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CBD marketing right now is like the Wild West – almost anything goes and people are getting away with a lot. At a high level, hemp and CBD appear to be the same thing because they are both derived from the same plant. However, that’s not the case. Here’s a simple breakdown:

Hemp seed oil is made by pressing hemp seeds together until the oil within them excretes. This method of extraction is similar to how olive and coconut oil is obtained. Since only the seeds are being used in this process, hemp seed oil contains little to no CBD and none other cannabinoids. 

With the rush to market CBD products, many brands are mixing the terms up, intentionally or not. Since they are both in the CBD family, it’s often hard for customers to know the difference. 

Why are they doing this? For one, hemp seed oil is a lot cheaper. It’s pretty simple for a brand to add hemp seed to a product, slap a hip green label on it, and sell it for twice as much. Want proof?

So, how can you tell what you’re buying? Check the ingredient list! Hemp seed oil will be listed as cannabis sativa seed oil, while actual CBD will be listed as cannabidiol, full-spectrum hemp, hemp oil, PCR (phytocannabinoid rich) or PCR hemp extracts.

We vet all of our companies to ensure you’re only getting full spectrum products. That’s our promise. 

At SILVARA, we aim to keep you moving through the finest offering of CBD products and educational materials. Our goal is goal is to inspire, educate, and curate the finest selection of CBD available anywhere.