As the stigma around CBD decreases, many people are realizing how safe it is to use CBD and other hemp derived products. However, there are a lot of buzzwords that get thrown around that make beginning use of CBD confusing. So today, we’re going to tackle one of those misconceptions: CBD vs Hemp Oil.
Here’s 3 things you should know about CBD vs Hemp Oil
Hemp & CBD can come from the same plant
Cannabis comes in a few different varieties. Most popular are Hemp (Cannabis sativa) and Marijuana (Cannabis sativa indica.)
CBD can come from both types of cannabis.
Hemp oil can ONLY come from the hemp plant.
Hemp Oil and CBD have a few similarities
Hemp oil and CBD are both THC free, which means they cannot get you high.
THC is the cannabinoid that gives you the high sensation, and is what people usually associate with cannabis.
Hemp oil and CBD are both non psychoactive. They’re safe for every member of your family (including pets.)
So what’s the difference between Hemp Oil and CBD?
Hemp Oil and CBD come from different parts of the plant.
Like any plant, Cannabis sativa has different parts of the plant used for different things.
Hemp oil is extracted from the seeds of a hemp plant. CBD is extracted from the leaves, stems, flowers, and stalks of cannabis plants (to include hemp plants.)
Similar to cilantro and coriander, hemp oil and CBD are extracted from the same plant, just different parts.
Both are non-intoxicating. Both contain incredibly valuable properties.
But they aren’t the same thing.
So should you use hemp oil or CBD?
Well, it’s really up to you.
If you’re looking for health benefits, Hemp is nutrient rich, but doesn’t contain any cannabinoids. Hemp has fatty acids, B and D vitamins, GLA, and other antioxidants.
CBD is anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, anti-viral, and anti-bacterial. If you’re looking for pain relief or help fighting inflammation and illness CBD might be a better choice.
And if CBD is right for you, take the quiz to learn what CBD product is right for your situation.