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Hemp Seed Oil vs Hemp Oil, Whats the difference?

The term Hemp oil and hemp seed oil are often used interchangeably. Both of these products are made from the humble hemp plant and benefit your pets in a number of ways.

What’s the Difference between Hemp Oil and Hemp Seed Oil?

First of all, hempseed oil and hemp oil (better known as CBD oil) are extracted from the same species of plant, Cannabis sativa. But the hemp oil and hempseed oil come from different parts of the plant … and they each have different properties. 

  • Hemp seed oil is only made from the seeds of the plant, Cannabis sativa. Hemp seed oil’s benefits come from its nutritional abundant antioxidants and omega 3 & 6 oils. Hemp plant naturally have high yield with less water and nutrition requirement, making it one of the most environmentally friendly plant on earth! Plus, every part of the plant can used without wastage and for hemp see oil, it is safe for consumption and use on the skin and hair.
  • Hemp oil (or CBD oil) is also known as full-spectrum hemp oil or broad-spectrum hemp oil. It’s obtained from the whole hemp plant including stalks, leaves and flowers. It is currently still restricted for general use in Australia.

Hemp Seed Oil For Dogs 

Hemp Seed oil comes only from the seeds of the Cannabis sativa plant. Technically, it’s cannabis sativa seed oil. Hemp seed oil has been around for centuries.  

The Hempooch Hemp seed oil for pets are cold-pressed to obtain the clear green oil that’s used as supplement and topically. Hemp seed oil is rich with vitamins and trace minerals. It’s also got anti-inflammatory and moisturizing properties, and it’s known for not clogging pores when used on the skin. It can be added to a product or just used on its own as an oil.

When a trusted extraction method is used like Hempooch does, hemp seed oil may only contain trace amounts of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) or none at all. 

Is Hemp Seed Oil Good For Pets? 

Yes it is! Hemp seed oil has an ideal ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids at 3:1. It contains essential fatty acids that your dog an cat can’t produce and needs to get through diet. Hemp seed oil is an excellent source.

Additionally, hemp seed oil is also rich in the omega-6 fatty acid gamma linolenic acid (GLA). That’s important because there are some really good reasons to boost the GLA in your dog’s diet. 

How GLA In Hemp Seed Oil Works

Your Pet has hormones in his body called prostaglandins. They circulate around the body to smooth muscle contractions, control inflammation, regulate the body temperature and perform other vital functions.

The GLA that’s in hemp seed is the foundation of prostaglandins. Researchers are looking at GLA supplementation as an important component of proper hormone health and development.

4 Benefits Of Hemp Seed Oil For Dogs

  1. Reduces Joint Pain

Researchers in the Journal of Arthritis and Rheumatology note that GLA found in hemp seeds reduced arthritis symptoms by 25% compared to placebo at 4%. This is a result of the perfect balance of fatty acids that helps to reduce inflammation naturally. 

  1. Promotes Skin And Coat Health 

Hemp seed is used in cosmetic products and soaps because the oil can penetrate the inner layers of the skin and promote healthy cellular growth.

Hemp seed oil also moderates oil production. Dryness can cause skin to overproduce oil. Hemp seed oil can prevent dry skin and doesn’t clog pores.  

  1. Soothes Inflammation

GLA is a powerful anti-inflammatory that reduces inflammation and skin irritation and associated pain. The balance of fatty acids also plays an important role in reducing the inflammation associated with common skin issues including atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, eczema, pruritic skin disease and granulomas. 

One randomized, single-blind crossover study found that dietary hemp seed oil reduced the symptoms and appearance of clinical atopic dermatitis after 20 weeks.

  1. May Prevent Cancer

Researchers at the American Cancer Society say those with cancer, diabetes and skin allergies don’t make enough GLA … and these issues are very common in dogs too. While GLA is considered a conditionally essential fatty acid (meaning most dogs can make enough of it, most of the time), there are many situations (hard exercise or stress) when dogs can’t make enough GLA. So supplementing can become important.

Because the GLA is perfectly balanced with omega-3 fats, hemp seed oil can help reduce inflammation in your dog and strengthen his immune system. There’s also research showing that GLA can help control malignant cancer cells

Is Hemp Seed Oil Safe For Dogs?

Yes, hemp seed oil is very safe for both humans and dogs. Like any food, there’s a small possibility of an allergic reaction. Or your pet could get diarrhea if he/she gets too much. 

You can test for allergies by testing some on a patch of his skin. Apply some to a small area and cover it for 24 hours, if you can. If there’s any redness, burning, itching, or other irritation don’t use it or feed it to your dog. Wash the irritated area with an organic soap or shampoo.

When adding hemp seed oil to your dog’s food, start with a small amount at a time. If your dog eats hemp seed oil and has an allergic reaction, you may see the following symptoms: 

  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Facial swelling
  • Hives
  • Itchiness 
  • Sneezing

Hemp seed oil is readily available at www.hempooch.com.au. Let us help your pet live a healthier and happier life!