Hemp Oil - Extract vs Seed. Where's the CBD?!

Hemp Oil - Extract vs Seed. Where's the CBD?!

Laura Noble

Hemp oil has gained a great deal of attention over the past several months. It’s about time! Much of the hype is CBD. It's brought out many curious minds, even conservative folks and grandmas who are seeking a better quality of life.

They're asking things like, "will taking those bcg's without tnt get my hands and shoulders feeling better so I can get back to my knitting? Thelma at church told me I should try that marijuana weed stuff that won't get me all highed up. She says her back is feeling SO much better and she's enjoying working in her garden again!"

"You got that stuff?"

You know what I'm talking about?"

You go grandma!

Where's the CBD!?

We're face to face with many of our customers on Saturdays at Detroit Eastern Market. On a personal level it's rewarding when we hear success stories and testimonials, especially from older seniors. Young and old alike, better quality of life is what it’s about. Providing access to top quality products is what we work to achieve every day.

For consumers who are relatively new to gaining information about hemp oil products, there’s a difference in what hemp seed oil is and what hemp extract oils are. There is also a difference in CBD isolate and full spectrum hemp extract oil.

Hemp seed oil comes from the hemp seed being pressed. This oil carries a high concentration of omegas, the essential fatty acids necessary for life. That oil is an excellent anti-inflammatory food source. It has a mild nutty flavor. It's not super stable, which means the shelf-life is rather short compared to other oils, and you need to keep it refrigerated after opening. It's not good oil to cook with grandma, so don't go frying chicken in it. Enjoy it in raw form. Hemp seed oil is not a source of CBD, but it has awesome nutrition and vitamin E.

Just so you know, the remaining cake of the pressed hemp seed can be milled providing a highly nutritious hemp powder. Since the hemp seed carry 20-amino acids, including the 9-essential amino acids, the powder is a complete, high protein food that’s easily digestible - outpacing meat, fish, eggs, cheese, soy; human or cow’s milk.

Hemp extract oil is better identified as an essential oil from the hemp plant. The entire plant is used for the extraction process in pulling out all the plant's phytonutrients. A sticky distillate resin oil is the result. That resin is where the cbd is. There are also hundreds of other cannabinoids, terpenes and nutrients in that oil.

Both types of oils, hemp seed oil and hemp extract oil can be very beneficial in reducing inflammation in the body. The oils provide different nutritional benefits. Hemp seed oil has a high concentration of omegas, the good fats and Vitamin E, but it’s not a natural source of cannabinoids.

A hemp plant can contain over 400 cannabinoids and phytonutrients compounds. Certain genetics of hemp plants are sought after to produce good quality, full spectrum extract oils. Hemp plant cultivars high in Cannabidiol (CBD) are what producers seek to make an extract distillate oil that will be abundant in CBD. Hemp plants carry very little Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) the cannabinoid that when heated can make you feel high.

Full Spectrum oil vs CBD isolate:

A full spectrum oil from hemp has all the phytocannabinoids the plant has to offers. If you see a product that contains CBD isolate – you’re getting just that; Cannabidiol only one of the many cannabinoid the hemp plant offers. When its an isolate, its excluding all the others phytonutrients.

There are studies that indicate the phytocannabinoids within the hemp plant are closely related on a cellular level in helping to support the endocannabinoid system (ECS) within the human body. In laywomen terms, when you feel like crap, your ECS could be out of sync causing you pain, discomfort, anxiety and other ailments.*

If you're ready to give CBD a try because Thelma said they worked for her, have at it. One of our best sellers is cinnamon. It quite pleasant tasting and even meets the approval of my 90-year-old mother.

If you're into the real science behind all this, check out The Father of Cannabis, Dr. Raphael Mechoulam. He's been studying cannabis for over 50-years and is the expert. He explains all about how the ECS carries out reactions in the immune and nervous systems and all of the body’s organs. How a breakdown in the ECS may be linked to disease and how CBDs may help support the ECS.

Cannabidiol (CBD) is just one of hundreds of cannabinoids that has been identified within the cannabis plant.

High quality food grade hemp extract oil should be extracted with CO2, not alcohol.

Yes, CBD is awesome, but the mighty hemp seed is also worthy of consuming too. #EatSomeHemp

* these statements not evaluated or approved by the FDA

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