What is CBD?
CBD is the second most widely known cannabinoid after THC, and the primary compound in the industrial hemp plant.
Because CBD is non-addictive and non-psychoactive, it is extremely useful for people who want to reap its benefits, without it interfering with work, school or family responsibilities.
There are many different ways to get CBD, including edibles, topicals and softgels. Among the purest forms of CBD are isolates and distillates. In fact, these are the main ingredients used to produce CBD edibles, topicals, softgels and other CBD products. CBD distillate or CBD isolate extracted from the hemp plant contain trace amounts of THC (<0.3%) or no THC at all.
CBD is put through a process of heating and cooling to produce CBD distillate, a much purer, cleaner and more potent form of the compound. CBD distillate typically contains about 90% CBD. While CBD distillate doesn’t contain as high a concentration of CBD as CBD isolate, it does retain many of the other therapeutic compounds in the cannabis plant, like terpenes, vitamins, waxes and antioxidants. Made using a process of chromatography, CBD distillate comes in liquid form.
Even more concentrated than CBD distillate is CBD isolate, containing 99% CBD. Typically made through a process of CO2 extraction, CBD isolate comes in refined, white powder form that can be added to foods, beverages, topicals and tinctures alike.