With both extracted from parts of the hemp plant, it is easy to become confused between hemp seed oil and CBD hemp oil. However, the distinction between the two is important to understand when searching for a CBD oil supplement.
Although they are wonderful sources of important vitamins and nutrients like omega fatty acids, only CBD hemp oil provides the user with CBD in levels high enough to elicit beneficial effects. Below we explore the differences between hemp seed oil and CBD hemp oil and reveal why only CBD hemp oil is an effective source for CBD.
What is Hemp Seed Oil?
Hemp seed oil is extracted from the seeds of the hemp plant, most often using a cold-press process to preserve the plant’s nutritious content. Similar in consistency to olive oil, hemp seed oil has a slight green color and nutty flavor.
Regarded as a superfood, hemp is naturally high in essential fatty acid content and has a healthy ratio of omega 3 to omega 6 fatty acids. Hemp also contains gamma linolenic acid (GLA) at a much higher concentration than any other plant. Hemp seed oil is used as a substitute for traditional cooking oils in recipes or as a natural moisturizer for your skin and hair.
Hemp seed oil, although high in omega acids, contains very low levels of CBD – typically less than 25 parts per million – making it unfeasible as a source for CBD.
Hemp seed oil can also be refined to a clear, flavorless oil. Lacking the nutritional content of unadulterated hemp seed oil, refined oil is used as a base for bioplastics and bio-diesel, environmentally conscious commercial lubricants, eco-friendly paints, and skin care like lotions, soaps, and more.
What is CBD Hemp Oil?
CBD hemp oil, on the other hand, is a thick, viscous oil with high levels of phytocannabinoids, including a high content of CBD, a natural component of hemp and other cannabis plants.
Rather than being made from the seeds of the plant, however, CBD hemp oil is made from the both the plant’s seeds and stalks. CBD hemp oil is extracted using supercritical CO2 and either packaged unadulterated or formulated into a wide range of products, like tinctures, liquids, capsules, and topicals.
In addition to levels of cannabinoids, CBD hemp oil also contains the same valuable vitamins, minerals, and nutrients as the original hemp plant.
CBD hemp oil has become an extremely popular product as a legal, non-psychoactive source of cannabinoids, fueling a boom in the U.S. and internationally. Kannaway looks to capitalize on this soaring popularity of CBD with our unique person to person marketing platform.
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