What is the difference between Hemp Extract and CBD?

The terms hemp extract oils and CBD oils seem different but in most cases they  refer to the same thing.

That said, hemp extract oil is not to be confused with Hemp seed oil which is very different. Hemp seed oil is exactly what it sounds like: it is oil that’s been extracted from the seeds of the hemp plant. Hemp seed oil is a very healthy oil but it does not contain cannabidiol (CBD).

Hemp extract oil on the other hand is harvested from the parts of the hemp plant with have high levels of cannabidiol (CBD).

The cannabidiol (CBD) extract is the ingredient that provides all the anti-inflammatory and analgesic benefits.

Hemp extract oil or CBD oil is made by eliciting the cannabidiol from the hemp plant, then mixing it with a carrier oil like coconut or hemp seed oil. 

Three Types of Hemp Extract oil (CBD oil)

There are three different types of CBD oil on the market: full spectrum, broad spectrum and isolate.

Full-spectrum CBD oil, which contains all compounds of the cannabis plant, including THC (but at a very low level).

Broad-spectrum CBD oil, which contains all the same compounds as full spectrum with it does not contain THC at all.

CBD isolate oil contains only one compound and that is the CBD compound.

It is important to note that because these terms are not regulated, some manufacturers may use them interchangeably.

People may use CBD-derived products for:

  • Epilepsy
  • Pain and inflammation
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Addiction management
  • Inflammatory skin conditions
  • Neurodegenerative conditions

How is Hemp Extract oil made?
All CBD oil should be made from the stalks, flowers and leaves of the industrial hemp plant. The extraction process uses specialised methods such as carbon dioxide extraction, where manufacturers draw out an extract that is rich in CBD and the other compounds. It is then bottled with a carrier oil such as hemp seed oil or a coconut blend called MTC.

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