What is CBD Isolate?

You’ve probably heard plenty about CBD oil by now, but do you know about CBD isolate? If isolate is new to you, you’re in the right place! Here’s everything you need to know about the purest form of CBD available. It’s great for making your own oils or lotions, and for cooking, too!

What is CBD isolate?

CBD isolate is 99% cannabidiol. During the extraction process, the hemp plant is broken down and all the active compounds and phytocannabinoids, including THC, are stripped away. What’s left is CBD in its purest form, either a crystal or powder, depending on the process used. It is tasteless and odorless, but very versatile.

CBD isolate makes it easy to measure exact doses. The weight of the isolate is exactly equal to the CBD content in milligrams (mg), so if you need 10 mg of CBD, just measure out 10 mg if CBD isolate.

How to take isolate orally

You can consume isolate orally by placing the desired amount under your tongue and holding it there for about 60 seconds. The CBD is absorbed by the mucous membranes and goes directly to the bloodstream. When used this way, the product doesn’t have to go through the digestive system and liver, so it provides relief faster than oils or capsules.

CBD isolate can also be used in vaping and dabbing.

CBD isolate topicals

CBD creams
Isolate is a great ingredient for many DIY CBD products. You can make your own oil by adding the isolate to MCT, grapeseed or olive oil. You’ll know exactly how much CBD you’re getting that way.

You can mix your own CBD topicals as well. Topicals with CBD give quick, targeted relief from chronic pain and inflammation. Many people have also found topical to be effective for a variety of different skin conditions, including acne and eczema.

Sunrise CBD offers a fast-acting, long-lasting pain cream, but if you want to try your hand at making your own CBD topical, here are some recipes for you with some guidance from CBD School. It may take some experimentation to get exactly the results you want:

Ingredients Needed:

Oils – MCT (flavorless), jojoba, almond, sunflower seed, avocado, coconut or olive oil.

Emulsifiers – Beeswax, soy wax, or candelilla wax.

Essential oils – Lavender, eucalyptus, almond, peppermint, tea tree, lemon, ylang-ylang. Choose essential oils depending on what you plan to use the topical for. A light oil (ylang-ylang) is best for a face cream; choose a warming oil for muscles (peppermint); for sleep, consider using lavender, which is known to promote good sleep.

Remember: A little essential oil goes a long way.

Salve

  • Heat 1 c. oil and 1 oz. of emulsifier in a double boiler (or pot filled with ¼ water brought to a boil, then simmered with a glass pot fitted on top of pot containing oil and emulsifier) until the emulsifier melts, stirring well.
  • Add 3 grams CBD isolate (or adjust to your needs) and simmer over low heat, stirring occasionally until combined. Make sure not to overheat.
  • Remove from heat and allow to cool.
  • Allow your salve to cool but not become solid. Once cooled, add the essential oils of your choice.
  • Once all ingredients are incorporated, pour your salve into your storage container (glass jars with a tight-fitting lid work best) and allow to cool completely before use. 

Cream

To make a cream, use the above recipe, but instead use ¾ c. oil and ¼ c. distilled water, and.5 oz. -1 oz. of emulsifier.

  • Heat oil and emulsifier together in a double boiler (or alternative) until wax melts, stirring well.
  • Add CBD 3 grams isolate and stir well over low heat until fully incorporated.
  • Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly before adding essential oils of your choice.
  • Slowly add water until your cream is desired consistency. 

Lotion

Lotions are even thinner than creams. Follow the recipe for cream above but use a ¼ c. oil and ¾ c. distilled water.

  • Heat oil and emulsifier together in a double boiler (or alternative) until wax melts, stirring well.
  • Add CBD 3 grams isolate and stir well over low heat until fully incorporated.
  • Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly before adding essential oils of your choice.
  • Slowly add water until lotion is desired consistency.

CBD isolate and cooking

CBD smoothie with isolate

Other ways to use isolate:

  •         Mix into your morning juice
  •         Add it to your coffee
  •         Use it as a smoothie ingredient
  •         Add it to dissolved sugar or agave syrup, for a CBD sweetener.

To infuse CBD isolate into your food, you need about an ounce of oil (MCT etc.). Use the double boiler method above. If you mix a gram of CBD isolate with an ounce of oil, you’ll end up with a mix that’s close to the amount of CBD in a bottle of 1000mg CBD oil. 

After you make an oil from isolate, you can add it into baked goods, pasta sauces and other kinds of sauces, as well as foods such as guacamole. You can also bake with the oil, but keep in mind, CBD loses most of its benefits at over 350°F. That’s why sauces and other types of foods that don’t require high heat are ideal for CBD oil.

Also keep in mind that when you get your CBD through food the bioavailability (the amount that gets into your body and produces the desired effect) can be lower than some other methods, such as straight isolate, taking the oil orally and vaping.

As you can see, isolate can be used in several ways, and if you do some research on the internet, you can find plenty of recipes and suggestions. All you need is to get the ingredients and get started!

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Sunrise CBD offers 99+% pure CBD isolate that comes from organic hemp grown in Colorado. Our isolate is organic, vegan, and gluten-free. Our products are always third-party tested and guaranteed to be contaminant-free. At just $21 per gram, it’s perfect for your DIY CBD projects! Order at https://sunrisecbd.com/product/cbd-isolate-powder/.

