Anxiety is a problem that affects many people all over the world. Many people struggle with common daily tasks, job, studies, relationships because of uncontrolled anxiety issues. Anxiety causes both psychological and physical problems. For instance, we know that anxiety and stress affect our immune system. Many people know about the positive health effects of CBD oil. However, there are also many users who are confused about the different cannabis by products and their characteristics. For example, many users don’t know the difference between hemp oil and CBD. The fastest way to tell the difference is by looking at the labels and the ingredients.

If you don’t really know the differences between hemp oil and CBD, don’t worry, in this blog post we are going to explain the difference between hemp oil and cannabidiol.

What’s Hemp Oil?

Ripe hemp seeds in bag.
Ripe hemp seeds in bag.

The difference between hemp oil and CBD is simple. Hemp oil is a cold-pressed extract of cannabis seeds. It’s a similar process as obtaining any other seed oil such as sunflower seed oil or colza oil. Hemp oil is rich in antioxidants and its very healthy. In addition, it’s commonly used to dress salads. Moreover, it’s used as a moisturizer and there are some people who claim it has neuroprotective properties. Furthermore, hemp oil is used to give flavor to dishes. However, it isn’t suitable as a cooking oil because it has a low smoke point. 

Hemp seeds don’t contain any cannabinoids and therefore it doesn’t have any psychoactive properties.

 

What’s CBD Oil?

CBD oil and marijuana.
CBD oil and marijuana.

CBD oil is obtained by extracting CBD from the plant material. There are many extraction methods: solvent-based ones and solvent free methods. For the solvent-based methods, usually butane or ethanol are used to extract the cannabinoids from the plant material.

However, some users prefer solvent-free methods such as CO2 extraction or extraction of cannabinoids with filters, for example, bubble hash extraction.

1. Psychoactive vs Non-psychoactive

It’s common to mention that CBD isn’t psychoactive. However, this is not entirely correct. It’s more correct to say that CBD isn’t entheogenic or psychedelic. Why? Because CBD has mood-altering effects and therefore it has psychoactive properties.  

Nonetheless, CBD doesn’t get you “high”. Therefore, cannabidiol is commonly defined as an active compound of cannabis but not a psychoactive one.

On the other hand, hemp oil, which is obtained from hemp seeds, does not contain cannabinoids and hence, it’s not psychoactive.

2. They are used for different purposes

Hemp oil is mainly used as a food supplement to dress salads or to add flavor to the food. On the other hand, CBD oil is mainly used for medical purposes to treat anxiety or for its anti-inflammatory properties. This is the main difference between hemp oil and CBD.

3. Hemp Oil vs CBD Oil: Health Benefits

Hemp oil is just a food supplement. It’s a healthy and natural oil, but it doesn’t have medical properties like CBD oil. The extraction methods are also completely different.

Hemp oil or hemp seed oil is made by cold pressing hemp seeds to create a nutrient rich oil.  Cold pressing produces some heat through friction. However, the seeds aren’t precooked, in other words, the oil retains aroma, flavor and natural antioxidants.

CBD oil, as we have previously pointed out, is extracted using both solvent or solvent-free methods. Some people prefer solvent-free methods as they considered it more natural.

The difference between hemp oil and CBD is about how these two oils are used. Basically, hemp seed oil is mainly a culinary oil while cannabidiol is both a medical oil and culinary (there are many CBD edibles).

Both CBD and hemp oil seed are obtained from hemp plant, but only CBD oil contains cannabidiol.

Many people get confused because hemp seed oil is often marketed as “hemp oil”. Any time you see “hemp oil” it actually means hemp seed oil. In addition to being used as a food supplement, hemp oil is also used in beauty products.

4. Price: CBD oil vs Hemp Oil

CBD oils is much more expensive than hemp seed oil. Many hemp oil products are marketed as cannabidiol ones. Don’t get confused, a cannabis leaf doesn’t mean that the product contains CBD. Remember, hemp oil (hemp seed oil) does not contain any cannabinoids.

In conclusion, if you find CBD oil that is very cheap, it is most likely hemp seed oil with no cannabidiol.  Check the labels and make sure the product is CBD oil and not hemp seed oil.

5. Where to Buy it.

Both CBD and hemp oil are found in the same places. You can buy CBD and hemp seed oil at a pharmacy grocery store and other food supplement stores. CBD oil could be purchased online and reputable CBD brands are also sold in some pharmacies. On the other hand, hemp seed oil is more widely available and easily found at any grocery store. However, remember that hemp seed oil doesn’t contain any cannabidiol. Nonetheless, it’s a healthy oil with healthy fatty acids and antioxidants.

Conclusion: Difference Between Hemp Oil and CBD

The main difference between them is their CBD content. Hemp oil doesn’t contain any cannabidiol while CBD oils contain different cannabidiol levels.

Consequently, hemp oil (hemp seed oil) and CBD oil doesn’t produce the same effect. In addition, they are not used for the same purposes. Hemp seed oil is mainly used as a food supplement, while CBD oil is used for its medical properties and also as a food supplement.

Furthermore, cannabidiol oil is much more expensive than hemp seed oil. The extraction method is also completely different. For example, hemp seed oil is obtained by cold pressing the seeds while cannabidiol oils are obtained by using many methods (both solvent and solvent-free methods).

When you vape, you will vape CBD oil and not hemp seed oils. Some people get confused by these two different oils. In conclusion, remember to check the labels and price and always buy them from reputable distributors and providers. It’s important to avoid black market cannabis products as they might be altered with dangerous substances.