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What is the Difference between CBD Oil and Hemp Oil

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Lately, I have seen many articles and blog posts about CBD Oil. No doubt, the health benefits that were mentioned are all very consistent. But what I want to share here is understanding of the words, terms or the scientific terms used. When words like hemp oil, cannabis oil and marijuana came up in the articles, among others, it got more complicated and I am confused. Are you? Worry not. I will explain in simple terms - What is CBD Oil? And also, what is the difference between CBD Oil and Hemp Oil? Knowing this, you will benefit by choosing the BEST CBD Oil and rest assured, you pay for what’s worth.

What is CBD Oil

Let’s start by getting to know the main source, which is the plant.

Cannabis is a tall plant with a stiff upright stem, divided serrated leaves and glandular hairs.

They are three recognizable species, namely, Cannabis sativa, Cannabis indica and Cannabis ruderalis.

Marijuana and hemp are plants too. Both are the same plants of the Cannabis sativa species. However, industrial hemp is always a strain of Cannabis sativa, while marijuana can be Cannabis sativa, Cannabis indica or Cannabis ruderalis.

Industrial hemp is specifically produced and the amount of psychoactive substances is at the minimal, no more than 0.3% of THC.

Marijuana and hemp are from the same plant that is Cannabis Sativa

 

Now, let’s talk about the compounds found in the plant.

Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CDB) are two types out of over 85 cannabinoids found naturally in the Cannabis sativa plant. Both of these are the main active cannabinoids.

Cannabinoids are a group of chemical compounds that interact with different receptors in your body to produce a wide range of effects.

Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the main psychoactive component and responsible for creating the “high” feeling and hallucination.

On the other hand, cannabidiol (CDB) does NOT create such an effect. It is NOT psychoactive. Although CBD has the same chemical formula as THC, the atoms are arranged differently. For this reason, CBD is often used in the treatment of various conditions without the typical intoxicating effects of THC.

Molecular Structure - THC vs CBD

 

Are you keeping up with the terms? Now comes another confusing part.

What is the Difference between CBD Oil and Hemp Oil

It is important to know how to distinguish between the two. Both CBD oil and Hemp Oil may be similar in a way but there are important differences to note.

Firstly, let’s see what is

The same

CBD oil and Hemp oil are produced from the hemp plant also known as industrial hemp. Unlike marijuana, as mentioned earlier, industrial hemp is specifically produced to contain no more than 0.3% of THC.

Now, look at

The differences

Their Source

CBD oil is made from the flowers, leaves and stalks of the hemp plant.

Hemp oil is made from the seeds of the plant.

CBD oil is made from the flowers, leaves and stalks while Hemp oil is made from the seeds of the hemp plant

Take note of these terms

  • • Hemp oil
  • • CBD Hemp oil

 

Hemp oil is actually Hemp seed oil. It is NOT the same as CBD Hemp oil.

Therefore, you must NOT be confused by some unscrupulous sellers trying to market their Hemp oil products for its medicinal value.

CDB oil and CDB Hemp oil are the same. These terms are used interchangeably depending on the marketing companies. Having said so, please do not take it for granted. You must always check the ingredients listed on the product label.

Their Chemical Compound

While Hemp (seed) oil is produced from the seeds of the hemp plant, it does not mean that it is of no significant value. Although its CBD level is low at less than 25 parts per million, it contains essential fatty acids, vitamins and minerals which can be found in many other healthy oils.

And what does CBD oil contains? Yes, you are correct – it is CBD!

Not all hemp is created equal. Thus, CBD oil may contain between 3% and 25% CBD.

Now you know that Hemp Seed oil and CBD Hemp oil are from a different source, seeds vs plant, you can understand why the chemical compounds of both oils are different as well.

Let’s proceed to find out

Their Effects on Your Body

A little bit of human body science lesson here.

Mentioned earlier, cannabinoids are a group of chemical compounds that interact with different receptors in your body to produce a wide range of effects.

