WHAT IS CBD ISOLATE POWDER?

WHAT IS CBD ISOLATE POWDER?

Manufacturing companies have come up with fascinating picks for individuals who prefer pure forms of CBD. The article below delves into CBD isolate powder, one of the purest forms of CBD.

CBD isolate powder is one of the purest forms of CBD since it is devoid of THC and other derivatives of the hemp plant such as terpenes and flavonoids. It is also devoid of pollutants such as heavy metals, contaminants and pesticides. CBD powder is highly resourceful, compared to other types of CBD due to its odorless, tasteless and pure nature. The versatile nature of CBD isolate powder makes it possible to use it in a variety of ways that are beneficial to the human body.

CBD ISOLATE POWDER

According to VanDolah, Bauer & Mauck (2019), CBD, an acronym for cannabidiol, is an organic compound derived from cannabis plant, also known as hemp. CBD isolate is a glassy powder or solid consisting of pure CBD. It varies from full-spectrum CBD products, which contain THC levels of up to 0.3%. To produce pure CBD, otherwise known as CBD isolate, manufacturing firms employ a variety of processes to remove other substances and compounds from the cannabis plant. The pure CBD crystals are then ground into powder for easier consuming. CBD isolate powder is a great pick for individuals who are against other substances in their CBD products like THC and contaminants or individuals who are looking to boost their health. CBD isolates merge with the body’s endocannabinoid system which positively affects major body functions.

HOW TO USE CBD ISOLATE POWDER

Most people are often confused about the right way to use CBD isolate powder, especially beginners. However, there are a ton of ways that one can use it to mint its benefits.

TOPICAL USE

For topical CBD isolate powder to use, users are advised to mix it with oils and lotions for direct skin application. Additionally, one may also purchase skincare products that are infused with CBD isolate powder.

SUBLINGUAL USE 

Sublingual is a mode of substance administration where the user places a substance under the tongue from where it reaches the bloodstream and all other parts of the body. The tongue is filled with mucous membranes which boost the absorption rate into the blood for enhanced relief.

ORAL

CBD isolate powder can be infused into pills and capsules thus allowing the user to consume it in precise doses. One can also infuse CBD isolate powder into various drinks and foods. However, CBD isolate powder has low bioavailability, meaning that its absorption in the gastrointestinal tract is slow. Nevertheless, the bioavailability of CBD isolate powder can be boosted by infusing it with carrier oils such as olive oil and MCT oils.

VAPING

CBD isolate powder can be merged with terpenes to formulate a domestic CBD concentrate that can be dabbed or inhaled using a vape pen or a dab rig.

BENEFITS OF CBD ISOLATE POWDER

The following are the benefits of CBD isolate powder;

VERSATILE

The versatility of a product refers to how a substance easily pairs with other substances to benefit the body. CBD isolate powder is termed versatile since it can be paired with an array of products such as topicals and tinctures. Additionally, CBD isolate powder is devoid of THC, the main psychoactive compound in cannabis thus making it ideal for pets and children.

ODORLESS AND TASTELESS

CBD isolate products are devoid of smell and taste which makes them give off an earthy or musky scent. The odorless and tasteless nature of CBD isolate powder is because it does not contain terpenes and flavonoids, which give plants their scents and taste. The musky smell of CBD isolate powder makes it the perfect option for individuals who do not enjoy using products that exude strong scents.

EASY TO USE 

Pure CBD powder is easy to dose since the user can keep track of their doses. When using CBD-infused products like oils, it is often hard to gauge the amount of CBD present in each dose consumed.

ZERO THC

CBD isolate powder does not contain THC, the main psychoactive ingredient in the cannabis plant since THC and other compounds are removed and only CBD is left.

SIDE EFFECTS OF CBD ISOLATE POWDER

According to Lachenmeier et al. (2019),CBD isolate products have low health risks to the body since they are devoid of contaminants, terpenes, flavonoids, and THC. However, some users have reported hostile reactions from the intake of CBD isolate powder. Some of the reactions include;

  • Irritability
  • Heightened or decreased in appetite
  • Diarrhea
  • Insomnia
  • Weight gain or weight loss
  • Fatigue

Ujváry & Hanuš (2016) explained that CBD isolate products should not be consumed in conjunction with other medications since they will merge and cause adverse reactions in the body. A good example of medications that may negatively affect the body when used with CBD includes dietary supplements like cholesterol drugs like atorvastatin, also known as Lipitor. Therefore, it is vital that users consult a doctor or a certified dietician before using any CBD products.

MAKING OF CBD ISOLATE POWDER

According to Baratta et al. (2019), there are a variety of processes used during the production of CBD isolate. Such processes include ethanol-based extractions and CO2 extraction methods, also known as supercritical carbon dioxide. The CO2 method employs a closed-loop centrifuge, the hemp is positioned in a chamber and stuffed with carbon dioxide which turns into liquid and absorbs all the hemp’s flavors and oils. The CO2 extraction process is the safest and widely used method of producing pure CBD. However, it is vital to note that the end product may contain alcohol, which is why manufacturers polish it to form a CBD distillate or isolate.

Another commonly used extraction mode is alcohol extraction since alcohol boosts the organic nature of the end product. However, recent studies have shown that the end product, which is CBD, may have some residue since it is not wholly purged during the evaporation process. Additionally, alcohol being a natural solvent, it may also extract the chlorophyll in cannabis thus giving the end product a spiteful taste.

CONCLUSION

Due to the recent introduction of cannabidiol products, manufacturing companies have developed intriguing options for people who seek pure forms of CBD. Among the purest forms of CBD is CBD isolate powder, which is free of THC and other hemp plant remnants including terpenes and flavonoids. Additionally, it is free of pollutants including herbicides, toxins, and heavy metals. Due to its flavorless, tasteless, and pure nature, CBD powder has more benefits to the body compared to other forms of cannabidiol products. However, it is vital to note that CBD isolate powder may cause an array of health complications, especially if used with other medications such as supplements. Therefore, it is imperative that customers seek medical advice or dietetic certification before beginning to use any CBD products.

REFERENCES

Baratta, F., Simiele, M., Pignata, I., Ravetto Enri, L., Torta, R., De Luca, A., … & Brusa, P. (2019). Development of standard operating protocols for the optimization of cannabis-based formulations for medical purposes. Frontiers in Pharmacology, 10, 701.

Lachenmeier, D. W., Habel, S., Fischer, B., Herbi, F., Zerbe, Y., Bock, V., … & Sproll, C. (2019). Are adverse effects of cannabidiol (CBD) products caused by tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) contamination?. F1000Research, 8.

Ujváry, I., & Hanuš, L. (2016). Human metabolites of cannabidiol: a review on their formation, biological activity, and relevance in therapy. Cannabis and cannabinoid research, 1(1), 90-101.

VanDolah, H. J., Bauer, B. A., & Mauck, K. F. (2019, September). Clinicians’ guide to cannabidiol and hemp oils. In Mayo Clinic Proceedings (Vol. 94, No. 9, pp. 1840-1851). Elsevier.

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