What is the difference between hemp oil (hemp seed oil, hemp seed extract, etc.) and CBD oil?  This is a question that many consumers are facing and although both are derived from the same plant will have very different effects.  There seems to be an influx of hempseed extract products on the market today that are making the bold attempt to mimic CBD products and often deceive unknowing consumers into buying a product that, while still having healthy benefits such as essential fatty acids (Omega 3 and 6) and Vitamin E, is lacking the primary healing components found in a true CBD infused product.


What Exactly Are The Differences Between Hemp Seed Oil and CBD Oil?

Hempseed oil is not actually derived from the hemp plant itself and is instead, as the name suggests,

shelled hemp seeds

hemp seeds shelled

extracted from the actual seeds of the plant. Depending on what you are looking for this is not necessarily a bad thing. Hemp seed oil is extremely high in nutritional value being very high in protein, antioxidants, and other essential minerals such as calcium and magnesium. Therefore if you are looking for a nutritional supplement in order to support a healthy diet then hemp seed oil is is an excellent alternative and daily supplement.  Now the downside to extracting the oil directly from the hemp seeds is that the hundreds of different medicinal cannabinoids that can be found in a mature hemp plant are practically non extent.


This is where CBD oil comes to the rescue. Because the CBD oil is extracted from a mature hemp plant those medicinal cannabinoids are present at a much higher concentration and in the case of CBD can be concentrated out individually giving you the benefit of a specific cannabinoid (such as CBD) at a chosen dosage. Now although the CBD is singled out and concentrated, in full spectrum products the other cannabinoids that are found in the hemp plant are still present in order to receive the overall healing benefits from all of the cannabinoids present.


different hemp product variationsThere are numerous healing benefits that can come from ingesting a product high in CBD. These include pain relief, such as arthritis pain, muscle soreness, headaches, and inflammation.  Numerous scientific studies have cited another benefit of CBD to be helpful with anxiety issues and even helping with depression. These are just some of the most common issues that can be combated by the ingestion of the cannabinoid CBD, as more scientific research is being conducted the list of ailments that CBD can provide symptom relief for continues to grow almost daily.


So it clear that hemp seed oil and CBD oil or not the same product. Hemp seed oil comes from the seeds of the hemp plant and is a great nutritional tool to support a healthy diet. While CBD oil is a derived from mature hemp plants and contains high levels of the medicinal cannabinoid CBD, which can be helpful in battling numerous ailments from inflammation and pain to anxiety and depression (will be coming out with a future post describing all of the medical ailments that CBD has been proven to help with.) So in the end it comes down to what you are looking to get out of the product; supplemental nutrition or holistic healing. Just keep in mind that CBD oil and hemp seed oil are not the same product and will produce very different results.


More About Sunshine CBD

Sunshine CBD is a Colorado based, family owned small business that has been growing and using CBD products for the last decade and it’s that experience that led us to want to share the benefits with as many people as possible.   To find out more about us visit our homepage here:  https://www.sunshinecbdoil.com/