Hemp Oil vs CBD Oil vs Cannabis Sativa vs Industrial Hemp

Hemp Oil vs CBD Oil vs Cannabis Sativa vs Industrial Hemp

 Hemp Oil, CBD Oil, Cannabis Sativa, Industrial Hemp, Marijuana, Hemp Extract...Finally a simple description of each and their uses!

Cannabis Sativa is the botanical name of the plant species. There are multiple strains of the Cannabis Sativa plant. One of the common strains is called Industrial Hemp which is where we get our Hemp Oil and CBD Oil and the other is Marijuana. These are different plants, but both come from the same family of plants. Industrial Hemp naturally produces higher levels of Cannabidiols (CBD) and low levels of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Industrial Hemp has been legalized for cultivating in the USA according to the Farm Bill Act and is where most Hemp Oil and CBD Oil products come from. Marijuana plants are just the opposite producing high levels of THC and lower levels of CBD. The legal status of Marijuana varies vastly from state to state. At Zatural we use the Industrial Hemp strain for all of our Hemp Oil and CBD Oil products. All Zatural products are 3rd party tested to ensure there is no THC present. 

Hemp Oil

Hemp Oil is most commonly sourced from the Cannabis Sativa (Industrial Hemp) plant seed. It is also called Hemp Oil or Hemp Seed Oil.  Hemp Oil is regulated in its production and is tested for THC and CBD levels, however it does not contain either of those Cannabinoids. Test have shown that there are no cannabinoids present in the seeds of the hemp plant. Hemp Oil is referred to as a Superfood, because of the high levels of Omegas which are naturally found in a 3:1 ratio, Vitamins, and other Nutrients. It may also assist with Pain, and stress due to its naturally occurring nutrients. Hemp Oil is also excellent for Hair and skin thanks to all of those Omegas and Vitamins! 

Zatural Hemp Oil is safe for both Humans and Pets. 

CBD Oil or Hemp Extract

CBD Oil or Hemp Extract- CBD Oil, often times referred to as Hemp Extract is an oil with naturally occurring terpenes, flavonoids, Cannabinoids, and other beneficial phytonutrients from the hemp plant. This CO2 extracted CBD Oil is free of harmful solvents and uses a gentle, low temperature, alcohol free extraction process that yields the purest form of CBD Oil available. This clean oil extraction process yields a high quality extracted CBD oil retaining a broad spectrum of terpenes, Cannabinoids, and other phyto-compounds derived from the Cannabis Sativa industrial hemp plant like CBD Oil. Zatural's CBD Oil does not contain THC and is legal in all 50 states. CBD Oil is most commonly used to assist with Pain, Stress, Anxiety, Sleep, Inflammation, etc. This is due to the Cannabinoids present.

Zatural CBD Oil is safe for both Humans and Pets


FAQ: Questions and Answers

Q: Is Hemp oil the same as Hemp Extract/CBD Oil or medicinal cannabis oil?

A: No, Hemp Oil and CBD Oil both are made from the same plant though. Hemp oil is very beneficial containing a lot of antioxidants and omega 3 and 6 fatty acids. Hemp oil is normally pressed from the seeds of the hemp plant, which means it does not contain the same amount of cannabinoids found in CBD oil or Hemp Extract which are extracted from the whole plant.

Q: Will this product make me fail a drug test?

A: No, you will not fail a drug test. All our Zatural products are 3rd party tested to ensure that no THC is present in the oil. We only sell products that register as ND (Not Detected) or 0. Most drug tests are testing for THC levels. However, cheaper drug testing may be testing a wider variety of cannabinoids as they may not be specific enough to test for THC only. It is always a good idea to discuss with your employer or whomever before hand and explain that you are considering taking Hemp Oil or CBD oil. We can provide the tests showing there is no THC present.

Q: Will I get "high" if I use Hemp oil or CBD oil?

A: NO! All of our hemp products are 3rd party tested to ensure there is no THC present. THC is the psychoactive cannabinoid. Without the presence of THC you will not test positive on a drug test. 

Q: What’s the Hemp Extract content in your hemp seed oil compared to others?

