CBD, or cannabidiol, is a popular topic and product in our modern world and is popping up on shelves everywhere, whether in your local grocery store, convenience store, or online. There are many different products available and labels around CBD, which can confuse a person looking to try CBD for the first time.
Some of the iterations of CBD oil available are labeled as Hemp Extract Oil, Hemp Oil and CBD Oil, CBD Isolate oil, CBD broad-spectrum oil, and CBD full-spectrum oil, just to name a few. Adding to the confusion around hemp products are non-CBD products available on the market, such as hemp seed oil.
In this blog, we will cover some common questions around hemp extract oil, CBD, how to extract CBD oil from hemp, and different types of CBD oil products you may consider when deciding what you’d like for your unique lifestyle. Read on below to first learn about pure extract hemp oil or the type of hemp oil that we use at Strength of Hope in all our products.
What is Hemp Extract Oil?
Hemp Extract Oil is extracted from the leaves and flowers of the Hemp plant, which are rich in cannabidiol (CBD). Typically, Hemp Extract Oil, also known as Hemp Oil, is extracted using CO2 or a solvent such as alcohol to separate the oil from the hemp plant material.
The oil then goes through a distillation/winterization process to further purify the oil for use. The resulting oil may be CBD isolate oil, CBD broad-spectrum oil, or CBD full-spectrum oil, depending on the process used and the product desired.
After extraction, hemp extract oil may be used in a wide range of CBD products, including CBD tincture, CBD topicals, and even CBD Pet oil. Hemp extract, by law, must contain no more than 0.3% THC, though some companies, such as Strength of Hope, provide Hemp extract CBD oil products that are 100% THC free.
What is Hemp Extract Oil vs. CBD Oil?
You might be wondering what hemp extract oil is versus CBD Oil. Hemp Extract Oil, Hemp Oil, and CBD Oil are all synonymous terms used to describe the same thing; oil extracted from the Hemp plant to produce a CBD-rich oil, with no to very little THC present.
Having said that, mislabeling is rampant in the industry. Some Hemp Oils are marketed as containing cannabidiol (CBD), while very little is present in the finished product.
Likewise, Hemp seed oil is sometimes labeled as hemp oil while actually containing no CBD. With any CBD Oil or CBD Hemp Oil Extract you consider, always check the third-party testing results. This will help clear up how much CBD is present in the product and list the other oil ingredients.
For your peace of mind, Strength of Hope provides our third-party testing results for all our products on our public website.
What’s the Difference Between Cannabis CBD and Hemp CBD?
CBD is extracted from the Cannabis Sativa plant, which can either be a more THC-rich psychoactive plant referred to as cannabis here, or a hemp plant with very low THC content.
CBD extract derived from cannabis plants such as the kind used in recreational cannabis dispensaries typically is paired with higher amounts of THC than hemp CBD or Hemp Extract. Hemp extract, which comes from very low THC hemp plants, contains no more than 0.3% THC.
In summary, CBD oil products derived from hemp are CBD rich and low THC, making them a non-psychoactive option. CBD oil products derived from cannabis plants that are not hemp tend to be higher THC and low CBD, making these products a psychoactive choice.
Why Use Pure Hemp Extract Oil?
There are many reasons why people seek out pure hemp extract oil or CBD oil. Some of the common reasons or use cases users report for seeking out cannabidiol (CBD) oil include:
- Muscle and Joint tension
- Sleep Issues
- Stress and Mood Management
- Skin Hydration/Skincare
- Energy and Focus
- Gastrointestinal Concerns
- Help with Pets
One of the reasons you may try pure hemp extract is it is non-psychoactive. This means that Hemp CBD extract can be taken at any time of day, even during the workday.
Although research on CBD and hemp extract is just beginning, a growing body of research shows a number of potential use cases, such as those listed in the blogs above. Just keep in mind, CBD and hemp extract oil are not intended to treat or cure any disease.
What’s the Difference Between Hemp Extract and Hemp Seed Oil?
Hemp Extract Oil comes mainly from the leaves and flowers of the Hemp Plant and is rich in CBD. Meanwhile, Hemp Seed Oil comes from the seeds of the hemp plant and contains no CBD but is high in antioxidants and Omega-3 and 6 fatty acids.
How do CBD Isolate, CBD Broad-Spectrum, and CBD Full-Spectrum Differ?
These three iterations of CBD oil all, of course, contain cannabidiol, but some of these choices also include other cannabinoids in the mix. CBD Isolate is considered to be the purest form of CBD oil, in that all other cannabinoids are filtered out of the oil. This form is fantastic for those looking only for effects of CBD, without any THC present.
CBD Full-spectrum oil options, by contrast, include cannabinoids, terpenes, essential oils, and other plant materials in the oil, often including THC. This is done to encourage the entourage effect, where various cannabinoids are theorized to work together for maximum benefit.
CBD Broad-spectrum oil, like the full-spectrum oil, also includes cannabinoids, terpenes, and essential oils in the oil, but does not contain THC. Like CBD isolate, this oil is perfect for users who prefer to have a CBD-rich experience.
Is CBD Safe?
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), CBD is generally safe and well-tolerated in humans, and no physical dependence effects have been reported.
Although CBD is considered to be generally safe, much more research is needed into CBD and CBD’s long-term side effects.
CBD can interact with certain medications. If you would like more information about CBD, possible side effects, and medication interactions, please visit the FDA’s website and speak to your doctor.
Strength of Hope Hemp Extract Oil
Pure Hemp Extract Oil
Want to try CBD for yourself? Look no further than Strength of Hope’s premium CBD oil. Our Hemp Extract Oil is a perfect companion to have on hand for a simple way to measure a dose of CBD. CBD Oil is easily taken by mouth or mixed in many beverages such as coffee, tea, and healthy smoothies.
Our CBD Oil is perfect for daytime use or as part of a nighttime routine. The dropper is useful for either a microdosing routine or for larger CBD doses. Each one-ounce bottle of CBD Oil tincture comes with either 500 mg, 1000 mg, or 2500 mg CBD for your needs.
Hemp Extract Oil Mints
Our Hemp Oil Extract Mints are our most uncomplicated way to try CBD with a dependable dose every time. Each mint contains 10 mg, 20 mg, or 40 mg CBD per mint, with 28 mints per tin. You might try our CBD mints if you have an active, on-the-go lifestyle and are looking to take cannabidiol without having to worry about measuring your dose.
Mints are easy to use. Simply allow the mint to dissolve by mouth without chewing for best effects. The easy-carry tin is a cinch to stash in a purse, pocket, or glove box for a discreet dose at any time of day.
Questions about Hemp Extract Oil and CBD?
If you are looking to learn a bit more about CBD, our “Learn” tab is an excellent resource for information about hemp, CBD, and hemp oil extract. For newcomers to CBD, you might begin by reading this brief intro to Hemp and CBD. From there, you may consider reading this blog on the Oregon CBD market and how to choose a quality CBD product.