What is Isolate CBD?
CBD, cannabidiol, is a specific cannabinoid found in the cannabis. CBD can be found in products with other cannabinoids and terpenes, but can also be separated from the plant on its own. CBD isolate is a fine white powder that has 99% pure CBD. This powder only contains CBD, meaning its in the most concentrated form. Isolate is not a synthetic, lab created substance. It is a product that has been separated from the plant and then refined.
Isolate can be mixed into a variety of products and has many uses both internally and topically. For internal use the oil can be vaporized, used sublingually in a tincture or swallow in a capsule form. Edibles, infused drinks and other CBD food based products can also be ingested to gain the therapeutic benefits. Topically, there are many avenues as well. Isolate can be added to cosmetics, soaps, scrubs and bath bombs. Salves, rubs and lotions are also formulated with CBD to provide concentrated effects to local areas.
How is Isolate made?
The process begins with removing the hemp oil from the plant through an extraction method. There are many ways to extract the product, all with their own benefits and potential drawbacks. It’s also important to note that the price will increase on products that use more refined extraction methods, due to the cost of equipment and the labor involved. It is important to research products to find out how they were made and choose a high quality product.
Olive oil extraction is considered safe, but is highly perishable and creates a lower yield. Dry ice extraction is simple and very clean, but tends to create a lower quality product. Steam distillation can leave behind some of the cannabinoids and terpenes, but is relatively inexpensive and easy to do. CO2 extraction passes through the plant as a liquid and gas removing key parts of the plant leaving no residuals, but this is a more expensive product. Ethanol extraction creates products with higher terpene levels, but extracts some of the chlorophyll which can cause unpleasant side effects. Butane creates a stronger oil, but usually leaves more residual solvents which can cause lung irritation.
The benefits of CBD Isolate
CBD is legal in all 50 states and it readily accessible for those looking to improve their lives. Isolate does not contain any THC for those looking to avoid any of the potentially adverse side effects associated with marijuana. CBD can also be combined in products containing THC and will neutralize side effects like anxiety or paranoia.
CBD is capable to creating an “entourage effect” when combined with terpenes and other cannabinoids, but can benefit the body exclusively. CBD provides the biological
Endocannabinoid system with enough necessary cannabinoid levels to balance out issues with mood, anxiety, sleep, pain, inflammation and a variety of other functions. Isolate provides the highest amounts of CBD available so that the user can maximize their mental, emotional and physical functioning.