A: Our Hemp Oil is regulated to contain no levels of THC as per the legal limits of the State of Idaho. Our CBD Oil is also tested and contains no levels of THC. Our Hemp Oil and CBD Oil are both 100% from the Cannabis plant (save the Peppermint Essential Oil Flavoring and Stevia in our Peppermint option). We do not dilute or use any fillers such as Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCT), Vegetable Glycerin, or other fillers.  We do offer our CBD Oil in a variety of strengths to suit everyones needs starting at Regular Strength, 3X Strength, & 5X Strength. Click the below image to see more specific to Zatural CBD Oil and Hemp Oil.

Q: What is the difference between Hemp Oil and CBD Oil?

A: We offer two different hemp products. First we have our Virgin Cannabis Sativa Hemp Oil. Our Virgin hemp oil comes from the seeds of the hemp plant. The seeds of the hemp plant contain only trace amounts of cannabinoids. Our Virgin hemp oil is a nutritional oil rich in vegan omegas. Our 3rd party lab test do not show any levels of cannabinoids. 

Our Full Spectrum CBD oil drops and soft gels contain full spectrum CBD oil, to assist with pain, sleep, inflammation, stress, and anxiety. The amount of full spectrum CBD oil in each bottle is listed on the front of the bottle in milligrams.

Do we you carry CBD OIL?  YES! Click on the Product below.

Full Spectrum CBD Oil

( Our CBD oil drops are excellent at assisting with pain, inflammation, stress, anxiety and sleep. )


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9 Hemp Oil Benefits


*Health Canada has not licensed cannabis oil products as either a pharmaceutical or natural health product. 

Do not confuse cannabis oil extracts(marijuana) with hemp seed oil, which is the oil expeller pressed from hemp seed and not chemically extracted from cannabis leaves and flowers.  Marijuana oil extracts on the other hand contain from 5-20% THC. WE DO NOT CARRY THIS OIL.  ALL OUR OILS ARE LEGAL IN THE UNITED STATES. All of our Oils come from the Industrial Hemp Plant and are legal in all 50 states. 

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  • Maryann Stanger
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  • Zatural
    Hi Gene, 3.3mg of CBD is not a lot of CBD, but that doesn’t mean it won’t work for you. Everyone reacts to CBD differently! Some people need a lot of CBD to notice a difference in their body, while some people only need a little bit of CBD to notice a difference.
  • Gene Fizer
    Gene Fizer

    The bottle I received had 3.3 full spectrum hemp extract is this acceptable?

  • Zatural

    Hi Leigh, thanks for sharing your story!! We’re so glad you’ve finally been able to get relief in your life.

  • Leigh

    Hi everyone, i am a 54yr old female former athlete. I suffer from 2 herniated discs in my neck, bone spurs and spinal cord edema at C4 thru C7. I also have severe nerve damage and neuropothy of left thigh. I DONT like taking traditional pain killers and rely on as many vitamin supplements as possible: NOT until I added the hemp oil, did I truly become practically pain free!! : Hemp Oil, (1 full dropper, in the am, under tongue, empty stomach, inflammation, pain, antioxidants), Turmeric,(inflammation, after breakfast) biotin, (helps maintain proper function of the nervous system, after breakfast) D3,(before bed, helps the body make neurotransmitters) B12,(am on empty stomach, supports the regeneration of nerves cells,) and meloxicam for osteoarthritis (1X/day in the am). We have canabanoid receptors in our body naturally and our bodies know exactly what to do with hemp oil/cbd oil.(Vicodin/oxy products are foreign to our bodies!) It’s been 2 months and I am almost pain free. I cant believe it took me this long to search for alternative treatments! I am so impressed, I am going to start selling these products!

  • Zatural

    Hi Dorothy, to be sure you’re buying quality CBD Oil, we recommend buying from a reputable company. If you look at our CBD listings on our site, we offer 3rd party test results which can be a very helpful resource when buying from any company. When taking CBD, you should be able to notice some results pretty quickly. You might need a higher amount of CBD per serving, as well.

