Hemp Seed Oil Vs. Hemp Extract: Explaining the Difference

This past December, the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill sparked a boom in the hemp industry. For the first time, hemp, which doesn't get you high, became federally legal. Since hemp is now legally defined as an agricultural product, farmers and researchers of hemp receive some of the same benefits as farmers and researchers of other crops. While this is a huge win for the agricultural industry, what does it mean for consumers?

A slew of hemp products to choose from.

Unfortunately, not all hemp products are created equal. Optivida Health is here to help you sort through the noise and choose the best hemp extract product for your health.
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The Difference.

Before adequate research was conducted, consumers believed that separating only the isolated components would offer stronger and quicker health benefits. However, a significant study in 2015 found that full spectrum hemp extract had a faster and more powerful impact on our bodies. Read on to understand the differences between hemp seed oil and full-spectrum hemp extract.

Hemp Seed Oil



As the name suggests, hemp seed oil comes from the seeds of the hemp plant. Hemp seeds don't contain cannabinoids and have none of the highly-prized medical benefits of hemp extract. Because they lack the health benefits, hemp seeds are cheap. For less than $8, you can buy a pound of hemp seeds. Making hemp seed oil requires the hemp plant to be processed using chemical solvents, heat, and pressure, so It's misleading when the products are described as "all natural" and "100% Hemp." Each of these techniques destroys the healing ability of the hemp or leaves a toxic chemical residue. Unfortunately, many people who are looking to buy hemp extract end up purchasing hemp seed oil.


Full-Spectrum Hemp Extract



Quality hemp extract comes from the leaves, stalk, and the flower of the plant. These parts of the plant are known to be high in cannabinoids. Full-spectrum hemp extract contains nutrients such as magnesium, zinc, calcium, iron, phosphorus, vitamin E, omega fatty acids, and antioxidants. The hemp is extracted using an efficient and healthy process method called supercritical CO2 processing. This process extracts the oil without harming its properties or introducing poisonous chemicals. This creates a safe and potent version of the hemp extract.


Some people will never experience actual hemp extract for two reasons backed by science.

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1. Many oils don't contain hemp extract.

When you check the ingredient list of many hemp oil products, you will find hemp seed oil instead of hemp extract. The hemp seed, while being nutritious, does not contain any of the promised health benefits of hemp extract. Zero. At $25 to $85 a bottle, it's a waste of money. The health benefits of hemp come from the stem and the stalk of the hemp plant. Pure hemp extract oil from the stem and stalk is quite a bit more valuable than seed oil.

2. Your body does not automatically absorb hemp extract.

Just like most vitamins we take, only 3-6% of the hemp extract you ingest will make it into your bloodstream where it can begin to do its healing work. The rest washes away.

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Hemp seed oil won't have the same properties as full-spectrum hemp extract. Be a smart and informed consumer by reading the label carefully and studying the website. See how many milligrams of hemp extract are in each serving. Also, make sure you're buying a full-spectrum hemp extract that contains beneficial cannabinoids and terpenes. It's also crucial to know where your full-spectrum extract is sourced from. The most important factors include where the plant was grown, how it was grown, and the species of cannabis. Since the overall cost of third-party testing is quite pricey, only a company with high-grade hemp extract oil will pay to prove the quality of their product. Most organizations that pay for the tests post their Certificate of Verification on their website, so ask or look on the manufacturer's website for the certificate.

How to Really Experience Hemp Extract

  • Optivida Health engineered a solution around those two barriers. They patented a proprietary system of getting hemp extract to your body's cells like no one else. It's called Optisorb™.

Here's how our patented and powerful hemp extract system works:

Optivida Health starts by growing native Colorado hemp on organic farms. The stems and stalks of the plants are processed nearby without heat and pressure that would destroy the healthy components of the extracted plant. But the breakthrough developed by a Ph.D. biochemist is the Optisorb™ coating that goes way beyond liposomal technology. The coating allows your body to absorb about 80% of the pure hemp extract into your bloodstream in a short amount of time. With this health-giving hemp, your body can begin to heal and repair itself. You can experience the healing power of mother nature's hemp. Through this system, hemp extract helps modulate our body's response to stress and promote a sense of well-being. Harness your own endocannabinoid system and reap the benefits with a supplement like Optivida's hemp extract.

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