CBD Oil vs Hemp Oil vs Hemp Seed Oil – What’s the difference?
CBD Oil, Hemp Oil and Hemp Seed Oil are related products which can be produced from the Hemp plan, Cannabis Sativa. Consumers and health professionals often get confused by the differences between the different products hemp oil products.
Hemp Seed Oil
Hemp Seed Oil is the food or industrial product extracted from seeds of the hemp plant. The oil is extracted, typically mechanically to produce a clear golden oil with a nutty flavor and highly regarded fatty acid profile.
Hemp oil is the oil expressed or extracted from the hemp plant itself – typically from the flowering heads but also from left over seeds, stems, stalk etc.
Hemp oil is rich in cannabinoids such as CBG, terpenes and other medicinal compounds
CBD Oil – Concentrated Cannabidiol
CBD oil is hemp oil rich in CBD. Most hemp has low levels of cannabinoids and terpenes, often less than 5% along with many other impurities. The best varieties of high CBD hemp may contain 10% to 15% CBD, with rich terpene profiles. These are the best choice for hemp oil extraction and will produce an oil with 50% to 80% CBD after refinement.
The oil may be further refined by distillation to produce a high CBD distillate containing 75% to 95% Cannabidiol.
While most CBD oil in North America is derived from high CBD medicinal cannabis, in Europe most CBD oil is produced from industrial hemp with low CBD levels as a byproduct of medical cannabis production.