CBD isolate is a 99% pure CBD chemical compound that comes from an extraction process where all other active compounds from the cannabis plant are removed. All other compounds, such as THC or other phytocannabinoids are stripped away and only pure CBD will remain.
When the extraction process is complete, the final CBD isolate product typically comes in two forms; a fine white powder or large CBD crystals. It is typically sold in pots, and due to its purity, can be added into many consumable products with ease.
How pure is CBD isolate?
So before the deep dive into CBD isolate, we’d better go over the main difference between regular CBD and the isolated version.
Many CBD products contain other chemicals which give them their physical properties or tastes. These include oils, flavoured e liquids and even edible CBD products such as gummy bears and sweets.
CBD isolate contains no other chemicals, making it the purest CBD product you can purchase.
How is CBD isolate made?
CBD isolate is not a manufactured substance, rather an extracted one. It is removed from the source using a CO2 extraction method we touched on earlier. But before we get into that, what exactly is the source of CBD isolate?
CBD (also known as cannabidiol) is derived both from the hemp plant and the marijuana plant. Yes, there is a difference! Usually hemp is used, as it contains less THC, so the CBD is easier to extract.
The most popular type of extraction within the CBD industry is supercritical carbon dioxide extraction. It is said to be the safest form of extraction while also being the most expensive. High-tech equipment and a chemistry background is normally required to undergo this process properly.
After the extraction process, you will be left with a waxy golden oil substance. With any type of extraction process, further refinement is needed, so this golden oil will need to be filtered and then soaked in alcohol and frozen. This process is known as “winterizing” which removes the unwanted material in your CBD isolate.
Differences between CBD oil and isolate
CBD oil contains several byproducts of the plant it is extracted from, such as terpenes, while CBD isolate does not. Products that are not considered isolate are known as ‘full spectrum’, meaning that they contain additional byproducts of their source.
How CBD isolate may affect the body
Like other CBD products, CBD isolate – when consumed – engages cannabinoids which already exist inside the human body. As you might expect, CBD isolate does this without any excess byproducts getting in the way.
This process can affect numerous functions of the body, such as mood, pain perception and inflammation levels. Researchers have stated that while CBD has no direct effect on the receptors of pain and mood in your body, it does have influence over them.
What are the benefits of CBD isolate?
Can CBD isolate improve anxiety?
CBD has been said to help treat anxiety by changing the way your brain responds to serotonin. The chemical serotonin is also known as the “happiness hormone” and is the key chemical that stabilizes our moods.
A recent study in 2019 was undertaken where they measured the effects CBD had on people’s anxiety and quality of sleep. The study consisted of 72 adults and it was said that 79% of participants had reported a decrease in anxiety and a further 67% saw an improvement in their sleep pattern.
Can CBD help pain and inflammation?
CBD products have been said to be great at treating different types of pains and inflammations.
The main types of CBD isolate have been known to help treat are as follows:
- Back pain
- Neuropathic pain
- Cancer side effect pains
CBD isolate has been known to help with pains and inflammations all around the body but like most things, more research needs to be concluded before we can make any solid judgements.
Can CBD help with epilepsy?
CBD has previously been linked with anti-seizure effects so there is potential for it to treat different types of epilepsy in the future. A study in 2017 has shown promising results in which individuals have been able to control their seizures through the use of CBD but research is scarce and further study is required.
What effects CBD may have on cancer
Some studies have shown that CBD has stunted the growth of cancer cells in the bodies of animals However, more research needs to be completed to see if the same can be said for humans.
There have been situations where cancer patients have used CBD oil to help with pain and side effects of the illness. The NCI (National Cancer Institute) has confirmed that CBD may alleviate some of the pains that cancer can bring but it does not endorse it as treatment as further research is required.
How to use CBD isolate
CBD crystal isolates can be either smoked or vaped, whilst the powdered form can be added to food and drinks or even be mixed with bath salts. CBD isolate can also be added to other CBD products such as oil, e liquids or even creams and balms.
Overall, CBD isolate is an amazing alternative to ingesting a full-spectrum product. It will be incredibly useful for people who want to try the benefits of CBD but do not want to ingest any other byproducts of hemp or marijuana plants.
CBD isolate has also been shown to have numerous health benefits including helping individuals with epilepsy, reducing anxiety and improving sleep. Further research is still required.
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