HEMP VS. CBD
There has been a lot of confusion about the difference between Hemp and CBD. We have seen that debate spike over the years due States deciding to legalize and decriminalize the marijuana. Also due to the increase of cannabis-based products available on the market today in cities all over the country. There are many different types of ways to ingest Hemp or CBD that require different concentrations and delivery methods. Being that the industry is so new it is very hard to determine what you should or shouldn’t purchase.
We will break down everything you need to know in order to determine if Hemp or CBD is a better option.
Whats the difference between Hemp and CBD?
Before we talk about the differences we need to talk about the similarities between them both. Hemp and marijuana or CBD come from the same species of plant.
An article was published that points out those similarities in more detail called “A Practical and Natural Taxonomy for Cannabis” that was published in 1976 explains:
The biggest difference between the two in regards to oils is in the number of cannabinoids (such as THC and CBD) that they each of them contain. Check our CBD Capsules page for more information our our CBD Concentrates page.
There are close to 400 different natural compounds in both marijuana and hemp. The two that are most prevalent and that most people have heard of is, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD), the big difference between hemp oil and cannabis oil. THC is the cannabinoid responsible for giving a euphoria feeling, high or ‘stoned’ feeling. Whereas CBD, on the other hand, is not psychotropic meaning it doesn’t deliver any of those feelings.
What is Hemp Seed Oil?
Hemp seed oil is an extract from the seeds of industrial hemp that has been manufactured. Industrial hemp is the only plant used in crafting this type of hemp oil. Hemp has been used for years for many other products and Hemp seeds are cold pressed, peeled or unpeeled, to create a delicious nutty oil that can be used in variety of Hemp related products.
There are no cannabinoids, such as THC or CBD, present in hemp oil as the seeds are not psychoactive. For the most part Hemp oil is legal in most countries and found in food markets, together with more common types of oil, such as olive or coconut. Due to its legality, people have used Hemp oil seed for years with little fear of trouble with law enforcement.
Hemp seed oil has a very unique and nutty taste and high levels of unsaturated fats, such as Omega 3 and Omega 6. Many doctors say that is 500% more potent than all of the fish oils on the market. Hemp Oil has many different applications from lotions to soaps, as a base for plastics instead of petroleum, and paints to just name a few.
Hemp seed oil is relative to many other carrier oils—along the lines of sunflower seed oil and jojoba oil. Hemp seed oil, sometimes referred to as cannabis sativa seed oil, is a great seed oil that’s high in antioxidants but contains no CBD. Hemp seed or cannabis sativa seed oil has been available in health food stores for decades but with the recent news about the legalization of cannabis has ramped up the conversation about CBD as a way to deal with pain and inflammation.
What is Cannabis Oil?
Cannabis oil is made by extracting the resin of the female cannabis plant to create a solvent. After the resin is dissolved in the solvent, it is then evaporated leaving a concentrated extract behind that can be used for a variety of different things. The extract that’s left over is filled with THC and/or CBD, that can be blended with hemp seed oil, olive or other types of carrier oils to facilitate ingestion in foods, medicines, drinks and other forms and for pets. Cannabis vape oils have been to contain varying levels of THC and can be very potent to the users of have smoked THC for years. CBD edibles are another very good source of this amazing plant! Shop All Our Products.
What is CBD Oil?
CBD-Rich Oil is a type of oil that contains CBD but does not contain THC that can be used in a variety of digestible products like tinctures and topicals that can increase your overall Focus and Recovery
CBD-Rich oil is usually extracted from cannabis flowers of all kinds, mainly from CBD rich hemp strains that have been identified by some of the top researchers and for pets. This extract can then be mixed with hemp seed oil, olive oil or other types of carrier oils to facilitate ingestion. CBD-Rich oil products are usually non-psychoactive and cannot be vaped but most often it is either added to food and drink or even dropped under the tongue for faster results and improved sleep and Heart Health.