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Buyer Beware: Hemp Seed Oil is Not the Same as Hemp Extract

It’s an exciting time to be alive with the CBD industry booming across so many industries – beauty, fitness, health, food, beverage – you name it, there’s a product with CBD in it.

However, with this exciting new “green rush” comes a cautionary message to consumers. Brands are using the terms “CBD oil, hemp extract and hemp seed oil” interchangeably, resulting in misleading marketing claims.

What’s the Diff?

CBD may suddenly be all the rage, but hemp and hemp seed oil has been around for centuries, and can be found in things like food and beauty products. Hemp seed oil is made from – as the name suggests – the seeds of the hemp plant, which contain no CBD or other cannabinoids. Hemp seed oil is still good for you as it is high in antioxidants, amino acids, and omega fatty acids, making it a popular addition to beauty products and even food.

Example: the popular lotion Hempz contains hemp seed oil NOT hemp extract oil. The picture on the bottle of the hemp leaf may be misleading to some.

Hemp Extract Oil on the other hand, is made from the stalks, stems, and flower of the hemp plant, and contain phytocannabinoids like CBD, CBG, CBN, CBV, and trace amounts of THC (below .3%).

Example: all of our products here at Healthy Roots use Hemp Extract Oil.

How to Tell the Difference 

If the product says anything about seeds (i.e. hemp seed oil) it does not contain CBD. Anything stating full spectrum, hemp extract, hemp extract oil, cbd oil and the like, will contain CBD. Another good indicator is to look for milligrams on the label stating the potency of the product.

We encourage consumers to be educated and well informed when making their purchasing decisions. We don’t want anyone paying top dollar for a product claiming to contain CBD when it does not.

Have questions? Email us anytime at sales@healthyrootshemp.com.

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