Uses and benefits of CBD isolate
Are you confused about CBD? And what does it mean when CBD is described as isolate? Is it pure CBD or just a high percentage? But most of all, what are the advantages of using CBD isolate compared to other CBD extracts? Well, you landed on the right page. You’re about to find the answers to your questions.
What is CBD isolate?
CBD isolate is pure CBD which, at room temperature, is a white crystal. It gets extracted from the stalk and stems of industrial hemp through a method called Co2 extraction.
CBD is an amazing natural molecule found in the cannabis plant. CBD is not psychoactive, meaning it will not make you “high”, and a growing number of studies suggest that CBD has incredible anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties. Its potent anti-inflammatory effects have applications in many different conditions that are inflammation-based, like:
- Autoimmune diseases
- Neurodegenerative diseases
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How does Co2 extraction work?
Co2 at high temperature and pressure becomes a liquid, and if conditions are stressed (meaning at even higher pressure), can become a superfluid, which is basically a liquid with superpowers!
This superfluid is able to extract some of the molecules from the plant materials, depending on its affinity to Co2 superfluid. For example this is the method utilised by coffee factories to remove caffeine in decaf products, and is used to extract essential oil from plants.
In the same fashion, Co2 superfluid is capable of extracting CBD and other nutrients from hemp plants. A second purification will then gradually separate CBD from the phytonutrients until a desired purity is reached.
In order to buy a high quality CBD isolate, purity tests need to be run by a 3rd party laboratory that will determine the amount of CBD in, and therefore the purity of, the product.
How to consume CBD isolate and what it tastes like?
A common way to consume CBD crystals is by letting it melt under the tongue. Many consumers reported CBD isolate reminded them of cherry, while other described its flavour as something like spearmint. In any case, CBD isolate can be combined with many foods and drinks without altering their taste significantly.
Other creative and fun ways to experiment with CBD isolate crystals are:
- Blending them in in smoothies (see infra)
- Blending them into mixtures when you bake
- Putting them in soups and dressings when you cook
- Infusing the crystals in honey to use in teas or syrups
- Dissolving the crystal in oil to spice up a salad dressing.
Try out our CBD/nettle smoothie recipe :
Nettle is a beautifully nutritious plant, known for helping our body naturally eliminate toxins and also boosting our immune system. The spicy combination of nettle and CBD flavours will positively surprise you and give an exotic touch to your aperitif with friends.
100 mg CBD 99% Endoca crystals
100 g fresh nettle
1 large banana
20 g of fresh mint
300 ml of coconut water (or apple juice).
Preparation: Mix all the ingredients up with a blender and enjoy!
How can I use CBD crystals topically?
CBD shows interesting scientific results that suggest it to be helpful in cases of eczema, acne, wound management and other related issues. Blend it with coconut or almond oil to create your own beauty products.
Where can I find pure CBD isolate for sale?
Many platforms are selling 99+% pure CBD isolate in crystal form. However, studies have suggested that a small amount of terpenes, important phytonutrients found in hemp, can potentiate the effect of CBD, by increasing absorption and effectiveness. This is called the “Entourage or Synergy effect”.
Therefore we suggest CBD crystal lovers buy CBD crystals derived by organic, high CBD strains containing small amount of terpenes to allow for the “entourage effect” to take effect.
On our webshop we provide CBD crystals 99% pure, that still contain small amount of these important nutrients, called terpenes:
- Alpha & Beta -pinene
- Caryophyllene oxide
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