What is the Difference Between Hemp and CBD?

Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a compound found in cannabis plants that can be derived from both marijuana and hemp. While both products come from the same plant, there are some key differences between them. Hemp is a plant related to 0.3% or less THC, and is often used to make fabrics and ropes. Hemp plants contain a significant amount of CBD, while hemp seeds do not.

Hemp seeds are nutritious and contain healthy fatty acids, making hemp oil ideal for its nutritional and anti-inflammatory benefits. CBD is usually listed as cannabidiol, full spectrum hemp, hemp oil, PCR (rich in phytocannabinoids) or PCR hemp extracts. Hemp oil is a general term that can be used to describe two completely different products. Hemp oil is known for not clogging pores, having anti-inflammatory properties and providing superior hydration to keep skin looking and feeling supple.

Some brands may also market their products based on hemp seeds to avoid Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations on products derived from cannabis or marijuana.

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