14 Things You Need To Know About CBD Oil Extracted From Hemp!

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CBD Oil, or cannabidiol, extracted from Hemp, is being talked about as something that may help folks with Anxiety, Stress, Focus and Pain. You can purchase it online and in locally-owned private stores, coffee shops and even pet stores.

Everyone claims to have the Best CBD Oil extracted from Hemp. But what is the truth? How do you know where it is sourced? How will you know the purity of CBD Oil? Does CBD oil really do anything? Many people have questions about CBD oil and find the information confusing. Every CBD product is different so figuring out what the right way is to use it is important. People also want to make sure that the product they are buying is legit.

Frequently Asked Questions About CBD Oil Extracted From Hemp

We will go over many frequently asked questions about CBD Oil to clear up the many misconceptions about CBD and its benefits. It is important that you do your own research. We will provide as much info as possible and links that you can use as a resource.

People are using CBD Oil for a variety of health issues. Because there have not been many studies done it is difficult to know if it will work for you. I want to make sure you are getting the best quality CBD before you buy.

Is Hemp The Same As Marijuana?

Although hemp and marijuana function differently they are from the same plant family. We also use hemp and marijuana differently and for different conditions. Marijuana can have a high level of THC and is used as a medicine or for recreational purposes. Hemp contains very little amounts of THC but is high in Cannabinoids.

A couple of years ago we found a Hemp store that sold a multitude of products. Hemp can be used in many different ways such as dietary supplements, clothing, skin products, construction materials, paper and more. 

Marijuana and hemp look different, have different uses and have a different chemical makeup. 

What Exactly Is CBD Oil?

Cannabidiol, also known as CBD, is a non-intoxicating chemical in the hemp or marijuana plant. The plant Cannabis sativa has two primary species, hemp and marijuana. Both contain CBD, but there’s a much higher percentage in hemp, which also has very low (less than 0.3%) levels of THC compared to marijuana.

People who are not interested in getting high or do not have a need for THC like the option of using CBD with no mind-altering side effects.

How is CBD Oil Extracted From Hemp?

This is a very important question. There are several ways to extract the CBD Oil. Extraction methods are extremely important. Some CBD oils are extracted with solvents. Only CBD extracted through a solvent-free CO2 process should be used. Hemp seed oil is not extracted from the plant itself but from the seeds. It has been used for many years and for many numerous purposes ranging from clothing to skincare.

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If you are not using a CBD made from a CO2 process you may get a residue of chemicals in your supplement.

Is CBD Oil Legal In The USA

Yes! The good news is the CBD Oil does not have any THC. Unlike THC, CBD Oil does not make you high. For that reason, CBD Oil extracted from Hemp is legal to use in all states.

Are There Different Qualities of CBD Oil?

Yes, quality can vary greatly. Depending on extraction, growing and storage methods, the quality of CBD oil can be vastly different. As with any plant-based substance, the timing of the harvest also matters in relation to strength and quality.

In addition, many companies place additives in their CBD Oil that may not be ideal. You want a CBD Oil that has been 3rd Party Tested for purity and potency. You can check the manufacturer’s bottle and website for a certificate.

Can CBD Oil Be Used on Pets?

Yes! CBD oils have been used on many pets as a remedy for arthritis and anxiety. More and more animal lovers are using CBD Oil to manage their pet’s health conditions. The FDA does not allow products to be labeled for both pets and humans.

What Should I Look For When Purchasing CBD Oil Extracted from Hemp?

There are literally hundreds of brands out there so it can be confusing! Here is what I look for when purchasing our families CBD Oil.

  • Look at the Label — Ingredients matter! I have seen CBD oil that is mixed with parabens, GMOs, and chemicals that I no longer want in my diet.
  • Look at the Packaging — Does it come in a glass bottle with no access to light?
  • Third-Party Testing — This is a must. Some CBD Oils, as well as other supplements, do not have the dosage they are claiming on their products. I have read as much as 26%!
  • Isolate vs Full Spectrum — Isolate and Full Spectrum are not created equally. Full-spectrum CBD has more cannabinoids and other natural compounds that help with inflammation. CBD Isolate may be better for people who need a strong dose of just cannabidiol and have the potential to be drug tested. A CO2 extraction process avoids any thermal degradation. It also delivers pure CBD oil which is free of pesticides and residue. Full-spectrum CBD oil products have the advantage of containing many different cannabinoids and terpenes and the potential for a wider health reach but also have the chance of showing up in a drug test.

