Generally, you want products that are as pure as possible — particularly when it comes to products you use for the benefit of your health. Nevertheless, the most common CBD products are spectrum products – meaning they include all manner of additional cannabinoids, terpenes and other compounds from cannabis. Not to mention, various additives for shelf stability and preservation. In which case, wouldn’t a genuinely pure CBD product with nothing else in the mix be preferable? The answer is — it depends. CBD isolate does exist, but it might not be the best CBD product for you.
Here’s everything you need to know about CBD isolate, and how to determine whether you really need it.
How CBD Isolate Is Made
CBD isolate is an extract, meaning it is a product created by extracting a desired compound (CBD) from undesirable compounds (plant material etc.). There are many processes of extraction, and none of them are unique to CBD isolate. All extracts, like full- and broad-spectrum CBD oils and even THC isolate products, use similar techniques to preserve the good stuff while removing the unwanted stuff.
In practice, there are essentially two common extraction methods employed by the cannabis industry: CO2