Hemp oil can refer to two different types of oil extracted from the hemp plant:
- Hemp Seed Oil: Also known as hemp oil or hempseed oil, this oil is extracted from the seeds of the hemp plant (Cannabis sativa). Hemp seed oil is rich in nutrients, including omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, vitamins (such as vitamin E), minerals, and antioxidants. It has a nutty flavor and is commonly used in cooking, salad dressings, and as a dietary supplement. Hemp seed oil does not contain significant amounts of cannabinoids like CBD (cannabidiol) or THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and is primarily valued for its nutritional benefits.
- CBD Hemp Oil: This oil is extracted from the flowers, leaves, and stems of the hemp plant and contains high levels of cannabidiol (CBD), a non-intoxicating compound known for its potential therapeutic properties. CBD hemp oil may also contain other cannabinoids, terpenes, and phytochemicals found in the hemp plant, depending on the extraction method used. CBD hemp oil is commonly used in wellness products such as CBD tinctures, capsules, edibles, topicals, and more, and is believed to have various potential health benefits, including pain relief, anxiety reduction, and anti-inflammatory effects.