The question of
whether or not CBD oil is different from hemp oil is one that many people are
now asking, owing to the growing media hype surrounding CBD oil and the
possible benefits that CBD oil has overall.
The fact is that CBD
oil differs immensely from hemp oil because of the element CBD or Cannabidiol.
This is where the term CBD hemp oil is really more accurate when it comes to
describing the CBD that most media are promoting for the ‘miraculous’ results.
So how do you separate or distinguish CBD oil from hemp oil?
oil actually refers to hemp
seed oil. As the name implies it is extracted purely from the crushed seeds of
the industrial hemp plant. This has zero cannabinoids and is beneficial owing
to the presence of Omega acids 3 and 6, along with a few other elements inerrant
with hemp seed.
- CBD oil is also extracted from the industrial hemp
plant, but from the stalk, leaves, and flower buds – this is where the CBD
element resides. CBD oil not only contains the important element cannabidiol
but up to 100 other elements including trace elements of THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol)
would be included in ‘Full Spectrum’ CBD Oil.
- Hemp seed
oil is typically used as a salad dressing or on foods in general as a flavour
enhancer with some general health benefits.
- CBD Oil is
generally sought after owing to the claims being made regarding the healing
qualities of CBD – even though it can only legally be sold as a ‘food
supplement’ and has to have less that 0.03% THC element to be sold legally.
It is important to
note that even though CBD is extracted from the cannabis plant, it is in fact
the Industrial hemp plant which although of the same genus as cannabis, has
none of the THC which is present in the typical marijuana plant.
Extracted from the
Industrial hemp plant, CBD is perfectly legal as it has none of the psychotropic
effects that THC has – which is what makes THC illegal in most countries.
So for these reasons
stated suffice it to say that CBD oil is indeed different from hemp oil in many
The main thing to look out for if you are about to try CBD oil for yourself, is that you choose a ‘Full Spectrum’ CBD hemp oil such as that offered by CBDPure amongst others.
This is also available as softgels or topicals such as CBD Muscle rub to treat inflammation or muscle pain.