The healthcare product landscape is being shifted with the inclusion and application of CBD products everywhere. As these products continue to rise in popularity, other terms in the same subject are becoming prominent as well. Chief among those is hemp. While they are similar in some ways, CBD oil and hemp oil are not the same. So, what are the differences and similarities between the two?
What is CBD oil?
CBD, scientifically known as cannabidiol, is one of over a hundred chemical compounds present in cannabis plants. It contains Tetrahydrocannabidiol (THC), the main element found in the cannabis plant itself. CBD oil is extracted from the whole plant, and then usually combined with other oils and herbs to make the popular CBD oils we see in various health care products that are sold to the public.
What is hemp oil?
Hemp oil is extracted from certain parts; the seeds, leaves and petals from hemp plants, not cannabis plants. These plants also contain THC but with significantly lower levels than CBD oil. When hemp oil is extracted and processed, there should be almost no THC remaining in the finished product.
What is the difference?
While cannabis and hemp come from the same plant species, the main difference between CBD and hemp oil is in the amount of THC present. Any cannabis plant containing more than 0.3% of THC is marijuana. If it contains less than 0.3%, it is considered hemp. Neither CBD or hemp will get you “high” and they have distinctive benefits for a variety of ailments as well.
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