Is Hemp Oil and CBD Oil the Same Thing?
If you are trying CBD for the first time, you may not be sure what you should be searching for. There are numerous online stores selling hundreds of different CBD products, and for the first time buyer it can be a challenge to sort through all of the options. Large retailers like Amazon and Target sell “hemp oil,” but these products should not to be confused with CBD oil.
Hemp oil, or hempseed oil, is made by pressing hemp seeds to extract their oil. Hemp seeds do not contain any CBD, so hemp oil does not provide the reported benefits of CBD products. Hempseed oil contains fatty acids and omega-3’s, and can be ingested or used topically. The Hemp Industries Association makes the distinction between hemp oil and CBD extracts as, “CBD is not a product or component of hemp seeds, and labeling to that effect is misleading and motivated by the desire to take advantage of the legal gray area of CBD under federal law. Hemp seed oil does not contain any significant quantity of CBD.”
Are your products Hemp Oil or CBD Oil?
Our products are CBD oil. Our third party potency results show the exact CBD content present in each batch of our products. These can be found under the potency results tab under all of our products. We also test every batch of our hemp for heavy metals and pesticides. These can be found right next to the potency results tab on our product pages.
We do use hempseed oil as an added ingredient in our RSO and tinctures, but the hempseed oil itself does not contain CBD. We purchase organic hempseed oil, which has already been pressed and processed. Our CBD products are extracted from the stalks and stems of industrial hemp, which are grown to contain high concentrations of CBD. The amount of CBD and other cannabinoids will vary depending on the quality of the hemp, and how a farmer grows their hemp. Large amounts of industrial hemp are needed to produce hemp extract rich in CBD. No hemp seeds are used during this process.
We process our hemp extract in-house using chilled kosher alcohol. The hemp goes through a series of vacuum distillation and crystallization to extract CBD in high concentrations. Our hemp extract (CBD) is blended with a variety of carrier oils (hempseed oil included) to produce capsules, tinctures, and isolate.
Where should I buy CBD Oil?
Before you buy CBD products online, it’s worth comparing the options from a few different companies. What is their price per milligram of CBD content? Do they provide third party test results for all their products? What ingredients do they use? Where do they source their hemp? There are a number of online forums where customers can share success stories and offer product recommendations. While there is plenty of low quality CBD oil circulating, there are also a number of companies that follow good business practices. The more you know about where your CBD comes from, the more time and money you will save in the future!