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Hemp Oil vs CBD Oil? 2 Little-known Secrets.

Hemp Oil vs CBD Oil? 2 Little-known Secrets.

By Redeem | Sep 20, 2022

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    Hemp Oil vs CBD oil, how do they compare? Within hemp-based products, there is a considerable misunderstanding, with certain hemp products offering CBD isolate and others containing full-spectrum CBD. But perhaps the hemp products associated with the most confusion are hemp seed oil, hemp oil, and CBD oil. These products, though extremely different, are often considered to be the same by many consumers.  Never fear, we are here to make the difference between hemp oil vs CBD clear.     

    What is Hemp Seed Oil and Hemp Oil?  

    Hemp seed oil is made from cold-pressing the seeds of the hemp plant, has no THC, and only has negligible amounts of CBD.  Hemp seeds and hemp seed oil are considered “Healthy” in that they contain a perfect 3:1 ratio of Omega 6 to Omega 3 fatty acids.  This ratio imparts some anti-inflammatory properties and makes hemp seed oil a good choice for heart-healthy cooking, Omega supplements, and for cosmetic products.   Hemp seed oil is also often referred to as “hemp oil.” 

    What is CBD Oil or CBD Extract?

    “CBD oil” or “CBD extract” is derived from the flowers of the hemp plant rather than the seeds.  Hemp flowers contain cannabinoids and terpenes that provide the unique benefits associated with CBD oil.  While it is true that the leaves of the hemp plant contain some CBD, only extracts from the hemp flower contain the highest amount of CBD and the full range of other cannabinoids and terpenes.   Redeem uses only organically grown hemp flower to produce our full-spectrum CBD extracts.  

    When combined with a high-quality carrier oil to formulate a tincture, full-spectrum CBD extracts provide consumers the ability to take advantage of the entourage effect. The entourage effect is produced when CBD, CBN, CBG, THC, and terpenes interact synergistically with each other to improve their effectiveness.

    Additionally, the CBD extract can be added to topical formulations such as balms or creams or added to edibles such as gummies.  Although the benefits of CBD are still being studied and require more research, anecdotal reports suggest CBD has a range of beneficial properties that can promote overall wellness. 

    CBD vs Hemp Oil

    Hemp Oil vs CBD oil – Secret #1

    There is a world of difference when comparing Hemp Oil vs CBD oil.  Hemp Oil and Hemp Seed Oil do not contain CBD or other beneficial compounds that are found in CBD oil or CBD extracts.   This important difference is due to the part of the hemp plant (seed or flower) that the oil is derived from. 

    Hemp Oil vs CBD oil – Secret #2

    When a consumer tries a hemp seed oil or hemp oil product believing that they are getting CBD, they will most likely conclude that CBD does not work for them.  When in fact, they have been deceived by the marketing. 

    This hemp oil vs CBD oil deception is very common for brands that are being sold on Amazon because Amazon does not allow the sale of CBD products on its platform.  Therefore, some less than transparent sellers use the confusion about hemp oil vs CBD oil to “bait and switch” the consumer into purchasing an ineffective product that does not contain CBD.   

    To help clarify how you can determine if you are purchasing high-quality CBD products, see our blog, “What is the Standard for High-Quality CBD“.    A combination of consumer research and company transparency should make it clear which product is right for you.

    Every Redeem TherapeuticsCBD tincture,  topical pain cream, and CBD Gummy is produced according to current Good Manufacturing Practices and comes with a certificate of analysis so you can check our work. We create high-quality CBD products extracted from organic hemp flower so we can help our customers take back their health.

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