As we’ll discuss in detail below under How to Use CBD Isolates, another clear-cut advantage is the many inventive ways CBD isolate can be prepared for use. Whether it’s administered sublingually or mixed with food and drinks, this crystalline powdered CBD works well in a variety of consumption methods.
While consuming CBD isolate might sound like a great approach, keep in mind that there is also a key disadvantage of isolating CBD from other cannabis compounds. Research has shown that the combination of cannabinoids and terpenes generates an entourage effect, a synergistic interaction that boosts the individual effects of each compound involved. Stripping away all the other cannabinoids prevents you from experiencing the potential benefits of the entourage effect.
It depends on who you ask and why they are using CBD. Isolate is best for avoiding any possible trace of THC while full-spectrum may confer the additional benefits of other cannabinoids and terpenes via the entourage effect.
Once all of the impurities and solvents are stripped away, you’re left with 99% pure CBD crystalline.
It’s incredibly easy to measure CBD isolate dosages, as there’s nothing else to account for aside from the pure CBD. With other CBD-based products, such as broad-spectrum and full-spectrum CBD oil, the cannabinoid is mixed with other cannabinoids, making it more difficult at times to quantify the exact amount of CBD that is being consumed.
The main difference is in the substances contained (cannabinoids): CBD hemp contains up to 0,2% THC, which is the legal content of THC according to EU legislative. In some countries, however, THC is prohibited (for instance, Sweden), but there are also people who have a general suspicion against THC and choose rather the variant of hemp oil from CBD crystal.
We currently offer two types of CBD hemp oil which differ not only in the manufacturing process but also in the content of cannabinoids. But what exactly is the difference between these two CBD oils?
CBD hemp oil
CBD hemp oil – contains the whole cocktail of cannabinoids which are contained in the cannabis plant, that is to say, it has a more effective and complex effect on our body. The CBD oil contains 0,2% THC, which is the legal quantity of this intoxicating substance according to the EU legislation. The production of hemp extract is a simple alcohol or CO2 extraction from hemp flowers and hemp leaves, whereby this extract is subsequently admixed in a certain concentration with hemp seed oil.
Alcohol extraction is a distillation of the alcohol macerate. Hemp leaves and hemp flowers are mixed with alcohol and all contained cannabinoids of the cannabis plant leach into the alcohol. The alcohol is then separated from the pure hemp extract by evaporation.
CO2 extraction is an environmentally friendly extraction, using the compressed CO2 under high pressure in order to release the desired substances from the cannabis plant. When the pressure is lowered, the CO2 releases the extracts obtained. During this process, the natural ingredients are preserved and can unfold their full effect in further use.