What is CBD isolate?
CBD isolate is a white crystalline powder of 99-100% pure CBD. CBD isolate is very popular due to its versatility and ease of use as an ingredient in formulations. Are you wondering how to use CBD isolate? Don’t worry, we’ll cover that, but first, let’s take a quick look at how CBD isolate is made.
How is CBD isolate made?
Isolate, like all our CBD products, is derived from locally sourced Colorado grown hemp. The hemp is processed in our Apeks Supercritical CO2 extraction machine. CO2 extraction yields a cleaner oil compared to less expensive, solvent-based extraction methods such as alcohol. The CO2 crude oil is rich in CBD, minor cannabinoids (CBG, CBN, CBC, THC), terpenes, chlorophyll, lipids, and plant waxes.
The first two steps in isolating CBD from the crude extract is Winterization and Decarboxylation. Winterization removes lipids and plant waxes and decarboxylation converts the CBDA to CBD by method of heat and time. Winterized oil then goes through a triple pass fractional distillation process to remove chlorophyll, terpenes, and undesirable contaminates. Fractional distillation also allows for concentration and separation of CBD from other minor cannabinoids. The concentrated CBD fraction is then mixed with a non-polar solvent in a reactor. The solution is heated and cooled to precipitate out pure CBD in crystal form, the same way sugar precipitates out of water when making rock candy. The CBD precipitate is then washed with the same non-polar solvent in the reactor to purify the CBD of any contaminates. The isolate is then placed into a vacuum oven for 48 hours to purge the isolate of all solvents that were used in the isolation process, resulting in 99% pure solvent free CBD Isolate.
How to use CBD isolate
Isolate can be ingested, sprinkled onto a bowl or joint, vaped, or sprinkled into food and beverages. It can also be added into your favorite topical product such as lotions or creams, to give some added benefits. Since it is pure CBD, it is the preferred CBD consumption method for people who submit to random drug screenings. It is unlikely but NOT impossible to fail a drug test while using isolate because of how CBD metabolizes in your body.
CBD isolate options
We have both retail and wholesale CBD isolate options. Isolate can be purchased in one-gram containers or in bulk containers up to 500 grams.For wholesale CBD Isolate options please register your business below and a sales representative will be in touch with you shortly. As always, if you have any questions, we are more than happy to help in any way we can! You can reach us by phone, email, or live chat.
Author: Extract Labs