Hemp seed oil and CBD oil are non-intoxicating oils derived from the cannabis plant. They are, nevertheless, extremely different products in terms of both creation and marketing.
Hemp seed oil14 is made only from hemp seeds and is extracted by cold pressing. Hemp seeds are not a known source of CBD because they contain little or no cannabinoids. Hemp seed oil, which is high in omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, can give various nutritional benefits when consumed. It can also be applied topically to dry skin to relieve it15.
CBD oil, also known as hemp extract, is extracted from the cannabis plant using a solvent such as CO2 or ethanol. CBD can be obtained from the plant’s flowering heads or taken from the whole plant.
Some companies claim that hemp seed oil products have the same potential health advantages as CBD. The differences between these two items will be made visible to customers through increased customer education and awareness, and regulatory guidance for wellness product labeling and testing.
CBD obtained from Hemp vs. CBD derived from cannabis
Another point of contention in CBD is the origin of the plant. Hemp and drug-type cannabis come from the same plant species, Cannabis sativa L. Any cannabis plant with more than 0.2 percent THC (on a dry weight basis) is classified as drug-type cannabis in Europe, and Hemp is defined as anything that falls below that threshold.
Because the resin16 released by cannabis plants maintains stable cannabinoid ratios, drug-type cannabis generates proportionally more CBD than Hemp by volume, despite its higher THC concentration. CBD is consistent at the molecular level, regardless of the plant source.
CBD: How to Use It
CBD products come in various shapes and sizes, as you can see from our list. Dosing and other instructions will differ depending on the form.
Topicals, such as balms, creams, and lotions, are available in various strengths. These are often applied as a regular moisturizer by gently massaging it into the region to be treated and gradually adding more as needed.
CBD oils and tinctures are also simple to use, though measuring them might be a pain, especially if you’re on the go. They can be mixed into meals or drinks, or you can place them under your tongue and hold them there for up to a minute before swallowing (many come with a dropper for measuring).
When CBD gummies, pills, and capsules are easier to dose, store, and consume while traveling, CBD gummies, drugs, and capsules are not. Take these like any other non-CBD candy or tablet.
Your body weight, the concentration of CBD you’re taking, your expertise with CBD, and the disease you’re treating all play a role in determining the proper dosage for you. If you’re new to CBD, it’s a good idea to start with the smallest quantity possible and see how your body reacts. You can increase the dosage from here if you think it’s required.