Hemp Seed Oil vs. CBD Oil: What’s the Difference?

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This product contains less than 0.3% THC.

Thanks to a farm bill passed in 2018, industrial hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD) is legal nationwide. This has prompted a variety of cannabis-inspired products to flood the market. 

This market saturation has understandably caused some confusion. Let’s break it down. 

Hemp Seed Oil 

Similarly to how olive and coconut oils are collected, hemp seed oil is made by pressing hemp seeds together until the oil is secreted. This non-hallucinogenic oil contains no THC and trace amounts of CBD but may provide beneficial nutrients that the body requires. Hemp oil can be packed with essential amino and fatty acids including omega-3 and omega-6, which have been linked to a variety of health benefits ranging from supporting skin issues to supporting brain health. 

CBD Hemp Oil 

CBD is extracted from the hemp plant. It contains a high concentration of phytocannabinoids such as cannabidiol (CBD), and extremely low levels of delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). CBD may help to stimulate and maintain the body’s natural cannabinoid production, resulting in improved function. The oil can also affect the body’s dopamine and serotonin receptors, which are responsible for behavior and mood. As a result, CBD oil can help manage stress and may improve sleep, among other health benefits.