How to read a label:

hemp seed oil vs. CBD


Some products are marketed as using CBD but are actually using hemp seed oil. What is the difference? Let’s break it down...

Details About Hemp Seed Oil

synonyms: industrial hemp oil / hemp oil / hemp seed oil / cannabis seed oil / cannabis sativa seed oil

Details About Hemp Based CBD Oil

synonyms: CBD oil / cannabidiol / hemp oil /hemp extract / hemp extract oil / full spectrum hemp / phytocannabinoid

For those of you who REALLY want to get down with the science...

hemp seed oil

what it is:

  • oil extracted from the seeds of the hemp plant
  • similar to olive & grape seed oil
  • high in anti-oxidants, amino acids, omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, Vitamin E (great for skin and hair!)
  • a great carrier for CBD, as it helps the body absorb CBD

what it isn't:

  • not CBD - it contains little to no trace of cannabinoids
  • does not have any of the therapeutic benefits of CBD

hemp-based CBD oil

what it is:

  • oil extracted from the entire hemp plant (leaf, flowers, seed, and stalk)
  • high concentration of CBD + trace amount of THC (less than 0.3%)
  • has a host of benefits including sleep support, stress management, relief for pains, & anti-inflammatory effects

what it isn't:

  • does not cause intoxication (CBD will NOT get you high)
  • does not have the nutritional value of hemp seed oil

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