No doubt you’ve heard all about it, and maybe you’ve done your own research, and have family and friends using it. CBD and Hemp oil are becoming increasingly popular, but if you’re confused on the difference between the two, you’re definitely not alone.
The two products are commonly either confused or the names used interchangeably, which can lead consumers down a rabbit hole as they try and work out the differences.
Despite both CBD and Hemp oils being made from the hemp plant, they each have very different chemical compositions, and it’s this that distinguishes them from each other.
Unfortunately, despite it being 2020, some shady advertisers, who are more interested in making money than helping people, often try to use this confusion to their advantage, leading to the selling of overpriced, ineffective, or misrepresented products to customers.
However, the most common, and important, questions asked around these products are – “Can you use CBD oil for pain? Can you use Hemp oil for pain?” To answer this, we need to take a deep dive, and look into the manufacturing, labeling, and marketing of CBD and Hemp oil.
Usually when consumers talk of using a hemp product for pain relief, they mean CBD oil, even if they’re calling it “Hemp oil” and from a legal standpoint , the matter can get only more confusing.
For example, in the United States, CBD oil is not an approved pain reliever; meaning businesses cannot legally claim CBD works to stop pain. However , there are products on the market made with CBD that also contain approved pain relievers.