In your brain, there are natural cannabinoids and cannabinoids receptorsTo dive down further - In your brain, there are natural cannabinoids and cannabinoids receptors. These cannabinoids regulate communications between the neurons. When externally ingested cannabinoids, in this case, cannabinoids from the cannabis plant enters your system, it will trigger your endocannabinoid system causing hundreds, possibly thousands of positive and negative effects.

If the cannabinoids contain too much THC, you will experience “high” and hallucinations. But with CBD, you will experience less pain because it suppresses your pain receptors.

Are you still with me? Can you see what CBD can do to your body?

In simple words. 

Both CBD oil and Hemp seed oil have low levels of THC but different levels of CBD. For this reason, they will have different effects on your body.

CBD oil - the high level of CBD triggers your body system to react, converting the compound into a medical treatment for pain and other health problems.

CBD has a direct impact on your biological system. Hence, it can help you with a variety of medical conditions.

Hemp seed oil – the low level of CBD will not be able to affect the cannabinoids receptors and thus does not have any medicinal value.

Are you good to continue? All the confusing parts are covered. So, the following will be an easy read.

Quickly, let’s see the difference in

Their Usage

Hemp Seed Oil Uses

Food – High in essential fatty acids, Omega 3 and 6, and a rich source of Vitamin A and E, it is a healthy ingredient to be included in your diet. Hemp oil is perfect for salad dressings, as a dip for bread or in blended sauces to name a few.

Consumer goods – Products made with hemp oil includes soaps, shampoos, lotions, detergents and even some foods.

CBD Oil Uses

Given CBD’s exceptional capability to activate your endocannabinoid (biological) system, CBD oil can be used effectively for pain management. Others include

  • • Relieves anxiety
  • • Curb inflammation
  • • Promote bone growth
  • • Reduces the risk of artery blockage
  • • Manage seizures and muscle spasms

 

Clearly, you can see the difference in usage is generally nutritive and industrial use vs medical.

To simplify all the notes for you here is

At A Glance - 4 key differences between CBD oil and Hemp oil

1. The source

CBD oil is made from the flowers, leaves and stalks of the hemp plant.

Hemp oil is made from the seeds of the plant.

2. The chemical compound

CBD oil may contain between 3% and 25% CBD.

Hemp oil CBD level is low at less than 25 parts per million but contains essential fatty acids, vitamins and minerals.

3. The effects on your body

CBD oil with its high level of CBD triggers your body system to react, converting the compound into a medical treatment for pain and other health problems.

Hemp seed oil low in CBD level will not be able to affect the cannabinoids receptors and thus does not have any medicinal value.

4. The usage 

CDB oil with its medical value can be used to relieve pain, anxiety and inflammation. Also, help to manage seizures, muscle spasms, weight loss and reduce the risk of artery blockage.

Hemp oil with its nutritive value can be used in food preparation. In industrial application, it is used to make soaps, shampoos, lotions, detergents and even paint.

To Sum Up

If your friend asks you, what is the difference between CBD oil and Hemp oil, how would you answer?

All of us want a simple answer. Here goes…

CDB oil is truly an exceptional oil that helps in healing without giving you the “high” or hallucinations. Its uniqueness lies in its high level of CBD compound that works naturally with your biological system.

On the other hand. Hemp oil may not have healing properties but its nutritional value should not be dismissed.

Both originated from the same plant that is industrial hemp, specifically produced with less than 0.3% THC.

But, CBD oil is made from the flowers, leaves and stalks while Hemp oil is made from the seeds of the hemp plant.

Bear in mind,

Hemp oil is Hemp Seed oil

Hemp CBD oil is CBD oil

Always read the ingredient list on the product label. Do NOT mistake Hemp oil to be Hemp CBD oil which is totally different.

Now that you know the differences, ask yourself, what do you need it for? Do you have a medical condition that needs healing? Or simply need to change your wellbeing for the better.

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I hope this article has given you a clear understanding of the terms used and distinguishing an authentic CBD oil. This will surely help you make a sound decision when buying yours.

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Do you have any experience using CBD or Hemp oil? Please share with us in the comment section below. Are there any other terms that you are not sure of? I will be happy to clarify.

