As more states change their regulations pertaining to marijuana use, a new frontier of health and wellness products has emerged. This is good news for those who value the therapeutic benefits of hemp-based commodities. However, because many people are relatively unfamiliar with hemp, it can be confusing to choose the right product.
For example, you may see labels containing the words “hemp seed oil” and “CBD oil.” Although it’s true that both come from the hemp plant, they’re not the same. If you want to get the most out of goods containing hemp seed oil or CBD oil, it’s important to understand the differences.
Different Processes, Different Uses
First, these substances are extracted using different processes.
Hemp seed oil is made by cold-pressing the seeds of industrial-grade hemp to release the oils. On the other hand, CBD oil comes from the flowers, leaves, and stalks of the plant.
It’s also sourced from a larger variety of cannabis plants, which means there can be a great deal of variance from product to product.
In terms of their applications, oils that come from hemp seeds contain a high concentration of nutrients, so they’re used frequently as nutritional supplements or for cooking. Hemp seed oil’s moisturizing capabilities also make it a popular ingredient in hair and skin care products.
In contrast, CBD oil is utilized primarily for its therapeutic attributes. More of these wellness benefits are being discovered as the scientific community continues to research the oil.
Getting the Best Quality
When choosing a product containing either of these ingredients, check its quality. For example, hemp seed oil can turn rancid if it expires, taking on a cloudy appearance and unpleasant odor.
For CBD oil, make sure that the labeling indicates that it has been tested by a third-party laboratory. Buying any hemp-derived items from an official brand’s website, dispensary or trusted compounding lab should ensure the best results.
Understanding what makes hemp seed and CBD oil stand apart from each other is the key to experiencing their greatest benefits. To learn more about these substances, take a look at the accompanying resource.
This infographic was created by Neurogan, a provider of CBD gummies