What is CBD Isolate?
Isolates are the most concentrated CBD Concentrates available. CBD Isolate is CBD that has been isolated from the rest of the cannabis/hemp plant. Usually CBD Isolate is found in a semi-fine white powder and the potency can vary. Other cannabinoids such as CBG & CBN can be isolated in a similar way. We carry both CBG Isolate and CBN Isolate in our collection.
How is CBD Isolate Made?
To create CBD Isolate, CBDA oil is first extracted from the plant material, usually using a solvent such as butane or CO2. After this oil has been extracted, it is then decarboxylated and winterized. Decarboxylation transforms Cannabidiolic Acid (CBDA) into CBD through exposure to heat. Winterization is the process of removing fatty acids, lipids, and plant waxes from the oil. The winterized and decarboxylated oil is then distilled further to remove any other undesired ingredients that remain.
How is CBD Isolate Used?
CBD Isolate is great for use in situations where THC cannot be used, or for those who find themselves to be particularly sensitive to THC or even other minor cannabinoids. Most broad spectrum CBD concentrates will only contain CBD, and in most cases CBD Isolate is the main ingredient in the concentrate. Many broad spectrum CBD sauces, crumbles, shatters, etc. are essentially just CBD Isolate mixed with terpenes and occasionally a cannabinoid like CBG or CBC for the purpose of consistency or color. At Sauce Warehouse we much prefer full spectrum CBD concentrates that contain all the amazing elements of the hemp plant, but quality Isolate based concentrates can provide an enjoyable experience as well.
CBD Isolate is a good choice for anyone who needs larger doses of CBD, as it will always provide the highest percentages of CBD per dose. CBD Isolate can be mixed in drinks, put on food, added on top of a bowl, or dabbed using a rig or dab pen. For more information on adding concentrates including CBD Isolate to food, check out our blog ‘Making Edibles with Concentrates’.