere, and everyone is talking about its many health benefits. As a potent pain reliever and anti-inflammatory, fitness enthusiasts love CBD oil. CBD has calming, relaxing properties that can help those who struggle with mental health issues like anxiety, or even the everyday stresses and strains of life. CBD oil is used as a therapy for pets, and a tincture for insomnia.

CBD has even joined the beauty club, with CBD skincare products becoming popular for their sebum balancing effects. And yet, despite its ubiquity, CBD can actually seem pretty complicated. What’s the difference between hemp seed oil and CBD oil? Is CBD skincare considered a drug or a cosmetic? How are you supposed to know if your hemp oil contains any THC, and what exactly is an isolate, anyway?

There’s a lot to learn about CBD - but it’s simpler than you might think. If you’ve been afraid to experiment with CBD products, we’re here to hold your hand. Check out our convenient glossary of CBD-related terms below.

Hemp field


The Basics

Cannabis

A species of flowering plant, under which come varieties such as marijuana and hemp. There are 144 biologically active cannabinoids found in cannabis plants, including THC and CBD. The different varieties of cannabis can have vastly different properties and cannabinoid concentrations.

cannabis plant

Cannabis sativa

A strain of cannabis known for promoting a cerebral or “head high”. It has an energizing effect that can help reduce anxiety or stress and increase focus. “Industrial hemp” is one strain defined as Cannabis Sativa that is specifically cultivated for non-drug use and contains less than 0.3% THC.

Indigenous to eastern Asia, this flowering herbaceous plant has been farmed throughout recorded human history. It is farmed for marijuana as well as the industrial hemp used in CBD products. In addition, hemp fiber, hemp seed oil, and food products are also derived and harvested from different parts of the plant.

CBD (Cannabidiol)

A cannabinoid derived from the flowers, stalks, and stem of the cannabis plant. Both hemp and marijuana varieties naturally contain CBD. CBD is the second-most common cannabinoid after THC, comprising up to 40% of cannabis extracts. Unlike THC, CBD does not have any psychoactive properties. However, it does have a host of reported benefits that have led to a field of emerging research on its clinical value.

CBD is already in use as a treatment for epilepsy. For other users, it shows promising effects in aiding with anxiety and sleep disorders, skin health, mental wellness, and pain relief. CBD affects the endocannabinoid system (ECS), a nervous network that regulates bodily functions.

cannabinoid

THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol)

A psychoactive cannabinoid compound that is found in cannabis. THC makes up the highest proportion of cannabinoid extracts from the cannabis plant. Like CBD, it impacts the ECS receptors in the brain, prompting them to release dopamine. Dopamine provides a feeling of pleasure, which is the “high” created by THC.

Hemp

Also known as “industrial hemp”, this strain of the cannabis plant is bred to contain less than 0.3 percent THC. Hemp is a fast-growing plant that acts as a natural soil purifier, making it an environmental champion. Its fibres are used to make eco-friendly, biodegradable fabrics. Hemp seeds are cold-pressed to expel hemp seed oil, which has applications in cooking, as a wellness and nutrition supplement, and in natural skincare. Due to the rising popularity of CBD products, hemp is now bred with higher amounts of CBD than cannabis.
As hemp contains very low levels of THC, it has no psychoactive effects. MUKOOMI Hemp CBD products contain zero percent THC.

Hemp seed

Marijuana

A strain of the Cannabis sativa plant that contains high levels of THC and CBD, as well as other cannabinoids. This term can refer to the dried leaves and flowers that are consumed by users, usually by smoking or vaping. Marijuana combines both the psychoactive properties of THC with the benefits of CBD and additional plant compounds.

CBD Oil

A tincture of CBD compounds suspended in oil, generally administered with a dropper bottle. CBD oil can be consumed directly, or as an ingredient in food preparations. MUKOOMI Hemp CBD Oil is made with 100% organic CBD in pure hemp seed oil.

Hemp Seed Oil

This nutrient-rich oil is cold-pressed from the seeds of the hemp plant. While it does not contain any cannabinoids, hemp seed oil offers many benefits. It’s low in saturated fats, and high in vitamin E and omega-3 and 6 fatty acids. Hemp seed oil contains gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), a super-effective skin supplement that deeply nourishes skin, prevents visible signs of ageing, and can even combat conditions like psoriasis and eczema.

MUKOOMI Hemp CBD Skin Serum contains hemp seed oil, plus CBD and gentle botanicals that boost your skin’s health.


