Hemp Oil Vs CBD Oil – what’s the difference?
A lot of people are becoming confused when it comes to hemp oil and CBD oil.
The confusion comes as no surprise when we look at the different terminology used to describe cannabis varieties available. You’ve got cannabis oil, hemp seed oil, CBD oil, industrial hemp and the list goes on.
It is important to know the difference between hemp oil and CBD oil, otherwise you could find yourself with a product that is just not suitable for your needs.
Does CBD Oil come from Hemp?
Yes… CBD Oil or cannabidiol comes from the hemp plant, which is a variety of the cannabis family. Interestingly, CBD is only one of over 100 phyto-cannabinoids found in cannabis. THC and CBD are the 2 most well known cannabinoids but others such as CBG, CBA and CDN are also present. Depending on the type of extraction method used the levels of different cannabinoids and plant terpenes present in the oil will differ, but that’s for later.
CBD Oil or Hemp Oil?
You could be forgiven for thinking that since CBD oil and hemp oil both come from the same plant then they must be the same thing.
Adding further to the confusion is that large, ecommerce marketplaces don’t allow the sale of CBD products and therefore everything is sold as hemp oil.
Clearly this is confusing, however I would say that buying from online CBD stores is safe as they all now have to show lab reports for the products they sell to banks and underwriters to simply be accepted as a business and process payments.
The big difference between hemp oil and CBD oil is the way they are extracted.
CBD Oil Extraction
CBD oil is extracted from all parts of the hemp (cannabis sativa) plant, usually the preferred method of extraction is using supercritical CO2.
When the extraction process is complete you are left with a raw CBD extract, which we sell here at Chronic Tonics. This Raw CBD Paste Extract is then mixed with a carrier oil, we prefer fresh organic olive oil as it gives a fresher, cleaner taste and an all round more pleasurable experience. The carrier oil also helps your body absorb the cannabinoids.
If you are looking for products high in cannabidiol (CBD) and able to offer real therapeutic potential then you need to make sure your product is labelled CBD Oil and not hemp oil.
What is Hempseed Oil?
Hemp or hempseed oil is extracted from the seeds and stalks of industrial hemp, which has been breed to produce strong, less porous fibres which are perfect for rope, paper and clothing.
Hemp oil is produced by cold pressing hemp seeds, and because only the seed is used none of the available cannabinoids found in the cannabis flower will only be found in trace amounts, if at all.
If you are looking for an oil that will offer all the therapeutic potential of cannabidiol (CBD) then make sure the product you buy is labelled CBD Oil. Hemp seed oil does have its own benefits however; hemp oil is often used as carrier oil for CBD products and hemp oil is high in omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids.
Our Final Word
So hemp oil Vs CBD oil, well both hemp oil and CBD oil are very useful products in their own right and they both have high nutrition profiles. The truth is if you need an oil with high cannabidiol concentration and great potential therapeutic value then you need to make sure you are buying CBD Oil.
Buying CBD Oil and CBD supplements in itself can be a minefield. Our advice, don’t buy any CBD products unless the retailer makes lab-reports of their CBD products available.