CBD from Hemp and Hemp Seed Oil Are Not the Same Thing!

Too often people are swayed by the misconception that hemp seed oil and hemp oil are the same product. Since you may already know that you want a CBD product sourced from the hemp plant, rather than a CBD product sourced from marijuana, some manufacturers will use the word “hemp” against you. Unscrupulous vendors of hemp seed oil products may knowingly lead you to believe that hemp seed oil, which costs much less than hemp oil (CBD), is as potentially beneficial. This is simply not the case.

Hemp oil (CBD) is extracted from the stalks and stems of the hemp plant. Often times, retailers of CBD products will label them as “hemp oil”. This is fine and not meant to be misleading. The problem is created by retailers who knowingly misrepresent hemp seed products as CBD.

Because of this type of misinformation, it’s important to verify that the product you select is made with hemp oil extracted from the stalks and stems of the hemp plant. Hemp oil contains the natural cannabinoids, plant terpenes, vitamins, minerals and flavonoids of the original plant source. Hemp seed oil, which you can find at your local grocery store, contains extremely low levels of cannabidiol, if any, and does not offer the same potential benefits as a dietary supplement.

This is not to say that hemp seed oil is not a good product. It has its place. Hemp seeds are an excellent protein source; hemp oil adds a nutty flavor when replacing olive oil on your salad and is often used for making soaps and lotions. But if you are looking for a topical hemp product, look for a product that informs you of how many milligrams of CBD it contains.

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