Hemp Oil, Hemp Extract, Hempseed Oil? What are they and do they contain CBD?

You want to try CBD oil, you’ve researched the benefits and now you’re not sure what to buy or what products contain CBD. Are you confused by all the different terms, varying miss-information and answers on social media?

What is hemp oil, hemp extract, pytocannabinoid extract, CBD extract, CBD oil, CBD Hemp oil, hempseed oil? Are they all the same thing just named differently?

In short, NO and YES! Confusing right? 🙁

Many brands and affiliate websites use may tricks to de-legitimatize products or confuse readers in order to make their product or favourite affiliated product look better and make a sale. We are going to set the record straight one and for all

Since CBD and hempseed oil are in the same cannabis family, they’re often incorrectly marketed as the same thing. Why would a brand do this? One reason is that consumers are willing to pay more for CBD oil, which is a pretty expensive ingredient compared to hempseed oil.

Read on and find out exactly what each term means, how to find out what they contain and we !explain the differences so you’ll know whether a product has CBD in it or not!

So firstly; what exactly is CBD and where does it come from?

CBD is 1 of over 200 biochemical compounds called cannabinoids found in the cannabis family of plants. Including, what is commonly referred to as hemp. Hemp is cannabis and it’s legally defined as any cannabis plant that contains <0.3% thc. Any cannabis plant containing >0.3% thc is classified as Marijuana. It really is that simple!

What is Hemp Oil and where does it come from?

Hemp Oil was, until recently simply hemp-seed oil, which comes from hemp-seeds. Simple right? It was, until companies started avoiding harassment from the FDA by removing CBD from their labels, replacing CBD with; hemp extract or hemp oil.

Now we have a problem. Who’s really selling CBD and who’s really selling hemp-seed oil mad to look like CBD?

So how can you tell what you’re purchasing? It’s pretty simple, actually. Check the ingredient list and the lab reports!

Hemp-seed oil will be listed as cannabis sativa seed oil. CBD will usually be listed as cannabidiol, full-spectrum hemp, hemp oil, PCR (phytocannabinoid-rich) or PCR hemp extracts.
If a product or company has no 3rd party lab reports, doesn’t state CBD in the ingredients list. Do not buy it.

Avoid Amazon, alibaba, eBay, etsy and other sales websites of this kind.

Read our buying CBD safely guide to learn how to spot fakes and cheap cbd products.