CBD oils can be a bit complicated if you are just starting out. At Blessed CBD, we offer many different ways for you to enjoy CBD, whether it be capsules, gummies, vapes, topicals, or oils. To help you gain an understanding of all things cannabis, we offer a breakdown below on the difference between CBD oil and hemp oil.
The making of CBD oil vs. hemp oil
Hemp oil is derived from hemp seeds. The seeds are pressed to create the oil. The main difference with CBD oil is that CBD oil comes from the whole cannabis plant, and is derived from everything – stems, leaves, plant, etc. CBD oil can be pure or it can have a combination of minerals inside of it, whereas hemp oil is always just the oil from the seeds of the hemp plant.
What is CBD? Hemp vs. marijuana
While both CBD and hemp oils are made from hemp, they are still quite different. Hemp is mainly used for industrial reasons for things like rope, paper, and textiles, whereas CBD is primarily used as a healthy supplement.
Cannabis is a word with many meanings. It actually is the name that covers the entire plant, and within the cannabis plant, there are two main varieties – sativa and indica. CBD oil comes from the cannabis plant.
When you are thinking of legal issues, you want to understand the difference between hemp and marijuana. Those words are not referring to the plant species, but they are actually descriptors of the use of the plant. You can use the plant legally in the industrial industry for hemp rope. But, THC also comes from the plant, and in many countries, THC is still not legal. This is because THC can make you intoxicated. CBD, however, has been legalized in many places because it does not make you high.
Within the stevia variety of the cannabis plant is where hemp originates. Typically, hemp is low in THC and high in CBD. Since it is low in THC, it can be used to make either CBD oils or hemp oils.
However, marijuana should not be used to make CBD oils, as it is high in THC and designed to have psychoactive effects. Marijuana can come from either sativa or indica, but should only be used recreationally and not as a healthy supplement like CBD oil is intended for. For the most part, hemp is usually legal because it does not have much THC, and marijuana is usually illegal because it is high in THC.
Hemp Seed Oil
Something else that makes hemp oil unique is that it does not have any cannabinoids. Hemp oil is purely made just from the hemp plant seeds, and nothing else.
Blessed CBD offers some products similar to this. Our CBD oil is made from organic farms and is 100% naturally grown. There are no additives in our CBD oil. After our hemp is grown, there is a stringent process to extract the oil from the seeds, which results in a high-quality organic CBD oil.
Additionally, certification is important, and any oil you buy from Blessed CBD is fully certified by a third party tester. Make sure you buy certified CBD oil, as it means that the label on the bottle is accurate and you will know exactly what you are putting into your body. You will be able to find the certificates online, so you know you are getting pure CBD oil when you buy from Blessed CBD. We stand behind the authenticity of our organic products.
CBD Oil, Explained
CBD is cannabidiol, which is just one out of over 100 different cannabinoids that can be found in cannabis plants. THC is the most prevalent cannabinoid, and CBD is the next most frequent. It is important to note that CBD oil is usually created from hemp plants, since hemp plants are created specifically to be higher in CBD and lower in THC. This means you will not get a high from CBD oil, and you can take it as part of your daily health supplements without worrying about getting high.
There are little flowers on a hemp plant, and those flowers are the part of the plan that CBD is extracted from. These little trichomes actually have all the compounds needed for CBD.
Hemp oil comes directly from hemp seeds, but CBD oil has a slightly different process. CBD can be isolated by itself or it can be mixed with a variety of cannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids, and oils – all of which come straight out of the hemp plant.
Sometimes CBD is blended, and sometimes it is just CBD oil. So, you could end up with something that is just CBD oil or something that is a mix of CBD and hemp oils. Read the labels of the products you are purchasing. You want to get an understanding of much THC, if any, is in a product, and how much CBD is in a product. Ideally, the label will tell you in milligrams or milliliters and not in percentages. Percentages are not a good measurement because you do not necessarily the overall quantity in the bottle.
CBD oil can be used for many reasons
THC products are normally consumed recreationally, to get that high feeling. Hemp oil can be used industrially or for nutritional purposes, as it helps add fatty acids into your diet, as well as protein and other vitamins.
CBD oil is arguably the most versatile product to come from the cannabis plant. It is non-psychotropic, so you can add it to your diet any time of day without worrying about feeling high. It also contains vitamins and can be used to improve your health. If you have chronic inflammation, CBD oil can help improve your body’s response to inflammation and have you feeling better.
Our bodies also process hemp and CBD oils differently. The endocannabinoid system (ECS) in our bodies is primarily responsible for processing cannabinoids and CBD. So, when you ingest CBD oil, it can improve the ECS in your body, which can help improve general balance and levels without body, helping you to feel better.
Learn more about CBD oils
Blessed CBD understands that it can be a journey to learn about CBD, and we want to help you get the best product to meet your needs. Our team is standing by to answer any questions you might have after reading through our websites.
At Blessed CBD, you can buy more than just oils. You might find that vape, gummies, or topicals could be more of what you need. We can help explain the differences to you, so you can be sure you are buying the right product.
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