The Compounds

Full Spectrum

Full spectrum CBD products contain all the cannabinoids found in the plant in addition to CBD. That means they also have the psychoactive effects of THC. It also contains other potentially beneficial compounds such as terpenes and flavonoids. This combination can offer a special condition known as the “entourage effect”, where the different compounds work together to enhance each other.

Broad Spectrum

Broad spectrum CBD products are almost the same as full spectrum, except for one notable difference: they don’t contain any THC. Broad spectrum includes all the other cannabinoids and plant compounds found in cannabis, without any of the psychoactive effects. This type of product provides some “entourage effect” benefits as well.

Isolate

This is a 99% pure CBD product that comes in powder or crystalline from. In an isolate, all cannabinoids except CBD have been removed, so the end product contains no other plant compounds except for CBD.

Cannabinoids

These natural plant compounds are found in hemp and marijuana, and constitute the active ingredients of the cannabis plant. There are 144 types of cannabinoid, with CBD and THC being the most well-known and the most prevalent compounds.

Terpenes

These organic compounds give cannabis plants their specific flavour and aroma. There are more than a hundred terpenes which create different combinations in each strain of cannabis. Some terpenes are also found in other plants, like limonene in lemons and limes.

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The Bonus Terms

Psychoactive

Any cannabis-derived product that contains more than 0.3 percent THC is considered to be mind-altering, acting on receptors in the brain and nervous system. In short, it can get you high - altering your sense of perception, mood, and behaviour. Hemp plants are a strain of cannabis that contains less than 0.3 percent THC, and therefore they do not have psychoactive properties.

ECS (Endocannabinoid system)

The ECS is a complex network of neurotransmitters that runs through our central and peripheral nervous system. The ECS gets right into the cells, regulating cardiovascular, nervous, endocrine, cognitive, sensory and immune functions. This pervasive system includes cannabinoid receptors that respond to the effects of compounds like CBD and THC. Research suggests that the ECS is vital for modulating and regulating our bodily functions, and making sure our various biological systems maintain an internal balance known as homeostasis.

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Certificate of Analysis

A detailed document produced and authenticated by an accredited third-party lab. The COA breaks down the quantities of CBD, THC, and other cannabinoids that are in a specific product. It also verifies the quality of the CBD product, ensuring there are no harmful contaminants like heavy metals or pesticides present. In the case of non-psychoactive products, the COA certifies that they contain less than 0.3 percent THC.

As CBD is not a uniformly regulated substance, a COA is a must from any company selling CBD or THC products. All MUKOOMI Hemp CBD products come with a COA that you can view at this link.

Next time you’re looking to buy a CBD product, you won’t be stuck wondering what it does and whether it’s right for you, or if the claims being advertised are really true. As disreputable companies try to cash in on the CBD trend, you’ll be able to distinguish the legit ones: they won’t make wild promises, and they will always have a COA.

Dive into the world of CBD armed with the knowledge and confidence to buy safe, high-quality products that meet your unique needs. Go forth, conquer - just remember to start with a small dose of a new product to see how it works for you.

Wed, Sep 29, 21

Forty Plus? Here’s Why CBD is the Skincare Hero You Need

It’s official: with an estimated value of $3.5 billion this year alone, CBD products are a global craze. They’re widely beloved for reducing anxiety and stress, treating insomnia, alleviating joint and muscle pain - you name the problem, and it seems like CBD could be the solution. But you might wonder, is this CBD trend really all it’s cracked up to be?

Just like anything that causes a lot of buzz, there’s a lot of noise too, and a couple of myths that need busting. The first is that CBD is a flash-in-the-pan fad, destined to fizzle out whenever the next miracle ingredient comes along. And the second is the idea that CBD is the sole preserve of the adventurous young generation, rather than senior or elderly customers. 

There are many reasons that cannabidiol, more commonly known as CBD, is a hot new wellness trend. Extracted from the flowers and stems of the hemp plant, CBD has seen a surge in popularity over the last few years - most notably since more and more countries have legalised cannabis. However, neither hemp nor CBD is a drug. The United Nations has never included CBD in its International Drug Control Conventions, and hemp and CBD products are non-psychoactive.

Despite the fact that hemp and CBD don’t have any of the mind-altering effects of marijuana, these different cannabis products are often wrongly clubbed together both in the law, and in people’s perceptions. The hemp plant is a variety of cannabis that contains less than 0.3% THC, yet has a host of properties that could be instrumental in health and medicine. That’s why as regulations on cannabis have eased, the body of research about hemp and CBD is growing. 