  • dorothyheath

    I’m confused. Some of the answers say it’s not CBD oil, but some say it is CBD oil. I got some off Amazon, they said that Amazon will not al low the selling of CBD oil. What do i do, which one is it? I’m using a 500 mg, with 16.8 per dose. (hope this makes sense) It’s not helping yet,but the drug store says it takes a while to get relief. I have a lot of pain, from disc to osteoarthritis, to stenosis, to fibromyalgia. not a great quality of life.

  • Zatural

    Mordecai, Cannabis Sativa (Industrial Hemp) is what we use to make our CBD products. It’s naturally low in THC and higher in Cannabidiol (CBD). This makes it preferred for making CBD oil.

  • Zatural

    It all depends on how your body reacts to CBD oil. The strengths of our products just give more CBD per serving. If you’re just starting out, we would recommend starting with our regular strength so you can get a better feeling for how much CBD oil you need.

  • Zatural

    Our products are not certified GMO, but we do not modify them in any way. Our products are chemical and pesticide free!

  • Zatural

    CBD is used to assist with anxiety because it relaxes the body. Hemp Oil does not contain CBD which means it likely won’t have the effect you’re looking for.

  • Zatural

    While CBD is great for assisting with pain, inflammation, anxiety, sleep, stress, and more; you may be able to notice a difference in your body with Hemp Oil. It’s very nutritional as it has many vitamins and omega’s 3 and 6. Some people are able to notice some assistance with pain and even inflammation while taking the Hemp Oil.

  • MOrdecai

    What is the best plant to make CBD oil?

  • Charlotte

    Which strength enhances mood and gives energy?

  • Sam

    Are your plants GMO free? Are pesticides used on them? Do you use chemicals in the soil?

  • Lorelee Smith
    Lorelee Smith

    I just ordered Hemp oil, thinking cbd and hemp oils were the same. My issue is osteoarthritis hoping my mistake is ok. What do you recommend?

  • Bianca Trujillo
    Bianca Trujillo

    Will hemp oil work the same as taking cbd oil for anxiety? I’m trying to figure out what the best option would be for me before I purchase anything

  • Zatural

    Hi Evan, Our CBD oil comes from the stem of the plant, while our Hemp Seed oil comes from the seed. We use the Industrial Hemp strain in our products which—by nature—contains lower THC levels and higher CBD levels. The Marijuana plant, however, contains higher levels of THC and lower levels of CBD. As far as gender of the plant goes, I have not found any reliable information verifying that gender affects the CBD or THC levels in the plants.

  • Zatural

    Hi Lois, you should experience the same effect for both. The oil drops are better for internal use while the salve would be better for external use.

  • Lois Surico
    Lois Surico

    Which is better hemp or CBD products for pain? Salves or tinctures? Thank You

  • Evan Bartle
    Evan Bartle

    Which parts of the plants are each of these products harvested from?
    Also, what genders are needed for each?

    I thought that high THC level products come from female plants that have not been pollinated by males (I may have this backwards), but can you clear up which gender plants are used for what and at what stage in their life?

    Thanks so much for your help!
    Have a great day!


  • Zatural

    Hi Samantha, CBD oil has been known to assist with Stress, Pain, Inflammation, Anxiety, and Sleep. You could try giving your son CBD oil and see if it helps his symptoms.

    Here is a link: https://zatural.com/collections/cbd-products/products/cannabis-full-spectrum-cbd-oil-drops

  • Samantha

    My son is studying for his STEP (med school exam that matches you with a hospital) and he is suffering from eye strain, ibs, and sleep deprivation.

  • JIm Dunham
    JIm Dunham

    By going through the article, first time i came to know that cannabis and cannabinoid are use for treatment as well. Thank you for educating through your blog.

  • Zatural

    Hi Cheryl, for legal reason we can’t make any type of medical claims, saying that our product will cure or treat any type of medical diagnosis, such as (depression). Our CBD oil is great for assisting with pain, inflammation, stress, anxiety and sleep. To help with taste we do offer peppermint flavor. We will be offering more flavors in the near future. Some who take the oil like to mix it with orange juice or use orange juice as a chaser.

  • Cheryl

    What helps with depression? What can I do so it doesn’t taste so bad?

