What is Hemp Oil? | Hemp Extract FAQs
Frequently Asked Questions
Full-plant hemp extracts are derived from organic substances extracted from the hemp plant and contain over 100+ naturally occurring compounds that interact with the brain and body.
Hemp extracts do not cause any feeling of “high,” which contributes to its legalization across the United States. Hemp extracts do not typically produce any immediately noticeable effects, though some customers have reported otherwise.
All of Bluebird’s hemp crops are grown legally in Colorado, and all product batches are rigorously tested for safety, quality, and potency content.
Hemp extracts primarily interact with millions of receptors that are found throughout your body, but are primarily clustered in the brain and central nervous system. Almost every organ of your body, including your skin and digestive tract, contains these receptors.
Hemp extracts do not interact strongly with the two classical receptors (CB1 and CB2). This is why they do not cause any psychoactive effect. Instead, hemp extracts inhibit enzymes and lead to an increase in your body’s naturally-produced compounds. This increase even occurs in our furry friends, making hemp extracts useful for pets too!
Our products are all derived from legal agriculture hemp plants. They are food supplements intended to be thoughtfully incorporated into the diet and taken orally. They are not sold for medical purposes such as preventing or treating diseases or ailments.Here is more specific information about how to use hemp oil extracts and active ingredients in our products:
Extracts & Concentrated Extracts
These products are intended for internal consumption. Many customers who use our oils like to drop the oil directly into their mouths. However, because our hemp extract is a natural supplement that comes from a plant, it has a taste that some consider bitter and strong. While many of our customers like the flavor, some would rather find a way to mask it. If that’s you, try mixing the oil in honey, applesauce, or a smoothie. Another option to avoid the taste is our Hemp Soft Gels. These contain the same blend of ingredients as our Hemp Classic oil encapsulated in a soft gel and are easy to swallow with a glass of water or your favorite juice.
Our Companion Products are intended for consumption by pets. We offer our Companion products in both oil and soft gel form to meet your pet’s needs. For our Companion oil, you can apply the oil directly inside your pet’s mouth or mix it into food. For more finicky pets who dislike the taste or consistency of oil, we also offer Companion capsules in both 5 mg and 15 mg serving sizes. These can also be given directly to your pet or added to their food.
The recommended serving size is 15 drops, which equates to about 0.5 mL of oil. You can take one to five servings by mouth up to twice a day – many of our customers like to take it once in the morning and once in the evening.
However, we always encourage experimentation to find what works best for you. Consistency is key, so no matter what serving size works best for you, we recommend taking it every single day at approximately the same time.
If you follow our recommended serving sizes, our 1 oz bottles of hemp extract oil will last about a month while our 2 oz bottles should carry you through two months. We also offer our oils in sample sizes of 10 mL, which will allow you to try it out for a week.
Hemp extracts contain a variety of compounds that interact and bind with specific receptors throughout the brain and body, primarily in the central nervous system and peripheral nervous system. This promotes overall wellness.
Please consult with your physician before using any dietary supplement including hemp extracts.
Hemp extract oil interacts directly with the body to promote general health and wellness. In accordance with federal regulations, we cannot make health claims regarding our dietary supplement products. We can only recommend our products for general wellness.
Bluebird Botanicals hemp oil can be found on our site online, in our retail store, and within any of our national wholesalers.
There are some exceptions on certain products, like with Louisiana, where we can’t sell all of our products due to state legislation.
We are doing our best to keep up with the ever-changing regulatory landscape in international markets. For the time being, we do not currently ship products outside the U.S.
For all EU wholesale orders, contact our exclusive distributor there, Cannawell.
We use low-temperature and relatively low-pressure CO2 extractions for our products. Ethanol, the most historically used method for hemp extracts, is also used for our isolate products.
Bluebird Botanicals does not use petroleum or toxic chemicals for our solvent extractions. Some manufacturers may use butane or other chemicals to separate the plant matter and medicinal chemicals, but we opt for the more natural route. The carbon dioxide or alcohol used to create our full-plant hemp extracts is almost fully evaporated away to leave behind a pure hemp extract oil containing a wide variety of nutritious compounds, including amino acids, vitamins, omega fatty acids, trace minerals, terpenes, and more. There may occasionally be trace amounts of ethanol present in products, but it never exceeds the safety guidelines set forth by California’s Proposition 65.
Our isolate products undergo a further process of winterization, which uses solvents and cold temperatures to remove lipids, waxes, chlorophyll, and terpenes which create the signature taste and smell of hemp. It also makes the product more concentrated. We've got something for everyone.
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