CBD Isolate Online
Bluebird Botanicals is an award-winning CBD oil company and manufactures its products according to the FDA’s current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs).
Bluebird’s CBD isolate is a highly purified and crystalline CBD extract derived from USA grown hemp.
- 96%-99.9% pure CBD in crystalline form
- Industrial hemp-derived
- Sourced from Federal Farm Bill compliant hemp grown without chemical fertilizers or pesticides.
- 3rd-party batch testing for Isolate CBD
- CBD potency
- Heavy metals
- Smell/taste – Odorless/flavorless
- Appearance – White/clear crystals
The Extraction Process
The main steps – our premium hemp cultivars are extracted with an ethanol extraction system. It is then winterized to remove fats. Next, multiple rounds of rotary evaporation are used to remove plant material and other unnecessary components. The extract is then decarboxylated and transformed into a crystalline structure with a proprietary post-processing technique.
3rd Party Labs & CBD Isolate Oil
Most third-party laboratories willing to test hemp/cannabis cannot consistently or reliably detect cannabidiol (CBD) at the levels in this product. Generally speaking, we’ve found that they are more efficient with testing full-spectrum extracts with lower percentages of CBD and other cannabinoids. All Certificates of Analysis (COAs) for our pure CBD Isolate have so far ranged from 90%-99.9% cannabidiol, but we are extremely confident that every batch of extract has actually been above 99% pure. The extraction process is consistent and repeatable – the third party testing isn’t quite there yet. This is an industry-wide issue that affects every company offering similar products.
Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) testing is much more precise than the standard High-Pressure Liquid Chromatography (HPLC), but because an NMR machine costs millions of dollars and is hard to come by in this industry, we only have limited access to one at a local university. The vast majority of NMR tests we’ve performed on our CBD isolate over the last several years have shown it to be over 99% pure CBD, while standard industry HPLC tests have more variance and less reliability.
The Bluebird Botanicals Mission
Our mission at Bluebird Botanicals is to make a happy and healthy lifestyle radically accessible to all. We live this mission through our values of transparency, reliability, compassion, generosity, and altruism. We pour our heart and soul into every single batch of product that leaves our facility. What this means is that every jar of our CBD Isolate that shows up at your door is the highest quality CBD oil you can get. We even put all of our sustainably sourced ingredients, such as our CBD Isolate, through extensive third-party testing because we care about our customers so much that we never take any risks when it comes to quality and safety.
Helpful CBD Terms
Current Good Manufacturing Practices – These are regulations enforced by the FDA for food and supplement manufacturers to verify manufacturing best practices. Bluebird Botanicals received its certification of compliance from Eurofins in April 2019 after passing the inspection with a 99% score.
Cannabidiol – CBD stands for cannabidiol, one of the most abundant cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant that has been well studied for its effect on human health.
Cultivar – This is the botanically correct term for what is usually known as “strain” in the marijuana world. Cultivars are plant varieties from within one species that are selectively cultivated to maintain certain characteristics.
Decarboxylation – The chemical process that removes a carboxyl group from a molecule and releases carbon dioxide (CO2). This typically refers to a reaction of carboxylic acids that results in the removal of a carbon atom from a carbon chain.
Ethanol Extraction – An extraction method that utilizes ethanol as a solvent to strip cannabinoids and terpenes from the cannabis plant. The solution is then heated to burn away any residual ethanol left over from the extraction process.
High-Pressure Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) – A technique in analytical chemistry used to separate, identify, and quantify each component in a mixture. It relies on pumps to pass a pressurized liquid solvent containing the sample mixture through a column filled with a solid adsorbent material. Each component in the sample interacts slightly differently with the adsorbent material, causing different flow rates for the different components and leading to the separation of the components as they flow out of the column.
Nuclear Magnetic Resonance – An analytical chemistry technique used in quality control and research for determining the content and purity of the sample as well as its molecular structure.