CBD Oil Vs Hemp Oil … What’s the Difference Between the Two?

In trying to find oils that will suit your needs, it is best to overcome the confusion created by cannabis-related marketing tricks and fully understand the real difference between CBD hemp oil and hemp seed oil. Here is a detailed analysis of CBD oil versus hemp oil.

“Hemp” defined

First of all, it might be confusing enough that the titles of both types of oil use “hemp”. Both marijuana and hemp are derivatives of the cannabis sativa family. It is important to know that cannabis sativa strains with more than 0.3% THC are commonly referred to as marijuana. Hemp is a strain of cannabis sativa that contains less than 0.3% THC and won’t get you high. (1)

CBD oil versus hemp oil

CBD oil versus hemp oil

CBD oil and hemp oil are extracted from different parts of the hemp plant. Hemp oil has been around much longer than CBD oil. It is a legal by-product of a common cold press extraction method and is used for its nutritional values. mainly because of its large components of vitamins and proteins. CBD oil is made through a more rigorous solvent extraction process that results in higher purity of cannabidiol (CBD).

So … what’s the difference?

cbd oilCBD Oil / Source: Getty Images

The best way to put it is that CBD oils are marketed for their medicinal properties in treating disease. For example, chronic pain, anxiety, and sleep deprivation. While hemp oil is a complementary health supplement. Its rich fatty acid profile makes it good for consumer and beauty uses.

Hemp oilHemp Seed Oil / Source: Medical News Today

When trying to differentiate between these products, you can pay attention to the labels as hemp seed oil is listed as cannabis sativa seed oil. CBD is usually listed as cannabidiol, full-spectrum hemp, hemp oil, PCR (phytocannabinoid-rich), or PCR hemp extracts. (2) It is important to know the difference because if you are trying to reduce anxiety by ingesting or using hemp seed oil, you are not getting the desired effects of the highly anti-inflammatory antioxidant property of CBD, which hemp oil does not contain, but CBD- Oil does.

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