With thousands of CBD brands currently on the market, it can be difficult to discern which products are of good quality and worth your money. Now that you can find CBD products at the gas station and in convenience stores, how do you know you are getting what you are paying for? What’s really confusing is that some of these products are labeled hemp oil while others are labeled as CBD oil. How do you know the difference between the two? Even though CBD oil and Hemp Oil have many differences, they are often marketed as the same thing, and should not be sold at the same price.
Hemp oil is made from the seed of the hemp plant. The hemp seeds contain protein, fiber, vitamins, minerals and a mix of omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids. Hemp Seed oil may contain a tiny amount of CBD, but it is so insignificant that it is considered virtually non-existent in the product. Many brands are jumping at the chance to sell cannabis infused products but mixing up the terms hemp seed oil and CBD oil. How do hemp oil vs. CBD oil effects differ? Hemp seed oil is commonly used for cooking and is an ingredient found in many beauty products. While CBD oil is used for a myriad of ailments including; pain, stress, and sleeping issues.
The CBD molecule is extracted from the stalks, leaves and flowers from the hemp plant which will contain a higher concentration of CBD. After CBD is isolated from the rest of the plant it will be in a crystalline or powder form that then can be added to a carrier oil like hemp seed oil. Generally CBD oil is more expensive compared to hemp oil because it is extracted through a more expensive method such as supercritical CO2 extraction like we use for all of our products because it is one of the most effective methods for a higher quality final product. With the lack of regulations by the FDA Companies aren’t required to list the mg concentration of CBD in the product, but it’s accepted as common practice. So if it is not listed on the product, you should wonder what’s in it. If you’re looking for the benefits of CBD, make sure you are purchasing a product that clearly states that it contains CBD.