Cheef Botanicals CBD Isolate is 99%+ pure, making it the purest form of CBD on the market. We use a solventless CO2 extraction method for a clean, eco-conscious result. Like all Cheef’s products, our CBD Isolate is 100% organically sourced, plant-based, non-GMO, and lab-tested to ensure purity and potency.
CBD isolate has a white, crystalline solid or powdered form. It is flavorless and odorless, making it extremely versatile. You can sprinkle it on food, mix it in your drinks, smoke it in a dab rig, and much more. Each container contains exactly 1 gram (1,000 mg). This product is pure CBD and contains NO THC or any other cannabinoids.
See our guide to CBD Concentrate [Crude Oil, Distillate & Isolate].
What is CBD Isolate?
CBD, or cannabidiol, is a naturally occurring cannabinoid found in the hemp plant. CBD isolates are the purest form of CBD products that you can find. Hemp is a form of cannabis plant that contains over 100 different kinds of cannabinoids and other cannabis compounds like terpenes and flavonoids.
Now, imagine that you could separate, or extract, CBD from the rest of the plant. You’d have pure CBD with no other compounds for a clean, refreshing experience. With a clean CBD extraction process, you can filter and distillate until you produce CBD isolate powder that’s completely THC-free.
That’s what makes CBD isolates so popular with consumers. One of the benefits of CBD isolate powder is that it’s one of the most versatile and best CBD products you can find on the market, whether you choose to consume it directly or add it to your food and drink.
How Does CBD Work?
CBD works by interacting with the cannabinoid receptors in your endocannabinoid system (ECS). You, along with every human being and mammal on the face of the earth, have an ECS, which regulates critical bodily processes, including sleep, mood, memory, appetite, digestive function, and immune response.
When CBD enters the human body, it helps regulate the ECS. By doing so, the body moves towards homeostasis or an internal balance that’s important for the mind and body. More importantly, there are very few side effects and no euphoric sensations so you can experience just the benefits of CBD!
How to Measure CBD Isolate
A little bit of CBD isolate goes a long way. To measure an exact portion, you should use a quality digital scale. If possible, we recommend getting a scale that measures weight to the hundredths or even thousandths of a gram (0.01 g to 0.001 g). You want to be as precise as possible when weighing your isolate. If your measurement is off by a small amount, it can make a big difference.
Since pure isolate is only CBD, it follows the standard metric measurements for weight. This makes measuring a cinch! There is 1000mg of CBD in 1 gram of pure isolate. A normal dose for a 140 lbs person is 30mg, so 1 gram of isolate would provide 33 doses for them. That’s some serious potency! Now, how do we use CBD Isolate?
Try using our handy CBD dosing chart to find your personal dosing size for our most popular products.
Ingesting CBD Isolate
Ingestion is the easiest and most direct way to take CBD isolates. Just weigh out your dose, put it in your mouth and swallow it. You can let it mix with some of your saliva or wash it down with water to make swallowing easier. Remember, CBD isolate has no smell or flavor, so there’s no need to worry about choking down something funky.
How to Use CBD Isolate Sublingually
Instead of swallowing, you put the isolate powder under your tongue, or sublingually, to absorb its effects. Every person has sublingual glands under their tongue and around their cheeks. These glands absorb CBD into the blood system quicker and more efficiently than the digestive tract. Taking CBD powder sublingually provides a higher bioavailability rate than ingestion and takes effect in less time, which is usually around 90 seconds to a few minutes.
Add CBD Isolate to a Beverage
If you want to mix things up (literally), try adding CBD isolate products to your favorite beverages. All you have to do is measure out your standard dose and add it to the drink of choice. Be sure to stir thoroughly to dissolve the powder throughout your drink.
Some popular choices are coffee, teas, smoothies, juices, and even alcoholic beverages. That’s right — all you mixologists out there can add a special flair to your cocktails with CBD isolate powder. Since CBD is not intoxicating, you can enjoy it any time of day — in your morning coffee, your lunchtime refresher, or your final nightcap.
Want to experiment with CBD beverages? Check out these tips and 5 delicious recipes for creating your very own CBD-infused drinks. Just substitute CBD isolate instead of oil in each recipe.
Cooking with CBD Isolate
Cooking with CBD isolate powder is a more advanced method than the previous two. First, check out these general guidelines you should follow to avoid burning your CBD powder. Like we said in the last section, you can have CBD any time of day because it’s not intoxicating. So go ahead and add some to breakfast, lunch, dinner, or dessert. We can’t wait to hear what you cook up!
Make Your Own CBD Vape Juice
When we said CBD isolates are extremely versatile, we meant it. Did you know you can make your own CBD vape juice by combining CBD powder with some other common vaping ingredients? Many people prefer to vape their CBD because it provides effects quickly (approximately 90 seconds).
Add Potency to Your CBD Tinctures
Do you have a CBD tincture you want to make stronger? With CBD isolate powder, you can increase the potency of your own CBD oil! Say you have a 300 mg CBD tincture you wish was twice as strong. You can turn that 300 mg tincture into a 600 mg bottle by adding 300 mg of isolate.