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Sharon is on a career break, minding her family. During her free hours, she loves sharing her passion for herbs and spices. She learned how to build this website at Wealthy Affiliate University. If you have a passionate topic and would love to share, click here to learn how to build your own profitable website!

8 Replies to “What is the Difference between CBD Oil and Hemp Oil

  1. Hello Sharon,
    it’s a very informative post. I know about cannabis but I did not know all sorts and differences. I also thought that hemp oil and CBD oil the same oil. So I learned about cannabis and oils, also about their effects on the body. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Thanks for dropping by, Maja.

      I am glad you picked up some important information here. Both CBD oil and Hemp oil have their respective value. It all depends on what you need it for?

      If you would like to have a supplement to maintain optimal health, you may want to check out the Pure Hemp CBD Oil Herbal Drops. It is a tincture and you ingest by dropping ½ dropper full of oil under your tongue once in the morning and once again in the evening.

      Should you need further details, feel free to contact me.

      Have a good day!
      Sharon

  2. This is well planned and thought out post. I learned something new today by reading your article. I was concerned about making pet food, when the recipe calls for hemp oil, but now I see that it has no psychoactive affect. I’m still not sure where to purchase it for this purpose though. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Thank you, Tara. We learn new things every day and I am so happy to be able to share. You can easily and conveniently buy Hemp Oil for pets online.

      Should you be interested to use Pure Hemp CBD products for your pet, you may find them here. CBD interacts in a similar way in pets as it does with humans, therefore you may want to consider this option for healing or overall wellbeing of your pet.

      Should you need further information, please feel free to contact me.

      Sharon

  3. Hi Sharon. Thanks for clearing up some of the confusion surrounding this subject. I do have a question. Without going in to detail let’s just say in my younger days I developed an allergy to marijuana. Symptoms similar to those allergic to peanuts or strawberries. Very unpleasant. Of course I swore off the herb. I realize you’re not a medical professional but, in your opinion, do you think I’m allergic to the THC or to the hemp plant itself? Just wondering if I might have a reaction to CBD oil? Thanks again for a great article.

    1. Hi Joel,

      Now, you and I understand the difference, don’t we? In my herbs and spices quest, I find this subject very interesting and just so you know, before this, I clicked away whenever the word marijuana was mentioned. And here I am finding out the matter and sharing it.

      Your question refers. Yes, you are absolutely correct, I am no medical professional and merely sharing my findings. Thus, I am going to explain my understanding of the matter in layman terms.

      CBD oil is made from the hemp plant. Hemp plant and marijuana come from the same cannabis plant that is Cannabis sativa. Obviously, marijuana contains THC but hemp planted are produced to contain less than 0.3% THC.

      Without knowing the actual fact/diagnosis of your allergy. I will not be able to advise. There are many components in the hemp plant itself and you may be allergic to other substances found in it. It may be THC or other compounds.

      The best possible advice is to consult a professional practitioner before consuming CBD Oil.

      As we grow older, our body reacts differently. My daughter used to be allergic to seafood and peanuts. As you said, not pleasant. But now in her teenage years, she can cope.

      I sincerely hope you are able to find out the best solution. Should you have further queries, you know where to reach me.

      Thanks for dropping by and wish you well. Take care!
      Sharon

  4. I do understand the difference much better after reading your post, so many people I am sure are confused about CBD oil products. I just read many of the dishonest companies are selling products which are not what they claim to be, so what company would you recommend I check for a high quality CBD oil product.
    Jeff

    1. Hello Jeff. I am glad this article cleared the confusion.

      Not all companies are selling good quality CBD oil products. On the other hand, there are many companies selling high-quality products.

      Personally, I am with CTFO – Change The Future Outcome. Why? Because they use hemp from farms that produce the richest, CBD Hemp in the USA. Also, they use CO2 extraction method to extract the oil ensuring it is of the highest grade. This extraction method maintains the quality of the oil.

      Furthermore, CTFO has a very clear Vision, Mission and core values.

      Should you like to explore, you may follow this link.

      Best wishes,
      Sharon

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