CBD isolate, the purest form of cannabidiol
Cannabidiol or CBD is a molecule extracted from hemp, a plant that belongs to the large Cannabinaceae family and the cannabis genus. This plant has more than a hundred cannabinoids , such as:
- THC or tetrahydrocannabinol,
- CBG or cannabigerol,
- CBN or cannabinol,
- hemp terpenes or flavonoids.
Although hemp has been used for millennia, it was not until 1940 that a chemist, Dr. Roger Adams, isolated the first cannabinoid, CBD. It was his research that led to the identification of another well-known cannabinoid, THC. CBD is the second most studied cannabinoid after THC. Nevertheless, CBD does not bring any psychotropic effects, unlike THC.
Manufacture of CBD isolate or CBD crystals
Pure CBD isolate is obtained by column chromatography from hemp oil extracted with supercritical CO2, in order to isolate CBD from other cannabinoids. The isolate we use has a CBD concentration above 99%, without THC.
It is the purest form of Cannabidiol (CBD) on the market. Properly produced CBD crystals contain over 98% CBD. For the CBD isolate that you can buy from us, this percentage is over 99%. A purer form of CBD is actually not possible.
Properties of CBD isolate
CBD isolate is the technique most used in cosmetics, and is mainly in the form of a micronized powder to facilitate its use in formulation. According to the European Commission, via their database of cosmetic ingredients CosIng, CBD lists no less than 4 convincing effects:
However, the effects of CBD on the skin are not limited to simple sebum regulation. Many studies have shown other benefits, CBD would be soothing, healing, anti-acne, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-aging.