Hemp seed oil and CBD oil are similar in some ways however there are some important differences. First lets take a look at what they are and how to distinguish the two.
What is Hemp seed oil? Hemp seed oil is extracted from the seed of the hemp plant, the seeds contain as much as 50%of their weight in oil. While it can be extracted from all of the plants in the cannabis family, industrial hemp is the only plant this oil is made from, this kind of hemp is specifically produced industrially and the amount of psychoactive substances contained are minimal.
Hemp seed oil is used for making things like lotions and soaps and is a great moisturizer for after the shower. It can be used as a base for different forms of plastic instead of using petroleum and can even be used in the production of eco-friendly paints compared to petroleum based paints. Hemp oil is amazing to use in cooking, it can give a nice nutty and crispy taste to your food like in a salad or can be used to replace other vegetable oils.
What is CBD oil? CBD is one of the most vital components of marijuana. CBD, otherwise known as Cannabidiol, is the natural component of both hemp or cannabis. CBD oil is cannabis oil that has a significant content of cannabidiol and is made from flower, leaves and stalks of the plant, not from the seed. The extraction methods vary, but the safest known process is the oil based method, where the plant is soaked in a carrier oil- typically hemp or olive- to separate the components. Contrast this with the unsafe solvent-based approach that pushes butane, hexane or alcohol through the plant to extract the chemicals. Larger better funded operations may also opt to use a CO2-based approach which places the material under high pressure. This method offers the safest alternative and produces the purest end product.
CBD is used most in the medical marijuana industry to help various conditions without the typical intoxicating effects of marijuana. CBD can be used for the treatment of cancer, inflammation, anxiety, depression, chronic pain, seizures, neurodegenerative disorders and so much more. CBD can be put into many things to get results for example soaps, lotions, salves, tinctures, food and candy, shampoos and capsules to name a few, depending on the issue you are trying to treat.
Hemp and Marijuana are cousins in the plant world but marijuana has a much higher THC content than hemp. Hemp contains low levels of CBD– typically less than 25 parts per million, while CBD oil can have up to 15 percent CBD. Unlike CBD, Hemp has a strong nutritional value, as it is high in polyunsaturated fats like Omega-6 and Omega-3 as well as Vitamin E.