And so is the public interest in CBD. Far from being just another millennial health fad, CBD provides a whole lot of proven benefits for middle-aged and senior users, too. CBD now comes in easy-to-ingest capsules, edibles, and drops - like MUKOOMI CBD Hemp Oil, made with 100% organic CBD in pure hemp oil, and no THC. As well as oral consumption, CBD can have powerful effects when applied topically, especially when it comes to skincare. 

So how can you get the most out of CBD if you’re over 40? Here are some of the ways CBD can gently yet effectively improve your quality of life. 

Joint pain

They say you’re only as old as you feel - but you wish someone would explain that to your muscles and joints. The same active lifestyle you might have enjoyed for many years is suddenly followed by body aches and pains, as you simply don’t heal as quickly as you once did. Enter CBD - which is known for its serious anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties, while being an all-natural alternative to standard prescriptions. There’s a reason why so many professional athletes - even of a certain age - prefer to rely on CBD for restoring their bodies. 

For those who suffer from arthritis, CBD works with your body to restore balance by directly affecting the endocannabinoid system (ECS). This complex network is responsible for keeping your hormones, nervous system, temperature, and pretty much everything else in a stable state. To address pain from the inside out, try taking a few drops of MUKOOMI CBD Hemp Oil, once or twice per day. 

Insomnia

As we age, getting a good night’s sleep can become harder and harder. Whether it’s anxiety, difficulty with breathing, or changes to our circadian rhythms, seniors often have trouble getting to sleep and staying asleep. CBD is known to calm the body and mind for a more peaceful rest, while also treating symptoms of stress and anxiety. It acts directly on the ECS to improve your mood and promotes a deep state of relaxation. 

Putting a few drops MUKOOMI CBD Hemp Oil drops in your bedtime beverage is a safe solution to your sleep woes. But there’s also the incredible role that good sleep hygiene plays in treating insomnia. That means having a consistent bedtime routine that sets you up for a good night’s rest. No screen time before bed; no working where you sleep; and a soothing skincare routine to scrub off the stress of the day. 

MUKOOMI CBD skincare products don’t just provide a nourishing and luxurious experience. They also help ensure you sleep enough, so you get that healthy glow from the inside out. Our nighttime routine box features Hemp CBD Skin Serum and Hemp CBD Eye Serum, along with a genuine jade roller to massage the serums deep into your skin. If you dread the thought of another sleepless night, we’ll have you looking forward to bedtime again. 

Visible signs of aging

Ageing Skin

At MUKOOMI, we never believe in “anti-aging”. Growing older is a privilege denied to many, and the years only add wisdom and beauty to a face. Sometimes, this takes the form of wrinkles and fine lines, dark spots, and sagging skin - all of which occur as our skin loses its elasticity and ability to regenerate new cells. No matter your age, it’s important to take care of the health of your largest and most protective organ. And for some people, when the face in the mirror looks dull and tired, it doesn’t align with their youthful inner spirit. 

Aging gracefully means feeling comfortable and at peace in your skin. That’s where CBD comes in, as a pure and natural skincare solution for older users. On one hand, the calming, de-stressing effects of dosing MUKOOMI CBD Hemp Oil show up clearly on your face. But the topical benefits of CBD work wonders for mature skin.

Rich in antioxidants, CBD tackles the oxidative stress from pollution and the environment, reducing the damage on your cells. Free radicals that break down your natural collagen supply - which keeps your skin bouncy - are neutralised by antioxidants, so your skin gets a chance to rejuvenate. MUKOOMI Hemp CBD Skin Serum and MUKOOMI CBD Hemp Oil both come with the added benefits of hemp seed oil. Packed with omega fatty acids and vitamin E, hemp seed oil provides deep nourishment to your skin whether you consume it or apply it directly. 

Hormonal skin problems

For menstruating people, one of the perks of growing older is the promise of no more painful, inconvenient periods. Unfortunately, biology has one more trick up its sleeve: perimenopause and menopause. It sounds like a simple end to your monthly period, but menopause comes with massive hormonal shifts that can have unpredictable results - and worse, they often go on for years. Hot flashes, cold sweats, mood swings, insomnia, body aches, and hormonal breakouts are just some of the common symptoms people face. 

As your body tries to find a new balance in this sea of shifting hormones, CBD can be a saviour. The ECS plays an important part in the healthy secretion of hormones, and CBD helps it regulate this process. In fact, the ECS modulates your body temperature and neurochemicals like serotonin and dopamine too, meaning that MUKOOMI CBD Hemp Oil drops can also provide some relief from the mood swings and hot-cold flashes of perimenopause. 

