In today’s “green rush” of supplements derived from the hemp plant (Cannabis sativa), it can be confusing to sort through product labels and understand exactly what you’re getting.
Though hempseed oil has been a mainstay at health food stores for decades, the surging interest in hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD)—which was legalized in the US by the 2018 Farm Bill—means that hempseed oil products and CBD oil products increasingly get blurred together. The confusion is only compounded by the fact that some people use “hemp oil” to mean “hempseed oil,” while others use “hemp oil” interchangeably with “CBD oil.” Who can blame you for being a little lost?
While hempseed oil and CBD oil are both extracted from the hemp plant, they each have different contents, mechanisms, and benefits for our health.
Here’s the full story on how they stack up to one another…