Where & How to Buy Hemp Oil in Australia
Hemp is a really useful plant with lots of uses. In the old days, folks used it to make ropes because it has super-strong fibres that are even stronger than steel. It can also be used to make paper, plastic, and a concrete-like substance that you can use to build an eco-friendly home.
But nowadays, most people use hemp for its valuable seeds and oil. Hemp oil has many benefits for health and is becoming a top-selling supplement. But finding a good hemp oil store isn’t as easy as you might think. Different countries have different regulations about buying and selling hemp oil, and Australia is one of the strictest.
Here’s where and how to buy hemp oil in The Wide Brown Land.
Hemp Oil 101
There are two different products called hemp oil. One comes from hemp seeds and is sometimes called hemp seed oil. The other one comes from hemp flowers, leaves, and stems. These two different hemp oils have very different benefits, so you need to know the difference between them.
Hemp seed oil is a kind of health food, and you can use it to make salads, soups, or sauces more tasty and healthy. It has healthy fats inside it, like those omega 3 and 6 fats that you always hear about being good for you. It tastes quite nice, too.
Hemp oil, the other kind, the kind that comes from the flowers, leaves, and stems, is different. It’s got lots of healthy chemicals in it, like CBD, which has been all over the news in the past few years, saying how good it is for you. Some people think that CBD is the same as THC, but it isn’t, it’s different.
THC is the chemical in some cannabis plants that makes your head go all funny. CBD doesn’t do that. Actually, if you want to sell hemp oil in Australia you have to make sure it only has a lot of CBD and no THC, otherwise you can’t.
CBD doesn’t make you giggle for hours at a stupid film or inhale a whole pack of tortilla chips like your life depends on it, but it can make you feel quite nice and a bit more chill. It might have some other benefits too and is getting popular for its benefits.
Hemp Oil Benefits
Hemp oil (the one from the flowers, leaves, and stems of hemp, not the one from the seeds) has been quite interesting for scientists in the last few years. They’ve done lots of experiments and found out that it can help a really important thing in our bodies called the endocannabinoid system. The endocannabinoid system helps to keep all our different bits running smoothly, and it can affect mood, sleep, appetite, immunity, inflammation, and pain.
It turns out that the CBD in hemp oil helps it work better, and some of the research on CBD says it has these effects:
- Anti-inflammatory (gets rid of redness, swelling, and pain)
- Antioxidant (stops bad molecules called free radicals from hurting our cells)
- Neuroprotectant (keeps those brain cells doing their thing)
- Anti-anxiety (makes you feel calmer and not so anxious)
- Anti-addiction (makes it easier to stop using drugs that are bad for you)
The best thing about hemp oil is that it hardly causes any side effects. If it does, they might just be things like feeling a bit sleepy or sick, so nothing too bad.
Finding a Good Hemp Oil Store
Hemp oil is good, but one thing that’s bad about it is that it’s hard to find a good hemp oil store. You need to make sure that whoever made the hemp oil knew what they were doing so that it’s safe and doesn’t have any of that naughty THC in there.
You can find a good hemp oil store online and then check that they got their hemp from a nice place where the farms are clean and that they didn’t use some nasty chemicals to get the CBD and other stuff out of the hemp.
The best is when they put some lab reports on their website so you can have a look and see if there’s lots of CBD and no THC in there. Then you know it’s okay to buy it. It might be a bit expensive, but that’s better than the cheap one because it’s probably better for you.