Hemp vs CBD: What's the Difference?

Hemp oil and CBD oil are two very different products, each with their own unique benefits. Hemp oil is primarily used for cooking and manufacturing beauty products, while CBD oil is an oral tincture that is said to provide its own range of benefits. Hemp and cannabis plants contain CBD and THC along with more than 540 other substances, but the main difference between the two plants is the amount of each compound they contain. Cannabis contains more THC and less CBD, while hemp contains more CBD and less THC.

Hemp seed oil may still contain traces of THC, but it doesn't come close to the amount that would be needed to get high or fail a drug test. Hemp seed oil has been commonly used in cooking and as an ingredient in various beauty products for many years. It is rich in omega fatty acids, which play a crucial role in maintaining health and well-being. Hemp seed oil is green and dark in color, while CBD oil is usually more of a light gold to dark brown color. Some brands may also market their hemp-seed products to avoid Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations on products derived from cannabis or marijuana. When it comes to hemp oil and CBD oil for pain relief, CBD oil wins (although hemp oil can also help).

Hemp oil generally has more nutritional benefits, while CBD oil is better for treating the conditions we mentioned above (anxiety and depression). Hemp seed oil can be taken orally or applied topically to the skin, while CBD oil is generally taken through an e-cigarette, in the form of drops, or through vaping. The stems of the hemp plant can produce clothing, ropes, paper, fuel, household insulation, and more. The seeds are cold-pressed for oil production; the oil can be used in cooking (such as in hemp seed milk and granola), in beauty products and even in paint. BATCH's full-spectrum products contain all the natural cannabinoids found in hemp, including up to 0.3% THC. One reason why CBD oil is so expensive compared to hemp seed oil is because consumers are willing to pay more for it.

While both oils are made from parts of the hemp plant, they have a very different chemical composition and different side effects. Ultimately, it's up to you to decide which product best suits your needs.

Tamara Lutze
Tamara Lutze

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