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What’s the Difference Between CBD Oil and Hemp Seed Oil?


Cannabidiol (CBD) oil and hemp seed oil are becoming popular health products in Australia, thanks to people like yours truly. However, they’re sometimes confused with one another, and in health food stores, they could be stored close together, which further confuses matters. However, there is a huge difference between CBD oil and hemp seed oil.

Both CBD oil and hemp seed oil may have health benefits, but they are very different. Before buying either product, we’ll show you some differences, and by doing so, should hopefully save you the time on looking it up yourself! Our other blogs may have some good info for you too!

The Benefits of Hemp Seed Oil

Hemp seed oil is extracted from the seeds of hemp and cannabis plants. To make oil, the seeds are pressed in the same way as you would olives, if you know what that’s like…You may want to watch a video.

Moving on! Hemp seed oil is very nutritious and high in omega-3 fatty acids, which may improve the health of your skin, joints, eyes, and even your heart. It’s also rich in omega-6 fatty acids, and these fatty acids have been linked to strengthening bones, lowering cholesterol, and improving symptoms of PMS. All great things.

The Benefits of CBD

CBD is not obtained from hemp seeds, but from the flower of the hemp plant. Traces of CBD can also be found in the leaves and stems. In other words, hemp seed oil doesn’t necessarily contain CBD, and the stuff you buy online or in health food shops probably won’t have any CBD in any meaningful amount.

CBD oil has been linked to several benefits, including:

  • Relieving anxiety
  • Relief from pain and inflammation
  • Improving sleep
  • Reducing the severity and frequency of seizures
  • Helps with acne and other skin diseases

Although CBD is increasingly researched in the medical field and is only in its stages of infancy with more research coming out every day, we, along with our great customers, and many other people, use it for a number of health reasons. You can see a fair few of our customers, and their experiences with their Down to Earth isolate CBD oil online Australia experience, here.

CBD vs Hemp Seed Oil: Which One Do I Use?

Before you buy CBD, isolate CBD oil online Australia, or hemp seed oil — regardless of retailers or brand — take a look at the website information, and make sure you’re selecting the right option (We have a dropdown menu so you can select your preferred carrier).

Another thing to be wary of when looking at other retailers is that both CBD and hemp seed products often contain pictures of hemp leaves, so don’t let this confuse you: read through the ingredients, and make the correct choice.

Although hemp seed oil almost never contains CBD, some CBD products use hemp seed oil. We create CBD oils that use hemp seed oil as a “carrier oil”.  Our CBD products will state on the packaging, and on our website, as to whether they contain CBD, cannabidiol oil or “cannabinoids”.

It’s important, too, that wherever you buy CBD products from are happy to show independent lab analyses of their products, so you can be sure of exactly what you’re getting, like we do here.

Hemp seed oil can be used for more general, day to day applications, similar to olive oil: salad dressings, or even to cook with, if that’s what you fancy. You can also take a teaspoon of hemp seed oil regularly to get your daily dose of omega fatty acids.

CBD oil, and isolate CBD oil online Australia, may be better suited for treating things including seizure disorders, pain, anxiety, inflammation, insomnia, and treating addictions (just to name a few).

In some cases, CBD, and isolate CBD oil online Australia can also cause mild side effects when taken haphazardly. These side effects usually go away within a few hours. However, if the side effects are persistent or severe, you should call your doctor, and you should always consult with your health professional before starting any new supplements in general.

CBD, isolate, and hemp seed oil may all have benefits –but they’re not the same thing. To find high quality CBD products, take a look at our product range.

Final Thoughts

Now you know! Hopefully this was a bit eye-opening, and insightful about what exactly Down to Earth sells, and what we use in our products. It’s very important not to get carried away and buy the wrong product by accident. Thankfully we have a great return policy, so you don’t have to worry if you make that mistake with us!

When it comes to buying any of our oils, however, as always, we recommend speaking to a doctor before using CBD oil or any supplements. Both CBD and hemp seed oil may have great benefits for you and your body, and should be considered even for day to day care. Whatever you choose to do, we’re always here to answer any questions, so feel free to drop a line in the comments, or email us here.

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