CBD, short for cannabidiol, is a chemical compound found in different cannabis plants, including hemp (cannabis sativa). CBD is extracted from the leaves, flowers and stems of hemp to produce CBD oil. So CBD oil can also be called, and is in fact a type of, hemp oil.
But hemp oil can also be made from other parts of the plant that do not contain CBD; most notably, the seeds. Hemp seeds do not contain CBD, except maybe in negligible trace amounts.
Hemp seed oil has some health benefits as it contains omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, vitamins, minerals and fatty acids that can support overall health and wellness. It is also used for cooking.
Some sellers may try to lure consumers by suggesting that hemp seed oil is CBD oil, but unless the dose of CBD is clearly stated on the label and the product is accompanied by a certificate of analysis (COA) proving its CBD content by a lab test, then it probably isn’t the real deal.
Real CBD oil is hemp extract oil that contains a specific percentage of CBD. Fake CBD oil is hemp seed oil that does not contain any remarkable amount of CBD, but may be falsely presented as, or suggested to provide the same health benefits as genuine CBD oil.