CBD or cannabidiol products have received plenty of hype for its potential therapeutic effect. There is another compelling and a versatile CBD form available in the market. It is CBD hemp-based isolate, which doesn’t cause the euphoric effects associated with THC.
CBD isolate is totally free from THC. As per Federal law, products derived from hemp with 0.3% or less THC are regarded as legal.
What is Cannabis Isolate?
Cannabidiol Isolate is a powder or crystalline form containing 99% pure CBD. First, active chemical compounds from the harvested cannabis plants get removed via the traditional extraction process. Secondly, there is a refinement process applied that strips away phytocannabinoids like THC and other plant matter leaving pure CBD compound.
The final product is a fine white powder or large CBD crystals, depending on the kind of process applied. There may be a little residual cherry flavor but either crystalline or fine powder must contain distinct taste or odor. It looks dull in appearance but the benefits it offers are the main thing to feel excited about.
What are the Cannabidiol Isolate benefits?
CBD crystalline is versatile and there are a lot of benefits of using this pure CBD powder form over oils or topical.
Pure CBD fine powder or crystals have no THC. Therefore, the concern about THC entering your body and testing positive on potential drug tests gets eliminated.
Different consumption options
Common ways of consuming CBD crystals or powder are –
- Sublingual – Apply the powder directly below your tongue and in seconds your mucous membrane absorbs it and delivers it to the bloodstream. You gain instant and effective relief, as CBD passes the liver and digestive tract.
- Oil or topical – Blend the CBD powder with a carrier oil and make your own concoction to be used on your skin.
- Inhale – Blend with terpenes to make CBD concentrates, which can be dabbed or vaped.
- Ingestion – CBD crystals can be measured and filled in capsules to ingest precisely measured dosage. CBD infused edibles can be made. To increase bioavailability, add CBD fine powder to carrier oils.
Easy to dose
Cannabidiol isolate dose is easy to measure because you just need to consider CBD crystals and no other compounds. The broad or full-spectrum CBD oil has other ingredients, so it is hard to identify the precise CBD amount to consume.
How is Cannabidiol Isolate made?
CBD isolate is extracted from industrial hemp using methods like CO2 or ethanol. In the CBD extraction process, components like terpenes, cannabinoids, and flavonoids get removed from the hemp plant. Now, there is a need to separate CBD from these extractions. It is done via an array of washing & separation processes.
- Initial wash is performed with a chemical solvent – hexane mixture [hydrocarbon + acetic acid].
- The second step is a winterization process that separates the fat, lipids, and waxes effectively.
- The following phase is removing unwanted plant material and impurities.
- To remove the chemical solvent from resulting extract devices like rotary evaporators & falling film units are used. Heat and pressure are used carefully to separate the solvents from the extract.
- For extra refining, a separation process where the cannabinoids are passed through different chemicals at varying speeds is applied.
- As extra chemicals go introduced, the distillation process is used to get the final product.
You get a 99% pure CBD isolate form!