What is CBD Oil?

Jun 22, 2020 | CBD 101

CBD is being talked about everywhere across the globe. Our customers and our staff swear by it, but what is CBD Oil? Before we get started, we need to cover some cannabis basics.

What CBD is NOT

1) All CBD products that can be found online or in stores come from the cannabis plant known as Hemp, not Marijuana.

Fun fact, that’s why we named our business “Helpful Hemp“. That way, you know our CBD Products were made 100% from Hemp.

Anyways, Hemp is like Marijuana’s cousin. They’re related, but very very different from eachother. Hemp products do not get you high. As mandated by the federal government, Hemp that is cultivated and used to produce CBD must have < 0.3% THC.

2) CBD is made from the Hemp plant, not hemp seeds.

This gets people all the time. Millions of people are buying hemp seed oil thinking that it’s CBD. Even amazon can’t prevent you from buying “Hemp Oil” marketed as CBD Oil.

You see, CBD and other cannabinoids are found primarily in the plant’s flower bud. They can also be found in the leaves, but it’s not as potent as the flower.

Hemp seeds, however, do not contain any cannabinoids. Here’s a list of a few hemp seed products that DO NOT CONTAIN CBD.


Nutiva Hemp Oil

Hemp Milk

Hemp Protein

Hemp Cheese

Hemp Wraps

Hemp Soap

Now that we’ve got that covered, let’s move onto…

What is CBD Oil?

CBD is made up of 2 different things.

    1. Hemp Plant Extract
    2. A Fatty Oil Carrier Agent

Hemp Plant Extract

The hemp plant extract is what contains all the cannabinoids. The Hemp plant contains < 0.3% THC as mandated by the 2018 Farm Bill and does not get you high.

When extracted, it comes with all the cannabinoids in the plant, including others like CBG or CBD (just to name a couple). This is also known as “Full Spectrum” CBD extract, which is what we at Helpful Hemp use in our products.

The Carrier Oil

To make CBD “Oil”, the Hemp plant extract is combined with a fatty oil like…

  • Hemp Oil
  • Olive Oil
  • MCT Oil
  • Coconut Oil
  • Salmon Oil
  • Flaxseed Oil

by using a carrier oil/fatty oil with Hemp Extract, it helps our bodies to better absorb CBD.

Simply stated: Hemp Plant Extract (no seeds) + Fatty Carrier Oil = CBD Oil

The Helpful Hemp Commitment

Our Full Spectrum CBD product line is made with pure, organic hemp extract and combined with organic MCT Oil. This means our products contain trace amounts of CBG, CBN, and other cannabinoids that do not get you high, and help you achieve the “entourage effect” when taking our products.

We exclusively work with US only farms that meet the strict regulation as mandated by the federal government and local authorities and we fulfill your orders right here in the USA. Also, lab results for our products are easily found on all of our product pages.

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