Are you looking for a potent, versatile, and practical form of CBD to use in your products? We have the perfect solution for you – CBD isolate. This form of CBD is cost-effective, high-strength, and offers a multitude of benefits and uses for both you and your customers. Here, we’re going to show you what you need to know about CBD isolate powder, how to use it, and how it can benefit your business.
CBD isolate is the purest form of CBD. One can make it synthetically or by extracting it from industrial hemp plants, just like other forms of the cannabinoid. However, unlike full-spectrum and broad-spectrum extracts, isolate only contains one cannabinoid – CBD.
To achieve a high level of purity, the extract goes through multiple refining and filtration processes to remove other phytocannabinoids, plant waxes, oils, terpenes, flavonoids, and chlorophyll. This leaves behind a 98.9-99% pure form of CBD.
As we remove terpenes and flavonoids from this form of CBD, it lacks a distinctive taste or scent. This is most advantageous, as one can easily add it to products without affecting the final texture, scent, or taste.
CBD isolate products come in various shapes, sizes and forms. Each of these has different uses and benefits. Let’s take a closer look at the most popular forms of CBD isolate powder and how to use it to make different products.
CBD isolate powder is a fine, white crystalline powder. It is possibly the most popular form of isolate due to its versatility. Because it is a concentrated form of CBD, it’s much easier to measure precise doses. In addition, the lack of taste and scent makes it ideal for use with cosmetics, foodstuffs, and beverages. One can also use it to create a range of oils, tinctures, or capsules.
CBD isolate, like other CBD extracts, is fat-soluble. This means that it will completely dissolve when added to a fatty substance like oil, butter, or fat. Therefore, we can create a liquid form of CBD isolate by adding the powdered form to a carrier oil. Typically, we use MCT oil or hemp seed oil.
Adding a carrier oil also boosts bioavailability, meaning that it makes it easier for the body to absorb the cannabinoid. This offers a faster absorption rate, as well as more significant benefits for consumers.
CBD isolate liquid holds the same benefits as isolate powder, it is easy to work with and extremely versatile. Consumers can take it in the same way as other CBD oils; one can take it orally, sublingually, or add it to foods and beverages.
As we mentioned above, CBD is a fat-soluble compound. Therefore, you may be wondering “how is CBD isolate water-soluble too?” Generally speaking, isolate powder is not water-soluble. However, the experts at Cannmed use innovative nano-technology to break down CBD molecules into nano-particles, creating a nano-emulsion.
This means that the molecules are small enough to evenly disperse when one adds them to a water-based liquid. This gives the appearance that they have completely dissolved. Therefore, you can use water-soluble CBD isolate to make a range of beverages without changing the appearance of the final product.
Terpenes are naturally occurring, aromatic compounds that are responsible for giving a range of plants their distinctive scents. For instance, the characteristic scent of lavender, pine and cannabis are all created by the specific terpenes present in each plant. Equally, we attribute the flavour and scent profile of each cannabis strain to specific terpene profiles.
Experts believe that terpenes have many potential therapeutic benefits, which work in tandem with the therapeutic benefits associated with CBD. In fact, some experts believe that when combined, the two plant extracts can yield more substantial benefits for consumers.
Therefore, many manufacturers choose to add some hemp-derived terpenes back into the CBD isolate powder or liquid. We refer to this as a terpsolate. Manufacturers can choose specific terpenes to include, influencing the flavour and scent of the finished CBD isolate product.
When CBD is isolated from full-spectrum hemp extract, it forms a hard, glass-like substance. This substance is extremely brittle and breaks easily when handled. One can break it down into smaller chunks, for use as a CBD shatter. Alternatively, one can grind this substance into a fine powder to form CBD isolate powder.
CBD shatter holds the same benefits as other forms of CBD isolate, but it is consumed differently. Many people choose to vaporise CBD shatter by exposing it to high temperatures and inhaling the vapour that is produced. We refer to this as “dabbing”. To do this, consumers require specific equipment known as a dab rig. Alternatively, one can use CBD shatter with specialised vaporisers and vape pens.
