For topicals, mix the CBD isolate with moisturizing oils or lotions and apply it to the area of your skin you’d like to treat. Photo by: Gina Coleman/Weedmaps
Once all of the impurities and solvents are stripped away, you’re left with 99% pure CBD crystalline.
CBD isolate can be mixed with terpenes to create homemade CBD concentrates that can be vaped or dabbed. The isolate can also be made into crystal slabs that can be dabbed using a traditional oil rig.
CBD isolate is a crystalline solid or powder that contains 99% pure CBD. A traditional extraction process removes all the active compounds from the cannabis plant. Then, a refining process that strips away all other phytocannabinoids, including THC, and any plant matter. What remains is the CBD chemical compound in its purest form.
It might not seem as appealing as the well-packaged CBD oil, topicals, or pre-rolls, but CBD crystalline is surprisingly versatile when it comes to consumption, and this pure powder has a number of advantages over other conventional forms of CBD.
CBD crystalline can be measured and put into capsules or pills, allowing you to ingest an accurate dose. You can also mix CBD isolate with a variety of ingredients to create CBD-infused food and drinks. However, because CBD is not absorbed very well by the gastrointestinal tract, it has a low oral bioavailability. In order to increase bioavailability, CBD isolate can be added to carrier oils, such as MCT oil, to increase its chances of permeating the gastrointestinal system and reaching the bloodstream.
There are various processes used to produce CBD isolate from industrial hemp extracts, such as supercritical carbon dioxide (CO2) or ethanol-based extractions. The same extraction methods can also be used as a starting point for the production of THC isolate as well, but typically with marijuana plants instead of industrial hemp. To create an isolate, a number of components are removed from the plant, including other cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids, as well as fats, lipids, and other compounds. After that, the CBD compound is separated from the rest of the extraction through a series of chemical washing and separation processes.
CBD is cannabidiol, a phytocannabinoid found in cannabis plants. CBD isolate is CBD that has been isolated from all other plant material through a process of extraction and refining. CBD isolate is available in crystal or powder form.
Hemp-derived CBD does not have the same psychoactive effects. It’s not completely free of THC, but it’s at the level that does not exceed 0.3%, the amount legally permitted by federal law through the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (the 2018 Farm Bill) for hemp plants and hemp-derived products.
What is CBD isolate?
Mainly, these are the 4 ways you can take CBD isolate:
Is CBD isolate good for pain?
You can take your CBD isolate mainly through these four methods: sublingual application, inhalation, topical application, and ingestion.
Of all the methods of taking CBD, isolate is one of the easiest to calculate dosage. Using a sensitive kitchen scale the weight of the isolate is exactly equal to the CBD content in milligrams (mg). This allows dosages to be much more easily measured out and experimented with.
These use cases are further discussed below.
CBD isolate benefits over oils and other methods
Being able to measure out your dose of CBD isolate accurately is highly important. Guessing a dose of isolate is difficult and highly unadvised. Being able to exactly calculate and monitor CBD dosage is one of CBD isolates key advantages over other CBD products.
Can be used to make homemade CBD products
Even trace amounts of THC can cause positive results. While it’s uncommon, some have tested positive to a THC test after taking a CBD hemp oil (a product containing <0.03% THC), despite the amount being too small to cause any kind of impairment.