Are CBD Oil and Hemp Oil the Same?

Updated: Nov 2, 2020

It is important to note that there is a lot of confusion around the names of these products. “Hemp oil” is another way that people can refer to CBD oil. Hemp seed oil and CBD oil are very different products.

Hemp seed oil comes from the seeds of the #Cannabis sativa plant. The seeds do not contain CBD, but they still have a rich profile of nutrients, fatty acids, and useful bioactive compounds that can also have health benefits. Hemp oil is primarily a foodstuff, like olive oil or coconut oil. Hemp oil is rich in #Omega 3 & Omega 6, Vitamin E, Magnesium, Potassium, Vitamin B1 & B2. Hemp oil is also used for various industrial purposes, including the production of shampoo, lotions, soaps.

CBD oil uses the stalks, leaves, and flowers of the hemp plant in its production. These contain a higher concentration of CBD, which is a compound with numerous potential health benefits. CBD oil may contain small amounts of THC because it’s present at low levels in the hemp plant. However, the concentration of THC should be less than 0.3 per cent for legality. Despite the ongoing controversy surrounding the usage of CBD products, studies have found certain benefits associated with this chemical compound. Furthermore, a purified form of CBD has been approved for treating epilepsy by the FDA. There is also growing evidence that CBD may help in relieving chronic #pain, #anxiety, #sleep disorder when compared to traditional drugs. Hemp oil does none of that. You wouldn’t want to go up to the counter at your local dispensary and ask for hemp oil if you were intent on relieving your chronic pain.

Both #CBD oil and #hemp seed oil have numerous potential #health benefits, but because research is limited, scientists must continue to study them.

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