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What is CBD Isolate?

Posted by CANNASaver on Friday, 31 March 2017 in Canna Blog

What is CBD Isolate?

Many people today are using CBD isolate to treat a variety of conditions including pain, PTSD, lack of appetite, and other conditions. So exactly what is cbd isolate? Cbd isolate is also called cbd crystals or cbd powder. There are many CBD products available and knowing what the different terms mean will help you choose the right cbd product for your needs. Whenever I go to a dispensary near me in search of cbd deals, I find new products on the shelves made with cbd isolate. CBD isolate is one of the terms you’ll come across again and again if you're researching CBD. This article will answer questions about what is CBD isolate or CBD crystals and why it's so popular.

What are CBD Isolate Crystals?

CBD isolate crystals are exactly what it sounds like it is: pure cbd, without other compounds or derivatives. Technically, cbd isolate is never completely pure, but with 99%+ pure cbd isolate available, for all intents and purposes, it's the purest form of cbd that can be purchased. It usually comes in the form of a white, crystalline powder or in small slabs. It looks a bit like frosty ice crystals. CBD isolate can be added to foods and beverages, dabbed, used as a bowl topper, or blended into cbd lotions, ointments and other products.

How is CBD Isolate Made 

CBD isolate aka cbd crystals is derived from the cannabis plant through various processes that allow the cbd to be isolated and extracted. The process of making Cbd isolate typically begins with organically grown hemp. We're not talking about the kind of cannabis that gets you high. Cbd isolate is usually made from commercial-grade industrial hemp--cannabis grown to yield maximum biomass. Hemp is very different from the marijuana we use to get high, even though it's technically the same plant. Hemp is virtually void of viable THC, but it's a great source for CBD.

Making Cbd isolate is a multi-step process. First, CO2 extraction is used to extract the oils and resins from the cannabis. This is followed by winterization to help separate out the lipids. Extraneous plant matter is removed and what remains is CBD isolate.

How do you use CBD Isolate?

If you're wondering how to use cbd isolate you have some choices. One of the most popular ways to use cbd isolate crystals is blending it into a carrier oil for topical use or for making Cbd edibles. Just mix the desired dosage of cbd crystals into the slightly warmed oil. For cbd edibles, olive oil works well. For cbd topicals, try coconut oil. Another way to use cbd isolate is dabbing. You'll need some special equipment called a dab rig, which basically looks like a bong only the bowl part looks different. The dab rig is heated to a very high temperature with a special torch, then the cbd isolate can be put into contact with the rig, heated, and inhaled. Dabbing can be painful for some as the vapors are extremely hot, so caution is needed.

Where to Buy CBD Products in Denver

CBD isolate can be ordered directly from many companies that offer the product for agricultural or industrial uses or for research purposes. One such Colorado based entity that offers CBD isolate crystals is the Colorado Hemp Project where it's priced at $50 per gram. However, I prefer to purchase my products in person so when I want cbd isolate in Denver I just head to a dispensary near me. For the best variety and assortment of products made with CBD isolate just go to Google and search the item your looking for. I also find that visiting your local dispensary is a good way to learn more about cbd isolate and find the right cbd product for my needs.

CBD Isolate Denver Deals

There are loads of CBD Deals on CannaSaver and you can even search for specific cbd isolate based products like edibles or cbd topicals.

Now that you know more about CBD isolate, it will be easier to understand the many CBD products at your local dispensary. The next time one of your friends is wondering what is cbd isolate you will be able to tell them!

 

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Marijuana Topicals and You

Posted by CANNASaver on Thursday, 20 October 2016 in Canna Blog

The Topicals Topic

 While the first thing many people may think of in regards to the marijuana industry is a bunch of people now allowed to get high, it has also made some amazing strides in the kinds of products available for medicinal usage even on the recreational side, several of which allow users to bypass any of the “high” aspect of using marijuana. Some edible companies are now producing CBD only edibles, with only a tiny amount of THC in them either to use as a catalyst to help enhance the CBD without enough to cause psychoactive effects, or for legal reasons, as dispensaries can only sell ingest-able products that contain THC because of food license sorts of things. Some companies can also do online ordering and shipping for CBD products that are made with hemp and have almost 0 THC content, usually in tincture form. I’ve used a few of these, and though I prefer more of a 1:1 ratio, they are still very helpful for pain and seizure relief, especially for people not looking for any kind of real intoxication.

There are also some very nice products available for topical relief if you’re not interested in ingesting something. I have used a few different lotions and salves, though my favorite is definitely the spray lotions, as you don’t have to use much and for muscle relief they can be very fast acting. Their speed seems to be the only real difference between sprays and lotions, though some of the thinner lotions are somewhat faster as well. Even though most of the lotions contain THC they don’t go into your blood stream, which can be a concern for some older customers just because of marijuana taboos that still very much exist. One of my coworkers had a grandmother that used it for her arthritis because smoking was not an option at her age, and there are now several more companies making these topical creams that there used to be so there are options for everything from pain relief to anti anxiety calming, all with quality ingredients you’d find in non-medicated lotion.

Another great option is trans-dermal patches, though these will go into your bloodstream so make sure not to get any with THC in them if that’s not what you’re looking for. These are pretty interesting because they can also give you options for taking more specific cannibinoids, some with all CBD, some with CBD and THCv, some with non activated THC, which can cause different effects than traditionally activated THC. Just for clarification, most THC in marijuana is actually THCa, which then turns into THC when activated by whatever heating element is used. The patches are time release and I’ve had them last between 8 and 12 hours, but you can also cut them into smaller pieces for multiple lesser uses.

These are just a few of the new options you can find in dispensaries for a little more relief than just average smoking, and there are always new products coming out. I’ve seen CBD medicated sugar for adding to drinks, bath salts that give crazy amounts of muscle relief and relaxation, even dog treats for arthritis. If you’ve been looking for something besides weed to maximize your relief, ask about some of these products, in my experience they are a fantastic thing to have on hand if you need a quick solution for pain. 

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