The popularity of CBD oil has seen immense growth amongst those that want alternative therapeutic treatments for their symptoms. Thousands of users every day are looking for new ways to incorporate CBD into their wellness and health regimes, and CBD seems to be the hot product of the moment with users claiming to see outstanding results. CBD isolate is relatively new to the CBD scene, but is proving popular for its purity, versatility and strength. The uses of CBD isolate are endless as you have control of exactly how much CBD you receive in each dose.
How is CBD Isolate Used?
The use of CBD is growing because of its broad range of benefits and positive effects on health. CBD can be used for pain relief, inflammation, digestive disorders, epilepsy, parkinson's and even help with the symptoms of cancer. Now that CBD is so popular, the market has found a new way to enable its users to gain the purest form of the compound, which is CBD Isolate.
CBD Isolate normally comes in the form of a fine, white, powdery substance that is 99% pure CBD. The compound is separated from other cannabinoids found in cannabis extracts, most commonly by CO2 extraction. Isolate can also so be referred to as CBD Crystals, as sometimes it comes in a more crystallised form. Either way, Isolate and Crystals are essentially the same thing and can be referred to as both.
How is CBD Isolate Made?
You may wonder if the chemical process to produce CBD isolate makes this type of CBD man-made or synthetic… and the answer is no! It's still all natural. This type of CBD is plant-derived and is simply just an extracted version of the CBD compound.
To show you exactly how it's done, our CEO Henry Vincenty explains the full process of how CBD Isolate is extracted and made:
Why use CBD Isolate?
So now that you know what CBD Isolate is, you may wonder what the advantages are in taking it. After all, there are already oils and extracts, so what makes CBD Isolate so special?
The main advantage of using CBD Isolate is its versatility. It can be used in the kitchen, to make tinctures, oil infusions, topically, vaped, and much more. Isolate has none of the psychoactive effects of THC, thereby making it suitable for children and pets as well.
Another positive characteristic of CBD Isolate is that it has no noticeable smell or taste. This is sometimes the drawback of oils and extracts that have strong, earthy, nutty flavours and terpenes that give it a very distinct smell. For those that don’t enjoy this smell, CBD Isolate is a great alternative to oils and pastes.
Isolate is pure CBD, so measuring out your doses is also easier. You can accurately keep track of how much CBD you are taking, as 1 milligram of Isolate amounts to 1 milligram of CBD. When using oils and extracts, the CBD is combined with other cannabinoids and plant chemicals, which can make it more difficult to measure exactly how much CBD you are actually getting in each dose.
The Benefits of CBD Isolate
CBD is known for its anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidising effects. It works in sync with your endocannabinoid system to stimulate your body’s CB1 and CB2 receptors. This helps regulate immunity, hormones and stress responses, assisting the body’s creation of its own cannabinoids and in turn helping maintain homeostasis.
CBD’s best-known benefit is its anti-inflammatory properties, making it a great pain alleviator. It can help relieve the symptoms of fibromyalgia, arthritis, chronic pain, IBS (irritable bowel syndrome)...
Its powerful antioxidant effects are useful in treating the symptoms of neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and ALS. Antioxidants are a strong preventive treatment that can help stop the development of multiple sclerosis and other degenerative disorders.
Mental health and cannabis can often be a touchy subject, but CBD has been known to have antipsychotic effects. In plant form, CBD actually works to reduce the psychoactivity of THC. Used on its own, CBD has also shown to be effective in the treatment of schizophrenia and other mental and social disorders that relate to stress and anxiety, like heart palpitations, insomnia and chronic stress.
Even though CBD as a lone ranger can be effective, the cannabinoids that are found naturally in the plant extract (that are removed to create Isolate) work hand-in-hand with CBD in what's known as the entourage effect. It takes an army of cannabinoids, terpenes and micro-cannabinoids to give CBD its broad spectrum of benefits. When these chemicals are removed, it has been observed that CBD doesn’t work as effectively in some cases. For example CBD in the treatment of epilepsy has been known to have superior results when CBD oil with the full spectrum of cannabinoids is used.
How to Take CBD Isolate
CBD Isolate is ideal for those that want to enhance their CBD experience, because of its powdery form makes it very easy for you to measure out your daily doses. Some people prefer the to stick to oils because of its broad spectrum of cannabinoids, but adding CBD Isolate to CBD oils can enhance your dose and improve potency.
Vaping is also a hot topic in the CBD community, as its fast-acting effects deliver a powerful and almost instant result. The evaporation point of CBD Isolate is around 180-200 degrees celsius, and you can add CBD Isolate directly to a vape pen or vaporizer that has the right chamber for this. A few puffs of CBD vapour can work fast to relieve pain, anxiety and stress.
CBD can also be used in the kitchen. As isolate don’t have any distinct flavours or smells, it makes it an ideal cooking accompaniment. By adding CBD to your cooking oils and edibles, you can experience a slow release of CBD that gives you a longer lasting result over a longer period of time.
CBD isolate can even be added to your baked goods, like brownies, as well as your drinks. A few sprinkles in your favourite tea or smoothie can be an easy way to take CBD without altering the taste.
CBD Isolate is the Multifunctional Choice
CBD isolate is incredibly versatile and can be used in so many ways. You can make your own oil infusions and tinctures, or even be used topically to enhance your skincare routine. It can be great for pain relief and its antioxidant properties make for great age-ageing additions to your skincare.
You may even want to sprinkle a bit of isolate into your favourite face cream to give it a boost. Coconut oil-infused with CBD isolate and tinctures can also be taken sublingually (under the tongue), which is a very effective method for getting CBD straight into your bloodstream and delivering fast results.
The appeal CBD isolate is its enhancing abilities, making your CBD experience more controllable and potent. Its convenience and versatility makes it a great edition to new and existing CBD routines, whatever the goal or the purpose.
Disclaimer: Views expressed here do not necessarily reflect those of Endoca and its staff. This article is not intended to provide medical advice, diagnosis, treatment or cure. Endoca CBD products have not been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).