Here at Cannmed, we produce our CBD isolate products using naturally sourced hemp extract. During the extraction process, we remove many cannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids, chlorophyll, and plant materials from the hemp plant. This initial extract is known as a full-spectrum extract, as it contains a full range of naturally occurring compounds.
To remove unwanted compounds, multiple refining and filtration processes are needed. Firstly, a winterisation process is used to remove lipids and plant waxes. Then, the extract is decarboxylated. This means we expose the extract to specific temperatures over a period of time to convert CBDA molecules into CBD molecules.
When this process is complete, distillation processes remove plant matter like terpenes, chlorophyll and flavonoids. Filtration processes are then used to separate CBD from other cannabinoids present in the extract.
To make CBD isolate, solvents and heat are used to make a crystalline substance. These crystals are washed and processed into their final product. Typically, you’re left with a fine, white powder that is 98.9-99% pure CBD.
One of the main benefits of opting for CBD isolate is versatility. It can be consumed in many different ways, and so it can be used to manufacture a range of unique products.
As mentioned, CBD isolate is activated (decarboxylated) during the production process, therefore it doesn’t need to be heated to use it. This makes it even easier to work with. CBD isolate can be ingested on its own, or it can be added to a range of foodstuffs or beverages.
Isolate is virtually tasteless and odourless, so you can add it to most foods without affecting the final texture or taste. One can easily use it to create a range of dressings, sauces, baked goods, or spreads. If you plan on adding it to baked or cooked foods, we recommend adding it at the last possible point in production or keeping temperatures as low as possible during the cooking/baking process. Exposing CBD isolate to high temperatures can reduce potency.
To produce a range of CBD isolate oils or tinctures, you can simply add the fat-soluble powder to a carrier oil of your choice. The most popular carrier oils are MCT oil or hemp seed oil, but you can use most organic oils too. Because isolate powder is so pure, one can easily measure precise dosages to create products with a variety of strengths. Then, your customers can take the oil or tincture orally, or add it to their foods or drinks.
Alternatively, CBD isolate can be used to produce capsules. Although the compound is almost tasteless and odourless, some of your customers may not like the mouthfeel associated with CBD isolate oils or powders. Capsules offer the perfect solution in this case. It also means that consumers get a precise dose every time.
As mentioned above, CBD isolate can be used to create a range of oils or tinctures. These oils can also be taken sublingually. To do this, one places a couple of drops under the tongue, holding it there for a minute or two, before swallowing. This method of ingestion offers rapid absorption into the bloodstream, as the cannabinoid is absorbed through mucous membranes in the mouth, bypassing the digestive system.
Alternatively, CBD isolate powders can be taken sublingually too. The consumer should place a small amount of powder under the tongue, letting it dissolve for at least 90 seconds. Then, one can swallow the remainder of the powder with a drink. This allows consumers to experience the benefits of CBD in a matter of minutes.
CBD isolate powder can be inhaled in a number of ways. The most popular method includes adding isolate powder to a vegetable glycerin (VG) and propylene glycol (PG) blend to produce a CBD-rich e-liquid that can be used with most vape equipment. In contrast, traditional oils and tinctures are made using carrier oils which are not suitable for use with vape pens.
Alternatively, CBD isolate crystal slabs can be broken down to make CBD shatter, which we know can be used with specialised vape equipment. One could also add terpenes and plant waxes to your CBD isolate to produce a range of flavoured CBD waxes that can also be vaped.
In the mid-1980s, scientists discovered a cell-signalling system in the human body. This system is made up of receptors, and is linked to our cytokine and nervous systems. Experts believe that endocannabinoids, produced by the body, interact with these receptors. They activate or deactivate these CB1 and CB2 receptors, triggering the release of certain hormones into the body, thus eliciting different responses.
This system, known as the endocannabinoid system (ECS), is believed to govern key bodily functions to maintain homeostasis. Some of these bodily functions include:
Studies have shown that phytocannabinoids, such as CBD, could imitate the endocannabinoids that your body naturally produces. Therefore, it stands to reason that phytocannabinoids could help support a healthy ECS when integrated into a healthy lifestyle.