  • CBD-UK

    “Nice info!”

  • myphysicalwellbeing

    good post thanks for sharing ;)

  • Zatural

    Hi Mollie, For legal reason we can’t make any type of medical claims, saying that our product will cure or treat any type of medical diagnosis, such as (IBS). Our CBD oil is great for assisting with pain, inflammation, stress, anxiety and sleep. So our product could assist you with stress for sure. The difference between the oil and the drops will be the amount of CBD in each serving, and also how fast you can receive the benefits. The soft gels take longer because they have to be digested, where as the drops are administered under the tongue so it gets into your bloodstream faster.

  • Mollie

    I’m looking for a natural product to assist with stress that is causing IBS. Do you recommend CBD oil or hemp? And is there much of a difference between the oil and the soft gels?

  • Zatural

    Hi Barbara, our Full spectrum CBD oil line would be a great start for finding assistance with pain and inflammation. Our CBD oil contains hemp seed oil and CBD oil, so you get the best of both. Here is a link to the product: https://zatural.com/collections/cbd-products/products/cannabis-full-spectrum-cbd-oil-drops

  • Zatural

    Hi Mary, our Full spectrum CBD oil is great for assisting with pain, inflammation, stress, and anxiety. People and pets are able to take CBD oil to receive its calming benefits. Here is a link to the product: https://zatural.com/collections/cbd-products/products/cannabis-full-spectrum-cbd-oil-drops
    When giving CBD to small dogs, you will want to reduce the dosage size. We recommend 30 drops for people, and about 5 drops for pets to start out with.

  • Zatural

    Hi Jack, we use Hemp seed oil as our carrier oil, for our CBD oil.

  • barbara

    Have knee , shoulder and back osteoarthritis and love tennis. Still confused as to which will work best for me-hemp oil or cbd oil?

  • Mary Kay Allgood
    Mary Kay Allgood

    Which product should for my yorkie who is catatonic when traveling in the car. She is a rescue and may have had a bad experience with cars. Thanks.

  • Jack

    How do you offer regular, x3 & x5 strengths without using some carrier oil or filler oil?

  • Karen

    One of THE clearest articles I’ve come across on the differences between hemp oil pressed from the seeds and CBD oil derived through extraction from the whole hemp plant.

    Thank you. I wish you were in Canada (and that these were Canadian prices!).

  • Zatural

    Hi Sandy, for legal reason we can’t make any type of medical claims, saying that our product will cure or treat any type of medical diagnosis, such as (arthritis). Our CBD oil is great for assisting with pain, inflammation, stress, anxiety and sleep. Depending on the amount of pain or inflammation you will need to pick a strength according. If you are on a scale of 5 to 7 then 3x strength is the best. You can take more or less depending on what you feel as needed.

  • Sandy Bunch
    Sandy Bunch

    I have pain issues w arthritis in hips, legs and arms. I have read all above and still didn’t understand a clear answer to question
    of which is better. Cbd or hemp oil? I have taken hemp oil and it has helped w sleep issues due to pain.

  • Sher

    People: CBD oil is kind of similar (not 100% similar) to pharmaceuticals in which it can have many different reactions in each person. A pharma drug may be a psychotic, but in some people they use it for sleep, and others it makes them wired. You know the 4-6 pages you get with a pharma drug to tell you all of the potential BAD side effects? Well this is the same for CBD oil but it’s GOOD side effects. No company selling CBD will know how it affects you body. This INDUSTRY is NEW. They have no studies and no research. SO, try different ones and it is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to do research and TRIAL it. AND the good news is there are VERY FEW bad side effects. We have to say that, even though i have not seen anyone have side effects, start low and increase based on how YOUR BODY reacts to is. AGAIN, it’s a natural plant that has ZERO fatalities as opposed to a pharma drug that has 2-6 pages of potential side effects, and MOST people get a few like weight gain, a rash, getting high (can’t drive), drowziness and then a whole host of life threatening side effects. I’m pretty sure 100% of you have taken a pharma drug without all of the questions you are asking about CBD. Yes, it’s true there is no doctor to direct you, but come on, there are really no bad side effects so do your own due diligence. Anyone who tells you they know what you need in CBD oil is lying.

