CBD & Hemp FAQs

All About Cannabidiol

At Bloom we take transparency and integrity extremely seriously. While many brands will claim that their products are organic, very few will have an organic certificate for the individual product to back up their claims. This is wrong, dishonest, and illegal.

Most of our products are not certified organic even though the bulk oil & the majority of our ingredients used to make the product is of organic origin and USDA organic certified. However, one or two ingredients may not have or be able to get USDA organic certification as of yet. It is not to say these products are of poor quality as we still hold the highest standards with all our ingredients. It is to say that we can not truly call them USDA organic and we will never mislead our consumers for the sake of making a sale. We will always highlight a product with the USDA organic logo when organic and not make any false claims to our customers. Please click here for a full list of our organic certifications

On the back label of each product we offer a suggested serving size. We recommend using the suggested serving size but you can take more or less depending on experience. If it is your first time taking CBD, we recommend the suggested serving size and you can always split it up into 2 servings, i.e. once in the morning and once at night. Of course for those consumers who take other medications, we suggest that you consult with your medical practitioner in order to determine how it will interact with your medications.

Cannabidiol (CBD) has become massively popular not just in the U.S. but across the globe. It’s not a surprise though considering how CBD interacts with receptors within our bodies that seem to be designed specifically for cannabinoids like CBD. Furthermore, with the growing research in the scientific community and the vast public testimonials, CBD is something that is changing how people think about their overall wellness. CBD has become an everyday supplement for those who want to get the most out of their life and their wellbeing.

CBD, which is short for Cannabidiol, is one of the 85+ naturally occurring cannabinoids found in cannabis. CBD has an effect on such a wide range of conditions because of its interaction with the endocannabinoid system (ECS for short). The ECS is a central regulatory system made up of millions of cannabinoid receptors that are found throughout the body.

CBD interacts with the Endocannabinoid System (ECS). The ECS is a central regulatory system made up of millions of cannabinoid receptors that are found throughout the body. There are two types of cannabinoid receptors – CB1 and CB2. The main difference between the two is that CB1 receptors are more prominent in the brain and nervous system while CB2 receptors tend to be found throughout the immune system and gastrointestinal system. CB2 receptors are also found in the brain but in lesser density than the CB1 receptors. When cannabinoids are introduced to your system, they interact with these receptors causing the wide-range of effects that have been noted in testimonials and research. CBD specifically interacts with the CB2 receptors which is why it is so often attributed to immune and inflammation benefits.

CBD’s wide range of effects without a psychoactive component can be explained by understanding the CB2 receptors. When CBD interacts with CB2 receptors, it is working with the body’s internal functions to help regulate them back to homeostasis (an optimally balanced point). The regulation of homeostasis is what has such a beneficial impact on inflammation (which is responsible for a shocking spread of adverse health effects), and immune functions.

Cannabis, commonly used when referring to marijuanna is actually not marijuana specifically. Cannabis is the plant genus or family that both Hemp and Marijuana fall under. For the sake of simplification, the difference between hemp and marijuana is the amount of THC found in the plant. The Hemp plant that most CBD is sourced from is legal because it contains minuscule amounts of THC (below 0.3%).

The mgs on every product label signify the total amount of CBD in each product. Unfortunately this isn’t standard within the industry as some companies use total mgs of all cannabinoids, including CBD, on their product label. Even worse, some companies will use the total mgs of hemp extract within their product on the label. This is why we post COAs of our finished product: so you know that you are getting the amount of CBD that is stated on our label. If you want to know the amount per serving, all you need to do is divide the the total mgs by 30, as all our products are designed to last 30 days, thus the 30 servings per product.

There is no way to answer this with 100% certainty. What we can say is that if you get drug tested on a regular basis or if you are concerned about having to take a drug test, then we recommend our THC free product lines which we highlight on our website and marketing materials. Our full spectrum products do contain THC but on a minuscule level, always below 0.3%. With that being said, THC is a cannabinoid and all cannabinoids are fat-soluble, meaning they are stored in our body’s fat cells. While our products contain minuscule amounts of THC, when taken consistently over a period of time, the THC molecule may build up in the fat cells, and thus there is a chance, while rare, that someone may fail a drug test for THC because of this reason.

When the hemp plant is converted to an oil or isolate, this is known as a hemp extract. CBD is a constituent of said hemp extract. Thus the difference between the two is like the difference between orange juice and vitamin C. Vitamin C is found in orange juice but not all orange juice is vitamin C.

Every time we manufacture a new run of finished products, we test that batch. We will never sell a new run of products without first making the COA available to the public. However, our testing is much more comprehensive than just batch testing our finished product. We test our seeds, hemp in the field, after all extractions and then finally when in a finished bottle!

Because our products have little to no THC, there is no “high” or euphoric feeling when taking our products. With that being said, there are customers who will report a calming or relaxed feeling while others may report a feeling of focus or alertness. There are certainly those customers who also report no feeling whatsoever. At the end of the day, everyone is different and may report a different “feeling” if they do feel something. However, our products are supplements and, like all supplements, are designed to be taken consistently over a period of time. We challenge all our customers to use our products in the appropriate manner consistently for 30-45 days and to log their daily experience. We are confident that our products will have you leading a happier and healthier life in no time. We even offer a 30 day money back guarantee!

GMP or Good Manufacturing Practices is a quality control certificate for labs that manufacture pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, and food products. Without this certificate, it is difficult to ascertain whether or not a product is safe for consumption.

ISO (pronounced eye-so), isn’t exactly an acronym but it stands for International Organization of Standardization. It’s different from GMP but it is also a quality control certificate more for top down organizational standards for various industries that focus on quality and safety.

FDA or Food & Drug Administration is the governing body that oversees our industry. The goal of the FDA is to protect the public health by controlling food products and dietary supplements.

NSF or National Sanitation Foundation. NSF International independently registers manufacturers as meeting GMP requirements.

Shipping

Shipping is charged on all orders unless otherwise specified. The products ship from our main office in Denver Colorado. We currently ship with USPS and we offer standard shipping which typically arrives within 3-5 business days but we also have expedited options for 2 day shipping and overnight shipping as well. All of our shipping options do not require a signature unless specifically asked for at the time of checkout/payment.

Shipping costs will vary depending on the weight of the package and the shipping method, i.e. standard shipping, 2 day express, or overnight. As a general rule, standard shipping will typically average $9-$12, 2 Day Express will be $20-$25, and overnight will be $40-$50. Of course these are subject to change depending on the agency or company that ships the product.

We ship from our main location outside of Denver, Colorado. Please note that on occasion severe weather may delay shipments.

Shipping takes about 3-5 days unless an expedited shipping option is requested.

Yes, we do. Please make sure you specify or request for these options at time of check out.

We are not shipping internationally as of this time.