As for those breakouts that you thought you had left behind in your teens? That’s where CBD comes into its own as a skincare ingredient. CBD has the unique ability to balance your skin’s production of sebum, or the natural oils it produces. If you struggle with oily skin, CBD can control the excess sebum, while dry skin gets a boost of natural moisture. Meanwhile, its anti-inflammation properties work to soothe acne and redness. 

MUKOOMI Hemp CBD Hydrating Toner and Hemp CBD Facial Cream offer balancing, deep hydration of CBD along with the goodness of other botanical actives. Snow Mushroom boosts collagen production, and is also a key ingredient in our Hemp CBD Eye Serum. Japanese Knotweed provides the antioxidant-loaded polyphenol, resveratrol, to fight against skin damage, while Cica restores the skin’s natural barrier. 

Along with MUKOOMI CBD Hemp Oil, try out the simple, fuss-free day and night routines. It’s the right time to give your skin the best natural protection, just like it has given you for all these years together. 

Tue, Sep 21, 21

Why Your Face Needs to Feel the Benefits of Hemp Seed Oil

Step aside, coconut oil. There’s a new darling in the wellness world, and her name is hemp.

Hemp seed oil is already a fast favourite among the health-conscious as a superfood supplement. Cold-pressed from the seeds of the hemp plant, it’s rich in nutrients like vitamins, minerals, and heart-healthy unsaturated fatty acids. No wonder people are rushing to add hemp seed oil to their daily diets.

But did you know that hemp seed oil is also making a splash in beauty and skincare? Here are five reasons why you should add hemp seed oil to your skincare routine:

  1. It’s super moisturising
  2. It balances sebum production
  3. It improves skin conditions
  4. It fights visible signs of aging
  5. It protects against environmental damage

What is Hemp Seed Oil?

Before you go rubbing it on your face, you might be wondering: what exactly is hemp seed oil? Extracted from nutritious hemp plant seeds, hemp seed oil is loaded with botanical active ingredients. However, as the hemp plant is a species of cannabis that has only trace amounts of THC, hemp seed oil has no psychoactive properties.

Hemp seed oil should also not be confused with CBD oil, which is extracted from the flowers and stems of the hemp plant. CBD oil isn’t psychoactive either, containing less than 0.3% THC - and MUKOOMI CBD Hemp Oil has no THC content at all. While CBD offers a wide range of benefits for your skin and health, hemp seed oil has its own powerhouse profile. Read on to find out what hemp seed oil can do for you.

What Are the Benefits of Using Hemp Seed Oil on the Skin? 

Hemp seed oil comes with a lot of the same skincare benefits as other natural, cold-pressed oils. It provides a luxurious experience when you use it, and it contains omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids that give a healthy glow. But hemp seed oil for skin comes with its own unique properties which you won’t find in any other oil.

Moisturising: For one thing, hemp seed oil is deeply nourishing. It’s an excellent moisturiser thanks to emollients that lock in hydration, allowing it to penetrate into the skin cells. Hemp seed oil feeds your skin with vitamins A, B2, B6, and ultra-moisturising vitamin E.

Balancing: Yet hemp seed oil is not just for dry or dehydrated skin. Hemp seed oil is very close in composition to the natural oils, or sebum, produced by our skin, and therefore balances production of sebum. If you have an oily complexion, hemp seed oil can provide ample moisture while restoring the sebum balance, making it suitable for every skin type.

Skin conditions: Sebum is a sticky substance that tends to clog pores, and combined with dirt and bacteria, is the cause of pimples. Hemp seed oil not only prevents the conditions that allow zits to flourish - it’s also non-comedogenic, meaning it doesn’t clog pores. Unlike coconut and olive oils, hemp seed oil won’t trigger breakouts by blocking up your skin. Plus, it’s an antibacterial agent, so skin conditions are unlikely to thrive

When you use hemp seed oil.

Instead, hemp seed oil can actively work against acne and other skin conditions, as its calming, anti-inflammatory effects are well-documented. Hemp seed oil users can expect better outcomes for inflammation-based conditions like rosacea, dermatitis, psoriasis, and eczema. To soothe flare-ups of acne and redness, dab on a few drops of MUKOOMI CBD Hemp Oil, with the added calming action of CBD. Or use MUKOOMI CBD Skin Serum, which contains hemp seed oil and CBD.

Aging: Of course, the deep moisture of hemp seed oil keeps fine lines and wrinkles at bay. But its inherent calming nature, especially in conjunction with CBD, can lead to more youthful skin than ever. Nourishing fatty acids and gamma-linoleic acid, or GLA, restore vitality to your complexion, while vitamin C boosts the production of collagen.

