If you are looking to use CBD, you may have come across products labelled as hemp oil and wondering if they are the same as CBD oil?
The short answer is no. There is a big difference when looking at CBD oil vs. hemp oil.
The hemp plant produces both CBD oil and hemp oil. These two products may come from the same plant, but they are not wholly alike.
One of the main differences between them is that CBD oil is extracted from the hemp plant’s stalk and flower, whereas hemp oil is extracted from the seeds, typically referred to as Hemp Seed oil. Hemp oil is often used as a carrier oil for some CBD oils.
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CBD Oil Extraction
The mode of extracting CBD oil can impact its quality. Companies with cutting-edge extraction facilities typically create the best CBD oil.
CBD oil is extracted from the hemp plant through several methods, including solvent extraction, steam distillation, and supercritical carbon dioxide extraction.
The supercritical carbon dioxide extraction method is the most advanced yet. It is classed as the gold standard of extraction methods and preferred by professionals due to having customizability, enhanced purity, and increased yield.
This extraction method involves blustering C02 at high pressure and low temperature against the hemp plant to obtain CBD oil and other active compounds.
Hemp Oil Extraction
Hemp oil is obtained from hemp seeds (not the marijuana plant), and it doesn’t contain any cannabinoids like CBD or THC, but it is rich in protein, fatty acids, vitamin E, omega 6, and other nutrients.
(This is why you will sometimes see it referred to as cannabis Sativa seed oil or cannabis plant oil, especially when added to beauty products).
Hemp seed oil may not contain any cannabinoid, but it still has many health benefits like promoting hormonal balance, improving cognitive function, and boosting the immune system.
It is extracted similarly to various seed oils like flaxseed oil, olive oil, coconut oil, and sunflower oil: using a cold-press machine to extract the hemp seed oil.
Hemp seeds are packed in the cold press machine; the seeds are then crushed and pulverized so that the oil runs through the canals and is separated from the pulp.
This extraction method is very traditional and results in unprocessed hemp oil, and all the nutrients of the seed are preserved.
Note – Neither hemp nor CBD oils will get you”high” as they either have very low or zero THC levels in them. (THC is the compound in marijuana that gets you”high,” there is non in hemp seed oil).
The Various Benefits of CBD Oil and Hemp Seed Oil
Both CBD oil and hemp seed oil have a pivotal role in the wellness industry, and they are helping people lead healthier lives.
If you are looking to buy CBD oil, you need to fully understand what type of product you are buying and check the oil does contain active CBD rather than just hemp oil.
Sometimes the price of your product can often be an indication of the contents and quality.
Ok, that’s it for this post looking at hemp seed oil vs. CBD oil. Thanks for stopping by to read it.
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