In the last couple of years, cannabidiol (CBD)-infused products became mainstream. This is mainly because CBD has many potential therapeutic effects and medicinal properties. For example, it can be useful for reducing inflammation, relieving pain, managing anxiety, reducing stress, improving the quality of sleep, and so on. In this article, we will look at cannabidiol extract CBD isolate and its usage.
What Is CBD Isolate?
CBD isolate is 99% pure CBD. It is produced by the traditional extraction process, followed by different stages of refining for removing other phytocannabinoids and phytochemicals naturally found in the hemp plant. This means that it is THC-free, and hence, suitable for those who want to avoid ingesting this psychotropic cannabinoid.
Depending on the manufacturing process, CBD isolate can be either fine white powder or crystalline. Also, compared to other hemp-derived cannabidiol extracts, it does not have any distinctive odor or taste. So, it can be added as an active ingredient in cannabidiol-infused products like edibles where taste matters. Above all, CBD isolate is potent because of its high cannabidiol concentration.
How To Take CBD Isolate?
CBD isolate can be used in different ways, and the delivery method influences the quality of its therapeutic effects.
Sublingual: You can place the required amount of CBD isolate powder under your tongue and wait for 60 seconds. This will ensure that cannabidiol is properly absorbed into the bloodstream through the sublingual gland. The main advantage of consuming it by this method is that the bioavailability of cannabidiol (CBD) is high because it bypasses the digestive system.
Inhaling: You can use CBD isolate for making homemade CBD concentrates that can be used for dabbing or vaping. This method has the fastest onset time and gives the maximum effect. Also, the bioavailability of CBD is highest in this method, as it bypasses the first-pass effect of the liver and so CBD will be more available to the body.
Oral: You can fill capsules with measured amounts of CBD isolate powder and swallow them. The main advantage of this method is that it delivers an accurate dose of cannabidiol (CBD). However, the disadvantages of this method are that the onset time of its effect is long, i.e., it takes 45-60 minutes to show effects and the bioavailability of CBD is low when ingested orally.