What is CBD Crystalline Isolate?
Updated: Oct 19, 2020
Learn about CBD Crystalline Isolate, what it is, how it is made and how to use it.
CBD Crystalline Isolate is a pure form of cannabidiol (CBD) in a crystalline solid or powder form that contains less than 0.3% tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). This means there are little to no intoxicating effects that can be felt and it’s suitable for all levels of cannabis experience. In comparison, full-spectrum CBD products contain at least a small amount of THC. CBD isolates can contain 99% CBD with only trace amounts of other cannabinoids, making isolates one of the purest and most potent forms of CBD on the market.
How CBD Crystalline Isolate is made?
Making CBD Crystalline Isolate begins with high-purity CBD distillate that is mixed with an organic solvent that readily dissolves distillate at room temperature.
The mixture is then chilled in a controlled manner to rapidly decrease the solubility of CBD. Instead of staying in solution, CBD prefers to stick to itself (more energetically favourable), forming precipitates or crystals. These crystals grow over time, pulling more CBD out of solution and into the crystal structures. The rest of the compounds, like THC and other plant components, remain in the chilled solution. After CBD crystallization is complete, the liquid can be poured off from the crystals. The crystals are then washed to ensure high purity and the isolate is thoroughly dried to remove residual solvents and milled into fine powder.
This process has yielded CBD Crystalline Isolate at 99% w/w purity for the manufacture Labs Cannabis CBD Crystalline Isolate.