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What is CBD isolate and how to use it

Updated May 2019

Cannabidiol (CBD) isolate, aka CBD crystal, slab or shatter, is the most pure form of CBD you can buy. The CBD molecule is isolated and extracted from hemp buds from the cannabis plant and sold as a white crystal or powder. CBD isolate is THC free, cheaper than other CBD products and can be used a number of different ways.

What is CBD isolate?

CBD isolate is single-molecule CBD. It’s what’s left after CBD has been isolated and extracted from other cannabinoids and plant materials. It looks like snowy-white crystals or powder and it contains no THC.

CBD isolate benefits:

  1. THC free
  2. Cheaper than other forms of CBD
  3. Easy to measure exact doses
  4. Can be used to make DIY CBD products
  5. Better tasting than oils
  6. Easy to take, less messy than oils

CBD powder vs CBD slab or shatter

The only difference between CBD isolate slabs / shatter and CBD powder is the structure of the isolate. It has the same medicinal qualities, absorption rates and effect.However, if you’re planning to do anything with the isolate other than absorb is sublingually (under tongue) or ingest it, you may be better off with one from over the other:

  • CBD isolate powder is easier to make homemade CBD products like edibles, creams or homemade vape juices. It can be eaten as is, or absorbed sublingually (under tongue)
  • CBD isolate crystal, slab or shatter is easier to use for dabbing, can be used to make edibles, creams, vape liquids, digested or absorbed sublingually

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a naturally occurring cannabinoid in the cannabis plant. It’s a key component of medicinal marijuana and has many medicinal properties & uses.
CBD isolate is a pure extraction of the cannabinoid from the plant.

CBD isolate for sale

These are all vetted suppliers who provide concentration and contamination testing details:

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Price / gram

CBD isolate benefits over oils and other methods

CBD isolate contains no THC

High quality CBD isolate should by definition contain 0% THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) – the cannabinoid responsible for causing a ‘high’.

We recommend buying isolate from suppliers, manufacturers or companies who provide product test results showing no THC content. When it comes to isolate, this is a strong indicator of quality.

Even trace amounts of THC can cause positive results. While it’s uncommon, some have tested positive to a THC test after taking a CBD hemp oil (a product containing

What is CBD isolate and how to use it Updated May 2019 Cannabidiol (CBD) isolate, aka CBD crystal, slab or shatter, is the most pure form of CBD you can buy. The CBD molecule is isolated and