Environmental damage: Hemp seed oil comes with a hefty dose of antioxidants that neutralise the free radical damage caused by pollution and environmental stressors. These inconveniences of modern life show up on your face in the form of dull, dry, and prematurely aged skin. With a hit of GLA and a multivitamin boost, hemp seed oil is a solution to daily oxidative stress.

How Can I Incorporate Hemp Seed Oil Into My Skincare Routine?

Hemp seed oil can be used in two ways: topical application, and oral ingestion. Ideally, both methods work together, ensuring that your skin is healthy inside and out. Made with 100% organic CBD in pure hemp oil, MUKOOMI CBD Hemp Oil is a safe and easy addition to your daily skincare routine.


And the rich texture of MUKOOMI CBD Skin Serum is specially formulated to nourish skin, all over your face and body. Here are a few quick tips to
fit our popular products into your lifestyle:

  • Add a few drops of MUKOOMI CBD Hemp Oil to your morning tea or coffee to perk up your circulation
  • At night, place a few drops of MUKOOMI CBD Hemp Oil under your tongue for a peaceful sleep
  • Before bedtime, work MUKOOMI CBD Skin Serum into your skin with a jade roller and feel the relaxed sensation melt away any skin-damaging stresses of the day

If you’re trying hemp seed oil for the first time, start with a patch test on the inside of your elbow and leave it for 24 hours. In case of any itching, burning, or adverse reactions, you might have a low tolerance for hemp seed oil.

What Are the Side Effects and Risks?

Skincare superheroes often work because their formulations, although effective, can be harsh. For instance retinol, the form of vitamin A found in many prescription and over-the-counter acne medications, is extremely drying and can even cause birth defects in pregnant women - and yet, it’s a treatment that gives great results.

But seeing “better” skin is no substitute for having healthier, happier skin from within - and all without the fear of chemical burns or raw, irritated skin. Hemp seed oil is a safe and natural alternative that has a lot of benefits, and no harmful side effects. Unlike quick-fix treatments, hemp seed oil works beneath the surface to heal your body, mind, and skin.

Treat your skin to the 100% organic goodness of MUKOOMI CBD Hemp Oil drops, formulated with pure hemp oil, and MUKOOMI CBD Skin Serum. It’s the first step towards a friendship you won’t regret.

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Mon, Sep 20, 21

Here’s Why CBD Skincare Deserves a Spot on Your Bathroom Shelf

Maybe you think of it as the latest wellness trend, promoted by celebrities and influencers. Maybe you’ve seen interesting ads for tinctures and gummies, and maybe you’ve even tried them yourself. Chances are, you’ve heard about the benefits of CBD, or cannabidiol. It’s the most talked-about plant extract on the market right now. But what exactly is CBD? 

What is CBD? 

CBD extract comes from the stems, stalks, and flowers of the hemp plant - a type of cannabis that’s bred to have very little THC. As a result, CBD extract has only 0-0.03 percent THC content. (MUKOOMI products have 0 percent THC). Since that’s the psychoactive compound found in marijuana, CBD doesn’t actually get you high. Instead, it has a calming effect on the mind and body, and many people use it regularly to manage insomnia, depression, anxiety, muscle and joint pains, and stress-related disorders. 

Is CBD legal? 

Does that mean CBD is only legal wherever marijuana is? Not exactly. Countries that have strict anti-drug laws and regulations against THC products and cannabis are starting to recognise the special benefits of CBD and hemp products. Medical research has already shown that CBD has great results in treating epilepsy, and further studies are exploring its positive effects on health and wellbeing - with promising results. 

Besides being found in all sorts of ingestibles ranging from chocolates to protein powders, CBD has also made its way into the beauty industry. Now, you’ll find CBD skincare products like lotions, creams, shampoos, and soaps are gaining ground in the wellness market. 

Why is CBD good for your skin?

CBD is a powerful antioxidant, which means it combats the oxidative stress caused by free radicals. The truth is, our skin is just as stressed out as we are, as free radicals from pollution and industrial chemicals have become impossible to avoid. These take a toll on the health of your skin, leading to dullness, dehydration, and visible signs of ageing. Antioxidants are widely regarded in the wellness world as one of the most effective ways to keep skin healthy and youthful.

Plus, CBD regulates the production of sebum, the natural oil produced by your skin. Sebum is affected by everything from diet to hormones, yet it needs to maintain a delicate balance. An excess of this sticky substance attracts dirt and clogs pores, leading to breakouts. But if your skin doesn’t produce enough, it will be dry and prone to wrinkles and damage. CBD restores this equilibrium, making CBD skincare uniquely suited for both oily and dry skin. 

