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Is CBD And Hemp Oil The Same?

By MaryAnn Stanger ND  •  0 comments  •   5 minute read

What is the difference between CBD and Hemp Oil

A lot of confusing information about CBD and hemp products has been floating around lately. You may have heard conflicting information about these products from friends or family. This blog aims to help clear up the confusing topic of whether or not CBD and hemp oil are the same and more.

The most important thing to mention is that CBD oil and hemp oil are not the same as Marijuana. CBD and hemp will not get you high unless the main cannabinoid in Marijuana, Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), has been added in large quantities. Let's quickly talk about where CBD and hemp come from. 


Where Do Hemp and CBD Oil Come From?

Both hemp and CBD oil are gathered from the industrial hemp (cannabis sativa) plant, a different strain of cannabis than its cousin, Marijuana. Industrial hemp is known for producing higher amounts of CBD with trace amounts of THC. In contrast, Marijuana produces higher amounts of THC with trace amounts of CBD. THC is a cannabinoid that causes a high sensation when taken orally.

Through C02 Extraction, CBD is gathered from the hemp plant's leaves, stalk, and flowers. This oil is called full-spectrum CBD oil, which contains cannabinoids like CBD, THC, CBG, CBC, and CBN. That oil looks like a clear amber syrup. This oil is added to other ingredients to make CBD oil tinctures, softgel capsules, gummies, and topicals.

Hemp oil or hemp seed oil comes from the hemp plant's seeds. These seeds go through a process called cold-pressing. Cold-pressing ensures that the rich nutritional profile of the hemp seeds stays intact.

Hemp oil contains plant-based omega-3 fatty acids and vitamins. Hemp seed oil does not contain cannabinoids like CBD oil.


CBD Oil vs. Hemp Oil Benefits

Now that we understand that these two oils come from different parts of the plant and contain different chemical compounds let's talk about the pros and cons of each.

CBD Oil Benefits

The cannabinoids in CBD oil work with our body's vital organs and nervous system to provide therapeutic benefits. The best results occur when more cannabinoids are present. When multiple types of cannabinoids are present, they allow the entourage effect, amplifying the benefits of CBD in our endocannabinoid system. Here are the potential health benefits of CBD oil.

Is CBD and Hemp Oil The same

Pros of CBD Oil

Soothe Discomfort - CBD has been used instead of opioids to assist with discomfort. It has also been known to aid in reducing inflammation. CBD works in sync with our nervous system and may assist with nerve-related issues.

Improve Mood - CBD isn't like Marijuana, where you suddenly feel giddy or overly happy. It does assist with calming and relaxing the mind and body. It has also been known to assist with unhealthy mood levels.

Support Sleep - Many people struggle with tossing and turning at night because they can't shut their brains off. CBD helps with sleep by improving relaxation, which calms the mind and body enough to fall asleep. However, CBD doesn't directly make you drowsy.

Cons of CBD Oil

Allergic - In some cases, people have claimed to have an allergic reaction to the oil.

Digestion problems - Taking too much oil is bad for anyone. Taking too much CBD oil at once may cause some digestive issues.

Fatigue - Because of the relaxing effects of CBD, some claim they feel fatigued after taking CBD.

Taste - CBD oil has a naturally strong bitter taste that is hard to cover with natural flavoring.


Hemp Seed Oil Benefits

Hemp seed oil is special because it is rich in vegan plant-based omegas. Omegas are necessary for the human diet and provide extensive benefits for the body, hair, and skin. Let's take a look at the benefits of hemp seed oil.

Pros of Hemp Oil

Health - Omegas, which may assist with discomfort and inflammation.

Vitamin E and Omega's can also improve blood flow, which may assist with heart and brain health.

Hair - Hemp seed oil can help reduce scalp inflammation and may even help improve hair growth.

Skin - Hemp oil can moisturize the skin without clogging pores. It may even assist with topical inflammation. Vitamin E is a natural antioxidant, so it may also assist with damage from free radicals. 

Cons of Hemp Oil

Taste - Hemp oil has a naturally strong grassy taste.

Allergic - In some cases, people have claimed to have an allergic reaction.

Digestion problems - Taking too much oil is bad for anyone. Taking too much CBD oil at once may cause some digestive issues.


Why is there confusion about CBD and Hemp oil?

Why do we even have to ask the question of whether or not CBD and hemp oil are the same? The reason is greedy and untruthful business people.

purchasing hemp and CBD oil

High-quality CBD is expensive. It's expensive because the production and extraction method is costly. This drives up the price of pure CBD oil.

Hemp seed Oil is easy to produce and extract. Hemp seed oil is generally not very expensive compared to CBD.

Some greedy and dishonest business people try to sell hemp seed oil at CBD oil prices. High-quality CBD is expensive and ranges between $27.50 - $300+. In contrast, Hemp seed oil ranges from $11.00 to $70.00. Prices usually depend on the bottle size and, in the case of CBD, the amount of CBD in the bottle.

To ensure you're not buying CBD oil, thoroughly research the product you plan to purchase. Check the product's third-party lab test and the company's customer reviews.


Sum It Up!

Is hemp oil and CBD oil the same? The answer is no. They are from the same plant but come from different parts of the plant. Each contains on unique nutritional profile and different results.

Hopefully, after reading this informative blog, you better understand CBD and hemp oil, and if you ever choose to purchase one, you will know how to tell them apart. Both can offer therapeutic benefits, but one may fit your lifestyle a little better than the other. 

Why Buy From Zatural?

As you can see, both hemp seed and CBD oil have amazing benefits. So, why can't you have both? Well, you can have both with Zatural CBD oil tinctures.

Our tinctures are made with high-quality CBD oil; we use hemp seed oil as our carrier oil. Not only do you get all the benefits of CBD, but you get the nutritional benefits from hemp oil.

All products at Zatural CBD products are made with natural ingredients, and each product has a 30-day money-back guarantee.

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