It’s no secret that hemp-derived products can still contain some THC. In fact, anything with 0.3 percent THC or less is still considered a legal, hemp product rather than marijuana. However, not everyone wants THC in their CBD.
When you go to the store and purchase full-spectrum CBD products, trace amounts of THC are still present. It’s not enough to make you feel high, but it’s not for everyone. For those who want a CBD product without any THC, there is an option — CBD crystals.
CBD crystals and isolate
Both CBD crystals and CBD isolate are pure forms of cannabidiol. They’re actually 98 percent CBD. Technically, crystals are one form of isolate, so they’re pretty much the same thing. You get to them from an extensive extraction process that takes hemp oil and purifies it further so you can single a specific ingredient.
The traits of crystals
After finishing all the processing, you can have CBD crystals in either a crystalline solid form or a powder. Both are tasteless and odorless since you’ve removed the compounds, terpenes and flavonoids, that provide these traits.
To create the crystalline form, which is often what’s sold to consumers, you need a little heat. During the final extraction process, as your solvent gets heated to dissolve and take away any remaining impurities, the crystals will naturally occur. A final rinse with a solvent to ensure purity, and you’re good to go.
If you want to make a powder, you’ll have to complete one extra step. You must grind your CBD crystals down.
Ways to use pure CBD
Being left with a tasteless and odorless product usually means consumers don’t want to ingest it alone. For that reason it’s not uncommon for those wanting the purity of CBD crystals to mix the product before using it.
CBD crystals are a great additive to food and beverages primarily because it doesn’t alter the taste of anything. To cook with CBD crystals, it’s best to add it to food items that don’t require a lot of heat when prepared. Consider adding them to cooking oils or butter as you’re baking or preparing a meal on the stove. Just remember, cooking with them at a heat above 400 degrees Fahrenheit can lower the potency of the CBD.
CBD crystals also easily blend into smoothies, tea, juice, and even a cup of Joe. If you’re throwing a cocktail party, and want to make an especially special drink, they mix with alcohol too.
If working with a powder, you have even more options. CBD crystals can even go into lotions or other topical products for consumers to have a pure, THC-free option without having to ingest the CBD.
Say goodbye to THC
Whether you’re comfortable creating a full-spectrum CBD product or opt for something purer, Arbor Vita8 can help. Our advanced, fully-automated, ethanol-based extraction equipment makes all. We’re able to refine hemp oil down to whichever cannabinoid you’d like to sell. No matter what, partnering with our expert team means you end up with a superior product. Contact us today to learn more.