CBD has the added benefit of having strong anti-inflammatory properties. When it comes to skin, that means conditions like acne and rosacea can be effectively treated with CBD skincare products. CBD can speed up the healing process for blemishes and breakouts, so they disappear fast with minimal scarring. It’s a favourite choice for those with skin conditions as it’s gentle enough for sensitive complexions. 

Why CBD skincare? 

Clearly, CBD is packed with benefits for your skin. But it’s not just a functional and versatile ingredient. CBD also doesn’t carry the risks of harsh formulations like retinoids or acids. These skincare ingredients have to be used with great care, or they can do serious damage. CBD, on the other hand, has gentle, holistic healing properties that combine to show great results on skin. That’s why CBD is being favoured by more and more people who prefer a pure and simple skincare solution. 

Healthy skin shouldn’t be complicated. The MUKOOMI skincare line combines CBD with other natural botanicals to create a fuss-free routine designed for anyone to use. 

The Best CBD-Infused Skincare Products To Try

 

  1. MUKOOMI Hemp CBD Skin Serum - CBD is bolstered by other natural botanicals in this active-loaded serum. Use it under your night cream and let the serum work its magic while you sleep. 
  2. MUKOOMI Hemp CBD Facial Cream - If you want to experience rich, luxurious moisture without clogging your pores or causing oily skin, this CBD-infused cream is for you. Buy now
  3. MUKOOMI Hemp CBD Eye Serum - CBD improves circulation, so your skin can refresh itself from the inside out. That’s why our eye serum banishes uncomfortable, puffy eyes. For best results apply with our authentic jade roller.
  4. MUKOOMI Hemp Hydrating Facial CBD Toner - A splash of energising CBD-infused toner is the perfect pick-me-up in the morning and through the day. Get it here

The results are in, and it turns out CBD skincare is not just another wellness trend. Since CBD products come in a wide range of concentrations and formulas, including creams, lotions, and soaps, you can choose whichever ones are right for you. As with any new skincare product, first-time users should start small and pay attention to their skin’s response. Still, it helps to know that CBD is one ingredient you don’t have to worry about. 

Wed, Sep 15, 21

What’s the Difference Between CBD Oil and Hemp Oil?

Everywhere you look, CBD and hemp are making a splash. Thanks to the growing number of countries that have legalised these cannabis-derived products, their popularity has exploded. CBD and hemp oil can now be found in everything from sports drinks to hummus recipes, and each one claims to improve health and wellness. But although both CBD and hemp come from the same source, they can provide very different benefits. 

So between CBD oil vs hemp oil, how are you supposed to know which one is right for you? Especially when CBD oil is sometimes referred to as hemp oil? Not to worry - we’ve put together a handy reference guide so you can always make an informed choice. 

Hemp Oil vs. CBD Oil

For starters, hemp oil is extracted from the seeds of the hemp plant, so it’s often specifically described as hemp seed oil. CBD oil, on the other hand, is the extracts from the stalks, stems, and flowers of these same plants, blended with a carrier oil. Through a process of carbon dioxide extraction, or simply solvent-based extraction where the different chemical compounds are dissolved into a solution, the CBD is isolated from the rest of the hemp plant.

Hemp is a variety of cannabis sativa, but unlike the common perception of marijuana, it has hardly any THC content - meaning it’s not a psychoactive. Hemp oil pressed from the seed contains no THC, while CBD oil can contain a trace amount of up to 0.03 percent. MUKOOMI Hemp CBD Drops contain no THC.

Here’s a quick guide to the differences between hemp oil and CBD oil:

Hemp Oil CBD Oil
Does not contain CBD, THC, and other cannabinoids Contains high level of CBD and 0-0.03 percent THC
Produced through cold pressing the hemp seeds Produced through CO2 extraction or solvent-based extraction of the entire hemp plant
 A rich source of fatty acids, omega-3 and omega-6, vitamin E, and vitamins B2 and B6 Offers the benefits CBD along with other cannabinoids, terpenes and essential oils

What is Hemp Oil?

Hemp oil has loads of healthy perks similar to those found in other cold-pressed oils, including vitamins E, B2, and B6. It’s rich in omega-3 fatty acids, as well as omega-6. The key to omegas is eating both types in balance, and hemp oil happens to naturally have the right ratio of omega-3 and omega-6 for optimal health. There’s a reason they are called essential fatty acids: omegas play a role in building cell membranes, hormones, fighting depression and anxiety, and functioning of the brain, heart, and liver. They replenish your skin and help your nails and hair grow strong and shiny. If you prefer a plant-based diet or just hate the taste, you can skip the fish oil capsules and go for hemp oil instead.