However, don’t just add the isolate, hoping it will automatically combine with the tincture because it won’t. You’ll need to pour the bottle of 300 mg hemp oil tincture into a small heat-proof glass (one you can cook with). Weigh out 300 mg of isolate (0.3 g), add it to the tincture, then place the glass in a pot.
Next, fill the pot with water until the level rises about ⅓ to ½ the height of the glass with the CBD tincture in it. Over medium heat, warm the water up to boiling temperature and boil for 10 minutes or until the powder has fully dissolved. Be careful not to let the water bubble over into the glass and in your tincture.
How to Use CBD Isolate “Dabs”
You can dab CBD isolate products just like other concentrates. All you need is a dab rig, dabbing tool, and torch. You’ll want to purchase the crystal form instead of the CBD isolate powder to dab properly. Start with a small dab and take a little more as needed until you feel the desired effect.
FAQs About CBD Isolate
What’s the Difference Between CBD Isolate & Other CBD Concentrates?
Compared to other concentrates, CBD isolate powder is much purer. It also has a vastly different appearance, taste, and smell. Other concentrates are named for their characteristic textures like wax, crumble, budder, and shatter. They have a distinct cannabis aroma and flavor. Isolate is essentially pure CBD powder with no taste or scent at all. While other concentrates have a yellow, brown, or golden hue, isolate is snow white.
Full Spectrum vs. Broad Spectrum vs. Isolate
Full spectrum CBD products contain all of the compounds found in hemp plants, including trace amounts of THC (up to 0.3%), the compound in marijuana that gets you high. Hemp does not contain enough THC to have an intoxicating effect. Every cannabis plant is considered “full spectrum CBD” until converted into broad or isolate products.
Broad spectrum CBD products also contain all the compounds found in hemp plants, except these products are THC-free. This great for people looking to avoid putting THC in their system or are generally more sensitive to the cannabinoid. In some cases, consumers may be looking to avoid a positive drug test. It’s important to note that even with full spectrum CBD products, that amount is usually not enough to trigger a positive test. Still, broad spectrum CBD products provide a handy alternative.
And, of course, CBD isolate products contain only CBD. All of the other hemp compounds are removed.
So, why does any of this matter? It has to do with something called the “entourage effect.” The entourage effect refers to the combined power of all the cannabis compounds working together. CBD may be more effective when paired with these other compounds. Full spectrum CBD products have the strongest entourage effect, and broad spectrum CBD has the second-strongest. With pure CBD isolate products, you won’t get a powerful entourage effect, but you still get the same great benefits of CBD.
Can You Smoke CBD Isolate?
Absolutely! You can do just about anything with pure CBD isolate. Since it is a powder, you can’t pack a bowl or joint with just CBD isolate — the texture is too fine. To smoke CBD isolate, you need to mix it with hemp flower.
Pack a pipe or bong with ground hemp flower, then sprinkle some CBD powder on top. Alternatively, you can mix the CBD isolate and ground flower in a joint or blunt. All hemp flower is full spectrum, delivering the entourage effect you don’t get from isolate alone. When you add it to flower, you get the entourage effect, supercharged by a dose of pure CBD!
Can I Fly With CBD Isolate On a Plane?
Whether or not you can fly with CBD isolate depends on where you are going. Hemp-derived CBD is legal in all 50 U.S. states, so as long as you’re flying within the country, you can bring along any CBD products you like. If you take an international flight, you will have to research laws on CBD products in your destination country. As long as you are flying within a legal territory, you can actually enjoy the benefits of CBD isolate during your flight!
Why Choose Cannabidiol Isolate Over Other CBD Products?
CBD isolate powder’s greatest strength is its versatility. You can take it anywhere at any time, unlike other forms of CBD. Without the presence of terpenes, you won’t draw attention to the cannabis flavor or smell. You can sprinkle some into your coffee at work or slip a bit under your tongue before dinner with the family.
Is CBD Isolate Better Than CBD Oil?
“Better” is a matter of personal opinion. Comparing CBD isolate and CBD hemp oil is like comparing apples to oranges. Ultimately, the best CBD products depend on your preference and needs.
CBD oil tinctures are made by combining CBD extract with a carrier oil. At Cheef Botanicals, we make tinctures with hemp seed oil, which has many health benefits and is rich in protein, vitamins, minerals, and omega fatty acids. CBD oil can be full spectrum or broad spectrum, while isolate is strictly CBD.
Since CBD oil contains terpenes, it has a mild cannabis aroma. It tastes faintly of cannabis, along with the flavor of the carrier oil. Hemp seed oil typically has an earthy, grassy taste. Depending on your personal preferences, you may prefer a terpene-rich product, in which case you should try CBD oil. If you want CBD alone with no taste or smell, try CBD isolate.
You can take CBD oil sublingually or add it to foods and beverages. You can do both of these things with CBD isolate and a whole lot more as well. If you want to smoke, dab, or make vape juice, these products are perfect for you. If you’re curious, head over to our site and take a look at our amazing line of products and some of the best CBD on the market.