Scientists discovered CBD in the 1970s. There are a variety of CBD products on the market today including
- THC strips
- CBD strips
- THC oil
- CBD oil
- Hemp oil
- Live resin
- Moon rock
- Thai stick
The list goes on, but what exactly does CBD do and why is it so popular? Let’s find out.
CBD is just one of the cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant.
Unlike THC, CBD does not have any psychoactive properties or serious side effects, but it has medical benefits. CBD isolate is the purest form of CBD. It is usually sold as a white powder. There are endless ways to use it including dabbing, vaping or infusing it in food and drinks.
The Process of Making CBD Isolate
It all starts by growing high-quality hemp or high-CBD strains like Cannatonic or Charlotte’s web. These strains have lower THC levels than other strains like Diesel, Blue Dream, and Sour which contains more THC than CBD.
Once the plant reaches maturity, it is harvested and ready for the extraction. Extraction involves separating cannabinoids, terpenes, trichomes, flavonoids, and other compounds from the plant material. The extraction involves the use of very simple items like CO2, Ice water, Butane and Alcohol/ethanol. Before reaching the final form, the extract will undergo a process called winterization resulting in pure CBD isolate.
Effects and Benefits of CBD Isolate
CBD promotes homeostasis and balances the endocannabinoid system. Here are some benefits of CBD isolate has to offer.
- Mediates psychotic disorders
- Reduces inflammation
- Combats anxiety and depression
- Tempers neurodegenerative disorders
- Reduces nausea and vomiting
- Suppresses seizure activity
- Fights tumor and cancer cells
Removing the THC from the CBD isolate also means eliminating the possibility of failing a drug test. CBD isolate may help to deal with disorders like:
- Parkinson’s disease
- Chronic pain
- Neuropathic pain
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Epileptic disorders
Some of the conditions mentioned above have no cure but managing the symptoms is possible by using CBD. However, before deciding to use CBD to treat these ailments, consult a professional to determine the right dosage and avoid potential side effects.