Hemp Extract vs CBD


Is there a difference between hemp extract and CBD, and does it even matter? First, let's talk about what CBD is. CBD is short for cannabidiol, a non-psychoactive Phyto-cannabinoid with health potential. Hemp extract is a portion of the hemp plant taken from industrial hemp. This may or may not include CBD depending on what portion of the plant is extracted. Proerba™ uses the term “hemp extract” interchangeably with cannabidiol and CBD because the hemp extract we use is CBD. 

When you purchase products that use the term ‘hemp extract’, it is very important to understand what you are actually getting. This usually requires some research to see what part of the plant is being used, and if it contains any CBD. If ‘hemp extract’ means hemp seeds, or a derivative of hemp seeds, then the product will have no CDB, as hemp seeds have zero percent CBD in them. Hemp seeds do have nutritional value though. They have omega 3’s, omega 6’s, vitamins B12 and B6, and trace minerals. It is also a tasty vegan protein source. If nutritional value is what you are looking for, great! However, if you are looking for CBD, there is zero percent in the product. 

When you're purchasing any CBD products for the health potential of cannabidiol, make sure you know what the company means when they say it contains ‘hemp extract’. We can assure you, here at Proerba™, our hemp extract is always 3rd party-tested cannabidiol.

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