Ever since the 2018 Farm Bill reclassified hemp as an agricultural commodity and approved the industrial production of the plant, consumers have become increasingly interested in its multitude of benefits and uses. 

Unfortunately, consumers who are looking to dive into the potential health benefits of cannabis and hemp often face uncertainty when it comes to terminology. 

More specifically, it can be quite confusing to squeeze out all the differences between CBD oil, hemp oil, and hemp seed oil. 

With that said, it’s essential that we continue to develop as deep of an understanding of the history of hemp as we do for its modern-day uses. 

Follow along as we outline some key differences to help you stray away from misinformation, so you can make sure you’re always choosing the right hemp products for you.

What is CBD Oil?

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CBD oil uses the stalks, leaves, and flowers of the hemp plant in its production. These contain a higher concentration of CBD, which is a compound with numerous potential health benefits.

What is Hemp Oil?

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When you see something labeled as
hemp oil, understanding what you’re actually getting is important. 

In simpler terms, CBD and hemp oil may be labeled as the same product at times. The real key is understanding that hemp oil is the oil extracted from the whole hemp plant, containing a full/broad spectrum of cannabinoids and terpenes.


What is Hemp Seed Oil?

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While CBD oil uses the stalks, leaves, and flowers of the hemp plant which contain a higher concentration of CBD, cannabinoids, and terpenes – hemp seed oil comes strictly from the seeds of the hemp plant. 

Hemp seed oil is rich in protein, fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Many consumers use hemp seed oil for its nutritional value as it is most commonly used in cooking, smoothies, or consumed as a dietary supplement.


CBD Products: Broad Spectrum, Full Spectrum, & Isolate  

Whether derived from hemp or marijuana, CBD oil can be found in full spectrum, broad spectrum, and CBD isolate products. 

Full spectrum CBD oil will contain the full array of compounds produced by its source plant. This means the product may contain CBD and small amounts of THC, as well as other cannabinoids and terpenes. 

The wide variety of compounds found in these oils makes them popular among consumers as full spectrum products can potentially trigger the “Entourage Effect”, a synergistic reaction between different compounds in cannabis. 

Similar to full spectrum, broad spectrum CBD oil also contains a wide array of compounds produced by its source plant, but typically has undergone a process to remove any THC. 

Last, and in this case, least:  CBD isolate products contain only CBD, as all other compounds have been removed. Isolate can be extracted from both hemp and cannabis.


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We believe a product is only as good as the ingredients used to create it, and we go to great lengths to ensure that our ingredients are of the highest quality available. 

As always, we invite you to visit our product line and ‘shop by use’ to find the best CBD and hemp products we have to offer.

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James Lord
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