Skincare Benefits of Hemp Oil

Hemp oil isn’t just a dietary supplement, either. It’s become a favourite ingredient in skincare products. One of the hemp oil skin benefits is its long-lasting deep moisturising properties. Hemp oil has the unique ability to balance out the skin’s natural sebum production, making it an excellent pick for dry and oily complexions alike. Although it provides rich moisture, it doesn’t clog pores, and can soothe redness and dry, flaky skin. With regular use, hemp oil reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, restoring the bouncy look of your skin. 

Risks and side effects of Hemp Oil

Hemp oil has no risks or side effects. Allergic reactions are rare and might be seen in those who have intolerances towards other seeds and nuts, or who are allergic to cannabis. Otherwise, it’s perfectly safe to consume and apply.

Start your journey by ordering MUKOOMI Hemp CBD Skin Serum, made with nourishing hemp oil and other active botanicals. 

What is CBD Oil? 

Where CBD oil has an edge is its high content of - you guessed it - CBD, or cannabidiol. CBD comes with a laundry list of mind-and-body benefits. Already regarded as a medical marvel when it comes to the treatment of epilepsy patients, CBD is being studied all over the world for its other potential therapeutic uses. Many people swear by the benefits of CBD oil in their daily life; no wonder, since early research suggests that CBD enhances serotonin receptors in the brain. Serotonin stabilises mood and creates a feeling of wellbeing. But the reasons to try CBD go beyond feel-good vibes. 

For the fitness community, dosing CBD helps to aid in rest and recovery after heavy training, without relying on potentially addictive opiate-based painkillers. It can be a natural yet effective sleep aid as it creates a calming effect in the body - and yet, unlike supplements like melatonin, it’s not a soporific. For those with anxiety and stress-related disorders, CBD often provides relief and can be safely used throughout the day. 

Skincare Benefits of CBD Oil

Benefits of CBD Oil

When it comes to topical application, CBD-infused creams can work wonders on joint and muscle pain, creating a deep numbing effect. The skincare benefits of CBD oil are myriad, as reports and testimonials from dedicated users show. The anti-inflammatory effect that makes CBD so beloved for pain relief is also effective on pimples and acne, reducing the visibility and discomfort of breakouts. For the same reasons, CBD can combat flare-ups of psoriasis, rosacea, and eczema. Well-known for its antioxidant properties, it neutralises the free radicals that contribute to wrinkles and signs of ageing. 

Experience all this and more with MUKOOMI Hemp CBD Facial Cream, loaded with the goodness of 100% natural CBD. 

Risks and side effects of CBD Oil

Research suggests there are no major side effects of consuming CBD. In one study, there were no reported side effects when participants took 300mg of CBD per day for up to six months. Another study saw no side effects when people took a whopping 1,500mg per day for a month. 

MUKOOMI Hemp CBD drops contain 30mg of high-quality CBD per 1ml, so you can be assured it's safe and effective to use throughout the day. Plus, you don’t have to choose between CBD and hemp oil. Our CBD is dissolved in a hemp carrier oil, giving you the best of both worlds. Add a bottle of MUKOOMI Hemp CBD drops to your life, and let go of stress. 

Sat, Sep 04, 21

Tokyo 2020: Athletes Welcome the First Ever CBD Olympics

Even by the standards of the world’s biggest competitive sports event, the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games were remarkable. For one thing, they took place in 2021, after delays due to concerns over Covid-19. A year later, pandemic restrictions were still in place, and fans were not allowed to crowd the spectator stands. Perhaps because of these less-than-ideal conditions, Olympic viewership, too, hit an all-time low. 

Still, despite the subdued interest around Tokyo 2020, one new rule did cause a buzz: For the first time ever in the 125-year history of the Olympics Games, athletes have been permitted to use cannabidiol (CBD) products. Formerly deemed as a banned substance along with other natural and synthetic cannabinoids — or chemicals derived from cannabis — by the World Anti-Doping Agency, CBD was removed from this list in 2017. In the run-up to Tokyo 2020, many athletes have come out to claim that they use CBD in their training.

When it comes to CBD, there are no longer any grey areas about whether it’s okay to use in competition. No wonder so many Olympians are turning to CBD to aid in rest, recovery, and relief from pain. Although they couldn’t carry it to Tokyo 2020 due to regulations on transport across borders, CBD has become a major part of their lifestyle. Here are three Olympic athletes who champion CBD-based wellness:

Megan Rapinoe

Football star Megan Rapinoe captained the US women’s football team to a gold-medal victory in the London 2015 Games, and a bronze finish at Tokyo 2020. She’s also led the team to two golds and a silver in the FIFA World Cup, besides winning a Golden Boot, Golden Ball, and Best FIFA Women’s Player Award in 2019. 

