Cannabidiol (CBD) oil has quickly become an extremely popular extract, used for many reasons by many people. No CBD product company is permitted to make health claims. With that said, we will explain what CBD hemp oil is.
CBD is one of many cannabinoids in the cannabis plants.
Most people have heard of THC, the psychoactive compound found in cannabis: THC “gets you high.” Unlike delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), CBD is non-psychoactive, meaning it doesn’t cause the “high” associated with marijuana. Because CBD doesn’t have the psychoactive effects of marijuana, consumers have been attracted to it for its potential wellness properties. A naturally occurring substance, CBD is used in products like topicals and ingestibles for a variety of wellness reasons.
There are dozens of individual cannabinoids in the cannabis plant.
Without listing all of them and explaining their roles and functionalities in detail (that’s for another blog post!), the most prevalent cannabinoids are CBD and THC. It is thought that cannabinoids (CBD, THC, CBN, CBG) and other components of cannabis (terpenes, flavonoids, fats, lipids) can interact with the body.
When you see the term “hemp oil,” be aware that it may not contain any CBD.
There are many companies using hemp seed oil, tricking consumers into thinking they are getting CBD. A lot of times when people talk about hemp oil, they’re referring to oil extracted from the seeds of the hemp plant. There are no cannabinoids — CBD or THC — in hemp seed oil. This ingredient is packed with healthy fats and often appears in beauty products for its moisturizing benefits, but it contains no cannabidiol.