What’s the difference between CBD extract and CBD Isolate and how are they made? With so many different CBD products hitting the markets, many people new to CBD are often confused about where CBD comes from and how different CBD products are made?
Two main types of CBD
Two of the most common forms of CBD are full-spectrum CBD and CBD isolates. Below, we’ll check out what some of the differences between full-spectrum CBD and CBD isolates are and how they are processed.
Each of the different CBD products has its advantages and disadvantages, and ultimately whatever you choose will suit your budget and requirements. By understanding more about what the different CBD extracts are and their advantages and disadvantages, you’ll be better informed about which products best suited to you or your targets.
How are they made
- Full-Spectrum CBD – The most popular way to extract CBD from hemp is through the CO2 extraction process. This way helps to separate cannabinoids from other elements such as fats and waxes. The next step is the separation of ethanol which was used in the first step with the help of evaporation. This way creates a very pure, high concentration CBD extracts.
Full-spectrum CBD is made using all the plant material and usually contains low levels of other cannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids, essential oils, nutrients, and plant materials. It’s believed that by combining terpenes and cannabinoids that it encourages something known as the entourage effect which combined with the best way to boost the bioavailability of your selected CBD product is believed to have a great effect, but currently, this is only a theory and more research needs to be conducted into this. If you are sensitive to other cannabinoids such as THC, which is allowed in extremely low levels in the UK, then full-spectrum CBD may not be the best product for you.
- CBD Isolate – CBD isolates just like the name suggests, pure CBD. During the extraction and manufacturing process, all other plant materials, cannabinoids, and terpenes are stripped away leaving only pure CBD. This is achieved through extracting hemp first. Once pure hemp extract is created, it goes through the high-temperature treatment. During this procedure, CBD evaporates and then is collected back to the firm form of crystals. The last step is usually creating a CBD isolate powder which is being used in the manufacturing of CBD products.
The majority of CBD products are made using CBD isolate because it’s pure CBD. CBD isolate can be added to other CBD products as well as used in a crystal or powder form that can be taken orally or added to foods and drinks. If you can’t risk taking any THC, then CBD isolates are the best choice for you.
There are a variety of different CBD products available, and choosing the best one for you is an important part of getting the best out of your CBD. If you have any questions about any of our CBD products, don’t hesitate to ask.