What is CBD Isolate? Learning the Distinction
At Provacan, we always champion product versatility. We know it’s easy to find a myriad of full-spectrum products in the UK market, but it can be a challenge to find CBD isolates. Why is this?
Well, there’s a stigma that isolates are somehow more “advanced” to use than other products. And because consuming powders sublingually isn’t an everyday practise, it can feel odd at first. But we believe isolates are an effective – and easy – way to get your daily dose of CBD. Later we’ll talk about how, and why, this is the case. First, though, let’s talk about the difference between the terms isolate and full-spectrum.
Full-Spectrum vs. CBD Isolate Products
The first step to creating our renowned Provacan products is selecting high-grade industrial hemp. Unbeknownst to many people, hemp has an extremely interesting chemical makeup. In fact, it contains a myriad of cannabinoids such as CBD, THC, CBG, and more. Not only that, but you can also find essential phytonutrients, terpenes, and even more compounds within the plant.
In our full-spectrum products, we extract a blend of natural phytocannabinoids from hemp. By using supercritical CO2 extraction, this blend is taken from the plant’s leaves without exposing it to harsh chemicals or temperatures.
CBD crystal isolates and CBD isolate powders, on the other hand, do not mimic hemp’s complete range of chemical compounds. Instead, we use advanced extraction equipment to isolate just the one cannabinoid – CBD. We do this because of CBD’s beneficial and versatile properties.
Is There a Benefit to CBD Isolate?
To cut a long answer short: yes. There are many benefits isolates have over full-spectrum products, and vice versa. Some of the most defining features of isolates are:
- They contain zero THC
- They are potentially easier to consume
- They can be used in a myriad of different ways (oil and edible infusions)
One crucial distinction between these two product types is THC presence. THC is an infamous cannabinoid known for causing psychoactive effects on those who consume it. While our full-spectrum products never contain more than 0.2% THC, they still contain traceable amounts.
In contrast, CBD isolates contain zero THC. For some of our customers who are concerned about consuming any amount of THC, this is an important distinction. Oftentimes, choosing between a CBD Isolate and full-spectrum product comes down to personal preference. That’s why we suggest getting to know what works best for your body.
Why Buy CBD Isolate in the UK?
It may have taken the UK CBD industry a little while to catch up with the global trade, but that hasn’t impacted our quality. In fact, we’ve been able to benefit from our European connections.
Growing our company out of the UK means we can access some of the best hemp on the planet. Small, organic European farms have become the gold standard for hemp growing, and it’s no secret in the industry. The farms we work with implement strict regulations to ensure that crops never contain pesticides, herbicides, heavy metals, or other unnecessary chemicals.
In essence, nothing contaminates the purity of our CBD isolates. We think CBD isolate powder in the UK should be of exceptional quality, and this is especially true when it comes to our products here at Provacan.
In short, Provacan has become a brand that not only exceeds standards, but creates them across an entire industry.
How Does Provacan’s Isolate CBD Outshine the Competition?
At Provacan, we always push for excellence. This is so we can offer our customers the best CBD isolate crystals on the planet. So, what can you expect from our products?
In terms of appearance, our powders are fine and off-white in colour. We currently offer two different sizes on our site:
- 1 gram (1000mg total CBD content)
- 5 grams (5000mg total CBD content)
Isolates are ideal for those wanting an accurate and reliable serving with each use – especially as the product only contains CBD. Using full-spectrum products means you never know the exact amount of cannabinoids or terpenes consumed with each use. Due to their simplicity, this problem rarely occurs when using an isolate.
When we craft our isolates, it’s never an afterthought. Too often, CBD brands will produce one isolate product or none at all, leaving customers unsatisfied and with little choice. We wanted to add some flexibility and choice to our site, so you have the opportunity to try a lesser-known CBD product.
Is CBD Isolate Legal in the UK?
It’s true that CBD regulations remain murky within the UK. Unfortunately, because of this, the market is tainted with low quality products. The situation is impractical for potential customers, and frustrating for brands that are working hard to create a professional and reputable industry in the UK. When it comes to legality in the UK, CBD products can’t contain more than 0.2% THC.
That’s why it’s more important than ever for us to be transparent with our customers, especially when it comes to safe practise. At Provacan, our isolates are just that; isolated from all other cannabinoids. Most importantly, this means our CBD isolates are completely free of THC, unlike our full-spectrum formulas which may contain 0.2% THC or less.
But don’t just take our word for it; we publish full lab reports conducted by recognised 3rd party laboratory, Fera Science. These certificates show you exactly which cannabinoids our products contain, including THC and CBC. From these reports, you can see that our THC levels are undetectable, and CBD presence is well over 99%. Collaborating with trusted UK labs adds value to our products, as well as transparency for our customers.
We always suggest checking certificates of analysis before buying any CBD products.
How to Use CBD Isolate: Application, Storage, and More
The benefit of isolates is in their versatility. From delicious morning smoothies to infusing your favourite e-liquid, the possibilities are endless. Here are some of the most common methods of use:
- Oral application: You can consume our powder in the same method you would use for oil. To consume orally, place one serving of isolate powder underneath the tongue. Like an oil, most people wait 60 seconds before swallowing.
- Infuse into an oil: Our isolates are entirely customisable. If you would prefer to use a liquid product, you can combine a carrier oil (olive oil or coconut) with our isolate powder to create the perfect combo. This means you can also adapt the product to your ideal strength and flavor.
- Delicious edibles: If you want to adapt our CBD isolate power into everyday living, you can. Simply add a serving to your favourite salad dressing or brownie mix for a fun yet beneficial meal.
Many people are curious about CBD isolate effects. Like all CBD products, our isolates are designed to maintain daily wellness, allowing you to focus on the more essential aspects of your lifestyle. However, like any CBD product, there are many variables that may affect your overall experience.
In order to preserve the quality of our isolates, we recommend storing in a dark and cool place, ideally below 25 degrees Celsius. This will allow for longevity, and make sure the CBD doesn’t degrade.
Read our product description to find out even more about our premium isolates, or get in touch with us for any unanswered questions you may have.