FAQs

General

Hemp is considered generally safe, so there shouldn’t be any significant side effects of hemp extract oil with CBD, but we can’t rule them out as it really depends on how each body tolerates and adapts to these dietary supplements. We recommend to consult your physician before using any dietary supplement, including our hemp products.

We produce hemp extract oil with CBD that is sold as an ingredient, so we’re not making any medical claims. However we do encourage you to research this topic– there are trustworthy websites where you’ll find studies on the effects and benefits of hemp extract in various conditions. We may refer to such studies here, but only to inform you about them. Our hemp products are not intended to treat, cure or prevent any disease although it is quite possible those suffering from any one or more of a variety of ailments could see benefit from adding hemp to their diet.

Our consumable products and extracts are derived from legal 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.

THOSE WHO SUSPECT THEY MAY HAVE A DISEASE OR ARE SEEKING HELP FOR A DISEASE SHOULD CONSULT A QUALIFIED MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL.

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services suggests that consumers should prioritize eating a variety of nutritious foods over taking dietary supplements. No dietary supplement should take the place of a healthful diet. That being said, the agency does allow that some supplements can help support overall health and provide people with the nutrients they need. For instance, vitamin D and calcium help strengthen bones and omega-3 fatty acids may help some who have heart disease.

In the U.S., dietary supplements come with serving size suggestions located on the Supplement Facts label. We tend to encourage a “less is more” mentality when it comes to the amount of oils or capsules our customers consume on a regular basis. (We recommend starting out with 15 drops.) That being said, the serving size of our supplements is a matter of personal preference. We strongly encourage customers to experiment with our products and consult with a healthcare professional as needed. This is the best way to identify the amount and frequency of consumption that works best for each individual.

The benefits and risks of hemp and CBD in the market are undetermined by federal agencies. These supplements will undergo further study before any definitive claims may be made about their value to the human body. Our products fall under this category. Consumers must be aware that just because a dietary supplement is on the market does not mean it is federally tested and approved. Many dietary supplements, including CBD oil, may be marketed before the FDA has rated their efficacy.

Our supplements are derived from industrial hemp, not to be confused with marijuana. Industrial hemp is a legal plant from which many popular foods are harvested. To create our products, we extract compounds from the hemp plant containing a stunningly varied array of phyto-cannabinoids. Our extracts contain less than 0.3% concentration of THC, the component from Cannabis sativa L. that causes a high.

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services also recommends that consumers should be aware of any active ingredients that dietary supplements may contain. An active ingredient of a substance is any component that produces a biological or chemical effect on the body. Our products do contain active ingredients. The most abundant active ingredient in our supplements is hemp oil extract. It is the one of the LEAST active ingredients that exist in hemp plants.

Because of their active ingredients, it’s possible to experience side effects when taking dietary supplements. The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services maintains that people are most likely to experience negative side effects by combining supplements or by taking them in place of, or in addition to, prescribed medicines.

The short answer is yes. Hemp and cannabis are the same plant. Cannabis is high in the chemical compound tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, which causes the “high” feeling. Cannabis is usually very low in other non-psychoactive cannabinoids, making hemp the preferable option.

Here’s why:

Hemp extract oil with CBD comes from Cannabis sativa L, an annual herbaceous flowering plant. Cannabis sativa L. is the plant species, and does not mean our products will have the sativa like effects typically associated with those strains of marijuana. The indica and sativa distinction does not have as much bearing on the plant’s effects without the presence of THC. Cannabis Sativa, Cannabis Indica, and Cannabis Ruderalis are all subspecies of Cannabis Sativa L. Our hemp extract is made with cultivars that are bred with approximately 70% sativa and 30% indica genetics.

In addition to CBD, Cannabis sativa L contains organic compounds called terpenes. Terpenes are isomeric hydrocarbons (C10H16) used to create essential oils, balsams, and other by-products. When chemically modified through oxidation or other methods, terpenes become terpenoids (sometimes referred to as isoprenoids). Vitamin A is one example of a terpenoid.

Across all strains, Cannabis sativa L. plants contain 120 identified terpene compounds. These terpenes exist within the resin found on hemp or cannabis flowers. The scent produced by the terpenes helps to determine the quality of each particular cannabis plant strain. It also influences taste, feel, and other senses affected by interaction with the plant or its by-products.

