CBD vs Hemp: What's the Difference?

When it comes to hemp and CBD, there is a lot of confusion about what the differences are. Hemp oil and CBD oil are both derived from the cannabis plant, but they are made from different parts of the plant. Hemp seed 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. CBD, or cannabidiol, is extracted from the hemp plant and then a carrier oil such as MCT oil is added so that our bodies can better absorb it.

The extraction method used plays an important role in the overall quality of the CBD oil. CBD is known for its powerful anti-inflammatory benefits that reduce stiffness, pain and even muscle spasms. On the other hand, hemp seed oil has its own set of impressive benefits. It is a great source of proteins and essential fatty acids (omega-3, omega-6 and omega-9).

Hemp seed oil also has skin moisturizing properties and can be used to treat a variety of skin conditions. When it comes to treating conditions such as anxiety and depression, CBD oil is the better choice. It can also be used for pain relief, while hemp oil can also help in this regard. However, if you are looking for something to help with nutrition, hemp seed oil is the way to go.

It's important to note that products containing hemp seeds and CBD oils usually don't cause a high, as THC levels, if any, tend to be very low. If you want to take CBD oil for medicinal purposes, hemp seed oil will not provide the same benefits. When shopping for CBD products, it's important to make sure you can trust your source. If you see a product labeled as hemp oil or containing hemp leaf, it doesn't necessarily mean it's a CBD product.

Look for bottles and boxes of CBD oil that include cannabidiol, full-spectrum CBD, broad-spectrum CBD, hemp (not hemp seed) or phytocannabinoid-rich CBD as the main ingredients. Unfortunately, many people who are new to CBD don't take the time to do the necessary research before going out to buy CBD oil. Make sure you understand what you're buying before making a purchase.

Tamara Lutze
Tamara Lutze

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