If you’re trying to find oils to suit your needs, it’s best to beat the confusion that is created from Cannabis-related marketing tricks and fully understand the real difference between CBD hemp oil and Hemp seed oil. So here’s a detailed analysis of CBD oil vs Hemp oil.

“Hemp” Defined

First off, it might be confusing enough that “hemp” is used in the title of both types of oils. Both Marijuana and Hemp are derivative plants of the Cannabis Sativa family. It is key to know that Cannabis sativa varietals that have more than 0.3% THC are commonly referred to as marijuana. Hemp is any varietal of Cannabis sativa that contains less than 0.3% THC, and it will not get you high. (1)

CBD Oil vs Hemp Oil

cbd oil vs hemp oil

CBD oil and Hemp oil are extracted from different parts of the hemp plant. Hempseed oil has been around for much longer than CBD oil. It is a legal byproduct of a common cold press extraction method and is championed for its nutritional values; mostly for it’s large components of vitamins and proteins. CBD oil is produced through a more rigorous solvent extraction process that yields a higher purity of cannabidiol (CBD).

So… What’s the Difference?

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CBD oil / Source: Getty Images

The best way to put it is that CBD oils are marketed for it’s medicinal properties in treating ailments; chronic pain, anxiety and sleep deprivation, for instance. Whereas Hempseed oil is a supplementary addition to your health. Its rich profile of fatty acids makes it good for consumption and beauty applications.

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Hemp Seed Oil / Source: Medical News Today

When trying to distinguish between these products, you can watch out for the labels as Hemp seed oil will be listed as Cannabis Sativa seed oil. CBD will usually be listed as cannabidiol, full-spectrum hemp, hemp oil, PCR (phytocannabinoid-rich) or PCR hemp extracts. (2) It is critical to know the difference because if you are trying to reduce anxiety by ingesting or applying hemp seed oil, that will not give you the desired effects of the highly anti-inflammatory antioxidant property of CBD, which hemp oil does not contain but CBD oil does.

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