CBD and Medication Interactions

CBD can inhibit the cytochrome P450 group of liver enzymes just like grapefruit can. Thus, it can affect the potency of medications in either direction, making them stronger or weaker. To date, there is no information on which doses of CBD can affect the way different drugs react.

A patient’s doctor may want to monitor his or her blood levels of medication. This way they can make sure they’re getting the correct amount of their prescribed medicine when using CBD.

Many medical studies show that CBD has the potential for benefiting human and animal health via its connection to the ECS (endocannabinoid system). While research is ongoing, it’s fair to say CBD is capable of affecting almost every biological process in your body as it acts upon your CB1 and CB2 cell receptors (and helps your natural endocannabinoids work their magic as well).

Many people are using CBD products as a supplement for better health and even for addressing specific health issues, even though the studies are limited as to its benefits.

We encourage you to consult with healthcare providers familiar with CBD and use the following websites as resources as newly published research is coming out in real-time.

Key Terms You Want To Know

You will want to familiarize yourself with a few key terms associated with CBD products. You should do your own research on purchasing any supplement. Always discuss your personal situation with your doctor before starting anything new.

Full Spectrum:

Full Spectrum means that you get more helpful compounds and cannabinoids. These different compounds can amplify each other’s effects giving a better result for the person taking them. Because there are more cannabinoids, a full-spectrum CBD hemp oil is usually considered more effective. Isolated hemp oil or CBD product is considered inferior to full-spectrum. Thre are many helpful blended ingredients you get from hemp compounds. These compounds come from hundreds of naturally occurring nutrients working together. When these compounds are combined it is called the Entourage Effect creating a synergistic effect that can make the CBD oil ore potent.


Terpenes are the aromatic oils that give cannabis its unique flavor. They are important for getting the maximum benefit from CBD and have direct physiological calming effects on the body. They are directly responsible for the smell, taste and color of your CBD oil.


Decarbing is an essential step in creating CBD oil. The decarboxylation process is the heating process that converts components that are inactive in cannabis into active components. In its natural state, cannabis produces CBD-A. In order to turn CBD-A into a CBD that can be used, one carbon atom must be removed also known as decarboxylated. once this has occurred, then the CBD is activated.


Hemp is genetically different from marijuana and is different in its use and chemical make-up. The hemp plant comes from the varieties of Cannabis sativa that do not get you high. Hemp will also have 0.3% or less of THC. Although hemp is similar to marijuana, and they come from the same plant family, hemp does not have the high THC content that marijuana has.

Third Party Laboratory Testing:

Independent third-party lab testing means exactly that. An independent third party lab that has no affiliation with the manufacturer is used to ensure the products match any claims made by the manufacturer. Make sure you are only buying a supplement that has been third party tested. Third-party labs will not have any affiliation with the suppliers or the manufacturers of the product so you can rest assured of the ingredients and quality. 

From all of my research and speaking to friends who have used CBD there are some important points to remember before purchasing.

  • Make sure any product you purchase has been 3rd party tested.
  • Make sure you only buy CBD Oil that has been extracted without chemicals and is CO2 extracted.
  • There are brands out there that offer products with absolutely no THC in them.
  • Make sure you are looking at the grower’s and where your CBD is sourced.
  • Federal law requires a THC concentration of 0.3%. or lower. Make sure you check with your state laws to find out what is allowable.

*Statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Always consult a licensed health care professional before starting any supplement or nutraceutical. Especially if you are pregnant or have any pre-existing medical conditions. Individual results may vary.

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52 responses to “14 Things You Need To Know About CBD Oil Extracted From Hemp!”

  1. Tara Avatar

    I’ve been taking CBD oil for a few years for chronic pain (I’m only 39, but have Lyme disease) and it works SO well. So many good uses for this stuff!

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      That is awesome news!

  2. Michele Avatar

    I had so many questions about this and you answered all of them. Thanks!

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      Awesome! I am glad you found it helpful. There is a ton of CBD oil out there. We need to know the differences.

  3. Cindy Moore Avatar
    Cindy Moore

    Excellent info about CBD. I really appreciate my CBD oil products!

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      Awesome! I am so glad they are working for you!

  4. Tiffany Avatar

    Lots of information here – learned a lot as I have heard so much about this but haven’t really understood the differences. I have seen this help many people out with pain and discomfort – hopefully we keep learning more to maximize its use!

