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Differences between hemp oil and CBD oil.


Variety is needed and most welcome-  as each of these products caters for different needs. Hempseed oil, cannabis oil, CBD oil … there are many options, that can be confusing to the average consumer. In this article, we break down the differences between hemp oil, also known as hempseed oil, and CBD oil.

Hempseed oil  

Hempseed oil is, as its name indicates, extracted from pressing hemp seeds. Hemp seeds are not psychoactive (4mg of THC/kg) upon consumption of any kind. Hemp oil is legal in most countries, and can be found in food markets, together with other types of oil.

CBD oil 

CBD oil is obtained via extraction made from cannabis flowers, preferably of a cannabis and hemp strains extremely rich in CBD (cannabidiol). Proper CBD oil can only be found in places where it has specifically been made legal.

CBD oil and hempseed oil share the particularity of not being psychoactive, a fact that plays a major part in their respective popularity. Especially in a context where cannabis is not legal in all countries, it makes for a safer alternative, as opposed to consuming cannabis. It also allows underage consumption for medical reasons.

Hempseed oil

Refined hempseed oil is generally considered a food item, thus making it legal in most countries. It is known for its countless health benefits, making it part of the very sought-after group of superfoods.

Rich in proteins

Full of polyunsaturated fatty acids, such as omega 6 and omega 3

Vitamin E antioxidants

Linoleic acid (affects aging/skin conditions)

It should be noted that hempseed oil contains some CBD. 


CBD oil

CBD oil is made from cannabis flowers, from which resin and CBD are extracted, via an array of different available methods. It is recommended to seek information about the method used, and general quality of the product before acquiring CBD oil produced by a third party. Listing all the medicinal properties of CBD oil remains difficult to this day, as scientific research as well as anecdotal evidence keep uncovering more of them over time.

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