Does Hemp Seed Oil Contain CBD?
While CBD Hemp Oil, CBD Oil, Hemp Oil and Hemp Seed Oil all sound similar, and are all oils produced from the hemp plant, their composition can vary significantly.
More importantly, some of these products may contain insignificant levels of wellbeing boosting cannabinoids.
So to clear up this confusion and determine whether hemp seed oil actually contains any CBD, read on. The answer is not as straight forward as you may think.
Does Hemp Seed Oil Contain Cannabinoids?
Hemp seed oil is made by applying pressure to hemp seeds in order to extract their oils. Hemp seed oil can be used for culinary purposes and has a very healthy balance of essential fatty acids Omega-3 and Omega-6.
In fact, the 6:1 ratio of Omega-6 to Omega-3 is considered to be optimal for human health. Hence why it is commonly described as ‘nature’s most perfectly balanced oil’.
Hemp seed oil is also high in other beneficial compounds such as polyphenols, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals.
However, the seeds themselves do not contain any of the cannabinoids that offer various benefits through their interaction with the endocannabinoid system.
Does this mean that Hemp seed oil contains no traces of cannabinoids? No.
While hemp seeds do not contain cannabinoids, they are harvested from the hemp plant that does. Because of this, traces of cannabinoids do seem to end up in the final product.
The levels of cannabinoids found in hemp seed oil will depend on how thoroughly the hemp seeds are cleaned before pressing. But even when cleaned thoroughly, it is still likely that at least some traces of cannabinoids will remain.
The following study – Cannabinoid Profiling of Hemp Seed Oil by Liquid Chromatography Coupled to High-Resolution Mass Spectrometry, found traces of CBD, THC and over 30 other minor cannabinoids in commercial hemp seed oil.
Does Hemp Seed Oil Have The Same Effects As CBD Oil?
No. While traces of cannabinoids have been found in hemp seed oil, they are so low that the effects would be insignificant.
However, when combined with a CBD-rich hemp extract, hemp seed oil could potentially contribute to the ‘entourage effect’.
The entourage effect is a proven scientific phenomenon in which multiple compounds exhibit a synergistic effect that provides higher efficacy than isolated compounds.
Is Hemp Seed Oil The Same As Hemp Oil?
This is a tricky one. Most products that you find online called ‘hemp oil’ will be hemp seed oil. But other products such as cold-pressed hemp oil could be different.
Cold-pressed hemp oil can refer to an oil that is made by compressing the flowers and leaves of the hemp plant. As the flowers and leaves contain high concentrations of cannabinoids and terpenes, the end result can be a potent and flavoursome oil. High in cannabinoids.
Furthermore, some producers do decide to call their standard CBD Oil, ‘Hemp Oil’.
This may be because they believe that it is a more accurate representation of the product. This is understandable when the final product contains hundreds of beneficial Hemp compounds, not just CBD.
So What’s The Difference Between CBD Hemp Oil & CBD Oil?
CBD Oil is the most common term used to describe oils that contain high concentrations of CBD. However, the composition of CBD Oils can vary significantly.
CBD Oils can contain a mixture of CBD-rich hemp extract and hemp seed oil, MCT Oil, olive oil or any other carrier oil.
At BROWN’S CBD, we like to be specific. And we feel that CBD Hemp Oil is a better term to describe an oil that contains a combination of CBD-rich hemp extract and hemp seed oil.
We hope that this article has cleared up some of the confusion for you! If you are interested in trying any of our full-spectrum CBD Hemp Oil, or other Hemp products, click the button below to head over to our online store.