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How pure is a CBD isolate? (Very)

Cannabidiol isolate… could this sound more complex? Before signing up for a biochemistry course to help achieve enlightenment, continue reading and let’s extract an explanation. 

That one set the table, because extraction is exactly what’s happening here. Natural cannabis comes with a plant structure that features over 100 active cannabinoids aside from CBD, in addition to terpines and fatty acids. When the CBD compound is extracted and isolated, the resulting product is CBD in its purest form – CBD isolate. While this removes the potential synergistic interplay of the whole plant’s many compounds, it also removes any trace of THC. Although the trace amounts of THC located in full spectrum CBD products are minimal to the point of delivering no psychoactive effects, many users prefer to play it pure – and CBD isolate is 99% pure. 

What does this look like? Depending on the product, CBD isolate comes in a few different forms: powdered, wax, or crystallized. This product can then be ingested or applied a number of ways.

Within the CBD community, vaping remains a popular delivery method for CBD isolate due to the rapid bioavailability of inhaling vapor. CBD crystal isolate is also particularly ideal for making edibles given its propensity for dissolving into butter and oils.


If CBD purity is what’s important to your experience, then only using legitimate lab-tested products should be too. We’ve taken out the guesswork so you can feel good while filling your cart. Enjoy!

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What are CBD distillates?

Distill and chill. In terms of making and enjoying CBD, those words paint a pretty good picture. As the CBD industry evolves, so does the science associated with purifying its products. 

Many natural plants and substances need to undergo a refining process at the molecular level to be become their most beneficial selves – and cannabis is no exception. It’s a superplant with incredible capabilities, and the transformation from plant to CBD product is a matter of distilling, or extracting, certain compounds. After a succession of different refinement methods, the resulting substance is a CBD extract with minor traces of cannabinoids, terpenes and plant materials. Many believe these traces help support the bioavailability of CBD’s therapeutic properties. Special note here – CBD distillates generally carry higher THC content than other available forms of CBD, which some users may want to avoid… or lean into for that matter – just do you!


For those looking for the benefits of the full plant, full spectrum CBD is a refined form that carries a collection of cannabinoids, terpenes and vitamins while allowing only inconsequential trace amounts of THC. On the flip-side of the equation, CBD isolate is technically the purest form of CBD on the market. An isolate is essentially a distillate, further distilled to the point of absolute purity.

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What is CBD full spectrum?



Can CBD invite a few more of its neighboring compound along for the ride? Oh yes, and for many, a full-plant extract is the only way to go.

CBD full spectrum is more inclusive of the other active molecules found within the plant… call it a ‘whole plant extraction.’ Whereas a CBD isolate acts like solo performance, a CBD full spectrum compound plays more like symphony – and many believe that its vibrations reverberate longer and stronger than its purified isolate counterpart. 

In CBD’s ever-expanding encyclopedia, this theory is referred to as the entourage effect. CBD is just one of 100+ cannabinoids found in the complex structure of cannabis, and some researchers think that its therapeutic effects can be more impactful and quantifiable when taken as a CBD-rich extract of fellow cannabinoids, terpines, and phenolics. 

It’s about synergy. Other cannabinoids could travel through the body on complementary pathways, hone in on other biological neurotransmitters, help delay the metabolism of CBD (by keeping circulating in the system longer), help the body absorb CBD and potentially help transport CBD to the desired targeted areas. Note that full spectrum does have carefully measured trace amounts of THC – though not enough to produce any psychoactive effects.


As with all CBD products, experimentation is encouraged! Finding your ideal fundamental dosage, compound and delivery method is part of the fun. 

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