Explain the difference between CBD Extract and Hemp Oil

It can be very confusing for a first time buyer not sure exactly what they are searching for. There are many online stores selling numerous Hemp or CBD products. It can be a challenge to sort through all the options for even the seasoned CBD veteran. Many large retailers like Amazon and Target sell “hemp oil”, but they do not contain CBD.

Hemp oil, actually should be called hemp seed oil (remember our earlier discussion in Top Questions), comes from only the seeds of hemp and does not include all of the same plant compounds and is primarily composed of dietary fats and nutrients.

CBD extract is the essential oil produced from the leaves, buds, and stem of the hemp plant. In the extraction process, the oil retains a range of the phytocannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids found naturally in hemp.

Products labeled as “hemp oil” do not provide the reported benefits of CBD, or other cannabinoid-based products. The Hemp Industries Association makes the distinction between hemp oil and CBD extracts, stating, “CBD is not a product or component of hemp seeds and labeling to that effect is misleading and motivated by the desire to take advantage of the legal gray area of CBD under federal law. Hemp seed oil does not contain any significant quantity of CBD.”

Frogsong Farm produces a whole plant hemp extract, our Full Spectrum CBD Hemp extract, with a broad spectrum of phytocannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids. Phytocannabinoids are phyto-compounds produced by the hemp plant. Cannabinoids work with the mammalian Endocannabinoid System (ECS), which is a vast receptor system to support homeostasis and health.* It exists in the immune system, many organs, and the central nervous system. The ECS accepts our bodies’ internal endocannabinoids as well as the phytocannabinoids found in hemp.

We process our CBD extract in-house using organic ethanol. The CBD, extracted from our craft hemp, is legal and can be shipped to all 50 states.

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