Is CBD different than Hemp Oil?

An explaination of CBD and Hemp Oil

With CBD being all of the rave lately, questions about whether or not some of the hemp oil products on the market contain CBD are becoming more frequent. I've had numerous people tell that they were told by someone else, or another CBD vendor, that hemp oil is not CBD. These people are terribly misinformed.

I hope to clear any confusion in this blog. CBD is the most prolific cannabinoid that naturally occurs in the hemp plant, so hemp oil and CBD are essentially one in the same. CBD is a component of hemp oil. The oils are extracted from the leaves & flowers, and contain many other cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids which have all been shown to have positive effects on the human body.

In light of BIG PHARMA wanting to keep control of any potential therapeutic substance that may bring relief and balance to ones body, or may infringe upon their profit margin, a lot of companies are not plastering CBD on the front of their label. That does not mean that they do not contain ample amounts of CBD. Always check the product label to see how many active mgs of CBD are listed as being in the bottle. Reputable companies will provide their vendors/customers with a lab analysis report listing the amount of CBD, CBG, CBC,and CBN, along with a terpene profile. Most reports also list whether any heavy metals, pesticide or solvent residues have been detected. Be aware of hemp oil products that contain less than 500 mgs of active CBD per 1 oz. bottle. Although I recommend 1000 mg per 1 oz. bottle for optimum efficacy, anything less than 500 mg seems like a good bargain, but if fact, your just paying for more carrier oil and you may not get the most benefit for your money. In a lot of cases, weak formulas give CBD a bad rap because the mg per dose is too low to provide any beneficial effects.

However, this industry, like any other, is always subject to opportunists who may not have consumers best interests in mind. Although, I have not personally come across any products that are labeled as hemp oil when in fact they are only hemp seed oil, the possibility exists. Hemp seed oil is extracted from the seeds of the hemp plant, and while being very beneficial to the body, it does not contain any active CBD. If the price seems too good to be true, it probably is. As with anything concerning ones health and wellbeing, you should always get a second opinion or seek to gain some knowledge from a reputable source, or 2. A quick search online will lead to some great information on figuring out what to look for in a quality hemp oil product. Or post a question on our contact page and we will answer your questions as best as possible and from an ethical, educated standpoint.

This article was posted on 2018.10.06