CBD isolate is a form of cannabidiol – a chemical compound found in the cannabis plant. However, while full-spectrum CBD contains traces of THC (the psychoactive element of cannabis), CBD isolate does not. This makes it a great option for people looking to try CBD but who don’t want to ingest THC. In this blog, we’ll highlight what CBD isolate is and what it can be used for.
What Is CBD Isolate?
CBD isolate is the purest form of CBD you can buy. It’s a molecule that’s extracted from hemp buds from the cannabis plant. This form of cannabidiol is THC free and often more affordable than other CBD products. It involves a more refined process to extract this type of CBD, but the resulting product has no taste or odour. Cannabidiol oils containing CBD but less than 1mg of THC are legal.
The benefits of taking CBD isolate instead of a full-spectrum CBD product is that there’s no taste or smell with this form of CBD, so it can be added to drinks or taken on its own with no aftertaste. It’s easy to take and to measure out the right amount, and it’s an affordable option. While full-spectrum CBD provides the benefits of terpenes and other compounds, research suggests that there are still anti-inflammatory benefits to taking CBD isolate.
How Does CBD Work?
Everyone has an endocannabinoid system within their body, which means that pure CBD isn’t actually a foreign substance to the body since it works alongside cannabinoids that the body naturally produces. Integrating CBD isolate into your daily routine slowly can be done so safely, supporting the body’s natural processes of cannabinoid production which are involved in a number of bodily functions such as appetite, memory, inflammation levels and mood. CBD works by acting alongside the cannabinoid receptors in the body, influencing them but not attaching to them directly. Studies are still being carried out into the effects of CBD on the body and the impact it can have in the following areas:
● Fighting inflammation
● Supporting the immune system
● Reducing anxiety
● Relieving pain
How To Take CBD Isolate
When consuming CBD isolate via a drop or gummy, start with the lowest dose and increase gradually, depending on how your body reacts and how it affects your symptoms. The sublingual route (applying CBD oil under your tongue) is the best way to take oils as your body can absorb them more effectively this way. Drop the correct dosage – 7 drops, twice a day – under your tongue and hold it there for one minute to allow it to fully absorb.
As with any supplement, always do your due diligence in researching reputable companies and choosing brands that have tested their products and are backed by scientific research. If you’re taking other medications or you’re pregnant or breastfeeding, consult with your GP before taking any CBD products to ensure it’s safe to do so.