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CBD Oil vs. Hemp Oil

Updated: Nov 2, 2020

Now that CBD has become so popular with all ages and for various needs, many companies are selling "hemp oil" and marketing it as if it were "CBD oil." They tout all the benefits of cannabidiol (CBD), yet their products may not have one mg of CBD in it. This gets very confusing for the average consumer, and it's important to understand the difference.

Full spectrum cannabidiol comes from the entire hemp plant. The most potent source of CBD is from inside the hemp flower, in the form of a sticky resin, yet there is still some CBD in the leaves and stems. The leaves, flowers and stems are all pressed, and with an added solvent, a high-CBD extract is formed. This extract, combined with a carrier oil such as MCT oil or hempseed oil, results in "CBD oil," or might also be called, "hemp extract," or "CBD extract." This potent extract is what is used for highly beneficial CBD tinctures, topicals, and softgels.

A completely different part of the plant, the seed, is what is used to make "hempseed oil," also called simply "hemp oil." Hemp oil has very low or no CBD and is typically used as a food product. Hemp oil is high in healthy omega 3's. A healthy food nutrient, hemp oil does NOT have cannabidiol, or CBD.

When shopping for a high quality CBD product, be sure to know what you're buying. Read the label and confirm you are not paying high dollars for a simple hemp oil, which, although nutritious, may not contain the ingredients which may provide relief in so many ways, such as for sleep, stress, and sore muscles. Do your research and choose a brand you can trust. Choose you. Join the Hempward Family!


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