Your customers could potentially experience the following CBD isolate effects:
Ingesting CBD isolate products orally or with food, will provide a slow and steady release into the system. This will allow consumers to enjoy the benefits associated with CBD throughout the day, without needing to top up. Alternatively, inhaling CBD isolate powder or taking it sublingually provides a rapid onset of effects.
Here, we’re going to take a closer look at CBD isolate benefits and why it might suit your business and your customers better than other forms of CBD.
One of the major reasons why CBD isolate powder is so popular is due to the fact that it doesn’t contain THC. THC, aka tetrahydrocannabinol, is a naturally occurring substance that one can find in cannabis plants. This substance is also present in hemp plants, but in very small amounts. THC has psychoactive properties and has an intoxicating effect on consumers. For this reason, it is considered to be a controlled substance in the UK and EU. According to current regulations, finished CBD products can contain trace amounts (less than 1 mg) of THC, as this amount is too little to have any intoxicating effects on consumers.
Does CBD isolate get you high? No, it does not. Unlike THC, CBD has no psychoactive properties. In addition, CBD isolate powder undergoes refining and filtration processes to remove all other cannabinoids, so there are no detectable amounts of THC in it. This means you can use it to make CBD products that are completely THC-free. Some consumers may prefer to opt for a THC-free CBD product, as they are particularly sensitive to the compound or they are concerned about work-related or roadside drug testing.
Here at Cannmed, we only use 98.9-99% pure CBD isolate for our wholesale CBD products. This means that you can easily measure precise doses to include in your products. You can produce consistent and accurately labelled products for your customers with ease.
When your customers are using CBD products, they will need to figure out a CBD isolate powder dosage that suits their needs. This daily dose will depend on their body weight, metabolism, body chemistry, and the results that they wish to see. Therefore, this dose will differ from customer to customer. For this reason, we recommend offering a range of strengths so that your customers can easily tailor their intake accordingly. You can do this easily when you’re using pure CBD isolate.
Not only is it easy to accurately measure CBD isolate powder, but it’s also extremely easy to add it to your products. As isolate powder is fat-soluble, you can use it to create an array of foodstuffs or beverages that contain oils, butter, or fat.
Equally, you can also use CBD isolate to create a range of infused cosmetics or skincare products. Many moisturisers, serums, balms, and facial oils contain plant oils that work in harmony with CBD.
Alternatively, you could opt for water-soluble CBD isolate powder to create a range of CBD infused beverages. There are ample opportunities to create carbonated drinks, waters, coffees, or teas. You can also create infused protein shake sachets for customers who wish to aid recovery and gym performance with CBD isolate.
As isolate powder has little to no taste or odour, it will not affect the final texture or taste of your product. This means that business opportunities are endless when using water-soluble isolate products.
Another huge CBD isolate benefit is the potency. As all Cannmed wholesale CBD isolate products contain 98.9%-99% CBD, they are a cost-effective option if you wish to create high-strength, THC-free products. Each of our products contains isolate sourced from organic hemp.
To ensure high quality and purity, we opt for independent testing for all of our isolate products too. We value transparency and quality assurance, so we’re more than happy to share all independent lab results with you. You can view all of our certifications and compliance accreditations here too.
CBD isolate powder is extremely easy to use, versatile, and can be used to make a wide variety of products for your customers. With a tasteless and odourless, concentrated isolate, you can produce foodstuffs, beverages, cosmetics, tinctures, oils, capsules, shatter and waxes.
As CBD isolate doesn’t contain any other cannabinoids, you can rest assured that you’re getting a pure, THC-free powder or liquid. Therefore, you can manufacture products for your customers who wish to avoid THC.
Now that you know everything about CBD isolate powder, how to use it, how it can benefit your business and your customers, you’re ready to take the next step! To place an order or discuss your business needs in more detail, don’t hesitate to contact our dedicated sales team.
We are happy to talk through your needs, answer any questions, and find the perfect product for your business. We look forward to hearing from you.
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