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The Difference Between CBD and Hemp Oil

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Wed Apr 15 06:00:00 UTC 2020

While CBD oil and hemp oil are derived from the hemp plant, and both boast therapeutic properties, there is a big difference between the two oils. Let’s take a closer look at the differences between them.


CBD Oil vs. Hemp Oil - Know What You’re Buying

What is CBD Oil?

Cannabidiol (CBD) oil is a non-toxic and non-psychoactive chemical compound. CBD is found primarily in the flowers and leaves of the hemp plant. Our products use CBD isolate, the purest form of CBD. CBD isolate is made from hemp extract that has been refined several times to remove all of the plant’s other cannabinoids. CBD is the only active ingredient in the isolate, providing users with a consistent and predictable serving every time. In this pure form, the product is free from any toxins, plant material, and waxes.


The increase in popularity surrounding CBD oil has continued to encourage more and more people to incorporate it into their routines.


What is Hemp Oil?

Hemp oil is a broad term which, technically speaking, describes any oil derived from the hemp plant. These oils can be extracted from the stalk, or even the hemp plant as a whole. This safe and natural extraction process can produce different effects depending on the extraction method and the part of the plant used in the extraction.


Hemp seed oil is the most mainstream and is derived specifically – and only -- from hemp seeds. Full of omega fatty acids, protein, minerals, fiber and vitamins, hemp seed oil is found primarily in food and skincare products. While hemp seed oil is a great smoothie booster for those with health and wellness in mind, it's important to note that hemp seed oil lacks the active properties found in CBD oil.


Why the Difference Between CBD Oil and Hemp Oil Matters

While there are countless claims about the benefits of CBD oil, this product contains none of the chemical elements that trigger a "high." In fact, suggested use of CBD can vary greatly depending on height, weight, or other unique physical differences, so suggested use can also be tailored accordingly.


Hemp seed oil is usually made using cold-pressed hemp seeds and contains no CBD. It’s packed with essential vitamins, minerals and antioxidants and the benefits that go along with them, but is missing the active properties of CBD. Loaded with omega-3 and omega-6 GLA fatty acids, hemp oil has been a mainstream supplement for many years now, especially when it comes to health and beauty regimens.


CBD Oil vs. Hemp Oil – Final Thoughts

CBD oil and hemp seed oil both come from the hemp plant and are said to offer several beneficial properties. As such, they have gained popularity with a large number of people. The differences between the two can often be confusing since many CBD products are made from hemp extract oil. Once you take the time to learn about each oil, it’s much easier to understand what you’re putting in your body and which benefits you can expect from each oil. Learn more about CBD isolate here.

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