CBD vs Hemp Oil: What's the Difference?
Our full-spectrum CBD oil has quickly become one of our most popular products. Customers are scrambling to get their hands on these popular products. At the same time we know that even more people are interested but still have a lot of questions before they get started.
One of the biggest questions we hear is, "what's the difference between CBD and hemp oil?" Keeping reading to find out!
What is Hemp Oil?
Hemp oil is derived from hemp plants. It can come from the seeds, the stalk and/or the flowering tops. Interest in hemp oil has been skyrocketing the last few years and so has the demand for hemp products. Everything from lotions to supplements people are looking to incorporate more hemp into their lives.
A lot of this is due to the fact that researchers are now realizing that hemp oil has a wide range of amazing health benefits. All things hemp were once considered taboo because of hemp’s close relation to marijuana. But as science has expanded our understanding of what hemp can do for us, many of these myths have been dispersed.
The Difference Between Hemp and CBD Oil
When people refer to hemp oil they usually mean full-spectrum hemp oil. This means that it contains the full spectrum of cannabinoids. CBD is just one of the cannabinoids found in hemp and CBD oil is a pure concentration of just CBD without any of the other cannabinoids.
Full-spectrum hemp oil does contain CBD but in smaller, naturally occurring quantities. Research suggests that, while CBD has shown to have a ton of amazing benefits, Its effects are maximized as part of the spectrum of cannabinoids instead of totally isolated on it’s own.
Full spectrum CBD oil is a combination of full spectrum hemp oil and CBD oil. You get all the benefits that come with full spectrum hemp with the advantage of having a higher concentration of CBD. It really is the best of both worlds!
Are Hemp and Marijuana the Same Thing? No!
One of the biggest concerns people have when it comes to full spectrum CBD oil is if hemp and marijuana are the same thing. The short answer is no, they’re not. Hemp and marijuana come from the same plant sativa plant species but they are different varieties that produce very different results.
Both marijuana and hemp contain many different compounds called cannabinoids. Marijuana is cultivated and grown for one cannabinoid in particular: tetrahydrocannabinol. Tetrahydrocannabinol, also known as THC, is the psychoactive component of marijuana that gets you high.
Hemp, on the other hand, is very, very low in THC. In fact hemp is required to have less than .3% THC but can have as low as 0% THC. But what hemp lacks in THC it makes up for by having 80+ other cannabinoid compounds that have benefits for mental and physical health and wellness.
What Makes Full Spectrum CBD Oil Beneficial
There are many factors that add to what makes full spectrum CBD oil so beneficial. While we’ve already discussed a few things like the variety of cannabinoids, they aren’t the only thing that make hemp oil healthy.
Hemp Seed Oil
Hemp seed oil is pressed from the seeds of the hemp plant. When extracted the oil from the hemp seed contains omega 3, 6 and 9 fatty acid. In fact, the hemp seed oil is known to have what experts consider the perfect ratio of fats for healthy living.
Hemp oil is extracted from the seeds of the hemp plant but cannabinoids are extracted from the whole plant. There are over 100 cannabinoids each with different benefits.
While there are over 100 different cannabinoids the most popular and well known is definitely CBD. It’s not psychoactive like THC but it’s said to have a wide range of health benefits.
Hemp extract involves the combination of the components pulled from the entire plant, seeds and stalk. This also means that supplements containing Hemp Extract offer the benefits of the hemp seed and the most prominent cannabinoid found in the rest of the plant, CBD.
Benefits of Full Spectrum CBD Oil
People that are using hemp oil or even CBD oil aren’t doing it to get high. There’s been a lot of research in recent years that has shown that hemp oil can have amazing benefits for physical and mental health.
- Supports good sleep
- Contains healthy omega-3 fatty acids
- Promotes calm & relaxation
- Supports healthy skin
Full spectrum CBD oil products are becoming more and more popular. Now is a great time to try it for yourself and see what all the hype is about. Whether you’re looking to de-stress or get a better night’s rest give our full spectrum CBD oil a try!