IV. Which is which: Hemp Seed Oil, Hemp Oil, Hemp Extract and CBD Oil

The oil that contains cannabinoids, including CBD, is usually called hemp oil, CBD oil or hemp extract, all of which are synonyms. But it is never called hemp seed oil.

Hemp Seed Oil

Regular hemp seed oil is used in food or for cooking and contains no CBD.

It may be mixed with CBD oil or CBD isolate, but that would be stated on the label. For example, H Drop CBD oils include hemp seed oil as a carrier oil to reduce the CBD level of 80% hemp extract and achieve an accurate concentration (5% or 15%).

Hemp Seed Oil
Hemp seed oil, mostly used for food or cooking

Hemp seed oil is made from hemp seeds only.

Even though it is still beneficial because of omega-3, omega-6, and vitamin E elements in its composition, the seeds themselves have virtually no cannabinoids inside.

Hemp flowers and leaves do.

Hemp Oil, Hemp Extract and CBD Oil

CBD Oil, hemp oil and hemp extract are synonyms and will usually mean oil made from hemp flowers or leaves, rich with CBD. We say “usually”, because CBD oil could be theoretically made from synthetic CBD or the psychoactive cannabis, instead of hemp.

So, make sure the product you choose is non-psychoactive and made from your preferred material before purchasing.

CBD oil

The dietary supplement CBD Oil, also called hemp oil or hemp extract

However, be aware of the cannabinoids’ concentration; it usually varies from 1% to 30% CBD, or from 100mg to 6000mg CBD. The greater the value, the stronger and more effective the product.

Also, some untrustworthy producers exploit the popularity of CBD as an ingredient and, just to acquire the right to benefit from the term “CBD”, inject an insanely minute amount of active substance into the product, such as 1mg. Be aware — such amounts do not reach even the minimum recommended daily dose and provide a very low health value.

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