What is the Difference Between CBD (cannabidiol) and Hemp Seed Oil?
This is such an intriguing topic for me because there are so many misunderstandings around CBD. First and foremost, CBD comes from the flower of the plant (more commonly called the buds), while hemp seed oil comes from the seed. If you buy a topical and it has hemp seed oil in it, you are getting the benefits of the oil that comes from the seed. Don’t be fooled into thinking there is CBD in that product. Like sunflower or sesame seed oil, which are both pressed from the seed just as hemp seed oil is. Hemp seed oil is also referred to as Cannabis-Sativa seed oil as Cannabis sativa is the scientific name for all cannabis.
The hemp seed oil is harvested by cold pressing the hemp seeds. Hemp seed oil is often unrefined, which means it is minimally processed using mechanical extraction (pressure) and low temperature-controlled conditions. It has a green color with a nutty smell. Hemp seed has zero THC or CBD in it. Hemp seed contains gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), which is one of the omega-6 fatty acids and is a powerful anti-inflammatory, which also encourages skin growth and new cell generation. This oil is great for not clogging pores.
Why You Need to Pay Attention to COAs
While hemp seed oil has some great benefits, it is not CBD. It is so important to read and understand the label of the products you are purchasing. It is also important to find and understand the dosage of the product you’re purchasing. Not just the total amount of CBD in the product, but the dosage as well. If you have a 30ML bottle with 100 MGs of CBD in it, your dosage would be about 3 MGs per use and probably won’t do you that much good. You would want to have at least a 10MG dose to ensure you are getting the true benefits of the CBD.
While both CBD and Hemp seed oil have amazing benefits for the skin, they are different. I always encourage you to double check your labels and as always if you have any questions please feel free to reach out to us. We love talking all things hemp and compliance!
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