  • Zatural

    For legal reason we can’t claim that any of our products can cure or treat any type of Cancer. If you are looking for a CBD oil, I would direct you towards are Premium hemp oil drops or softgels. Our Premium hemp oil products contain full spectrum hemp oil. Full spectrum hemp oil and CBD oils are equivalent because they both contain the cannabinoids that are used to assist with pain, inflammation, stress, anxiety, and sleep. If you feel you good benefit from our premium hemp oil products then here is a link to them: https://zatural.com/collections/hemp-oil-products/products/cannabis-sativa-hemp-oil-drops

  • Zatural

    We are sorry our blog post didn’t answer the question you were looking for. The answer to your question is, that the best product that can assist with chronic pain is a product that contains Cannabinoids in it. Full spectrum hemp oils contain those cannabinoids your body needs to fight pain, stress, anxiety, inflammation and sleep. If your chronic pain is severe, you will want a product that contains a large amount of Cannabinoids.

    Our premium hemp oil drops has the listed amount of full spectrum hemp oil listed on the front of the bottle in milligrams. We offer three different strengths. Our base strengths at 300mg to 600mg, then our 3x strength products 1,000mg to 2,000mg, and last our 5x strength which is our strongest product at 1,500mg to 3,000mg. Here is a link to the product.

  • Rocco Berardi
    Rocco Berardi

    Hi i have colon and liver cancer which CBD oil is the best for tumor reducing results give me the costs of the oil and all and where to fet it ty

  • Philip DiWilliams
    Philip DiWilliams

    this blog was supposed to answer questions it is more confusing than ever, can you please stop with the mumbo jumbo and just answer the simple question which product is the best to use for chronic pain, not that should require a plain and simple answer

  • Zatural


    Hemp oil can come from the flower, leaves, stock or seeds. If it comes from the seed there are no cannabinoids found. If it comes from the rest of the plant cannabinoids are found. Hemp extract usually refers to either CBD or oil from the stock, flower, or leaves. Our Virgin cannabis sativa hemp oil is a hemp seed oil, and our Premium hemp oil products, have hemp oil from the stem of the plant (which is listed in milligrams on the bottle) It also has hemp seed oil in the bottle to act as a carrier oil. Our Hemp seed oil is a cold pressed seed oil, and our Premium hemp oil that comes from the stem is Co2 extracted.

  • Zatural


    Yes, our premium hemp oil drops can assist with pain and anxiety. Well I would recommend reading the reviews on our premium hemp oil drops and deciding that for yourself. The best test I have to offer you, is to buy a product, and then try it out. If it helps your anxiety or pain, then you know it works. If it doesn’t seem to be working after 5 days of trying it, then send it back and we will give you a full refund.

  • Zatural


    For legal reason I can’t make any claims that our product will treat or cure your neuropathy or any other medical diagnosis. However, If you do your research on google you may find a tie between full spectrum hemp oil and Neuropathy. Our product is great for assisting with pain, inflammation and stress. If you are feeling pain or experiencing inflammation you should try our product. Now if you have serious pain I would suggest our premium hemp oil drops at 5x strength.

  • Zatural

    Unless you are allergic to the omegas present in hemp oil you should be fine. However, you will want to do an allergy spot test just to make sure. I believe it’s a protein that is in fish that give people an allergic reaction, but I’m not 100% positive on that.

  • Zatural

    That is a good question. I’m afraid though that I do not have any information on your question. I would recommend talking to a doctor about whether or not hemp oil could help. I would also ask, if a increase in Omega 3’s in your diet could help you or not.
    Sorry we couldn’t be of more help.

  • Me

    Your post indicates a difference between hemp oil (which you said is from seeds) and hemp extract (which there doesn’t seem to be much information about on your site) and that your all recommend hemp extract. The links you post for hemp extract link to products labeled at hemp oil and as containing hemp oil. My question: are your products derived from hemp seeds, full plant extraction, or a cbd isolation/extraction process? Thanks!!

  • Mary

    Does this help anxiety and pain? Is there proof?

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