Your Simple Guide to Understanding the Differences of Hemp Oil vs. CBD Oil.
What are you waiting for? You could be on your way to a new lease on wellness and free from pills, but you’re stuck wondering if hemp oil is the same things as CBD oil!
We can’t blame you. With cannabidiol variants popping up everywhere (Let’s admit it — 2019 is the year of the CBD) it can be difficult to separate between producers trying to do things right, and…people trying to make a quick buck.
We’ve already covered the difference between THC and the 100% Legal CBD still, what separates CBD and Hemp Oil? Is there a way to vet CBD companies you find randomly on the web, and to tell which companies are making sure their product meets the mark?
We’re here to clear the confusion and educate you on the differences between Hemp and CBD Oil.
Busting Myths, the Old-Fashioned Way.
There’s only one way to bust myths.
That’s with SCIENCE!
Yep. That’s your one-and-only master key to separate Hemp Oil vs CBD.
One way to make sure that you’re not paying a CBD premium for a plain old superfood.
…a superfood? Let’s start our explanation with the little piece of legislation that changed everything.
That’s — of course — the 2018 Farm Bill Act.
From Plant to CBD. The Farm Bill Act
Hemp or the Cannabis Sativa plant is a borderline miraculous crop with little to Zero THC.
From Clothing, textiles, building materials, to biofuels and more, nearly every bit of this plant is useable in some fashion.
Even Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, and our Founding Fathers were aware of this, cultivating hemp crops for industrial purposes.
Yet this potential nearly vanished in 1970 with the Controlled Substance Act, all due to the fact that the non-intoxicating hemp plant contained the word cannabis.
This act made the growing of Cannabis Sativa (hemp) illegal, until it was reversed in the 2018 Farm Bill act.
With this Bill, growing CBD rich hemp was made once again legal with federal approval, opening the door to 2019’s new revolution of wellness.
Extracting the CBD from Hemp
While THC has to be grown for specifically and bred through a (usually intentional) process, CBD is found in ALL cannabis plants. Including the THC-Free Hemp Plant.
CBD is an extract of the cannabis plants, plain and simple.
That means essentially what separates CBD Oil from Hemp Oil is CBD CONTENT.
Hemp Seed Oil, the Superfood.
There is absolutely nothing dangerous about the standard Hemp Oil, sometimes called Hemp Seed Oil. But it doesn’t compare to CBD.
Made by pressing the seeds of the plant, Hemp Seed Oil is often sought out specifically for it’s nutty flavor and the essential fatty acids it provides. Often it’s used as a dietary supplement. (We told you the Hemp plant was borderline miraculous!)
While we definitely recommend trying Hemp Oil, you cannot get Hemp Oil and CBD Oil confused.
That’s because Hemp Oil, while a healthy superfood, does not provide the anti-inflammatory, anti-anxiety, and anti-seizure properties that CBD can. Hemp Seed Oil contains no significant amounts of CBD.
In short: if you’re buying CBD, make sure you’re getting the real stuff.
Don’t Let Them Confuse You
In this wave of a CBD craze, dozens of companies are trying to make a quick buck, misleadingly selling Hemp Oil like CBD.
Hemp Seed Oil, made by pressing Hemp seeds, is much cheaper to produce. It can even technically be called “Cannabis Sativa Oil.”
However, using the scientific name of Hemp is only meant to confuse, speaking nothing to the quality or content of the product. It can be called Cannabis Sativa Oil while containing little to no CBD.
Testing, Tested, Test Again.
The CBD Market is the Wild West of 2019. Not regulated as a dietary supplement, the FDA is only able to caution against over-promising.
If CBD popularity holds up, and more people keep discovering the effects of CBD, it is expected that government standards will be introduced in the next couple years.
Yet for now it’s up to the CBD producer to decide how transparent they will be.
When you’re choosing your CBD, you can’t always trust a label. Reputations should be built over time, with REPEATED tested.
You hear disappointing stories of companies over-claiming CBD content, with products that barely fall to half the said percentage.
Labels aren’t everything. That’s why..
SCIENCE SAVES THE DAY.
When it comes down to it, bring it back to data!
What does that mean?
It means choosing companies that test their products, get them passed, then pass those results to you. Companies on board with 3rd party testing what’s inside their products.
Luckily (and we tell you this because) Pharm Organics is one of those companies.
Take a look at the full lab reports we post for all products.
We like to consider ourselves an industry leader in transparency, going the extra step and 3rd party testing for pesticides, CBD, THC, and more.
That’s why we can so quickly say our product is THC free. We’ve got the papers to back it up.
It also means we can share the full Terpene profile of our CBD Oils, mapped down to the most insignificant percentage.
We believe it’s about knowing what you’re getting!
Wrapping up. Hemp Oil vs CBD Oil
Remember. When it comes to finding the wellness you’re seeking, you need to make sure you’re getting the right product.
Let’s sum it up again.
–CBD Content is essentially what separates CBD Oil from Hemp Oil–
What’s in your product (not on the label) is what matters.
So if you’re looking to make a tasty nutty-flavored salad dressing with healthy fats, then we will recommend the superfood cannabis sativa oil or hemp oil.