Hemp Oil and CBD Oil are two terms you might come across when looking for the right CBD product that could mean the same thing or be completely different so it is important to understand them.
CBD (cannabidiol) is the therapeutic molecule found in cannabis that is so sought after right now. Pretty much all retail CBD is extracted from hemp plants which is the name given to cannabis strains with less than 0.3% THC.
Therefore CBD is a molecule found in the oil extracted from the hemp plant which is where the name hemp oil comes from.
Some additional confusion occurs with the introduction of hemp seed oil, sometimes shortened to just hemp oil. Hemp seed oil comes from cold pressing the seeds of the hemp plant, where as the hemp oil or the source of the CBD comes from the flower of the hemp plant.
Things to look for when purchasing a CBD product.
If the label states how much CBD is in the bottle, this is a CBD product. Depending on the concentration, a 30ml tincture of CBD typically contains anywhere from 500mg – 3000mg of CBD.
If the label says Hemp Oil but does not say how much CBD is in the bottle, be cautious. The amount of CBD in the bottle is the most important selling point and is what manufacturers want you to see. If it says ‘cannabinoid-rich’ but does not say how much CBD is in the product, this is unlikely to be a CBD product.
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