And, of course, if you don’t want to be bothered making your own CBD oil, we carry that, too! https://sunrisecbd.com/product/sunrise-cbd-oil/.

 

The Benefits of CBD

While CBD seems to have suddenly come on the scene, the use of the hemp plant (Cannabis sativa) in medicine is nothing new. However, hemp, in the form of CBD, is experiencing an amazing resurgence. Today, our customers use CBD as a natural remedy for many ailments including insomnia, depression, anxiety, migraines, acne, muscle pain, rheumatism, chronic pain and much more. CBD is similar to the chemicals naturally created by our bodies, so it helps reduce symptoms better than some synthetic drugs – without harmful side effects.

CBD is extracted from the hemp plant and is made into oil, cream, isolate, vape oil, and food. The World Health Organization concluded that naturally occurring CBD is safe and well tolerated in humans (and animals), and isn’t associated with abuse potential.

What are the benefits of CBD?

CBD study - health benefitsFor one, it could reduce the use of bezodiazepines for treating anxiety. Research and psychiatry professor Esther Blessing at New York University Langone Health did a review of CBD’s effects on mood. 

“Studies so far have shown that CBD of a specific dose is roughly as effective as drugs like Valium and other benzodiazepines in reducing experimental anxiety,” she told The Atlantic.

In 2018, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Epidiolex (cannabidiol), a CBD formulation, for treatment for two severe pediatric seizure disorders:  Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and Dravet syndrome. The FDA approved Epidiolex for children ages 2 and up. It is the first approval by the FDA for a substance derived from cannabis and also the first approved for treatment of Dravet syndrome

According to studies, CBD also helps treat or prevent:

For more studies related to CBD in the treatment and prevention of medical issues, please go to our CBD and Scientific Proof page.

The Benefits of CBD for Seniors

Seniors have discovered the benefits of CHD as well. They say the compound is an all-natural, non-habit-forming remedy for many ailments related to aging. Among the ailments are chronic Senior running - CBD Healthpain, glaucoma, arthritis, and cardiovascular disease. In an article in AARP, Mikhail Kogan, M.D., medical director of the George Washington University Center for Integrative Medicine, said he prescribes CBD for his patients. Cannabinoids, he said, are “safer than Tylenol or caffeine by tenfold. If you compare them to opiates, they’re about 10,000 times safer.”  

Forbes reported that a study of 1,000 seniors ages 54 and up found that 9% of seniors have tried CBD for health-related reasons. “51% of those that have tried it reported having an improved quality of life afterward. Over 65% of the seniors surveyed that tried CBD said that their quality of life was good, while only 31.1% said the same before trying CBD,” according to the article.

According to the study, conducted by Remedy Review, more than half of the seniors interviewed took CBD via oral drops. More than 60% of the seniors who tried CBD said that it helped reduce their pain, and 45.6% reported improved sleep quality. Seniors also reported having reduced anxiety, stress relief, and a more positive mood, the study found. Perhaps most telling is that 89% of the seniors who tried CBD said they would recommend it to friends and family for relief of health problems.

CBD Can Benefit Pets, Too

Animals also benefit from CBD’s therapeutic properties. It’s the reason we sell CBD drops for pets. Consumers report CBD helps relieve their pets of symptoms associated with inflammation, epilepsy, fearfulness, rheumatoid arthritis, anxiety, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), pain, nausea, glaucoma, and skin problems.

Our pets are much smaller than us and their endocannabinoid system more complex, so they tend to feel the effects more acutely than we do. Dr. Cornelia Wagner of the Hawthorne Veterinary Clinic in Portland, OR, suggests starting with the lowest amount possible and gradually increasing the dose every 5 days until the desired effect is achieved.

 

What is CBD?

CBD has been a hot topic lately because so many people have reported the compound provides therapeutic relief from everything from chronic pain to acne. There have been dozens of news articles and television segments. By now, almost everyone has heard of it:  But just what is CBD?

Flowering hemp plant

Most CBD (cannabidiol) comes from the agricultural hemp plant, a fast-growing member of flowering plants in the family Cannabaceae. Marijuana belongs to the same family of plants. While marijuana and hemp are similar in many ways, they differ in their phytochemical composition. Hemp has lower concentrations of tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, which is the psychoactive compound in marijuana that gets you “high.” It has higher concentrations of CBD, which doesn’t produce the “high” of marijuana. CBD was first discovered in 1940, and is the second-most prevalent of about 113 identified cannabinoids in cannabis plants.

It’s important to note that CBD is NOT the same as marijuana and CBD from hemp is legal in all 50 states, while CBD from marijuana is not.

Hemp Oil v. CBD Oil

You may see hemp oil sold online and in stores, but hemp oil and CBD oil are not the same. While hemp oil is high in omegas, vitamins, and other nutrients, hemp oil is usually pressed from hemp seeds and contains no CBD. Our CBD is extracted from the entire hemp plant. We eventually end up with a compound that is 99+% pure CBD.

Because CBD is not yet regulated by the FDA, be sure to buy your CBD products from a reputable seller. Unscrupulous merchants will market CBD products with far less CBD (and sometimes more than .03% THC) than listed on the label. If the products aren’t tested in a lab there can be harmful chemicals and/or contaminants present. Sunrise CBD products are 100% pure and third-party lab tested so you can be sure there are no pesticides, heavy metals, residual solvents, and bacteria present, and the product is always THC-free.