What is CBD Isolate?
CBD isolate, unlike full and broad spectrum CBD, is a pure extract of the cannabinoid cannabidiol (CBD). Isolate products contain only cannabidiol without any other cannabinoids and terpenes naturally found in the hemp plant.
CBD isolates are great for people who want to try CBD but don’t want to ingest the psychoactive cannabinoid THC. If you’ve had bad experiences with full or broad spectrum CBD products, isolates may be what works for you.
Isolates work by influencing cannabinoid receptors in the body’s endocannabinoid system. When CBD interacts with these receptors, it can influence many different bodily functions. Although research in some areas is still in its early days, CBD has huge potential. Below is a list of some of the health conditions CBD may be able to treat:
- Cancer Symptoms
- Multiple sclerosis
- Skin conditions
- Heart conditions
- Mental health issues
- Hypertension (High blood pressure)
- Addiction & dependence
- Insomnia & sleep-related disorders
How to use CBD isolate?
While you might not know what to do with a pile of odorless CBD isolate powder at first, there are a number of different ways to consume CBD isolate. Here are some of the most common delivery routes:
Apply the CBD powder directly under your tongue and hold it there for about 60 seconds. With this method, the CBD is absorbed by the mucous membranes and delivered directly to the bloodstream, bypassing the digestive system to provide more immediate and effective relief.
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. You can also buy topicals that contain CBD isolate.
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 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.