Clearly, it’s hard to talk about America’s rise in football without talking about Rapinoe. The footballer is used to hitting the headlines for other reasons too, including her outspoken LGBT activism and support for Black Lives Matter. Lately, Rapinoe has become an advocate for the cause of CBD. Along with her twin sister Rachael - also a professional footballer - she’s started Mendi, her own brand of CBD products

In an interview with Forbes, the Rapinoe twins discuss the dark side of traditional painkillers. Rachael says, “I come from a long history of drug addiction in my family, particularly heroin and opiates. So, I have an interesting emotional relationship with drugs.” Unlike potentially harmful prescription meds, CBD is not addictive, nor does it give you a high.

Rapinoe’s sports recovery regimen features CBD front and centre, from ingesting CBD candies to rubbing on CBD-infused creams. “CBD has become part of my all-natural recovery system that I use throughout the day to help with pain and inflammation, stabilize my mood and get better sleep,” she explains. “I use them right after training, pop in a gummy or gel capsule for pain and to calm me down, then another gummy in the afternoon to relax, then the night tincture right before bed for better sleep. It's truly part of my entire day.” 

For a world-class performer like Rapinoe, pain management that comes with harmful side effects is simply not worth it. To soothe both your mind and body, keep a travel-friendly vial of Mukoomi CBD oil on hand to dose throughout the day. 

Sue Bird 

Sue Bird is best known as a WNBA legend and a four-time Olympic gold medallist on the US women’s basketball team. But some sports fans will also recognise her as Rapinoe’s fiancée - one half of an athletic power couple that seems destined to keep on winning. On one hand, it’s no surprise that Bird, like Rapinoe, endorses the benefits of CBD; the 40-year-old has been in the game for two decades, and has surely picked up every trick in the training manual along the way. 

But Bird is also part of the WNBA, a league where CBD is still banned. “I believe in CBD,” she said. “Even though it is on the ban list for the WNBA, it is not for the Olympics so there are pockets of time where I can use it regularly.” 

Just as Rapinoe bemoaned not being able to access CBD during the Olympics, it’s unfortunate that an MVP like Bird can’t use CBD for recovery all the time. Since the cannabinoid has been clubbed in with counterparts like THC, the WNBA rules have not yet caught up with the needs of its athletes.

“I’ve seen the positive effects,” says Bird. “For me, it comes in the form of sleep, for the most part. There are definitely days when I’m feeling anxious or just need to calm down, I take it. But for the most part, I use it for sleep and it has been amazing.”

Sleep is one of the key factors in health and fitness results - and as we tend to focus only on diet and exercise, it’s easy to overlook. Squeeze a few drops of Mukoomi CBD oil under your tongue before bed for a peaceful sleep that will support your efforts in the kitchen and the gym. 

Lolo Jones

Compared to her fellow Olympians, Lolo Jones is a serious overachiever. The American athlete competes in not one, but two events at the highest level. After bobsledding at the Winter Games, there’s no summer holiday for Jones, who also competes in track and field. At the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Jones missed out on a gold in hurdling by a hair. Since Tokyo 2020 was pushed back, Jones didn’t have time to train for her usual 100m hurdle event. Instead she’s pushing to qualify for the US bobsledding team at the 2022 Winter Games - a return to Beijing that could be the stuff of Olympics legend. 

For 38-year-old Jones, the process of transforming her body from a bobsledder to a hurdler and back again can be punishing. Jones says of her CBD use, “I need all the help I can get. When I wake up in the morning, I feel like an 80-year-old sometimes. I’ve aged in dog years.” She struggles with whiplash from a bobsled crash, along with the aches and pains of exercising to be in peak condition. Jones credits CBD oil for her improved recovery from the toll of training. 

Soothe your tired muscles after training like Jones does, with a dropper of Mukoomi CBD oil in your post-workout smoothie. The pure hemp oil base makes it easy to add while still enjoying your favourite flavour. 

Rapinoe, Bird, and Jones are seasoned professionals, far from the first stage of their careers. In past Olympics, they might well have been written off as “too old” to meet the demands of competing with athletes decades their junior. But with the help of gentle and effective recovery through a CBD routine, each of them has managed to go beyond ageist barriers to more glory than ever. They have proven their place as Olympians who will go down in history, no matter their age. 

 

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