With so many products derived from cannabis on the market today, it’s quite difficult to determine the difference between CBD oil, hemp seed oil, and marijuana products. We often see hemp leaves on a variety of products today but knowing the difference between these popular types of products is important to get the right remedy for your condition. Each of these products or as a distinct and different purpose and here are some of their differences.
CBD and hemp seed oil are quite similar and people often use the terms interchangeably. Even though the products are derived from the same type of plant, they work very differently. Hemp seed oil is different from CBD oil because the hemp seed oil is made from the seeds of the hemp plant whereas CBD oil is extracted from the flowers and leaves.
Each part of the plant has its own benefit and CBD oil often involves a much more labor-intensive process for its production. CBD oil is designed more for accessing all of the beneficial compounds of the hemp plant with very controlled levels of THC at less than .3%. You’ll get access to all of the synergistic compounds found in hemp from CBD, but only the omega six and omega-3 fatty acids as well as a few other compounds from hemp seed oil. This is why hemp seed oil is commonly cheaper and much more likely to be used as a cooking agent or carrier oil rather than a product for health and wellness.
Products derived from marijuana will be entirely different from CBD oil. Marijuana oil and marijuana products will contain the full spectrum of cannabinoids found in cannabis. These products do not contain regulated amounts of THC and they can produce psychoactive effects similar to smoking marijuana with use. Having this full spectrum of cannabinoids can be beneficial but if you need to enjoy a functional health supplement where you can live life without the psychoactive effects of THC, CBD is a more beneficial option. Many marijuana products are also deemed illegal throughout the United States or declared for medical use only.
Understanding the difference between these three types of products can help you to determine which will be best for you. If you need advice on any product in our online catalog, contact us today.
This post was written by Flo Sugyatno, operations manager of PureMed and CBD Expert. At PureMed we are a CBD store in Washington DC. We know that the best product comes from the best ingredients. That’s why we only use local, non-GMO ingredients that are grown without pesticides! We Produce Worry-Free CBD.