With the amended Australian legislation now allowing hemp seeds to be used in consumable products, you have no doubt seen Hemp products in stores and online. However, there seems to be a lot of misinformation and confusion about the difference between Hemp seed oil and CBD oil. The terms hemp seed oil, hemp oil, and CBD oil seemed to be used interchangeably which can be very confusing for the consumer.
Hopefully, this article will help give you a better understanding of the difference between hemp Seed oil and CBD oil.
Hemp seed oil and CBD come from the same plant, Cannabis Sativa (hemp), which has extremely low traces of THC, the psychoactive component in marijuana that gives you the feeling of being ‘high’, however, each oil is made from different parts of the plant and contain different amounts of cannabidiol (which is what CBD actually stands for).
Before we go any further, you are legally allowed to grow, produce, sell, and buy hemp seed products in Australia, however, CBD oil is currently a prohibited substance.
CBD oil is made from the flowers, leaves and stems of the hemp plant and contains high levels of cannabidiol which people believe can treat cancer, lessen seizures, and reduce chronic pain. CBD oil is generally used for medicinal purposes.
Hemp seed oil is made from hemp seeds only and contains very low levels of cannabidiol. Hemp seed oil is used as a dietary supplement due to its perfectly balanced natural blend of easily digested proteins, essential fats (Omega 3, 6 & 9) and Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA) as well as high amounts of dietary fibre, vitamins, minerals, and amino acids. Studies have shown that hemp seed oil may improve your overall health and work as a preventative for future illnesses.
Side by Side Comparison
SPECIES OF ORIGIN
PARTS USED TO PRODUCE OIL
AUSTRALIAN LEGAL STATUS
Hemp Seed Oil
Low to None
Food Source, Dietary Supplement
Flowers, Leaves & Stems