CANNABIDIOL ISOLATE - WHAT IS IT?
Cannabidiol Isolate is a crystalline whiteish powder comprised of 99% or higher CBD content. Everything else including the THC and other cannabinoids, and plant materials like terpenes, oils, and chlorophyll has been removed.
What’s left are naturally-derived CBD crystals that are odourless and flavourless.
HOW IS THE ISOLATE MADE?
Like many cannabis products sold today, Cannabidiol Isolate (CBD isolate) powder is made using an extraction process.
The two most common methods for producing the CBD isolate powder are ethanol and CO2 extractions.
|METHOD 1||The first method of making CBD isolate uses ethanol as a solvent to separate the plant’s components.|
|METHOD 2||The second method involves pushing CO2 through the plant material in a series of filtration chambers.|
Chemists then use a process known as chromatography to remove further plant materials. Finally, the isolate is activated by decarboxylation.
This involves heating the cannabinoids into a form that allows [them] to immediately interact with the endocannabinoid system, making the compound more usable throughout the body.
When the extracted oil has gone through the decarboxylation it is converted from CBDA to CBD, thus removing the acid form so it’s readily bioavailable.
HOW CANNABIDIOL ISOLATE IS USED
CBD Isolate is becoming more popular due to its versatility.
PLEASE NOTE: To dose accurately you need to weigh the crystals with micro weighing scales.
Once you have weighed the amount of isolate/crystals you require then you could try using them in the following ways.
Added to an E-Liquid
Vaping is one of the most convenient ways to consume your CBD crystals/isolate.
Mix up to 200mg of crystals per 10ml of e-liquid – they blend well if you aim for a 70/30 PG to VG ratio.
Next, heat the PG and VG to around 60 degrees Celsius then add the required amount of CBD crystals and shake until they are completely dissolved.
A quick and immediate way to enjoy your CBD crystals.
Mixed with a Carrier Oil
Making your own oil tinctures is one of the most economical and popular ways of enjoying CBD crystals/isolate.
It’s easy to do and allows you to set the desired concentration. For best results, use olive oil, coconut oil or hemp seed oil.
For a standard potency of 10 per cent, simply mix one gram (1000mg) of your crystals into 10ml of your preferred oil.
Then seal the tincture and put it into a hot water bath at around 50 to 60 degrees Celsius for up to 10 minutes. This will encourage the crystals to blend with the oil so that it is ready for use.
We suggest making a batch of them at once so they’re ready when you want them.
Baking for Edibles
Baking is one of the easiest ways to use your CBD Isolate/cyrstals – You don’t need to be a master baker, either!
Simply melt your butter in a pan on the lowest possible heat then add the desired amount of isolate. Stir slowly for five minutes until the crystals have dissolved.
Your CBD butter will now be ready to use – It’s great in chocolate brownies!
CBD products are becoming more and more popular. This trend is fuelled by the increase in studies demonstrating CBD’s therapeutic potential.
CBD isolate powder is a versatile and easy-to-obtain product for those looking for pure CBD. It is made by extracting CBD from the cannabis plant.
Cannabidiol isolate can be consumed in many different ways, including vaping, dabbing, sprinkled on food or added to your drink.