As explained in “Terpene synthases from Cannabis sativa,” a report published by researchers Judith K. Booth, Jonathan E. Page, and Jörg Bohlmann, Hemp Extract is a class of terpenophenolic metabolites; These are organic compounds made in part by terpenes and natural phenols.  The interactions between terpenes and cannabinoids vary across Cannabis plant strains and each plant produces unique properties.

Booth, Page, and Bohlmann give the example of sesquiterpene β-caryophyllene. This terpene interacts with mammalian cannabinoid receptors. Effects may change based on the blend of compounds. It is proposed that terpenes provide unique benefits when combined with cannabinoid-rich hemp supplements.

For our products, we use oil that is extracted from hemp, a legal plant low in THC. The USDA defines industrial hemp as any part or derivative of Cannabis sativa L. with no more than 0.3% THC concentration on a dry-weight basis. This definition applies to both seeds, fibers, and other derivatives of Cannabis sativa L.

As noted in the report by Booth, Page, and Bohlmann, various strains of cannabis plants produce terpenes differently. Commonly, hemp plants contain less terpene-rich resin than cannabis plants. The amount of resin found in hemp plants, however, does not affect the quality of Hemp Extract that we obtain from them. In fact, hemp plants are a far better source of Hemp Extract than cannabis plants.

No – You will not get high from hemp extract oil with CBD.

Scientifically, industrial Hemp and Cannabis are the same plants, with a genus and species name of Cannabis Sativa. They have a drastically different genetic profile though. Industrial Hemp is always a strain of Cannabis sativa, while cannabis can be Cannabis sativa, Cannabis indica, or Cannabis ruderalis. The major difference is how industrial hemp has been bred compared to a marijuana form of Cannabis sativa. Typically speaking, industrial hemp is very fibrous, with long strong stalks, and barely has any flowering buds, while a marijuana strain of Cannabis sativa will be smaller, bushier, and full of flowering buds. However, newer industrial hemp varieties in the USA are being bred to have more flowers and higher yields of cannabinoids and terpenes, such as our Colorado hemp we’re now using!

Fortunately, the cannabinoid profile of hemp is ideal for people looking for benefits from cannabis without the “high.” Hemp is used for making herbal supplements, food, fiber, rope, paper, bricks, oil, natural plastic, and so much more, whereas marijuana is usually used just recreationally, spiritually, and medicinally. The term cannabis oil can refer to either a marijuana or hemp derived oil since marijuana and hemp are two different forms of cannabis.

CBD primarily interacts with the body’s endocannabinoid system, a grouping of millions of cannabinoid receptors found throughout your body, but are primarily clustered in the brain and central nervous system. While CBD is a phytocannabinoid, or plant-based cannabinoid, your body also naturally produces cannabinoids, known as endocannabinoids. Almost every organ of your body, including your skin and digestive tract, contains cannabinoid receptors. The endocannabinoid system has four primary purposes including neuroprotection, stress relief, immune response, and regulating the body’s general state of balance, impacting faculties such as appetite, sleep, mood, and pain.

Our Products

We use CBD that is organically grown on farms in Oregon & Colorado in our product manufacturing.

Third party laboratories analyze all of our hemp products for cannabinoid potency, heavy metals, residual solvents, and pesticides.

We use 99% pure alcohol to extract CBD, the most historically used method for CBD extraction. It is a clean and cold extraction method that allows for optimal retention of terpenes and other sensitive compounds.

Orders & Ordering

Yes, A Boring Life’s products can be shipped to all 50 US States.

If you’ve placed an order and would like to modify the items or shipping address, please email [email protected] or call our Customer Care team at (503) 663-6956. If the order has not shipped, we can modify the order to your liking. If the order has shipped, you can then follow the return/exchange process.

We charge sales tax in a number of states in accordance with local laws. The tax rate and laws vary depending on the state that we ship to.

At A Boring Life, we stand behind our products 100%. We work hard to ensure that our quality is second to none, and our customers agree that this difference is something you will experience. We’re so convinced our products will make a difference you can actually feel, that if any product doesn’t meet your expectations, we want you to send it back within the first 30 days of delivery and we will happily give you the opportunity to exchange for another product or receive a full refund.

It’s that easy.

Contact us within 30 days of receiving your product shipment. We’ll email you a label to print out, place on your package, and ship back at no cost to you. Once we receive the returned product, a refund will be issued and an auto email will notify you of that transaction.

Yes! We offer free USPS Priority Mail (2-3 day delivery) to all orders over $75.