Hemp Oil vs CBD Oil


First thing first both Hemp Seed oil and CBD are two different products.

People often confuse these products to be the same by referring hemp oil as CBD oil. People often call Hemp oil as hemp seed oil.

To know the difference, let’s know the origin of the plant first. Cannabis species (Cannabaceae). Cannabis and hemp originate from the same plant species known as Cannabis sativa. Both these varieties contain two compound tetrahydrocannabinol (THC, this makes person feel high) and cannabidiol (CBD).
Availability of compounds in each of these plants is as follows.

1 Cannabis plant: contains about 17% THC and CBD below 0.15%. This plant has various medicinal uses.

2 Hemp plant: need to have THC below 0.3% to be sold legally. This plant averages around 15% on CBD. This plant is used to make clothing, paper etc.

3 Hemp Seed: they contain 0% THC and marginal trace of the CBD. Used to extract cooking oil and also used in beauty products.

So we get CBD and Hempseed oil from the same Hemp plant. However, both are different products, CBD is extracted from Stem/Stalks, leaves and flower of the plant, whereas Hempseed oil use the seeds of Cannabis sativa. Products sometimes market Hempseed oil as CBD as the latter is costlier and people are willing to pay more for CBD, and by marketing the products on these lines the brands can charge a premium on price.

Each type of oil has their own uses and benefits. Read on to learn more about the benefits of each one of these.

Hemp oil

Hemp oil is known for its health and nutritional benefits due to its healthy fat and mineral contents. It contains the important omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids that help reduce risk of heart attack by controlling the cholesterol, reduce triglycerides. It is also a very good source of proteins, vitamin-B and Vitamin-D and many other healthy minerals.

It is also used in food industry and Hemp oil is added to cookies, snack bars, bakery items, to improve their nutritional value. It improves the immune system, reduces constipation and provide cardiovascular benefits.
Hemp oil is also an important ingredient in beauty products. It is found effective against skin disorders like dryness and itching
Textile is another industry that uses Hemp oil to manufacture fiber and clothing.


CBD is used for its medicinal benefits. These benefits include pain-relieving, antidepressive, anti-inflammatory, neuroprotective, antianxiety and many more. A study on arthritis patients it was found effective in reducing pain and inflammation.
CBD is also found helpful to people suffering from Anxiety and depression. It is effective in treating anxiety disorder, panic disorder, social anxiety disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder.

It is also found effective against insomnia (Sleep disorder) as it acts as a pain reliever and fights depression and anxiety, it makes a person relaxed and falling asleep becomes easier.

Full spectrum contains THC and some people use it for recreation activities.
In case you are buying products for a specific use /treatment, It’s worthwhile looking at the ingredients as both the compounds have different health and medicinal benefits. Hempseed oil may be mentioned with the names like simple Hempseed oil or cannabis sativa seed oil while the CBD oil may be listed as cannabidiol, full-spectrum hemp or hemp oil.

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