Cannabidiol (CBD) oil and hemp oil exhibit several therapeutic properties. Despite their similarities, they are not one and the same.
Let’s take a closer look at the differences between these two oils.
Hemp Oil Overview
Hemp oil is a technically descriptive term for the oil extracted from the hemp plant, including the whole plant, seeds, and stems. Different parts of the plant produce different oils.
Even if a product is labeled as hemp oil, it may not offer the same benefits as hemp-derived CBD oil.
You may have seen hemp oil sold online or in grocery stores at a low price. This oil is usually made from hemp seeds.
Hempseed Oil offers a variety of nutritional benefits to promote health and well-being. This oil (as the name suggests) is not extracted from the plant itself but is made from hemp seeds.
Hemp seeds can be cold-pressed and processed into refined or unrefined oil.
Refined hempseed oil is colorless and has little to no scent. This oil is used in hair treatments, moisturizing creams, lubricants, plastics and more. It lacks the natural vitamins and antioxidants contained in unrefined hemp oil.
How Does CBD Oil Work?
The US hemp industry is booming. There are thousands of products on the market, from CBD oil tinctures, to gummies, and even CBD for pets.
Cannabidiol oil differs from hemp seed oil because it extracts all the aerial parts of the hemp plant instead of the hemp seeds.
CBD oil contains a variety of compounds with beneficial properties. These chemicals occur naturally in the cannabis plant and boast a variety of health benefits.
Cannabinoids in particular exert their therapeutic effects by interacting with the endocannabinoid system (ECS for short) inside all of us.
The ECS is a group of endocannabinoid receptors located throughout the brain and central and peripheral nervous system. This system is involved in regulating many processes in the human body.
THC and CBD are the most widely studied cannabinoids found in hemp.
Whole plant 10000mg CBD products contain two compounds (along with other phytocannabinoids and nutrients) that promote a synergistic effect in the body called the “entourage effect.”
Hemp CBD Oil contains only trace levels of 30% CBD oil , providing therapeutic benefits without the toxic effects associated with THC.
Do your research before buying
Do your research before purchasing hemp-derived products. It cannot be overemphasized.
When shopping for CBD oil, start by checking the product ingredients. Research the company that makes the product and see if you can find third-party test results for cannabinoid profile, safety, and purity.
Unless you can find reasonable evidence that a product contains CBD, chances are it doesn’t.