Hemp Oil vs CBD Oil: What is the Difference?

The CBD products that are beginning to appear in many different places in society have many people talking about CBD for the first time. One of the first things they are likely to learn is that the majority of CBD products available on the market (and all of them here at Premium CBD Supply) are extracted from the hemp plant. This hemp extract is often referred to as CBD oil. A point of confusion arises when people mistakenly refer to hemp extracted CBD oil as “hemp oil.” Hemp oil exists entirely separately from CBD oil, and has its own unique set of properties. In this article we will break down the difference between hemp oil vs CBD oil, and hopefully clear up some common misconceptions.

What is Hemp Oil?

Hemp oil is more accurately described as hemp seed oil. Hemp seed oil is manufactured in much the same way as other oils you may use in the kitchen or elsewhere such as almond oil or canola oil. The hemp seed contains about 50% edible oil, making extraction a relatively simple process. The most important thing to note for those interested in CBD, is that hemp seeds carry a very minimal concentration of CBD, to such an extent that any oil extracted is of no value to anyone seeking the benefits of CBD. On the other hand, hemp seed oil is rich in Omega-6 fatty acids, and also contain a number of other fatty acids which are sought after. Similar to coconut oil, fish oil and other oils, hemp oil is used for these properties as both a dietary supplement and as a cooking oil. Because it has a relatively low smoke point it is not suitable for frying food, and is more often used in recipes as a food oil. Hemp seed oil is very beneficial for those who seek to use it for these purposes, but unfortunately there are unscrupulous companies who have attempted to capitalize on the confusion, and sell hemp oil to those hoping to try CBD oil. With this knowledge, you can ask the right questions and be sure that you are getting exactly what you expect!

What is CBD Oil?

CBD oil is extracted from the hemp plant through a number of different processes. Unlike hemp seed oil, which is extracted from the seeds of the hemp plant, CBD oil is extracted from aerial parts of the plant including leaves and stems. The fully grown hemp plant is rich in CBD, but contains minimal THC, the psychoactive compound that marijuana users seek in order to get high. The levels of THC are always below the legal limit of 0.3% by weight, levels low enough to have no effect on a user. Full spectrum CBD oil is produced primarily through a process called supercritical C02 extraction, and results in a CBD oil containing all of the phytochemicals which exist in the hemp plant. This CBD oil can be further refined to create broad spectrum CBD oil, which is accomplished through the isolation and removal of all THC. CBD isolate takes this a step further by removing all compounds except for CBD. CBD oil can be consumed in any number of ways from tinctures, all the way to edibles and much more. Although science has not yet caught up with CBD, and the Federal Government has not approved it for any specific medical use, many consumers are seeking it out searching for any number of benefits. If you are looking to experience what hemp derived CBD can bring to your life, CBD oil is what you are seeking.

CBD Oil at Premium CBD Supply

At Premium CBD Supply we believe that consumers should have as much knowledge about the products they are purchasing as possible. Articles such as this help to educate newcomers to the CBD space and help to ensure that they have the find the perfect CBD oil for their needs and have the most positive experience possible. Consumers should beware of products advertised in other places which may be intending to confuse the difference between hemp oil and CBD oil. Always check for a COA (certificate of analysis) or a lab report to confirm that the CBD levels in the product are as advertised, and that terpenes or other phytochemicals you seek are confirmed as present. See the lab report section at Premium CBD Supply for a comprehensive selection of lab reports for each product we offer. We are excited to continue to educate consumers on the intricacies of the CBD world, while at the same time offering the personalized customer support, industry leading shipping service and unbeatable value that has made Premium CBD Supply your go to online CBD store.