  5. Alexis Farmer Avatar
    Alexis Farmer

    Awesome information, I think a lot of people are misguided on CBD related topics

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      I know I did not know much about it. Hopefully, this will help folks to start sorting it out.

  6. Kendra Avatar

    We love CBD/Hemp products. They were a huge help when our dog was having siezures.

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      Awesome! I am glad it worked for the pup! I am thinking of putting mine on it for anxiety.

  7. Tonya Avatar

    Really interesting! I had some lotion with cbd oil that I really only used as a hand lotion because I didn’t need a remedy for anything — so I really can’t say if it “worked” but it made a nice hand cream!

  8. judean Avatar

    I have always wondered about CBD. My sister uses it in a muscle cream form. I always see it everywhere and it is strange some of the places I see it (Family Video, TJ Maxx and Marshalls. Thanks for all of this information -it is very helpful!

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      I would be wary of purchasing it from any of those places. It is important to find something verified with 3rd party testing.

  9. Eva Keller Avatar
    Eva Keller

    Great info! Now that CBD has really taken off it’s really hard to tell what products are actually good quality and what kind each person needs to get to treat whatever they’re trying to treat.

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      That will be my next article about CBD!

  10. Charlene Avatar

    This is so helpful for someone unaware of the differences, but wondering what to look for in CBD oil — like me!
    Thank you for putting this together as it easily explains things for a reader!

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      I am so glad it was helpful Charlene!

  11. Cathy Avatar

    Great information! I have recently become interested in CBD and your information has saved me from a lot of research on my own! Thanks for the great article!

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      I am glad it helped Cathy!

  12. Sandi Avatar

    Lots of great information! I use CBD for my dog, she’s a lovable basket case – it works well.

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      Lol I have a basket case too. I will have to look into giving him some.

  13. Suzan Avatar

    Love CBD & have great success adding to balms. Thank you for the breakdown!

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      That is a great way to use it! Thank you Suzan!

  14. Santana Avatar

    It’s hard to find a good quality CBD oil where I live.

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      I would definitely look online. I will be doing another article about how to find a good brand.

  15. Sara Avatar

    I’ve been seeing a lot of posts about CBD oil lately and didn’t know much about it. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      It is all the rage. But we need to gather more information!

  16. Candy Avatar

    I didn’t know a lot of this information. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      Thank you for looking Candy!

  17. Debbie Avatar

    Very informative!

  18. Holly Avatar

    Great reference..For years I had heard that CBD from hemp was not the best for medicinal and healing purposes! Thank you for sharing this info!

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      Interesting. Maybe technology is different now.

  19. Lisa Manderino Avatar
    Lisa Manderino

    Very interesting differences to consider!

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      Yes I like to know the facts before I try something new.

  20. Marianne Avatar

    So much great information! I know a few people taking CBD oil for anxiety… and they swear by it!

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      Many people say it works well. I think the processing is a key factor.

  21. Leeandra Avatar

    This is a very informative post! CBD has definitely become popular.

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      Yes it has! We see Hemp stores when we are traveling!

  22. Yvette Avatar

    Great info on the differences and as someone who uses CBD, this info will make it easier for me to share WHY it works. Thank you!

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      Awesome! I am glad I could be of some help!

  23. Diane Kurzava Avatar
    Diane Kurzava

    Great tips! It’s funny how even doctors don’t know as much about CBD oil as they should. I recently had a primary care doctor tell me that I should try “that marijuana oil” for my pain. Little did he know that I have used CBD oil for several years with great success. We found out that my pain was from a torn meniscus is something CBD oil will not help.

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      Wow! I am finding they do not have much choice but to accept their patients are trying new things.

  24. Liz Avatar

    I am here for CBD oil! I am fascinated by the new research being done on it!

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      I am interested in the research as well. Unfortunately, it is hard to get funding for sound scientific research. However, many are testing different products and using their own experiences and their proof.

  25. Beth Shields Avatar
    Beth Shields

    Helpful information. I know people who use this for pain and have found it to be very helpful. Thanks.

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      It has become a popular solution! Thanks Beth!

  26. Lee Anne Avatar
    Lee Anne

    I have had some interesting experiences with CBD oil and could tell the difference in product quality!! Great post!

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      Interesting. I would love to know what you found out.

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