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What is CBD Isolate?

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CBD isolate is a pure form of cannabidiol. Unlike full spectrum and broad spectrum CBD products, isolate only contains CBD. Extractors create it by separating CBD from all other cannabinoids and compounds in the hemp plant.

CBD Isolate typically takes the form of a crystalline powder. However, you can also find it in the form of CBD crystals and CBD isolate oil. It contains zero delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the cannabinoid that causes the high produced by regular cannabis products.

Keep reading to learn more about the different types of CBD isolate, and how to use them.

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CBD Isolate: What Is It?

CBD isolate is the purest form of cannabidiol that you can get. It doesn't contain any of the other compounds found in hemp like cannabinoids and terpenes. This means it does not contain any detectable THC.

This makes it great for users who are sensitive to THC or those who need to pass drug tests. However, it is important to note that even isolate can contain trace amounts of THC. This can accumulate in your system and trigger a positive test result, so be cautious.

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CBD isolate products differ from full-spectrum and broad-spectrum products. These contain a range of cannabinoids and terpenes along with other compounds found in hemp plants. Full spectrum hemp products contain up to 0.3% Delta-9 THC, while broad spectrum products generally contain zero THC. CBD isolate usually contains around 99% CBD and does not contain any other hemp plant compounds.

The downside to this is that isolate when consumed on its own will not produce the well known entourage effect. This is the term used for the combined effect of cannabinoids like THC and CBD and other plant compounds like terpenes. The idea is that these compounds work together synergistically to produce an enhanced overall effect.

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How Is CBD Isolate Made?

Isolating CBD from the hemp plant involves an advanced extraction process that allows processors to separate pure CBD from everything else. These extraction methods use solvents, such as butane and carbon dioxide, to strip cannabinoids, terpenes, fatty acids, and plant material. The result is a pure crystallized form of CBD. Processors can then crush this into a powder for use in products like CBD isolate gummies and oils.

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How Does CBD Isolate Work?

Cannabinoids like CBD interact with the body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS). This system regulates physiological processes in the body including appetite, immune response, and pain responses. There are two types of endocannabinoid receptors, the CB1 and CB2 receptors.

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Cannabinoids bind with these receptors which results in the various effects experienced by humans when consuming hemp or cannabis products. Each receptor influences different areas and systems within the body.

Types of CBD Isolate

CBD Isolate comes in many different forms. The most common form is powder, followed by CBD crystals and CBD Isolate oil. Read on to learn more about these different types of isolate products.

CBD Powders

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CBD powders are the most common form of raw CBD isolate available on the market today. CBD companies and consumers alike use this fine white crystalline powder to make products like CBD gummies. The powder can range in consistency from small chunky crystals, to a very fine sift.

CBD Crystals

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CBD crystals, also known as CBD diamonds, are another form of CBD isolate. These crystals are the unrefined result of the process used to create isolate. Processors will typically crush the crystals into a powder for bulk cbd isolate sales. While rare, it is possible to find CBD crystals for sale online.

CBD Isolate Oil

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CBD Isolate oil is essentially a liquid-like version of the typical isolate powder. The general term for this oil is CBD distillate. This distillate will usually have a golden color and a consistency similar to that of syrup. Some companies also sell their CBD isolate tincture under the name isolate oil as well.

How to Use CBD Isolate?

Dabbing or vaporizing CBD isolate is a popular method of consumption. When you eat edibles like CBD isolate gummies, you need to consume larger doses and you won't experience effects for hours. When you vaporize CBD, you only need a small dose and effects are immediate. Dabbing pure CBD isolate also allows users to avoid consumption of carrier oils and cutting agents like mct oil.

Dabbing and vaporizing isolate is a great way to save money as well. Because you are using less product for a greater effect, raw isolate will last much longer than other forms of CBD.

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How to Dab CBD Isolate

1. Grab a dab rig or vape pen and a dab tool.

You'll want to start by scooping up a small amount of isolate, about the size of a grain of rice.

2. Preheat your rig/vape device.

You'll want to get your dab rig nail/vape device chamber preheated so you can apply your dab of isolate. If your vape device has a chamber that you fill prior to heating, you can ignore this step. For best results, try to keep your temperature within the range of 500°F - 600°F.

3. Take a dab!

Now, apply your dab of isolate while you inhale the vapor. In some cases you will find there is more vapor than you can inhale all at once, this is normal. A good investment for these situations is a carb cap. Carb caps allow you to regulate the vapor production and they also prevent wasted concentate/vapor.

4. Repeat if necessary!

Who Has the Best CBD Isolate?

We work with the top processors in the CBD industry to provide our customers with the best CBD isolate available. All our isolate is third party tested and you can easily access full panel lab results on each product page.

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Where to Buy CBD Isolate?

Sauce Warehouse offers top-quality CBD isolate powder. Our isolate is third party tested and we provide full panel lab results on every product page. Here you will also find additional information and product details such as total cannabinoid content.

If you are looking for more than just CBD, we also offer other cannabinoid isolates like CBG isolate & CBN isolate.

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Can I Buy Bulk CBD Isolate?

Yes! Bulk CBD isolate jars are available at a discounted price so you can buy more and save. Our CBD isolate bulk jars are vacuum sealed and shipped in air tight containers to ensure they arrive safe and secure. Sauce Warehouse takes our customers privacy seriously and all our packages ship discreetly.

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Now that you know a little bit more about this versatile cannabinoid isolate, are you ready to give it a try? If you need any help choosing the right concentrate for you feel free to reach out. The customer service team here at Sauce Warehouse is always happy to help!

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