What Is The Difference Between CBD oil and Hemp Seed Oil?

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Often when you hear CBD oil, you might also hear hemp oil. These words are often interchangeable, but that can be a bit confusing. Many may use the term hemp oil for their CBD because that’s where they got it. But the majority of the time, hemp oil is referring to hemp seed oil, which is different from our beloved CBD oil.

Cannabinoid Content

The cannabis sativa plant and marijuana hemp plants are very similar, but their cannabinoid content is what makes the difference. Growers and breeders spend time making high THC strains or high CBD strains with their cannabis plants. Hemp cultivators have plants that have extremely low cannabinoid content, with less than .3% of THC which is the legal limit. This is why we still get CBD from hemp in states where THC is still illegal, even though you need large quantities of the plant to get a substantial amount of cannabidiol.

How You Get The Oil

Sometimes CBD oil can come from the hemp plant, so the source isn’t the only difference between these two oils. When getting CBD oil out of cannabis plants, they use a solvent like alcohol to separate the chemicals from the plant matter. They use the leaves, stalks, and flower while hemp seed oil only uses hemp seeds. And the way they extract the oil is different, also, by pressing the seeds to get the oil.

What You Use It For

Hemp seed oil is different from THC because it can’t get you high, and it is different from CBD oil because it doesn’t have incredible healing potential. That doesn’t mean that it is useless, though. Hemp has a lot of amazing uses in food and even in everyday items.  

Hemp Seed Oil Is Packed With

  • Vitamin E
  • Potassium
  • Omega-3 and Omega-6 Fats
  • Vitamin B1
  • Vitamin B2
  • Magnesium
  • Protein

Hemp is also a fantastic green technology given to us by this planet that could be the solution some of our world's problems. Hemp plastic decomposes at a rapid rate compared to regular plastic, and hemp farms produce more oxygen by square foot than trees and can produce paper. Marijuana is genuinely an extraordinary plant where even down to the seeds and fibers we can find benefit. Waste not!

Sarah Potts


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