A law legalizing cannabidiol (CBD), a compound found in cannabis, encouraged the production of CBD based items. CBD oil is one such product and consumers are still unaware of it. Differentiating CBD oil and hemp oil is a difficult task since they are interchangeably used by companies leaving the consumers confused because claiming to have used hemp oil instead of CBD oil guarantees permission from the FDA. We have listed below a few differences between the two to help you choose the one for you.
Components And Benefits
CBD oil and hemp oil have different effects on the human body even though they are from the same plant- cannabis.
The active ingredient of pure CBD oil is cannabidiol. One of the main qualities of hemp oil that makes it very different from CBD oil is that it constitutes a rich blend of proteins, polyunsaturated acids and vitamin E. Hemp oil also contains essential nutrients like Omega-3- and Omega-6-fatty acids, which are rare to find in oils.
The properties of CBD oil make it suitable to balance the body’s internal system. Although not proven yet, scientists believe CBD will treat stress, to provide joint, muscular, and neurologic relief, and to support better sleep.Hemp-derived CBD oil contains low THC (lesser than 0.3%) and high CBD content, making it therapeutically usable without the mind-altering effect of THC. Hemp oil contains essential fatty acids that help treat dry skin, eczema and other skin irritations.
Even though both the CBD oil and hemp oil come from the same plant, the process using which they are commonly extracted is different. Hemp oil, now called hemp seed oil, is obtained from the roots of the hemp plant whereas the CBD oil is obtained from stems, leaves, flowers etc of the plant.
To extract pure CBD from hemp plant, the useful parts of the plant are separated from the rest and made into pellets that will be later dissolved in ethanol or gases like CO2 to pull out CBD from the plant. The extracted CBD is tested in laboratory to ensure it doesn’t contain any other components like THC. Extraction of pure hemp oil is similar to that of other oils. The seed is de-shelled, chilled and squeezed for the oil.
Knowing the differences between the two oils is important as a consumer, as it can help you choose the appropriate oil that is needed in your diet.