EducationIntro to the Uses & Benefits of CBD Isolate

CBD Isolate Crystals in Jar

What is CBD Isolate?

CBD isolate is a crystalline substance containing 99% or greater cannabidiol. Cannabidiol is a chemical in the Cannabis sativa plant. It is one of 113 identified cannabinoids in cannabis plants.

CBD isolate contains nothing but CBD. All other matter contained within the hemp plant – including chlorophyll, waxes, and oils – are removed, resulting in a finished product that is purely cannabidiol.

To achieve this level of purity, the CBD cannabinoid is isolated from all other plant compounds from initial extracts and the resulting crystalline matter is processed until a fine, off-white colored powder is left over. This tasteless substance is the CBD isolate.

CBD Isolate Benefits

The most popular reasons isolate consumers give for why they prefer CBD in this form include:

  • It’s THC-free!
  • It’s easier to measure exact doses than most other CBD types.
  • It’s also less expensive than most other CBD products.
  • It’s tasteless and odorless, making it an ideal cooking ingredient.
  • Those same properties make it a wonderful skincare product ingredient.
  • It’s not as messy as oils or drops.
  • It can’t be beat for making DIY cannabidiol products.

Three Common Types of Cannabis Products


Refers to products containing all the compounds available in the hemp plant. While the plant contains many types of cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids, THC and CBD are the two most well-known.

Full-spectrum cannabis products contain all of the plant’s compounds, including varying levels of THC and CBD/G. Most of the people who use full-spectrum products cite the “entourage effect” – where other hemp plant compounds increase the effectiveness of cannabidiol – as one of the main reasons why they use full-spectrum CBD products.

The Entourage Effect

The “entourage effect” is one of the reasons why full-spectrum products might be more effective at producing the many benefits CBD is touted for.

The entourage effect is the idea that similar molecules, those that occur together naturally, interact in more useful ways, and applies to the terpenes and cannabinoids found in industrial and medicinal hemp plants.

As molecular compounds, terpenes occur naturally and often manifest themselves as natural oils, each accompanied by a unique viscosity and aroma.

Cannabinoids (like THC and CBD) and terpenes work in synergy to maximize the benefits of the compounds in the body. Patient-based and lab studies show that while THC or CBD can work alone to treat specific symptoms, they often create far better outcomes when used in combination.


The primary difference between “full spectrum” and “broad spectrum” products is that broad-spectrum products do not contain THC.

This is achieved by passing the resulting product through one more refining process to eliminate any traces of THC found in the compound. It is worth noting that broad-spectrum products are generally offered at much stronger dosages, considering that they increase the potency of cannabidiol, without increasing THC levels.

Broad spectrum products are ideal for consumers who don’t want THC content in their product, but still want to enjoy the benefits the other cannabinoids have to offer.


Isolate products contain nothing but cannabidiol – no terpenes, no flavonoids, no cannabinoids.

The process of isolating the cannabidiol extract typically results in a product that’s 99% pure CBD. These products are ideal for customers who might be sensitive to other phytonutrients, cannabinoids, or terpenes.

CBD isolate can also be added to other extracts or products to make them more potent but is generally only available in powder form. Since CBD isolate is 99% pure, consumers only need to use small doses to achieve the same results they would with other products. This makes isolates an economical choice for CBD-rich products.

CBD Isolate Wins When It Comes To Homemade Products

CBD Isolate is pretty versatile for a single cannabinoid! Isolate’s many uses include:

  • Dissolved into drinks and food
  • Mixed into coconut oil to amplify its effects
  • Infused into CBD drops or tinctures
  • Blended into topical creams
  • Added to e-juice for use in a vaporizer

Isolate’s versatility gives it an edge over other cannabidiol products. For example, CBD flower buds need to be activated via heating, before you can use them for cooking. CBD oils, on the other hand, cannot be vaped and do not mix well with creams.

CBD Isolate Is Easy On The Wallet

Compared to CBD flower, oils, edibles, and tinctures, isolate is more affordable, especially when it comes to CBD’s price per milligram.

Isolate is generally sold in powder form, or in 1 gram crystals, and less often in half-gram dosages. The price of CBD isolates in the U.S. ranges from $25-$40 per 1000 milligrams of CBD.

CBD oil or tincture containing the same amount of cannabidiol can be more than double the price of CBD isolate.

CBD Isolate for Physical Health

For Pain Management

Like other cannabidiol varieties, CBD isolate has the power to modulate the human endocannabinoid system (B2 modulation) to suppress inflammatory cytokines responsible for signaling pain to the nervous system.

When CBD is consumed regularly, neuropathic and inflammatory pain is suppressed through CB2 modulation. CBD isolate can be precisely dosed for specific results, and long-term use may result in long-term neuroprotective benefits.

For Epilepsy & Seizures

There is mounting anecdotal evidence that properly-dosed CBD can be used to reduce the frequency of seizures in epileptic consumers.

Autism & Related Neurological Issues

According to a comprehensive medical study published in Neurology, CBD may be the perfect treatment option for autistic people with certain co-morbid neurological, physical, and mental/emotional health related conditions.

Scientists discovered that CBD oil reduced autism-related anxiety, improved communication, and lowered the incidence of behavioral problems. The participants (children) had not responded to traditional drug therapies for these conditions and the results were stunning: 80 percent of the children reported overall improvements.

Resources for Autism and CBD:

CBD and Autism: Here’s What You Should Know

Study: With CBD, 80% of Children With Autism Saw Improvement

For Nausea

One of the first health benefits claimed by both CBD and medical marijuana users was nausea relief. CBD isolate allows precise dosing, so buyers can enjoy greater relief at a lower cost.

CBD Isolate for Pets

Because all mammals have an endocannabinoid system, CBD isolate can be given to dogs, cats, and other mammalian companions for the same reasons as their human owners.

Dosage and interactions will differ from pet to pet, so always check with your veterinarian before starting any new treatments, even as you should check with your physician before making any modifications to your existing health regimen.

CBD Isolate is ideal for pet owners who want a product they can easily dose for their pets that contains absolutely 0% THC.

Although it’s a near-certainty that THC levels in full-spectrum CBD will not get one’s pets high, buyers who still want the peace of mind that comes from knowing there is literally no chance of their loyal companions consuming THC will find their needs best served with an isolate over a broad or full-spectrum CBD product.

Where to Order CBD Isolate

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